Date: June, 2009

Anthropologist Exploring the Impact of New Media

On June 13th, 2009, wrote:

This is a video from a Professor Dr. Michael Wesch from Kansas State University, his videos explore mediated culture, seeking to merge the ideas of Media Ecology and Cultural Anthropology. They are currently analyzing anonymity and pseudonymity on YouTube, throughout the web, and in the “real world” throughout all times and all places. You can check their progress at http://mediatedcultures.net/

Observations of the New Search Engine Bing!

On June 5th, 2009, wrote:

The last few days I utilized the new search engine Bing. I was skeptical at first of the new Microsoft product but was quickly impressed with the raw power of this new “decision” engine as they are branding it. I took notes in search results compared to yahoo and Google and I am going to share some of my insights into what I discovered (and opinions) 1. Bing has a better image search, I like the pop out feature to see the image a bit larger as well as the amount of images that are returned on the first page. It looks like they use “citations” to determine the image and do not have as much focus on alt and title tags. As webmasters have used images as an opportunity to put more keywords into the meta data, Google images has become less relevant. 2. Bing is showing favor to major websites, they are not showing site links except for – Read the full article