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Online Communities - Havens of Support, with Caveats

January 20, 2015 3:10 p.m.

One of the most magical aspects of internet technology is the socializing it allows and the communities created. Even in the early, lawless, wild west days of dial-up, people would suffer through the sound and fury of their modem and Siberian-winter-length waiting times to connect with others across the globe. I can remember fights with my sister over who got to use the computer to access Prodigy and then AOL. Tears were shed. Sulks indulged.

For homebodies and introverts, like myself, internet communities can fill that need-to-socialize hole while still letting us remain safe and happy at home. You can ...

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Updated 01/20/15 @ 03:10PM CST by jenn

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Categories: Cool Web Stuff People Acting Badly Web News

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2014: Look Back in Anger

January 09, 2015 10:26 a.m.

Now that we’ve reached a new year, the internet is full-to-bursting with various A Very Special Look Back At- and The Best (and Worst!) of- posts for 2014. Every niche and corner of the interwebs has their own - cats to celebrities, politics to programming. And, of course, there are The Lists. Oh so many lists. It’s a wonderland of lists out there. But one topic continues to turn up across lists and looks-back - Online Hate. 2014 was the year of trolls and bullies. And, it being the internet, every niche and corner had their own battle with hate ...

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Updated 01/09/15 @ 10:26AM CST by jenn

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Categories: Cool Web Stuff People Acting Badly Web News

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Thank you AT&T

December 22, 2014 3:15 p.m.

I don’t often find myself in the position of gratitude for large corporations, quite the contrary.  I am often frustrated with their disregard for customers, replete with endless phone trees (please listen carefully because our menu has recently changed), offshore call centers and indifferent staff.

This was a path we were heading down last week.  Having recently upgraded the discussion forum software for the National Employment Lawyers Association of Illinois, we found that all mail was being delivered properly with the exception of mail sent to the ameritech.net domain.  The bounced email contained some cryptic information within its ...

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Updated 12/22/14 @ 03:15PM CST by brian

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Categories: Business

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Got Rot?

December 08, 2014 10:57 a.m.

A 2014 study released by the Harvard Law Review shows that an alarming number of hyperlinks go bad in a surprisingly short time.

Link Rot has been a problem from the very beginning of the web.  Over time, websites can come-and-go and redesigns can change the location of content - the result being a link that is no longer available.  In 2012, The Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group, a collaboration between the Georgetown Law and Harvard Law School Libraries, and the State Law Libraries of Maryland and Virginia, completed its 5th annual Link Rot study and found that 38% of hyperlinks are ...

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Updated 12/08/14 @ 10:57AM CST by brian

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Categories: Research User Interface

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The Onion films at the Imaginary office

August 30, 2013 1:59 p.m.

This week, The Onion arrived at the Imaginary Landscape office to film a short segment for their website, "CEO Has Special Knack For Recognizing Great Ideas and Ruining Them."  Featured in the film was Imaginary Landscape's own Jenn Sedik (Tara Callies), Dustin Lacewell (Jason Rutherford) and Joe Jasinski (Tim Williams).

"I saw an email sent by an Onion staffer asking if anyone could spare an office for filming and volunteered," said Brian Moloney, Managing Partner of Imaginary Landscape,  "I might have had second thoughts if the title was 'Managing Partner Has Special Knack for Recognizing Great Ideas and Runing ...

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Updated 08/30/13 @ 01:59PM CDT by brian

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Categories: Fun

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