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· May, 2014

Stories about Technology from May, 2014

Free E-books: Digital Survival Kit

31 May 2014

Andrea Collazo publishes [es] on Profesora de Informática [Computing teacher] her first free e-book: Security, browsers, e-mail, office automation, storage in “The Cloud”, messaging, multimedia, image treatament, accesories. Meet the Digital Survival Kit. The kit can be ordered on the post [es]. The post reviewed here was part of the...

Legislating on Open Access in Mexico

31 May 2014

Saul Equihua writes [es] on Infotecarios about open access in México: On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Mexico moved ahead by adding and reforming the Legislation of Science and Technology, the General Legislation of Education and the Organic Law of National Council of Science and Technology, to promote open access. After...

Reference Services in Library and the Web

29 May 2014

Samuel Castro Ponce writes [es] on Infotecarios about reference services [es] or librarian consultaton, history, features and evolution: Evidently, synchronized referece services are evolving. Now there is a trend of using 2.0 websites for taking advantages of social networks that make possible sending and receiving information instantly. The same goes...

Are Colombian Librarians Updated, Technologically Speaking?

29 May 2014

Jaider Ochoa-Gutiérrez wonders [es] on Infotecarios if ordinary librarians are updated on technological issues that influence their profession, such as content curation, big data, labs among others, and answers from his own experience: I must confess that, to me (and after speaking with some colleagues), the issue is still vague;...

Podcast: History of the Internet in China

28 May 2014

Sinaca Podcast discusses how the Internet has grown and changed China with three guests who have experienced the worst and the best of the Chinese Internet: Duncan Clark from BDA China, Gady Epstein from The Economist, and Bill Bishop, the author of the Sinocism newsletter.

Creating Biogas from Water Hyacinth

27 May 2014

Water hyacinth (water weed) is a menace in Bangladesh which restricts water flow and blocks sunlight in rivers and ponds contributing to contamination and killing of fish. Instead of spending much in removing or eradicating them they can be used for a good cause. Kristin Boekhoff at Panigram blog informs...

Internet Policy In India – Which Way?

24 May 2014

The newly elected Bharatya Janata Party headed by Narendra Modi is expected to implement policies and regulatory reforms that will augment economic growth in India. Avantika Banerjee at India Law and Technology blog opines that there is a strong correlation between economic growth and internet access/internet freedom and the expected...

Wiring the Amazon

22 May 2014

On an articles published on The New York Times, Michael Kleinman talks about his video produced for Op-Docs titled “Wiring the Amazon”, where he shares the four-year struggle to get a remote Peruvian village connected with the outside world: I was following the work of One Laptop per Child (O.L.P.C.),...

39 Ideas to Do on the Internet

19 May 2014

Masticable shares [es] 39 creative, fun, active or self-taught ideas to do on the Internet, available to everybody. Here we randomly share three of those ideas: Learn and practice other languages, music included. Tools: Duolinguo and Lyricstraining Share your drawings. Tool: Gimp for drawing o editing and devianart for sharing...

Pakistan's Sindh Province Still Wants to Censor WhatsApp, Viber and Skype

19 May 2014

Aamir Atta at ProPakistani reports quoting local media houses that social media applications like WhatsApp, Viber and Skype may be blocked in Pakistan's Sindh province to maintain law and order. The Sindh government had proposed a similar ban in October last year, citing security concerns. However, experts say because a...

18 Advantages of Using WordPress

19 May 2014

Are you considering to start a blog or a website and can't decide which platform to use? Andrea Collazo on Profesora de Informática, before detailing the 18 advantages of WordPress, tells us [es] why she prefered to use it. you have to learn at first, there are some words that...

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