Words by Drake

Privacy Article Publication 0

The Egoist Case for Privacy

After 8 years of writing, editing, re-writing, editing again, submissions, rejections, more submissions, and subsequent revisions, my article Asking for Facebook Logins: An Egoist Case for Privacy was finally accepted for publication in the Journal...

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Gadget Ecosystem Review

Over the past few years, I’ve been watching the evolution of gadget ecosystems emerging in a race to attract customers.  These ecosystems consist of gadgets designed to work together to bring the user a...

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4x the Website Traffic Doing Nothing

A strange thing happened to a website I manage. Reason for Success is a personal productivity website that attempts to integrate philosophy and science to the art of personal productivity.  For over a year,...

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The Web Explained

I set myself a bit of a challenge.  I wanted to explain how the World Wide Web worked in the simplest terms possible.  I wanted to explain it such that my very non-technology minded...

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On the Question of Privacy

“Dad, Thomas keeps looking at me.” At one time or another, most people with siblings or multiple children have heard of (or experienced) this problem. On face of it, the complaint seems silly.  So...

Web analysis ninja 0

The Ultimate Web Analytics Book

Web Analytics 2.0 It’s been a while since I have found an IT book that I’ve been able to geek out over, learning tons and enjoying the writing style. Well, over the last week,...

Social Media Privacy Research 0

Fall Research Update

Since my summer research update, I have made lots of progress. Not as much as I originally envisioned, but still on track. As I indicated back then, three manuscripts near completion were all submitted...

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All in with Lynda.com

I’m doing it. Next semester, I’m going all in with Lynda.com. For those of you have not heard of lynda.com, it is a website that hosts thousands of training videos on hundreds of topics. ...

Engaging the Mind in Online Classes 0

How to Develop Engaging Online Classes

A couple of months ago, I was asked how I engage online students to make an online class experience as rich and fruitful as a face-to-face class.  It’s difficult, to say the least.  Over...

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Motivation in Education

A few nights ago, my friend Jamin Carson, a professor of education at ECU, lamented to me that some of his teachers-in-training were so obsessed with motivating their students that they failed to help...