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  • Web Sites
    2,963 words
    While flipping through the old pages of a book on Speech and Communication, my eyes caught the following lines of Marshall McLuhan: Someday the whole world would be a global village. He was simply referring to the idealized concept of a diverse community where people of different races and cultures would commune together (New York of today, for example). Little did McLuhan know that his words will one day become literal. That day is today! After the short dial-up rattle of my ISP, I loaded Netsc...
  • Collection Of Information Concerning Internet User Behavior
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    Internet Trackers Cookies Cookies are small text files stored on Internet browsers that assign unique numbers to individual users. These cookies are usually placed on Internet users' computers by web-sites without their knowledge. Every time that a user returns to the site that placed a cookie on their browser, the cookie is sent back from the user to the original web-site, providing a way to remember over time particular individuals. Furthermore, cookies are often simultaneously placed by third...
  • Selected Google As Its Web Search Service
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    Google is a play on the word googol, which was coined by Milton Sirota, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, 'Mathematics and the Imagination' by Kasner and James Newman. It refers to the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. Google's use of the term reflects the company's mission to organize the immense, seemingly infinite amount of information available on the web. Back before Google? Aye, there's the Rub. According to Google lor...
  • Meta Search Engines
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    Comparison of any two Search Engines (e.g. Yahoo, Magellan, Alta Vista, Infoseek, Lycos, Bigfoot... ) The single, most frequent piece of search advice for using Web search engines is to always search more than one engine to answer your question. No two engines are the same-each offers a unique set of features and indexes or crawls the Web differently. It's no surprise the results vary. Good searchers triangulate output from several engines to ache ive rel event results. The emergence of meta sea...
  • Level Of Experience Of Internet Users
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    "It is easy for all users to find specific information on the World Wide Web". Because the web is relatively new in terms of reaching a large percentage of a country's population, users' experience, understanding and expertise varies widely. Technically-minded people will arguably have been familiar with the World Wide Web for longer, and therefore be able to find specific information more efficiently, if not more quickly than less experienced users. Defining 'easy' in terms of using the World W...
  • Control User Access To Your Web Site
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    F E A T U R E Authentication Gets Tough May 28, 2001 By Michael Ross and Jeff Rubin Your Web presence has grown over the past five years. Shouldn't your authentication and authorization system be growing with it? Today's high-performance Web-based policy-management solutions are secure, scalable, easy to manage and designed for thousands of users in a distributed environment -- not just dozens accessing a single server. Although custom modules can be built in any language, and can use SSL (Secur...
  • Users Off The Firewall
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    How do you secure something that is changing faster than you can fix it? The Internet has had security problems since its earliest days as a pure research project. Today, after several years and orders of magnitude of growth, is still has security problems. It is being used for a purpose for which it was never intended: commerce. It is somewhat ironic that the early Internet was design as a prototype for a high-availability command and control network that could resist outages resulting from ene...

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