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links for 2010-10-04

  • The Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology is a bi-monthly news magazine packed with developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news of people and events in the information science community.
  • If you remember I mentioned that how we structure content can help people better understand what your site is about and help them find what they want quicker and easier. The same is true in regards to search engines.

    Today I want to talk about the later, about how search engines crawl and index your content and what you can do to help make it easier for them. Next week we’ll continue with a discussion of siloing or theming, which is a way to structure your content to help search engines better understand what it’s about and ideally help your content rank better for different keyword themes.

    (tags: seo google search)
  • Making sense of complex issues through data and design
  • When you say "rock star" in your job post, you're discouraging the best software developers from contacting you.

    When you write, "We're looking for a rock star developer."
    A developer sees, "We want to treat a developer like the RIAA treats rock stars."

    Using "rock star" in your job post may have communicated a trendy vibe at one point, but those times have passed. Now it communicates a desperate attempt to seem cooler than you really are, a sign that you're too full of yourself, or that you're just naive.

  • Comcast, the nation’s largest residential Internet service provider, announced last week that it is expanding an initiative to contact customers whose PCs appear to be infected with a malicious bot program.

    The Philadelphia-based cable Internet company is expanding nationwide a pilot program that began in Denver last year, which automatically informs affected customers with an e-mail urging them to visit the company’s security page. The system also sends the customer’s browser a so-called “service notice,” a semi-transparent banner that overlays a portion of whatever page is being displayed in the user’s Web browser.

  • Let's take a look at the common explanations one by one. Discrimination surely plays a role, and it's one that shouldn't be discounted. But years of diversity training and equal-opportunity policies have barely moved the needle on the pay-gap issue. So while discrimination is alive and well in many offices, it's only one reason, and probably a small one at this point, for why the gap persists.

    Education is finally out as a rationale. Last year, women earned more PhDs than men for the first time. For every two men who graduate from college or receive a graduate degree, three women do, the inverse of the ratio in place when baby boomers headed to college, a story in Time reports. The GAO found similar improvements: Among women ages 25 to 64 in the labor force, the proportion with a college degree roughly tripled from 1970 to 2008.

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One Response

  1. Fire Basket says:

    what i like about cable internet is that it is almost immune to electrical noise which always degrades DSL lines ..*

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