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Angry online commenters can cause negative perceptions of corporations, researchers find

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TechAndComputer (June 21, 2011) — With the increasing pervasiveness of social media and online communication in the operation of most organizations and corporations, little is known about the potential effects of public expressions of anger displayed throughout various online sources. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that angry user-generated comments on Internet sites can further perpetuate negative perceptions of an...

TechAndComputer (June 21, 2011) — With the increasing pervasiveness of social media and online communication in the operation of most organizations and corporations, little is known about the potential effects of public expressions of anger displayed throughout various online sources. Now...

The Internet of Things: Toolbox to help objects communicating via the Net

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TechAndComputer (June 17, 2011) — Increasingly, the things people use on a daily basis can be connected to the Internet. An alarm clock not only rings, but can also switch on the coffee machine while turning on the light. But what is needed to ensure that the Internet of Things operates as efficiently as possible?

Thus far, the Internet has been an arena reserved for people. But now more and more physical objects are being connected to the...

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Young adults struggle with online political participation

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TechAndComputer (June 20, 2011) — Young adults who are web savvy, but lack knowledge about federal government, may struggle to use the web for political participation, according to a team of researchers.

"There's a misconception that young adults are naturally skilled at all computer techniques," said Jens Grossklags, assistant professor of information sciences and technology, Penn State. "And while they might be comfortable on some sites and...

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Internet could be 10 times faster than it currently is, researchers say

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TechAndComputer (June 15, 2011) — Internet access is something that governments, businesses, organisations and individuals now take for granted. But for how long? As bandwidth requirements increase due to greater numbers of users, social networking, video on demand and more, advancements in delivery are needed and laying more and more optic cables has been seen as the only solution. The 100GET project, 100GET stands for 100 Gigabits Ethernet,...

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Ten-fold increase in open access scientific publishing during the last decade

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TechAndComputer (June 14, 2011) — Since the World Wide Web emerged in the mid 1990s scientists have dreamed of having the whole body of scientific peer reviewed literature freely available on the web, openly available without any hindrance. In the "Open Access" scenario each published article is just one mouse-click away from any reader worldwide, a model which is in sharp contrast to the established subscription system (whereby access is only...

TechAndComputer (June 14, 2011) — Since the...