IT Trends :: Thursday, October 12, 2006

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Google Searches, Finds YouTube

In case you hadn’t heard, Google is buying YouTube for $1.65 billion. The biggest force in search and Internet advertising is soaking up the biggest force in online video. But the combination means more than that. The educational possibilities aren’t the most frequently mentioned, but they are huge. There is something about short videos that works, even for someone who d'esn’t watch television…

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Turn Off, Tune In: Students Rediscover Traditional Links

Some faculty hope that Millennials are rediscovering the real world. Michael Bugeja, director of Iowa State’s journalism school and author of Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age, said “True friends need to learn when to stop blogging and go across campus to help a friend.”…

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Committee Contests IT Firings at Ohio University

Grievances were settled on behalf of two former Ohio University employees: “Tom Reid, former director of the now-dissolved Computer Network Services, and Todd Acheson, former manager of Internet and Systems, did not contribute to network security lapses that led to a series of data breaches, which was the basis for their firings.”...

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Change Your Password at Baylor, Or Else!

Baylor is changing to new, intense minimum-safety password requirements and will shut staff, students, and faculty down if they don’t create a new password that meets the requirements by November 12. Sounds like they might also get rid of some dead wood, eh?…

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