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How Much Paper Would It Take to Print the Internet?

How Much Paper Would It Take to Print the Internet?

http://mentalfloss.com/article/63395/how-much-paper-would-it-take-print-internet

“George Harwood and Evangeline Walker, students at the U.K.’s University of Leicester, estimate that the entire Internet could be fit onto somewhere between 68.1 billion and 136 billion pages of A4 paper, if each web page could be printed onto 15 to 30 paper pages. Their research is published in the student-run Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Topics.”

Stephen

Posted on: May 27, 2015, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized

The Definition Of Hell For Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type

The Definition Of Hell For Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type

They say that one man’s heaven is another man’s hell and that couldn’t be truer when it comes to the sixteen Myers-Briggs Personality Types. Each one is inspired, enraged and absolutely tortured by something slightly different. Here’s the destiny that would psychologically destroy each Myers-Briggs Personality type.

http://thoughtcatalog.com/heidi-priebe/2015/05/the-definition-of-hell-for-each-myers-briggs-personality-type/

“ESTJ – An incredibly impractical person is put in charge of all of your major life decisions. You have to do whatever they say and are powerless to argue or reason with them.

INFP – Your deepest thoughts and feelings are exposed to a large audience and everyone thinks that you’re pathetic and unoriginal.

INTJ – Every time you open your mouth to say something intelligent, something entirely idiotic comes out instead.

ESFJ – Someone you love is in dire need of practical help and you can’t give it to them. Worse yet, they think you’re refusing to help them out of pettiness and they’re mad at you.

ESFP – You are stuck in a room by yourself for the rest of eternity.

ISTP – The Zombie apocalypse happens but you’re suddenly the world’s weakest fighter and must depend solely on your loved ones to keep you alive.

ENFP – Every minute of the rest of your life has been scheduled for you – and it’s a long series of arbitrary, solitary tasks.

ISFP – You have to listen to rude people criticizing your personal choices, your appearance and your art form all day long. Nobody cares that they’re hurting your feelings.

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ENFJ – Your loved ones are in dire need of guidance but every piece of advice you gives them inadvertently makes things worse for them.

ISFJ – Everyone you love is yelling at each other and it’s all your fault.

ISTJ – You are expected to complete a highly esteemed project with absolutely no guidance as to what’s expected of you.

INFJ – You are eternally damned to working for a morally corrupt company that aims to exploit the weak and generally degrade conditions for all of society.

ESTP – You are completely paralyzed, lacking even the ability to speak.

ENTP – Freedom of speech is revoked from the constitution. Voicing your opinion in any way is now illegal.

INTP – You are eternally condemned to researching an extremely vapid topic using wildly inaccurate methods, mostly involving interviewing people who have no idea what they’re talking about.

ENTJ – Somebody is wrong, and they’re directing a large group of people! You can’t do anything about it and will have to obey whatever inefficient policies they decide to implement.”

Stephen

Posted on: May 27, 2015, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized

Thomson Reuters Releases 2015 Academic Reputation Survey Findings

Thomson Reuters Releases 2015 Academic Reputation Survey Findings

http://www.infodocket.com/2015/05/12/thomson-reuters-releases-2015-academic-reputation-survey-findings/

Via Gary Price at LJ InfoDocket

“The 2015 report was released earlier today and is titled, Exploring Scholarly Trends and Shifts Impacting the Academic Reputation of the World’s Leading Universities. The full text is linked below.
About the Report (via TR)
This robust analysis of survey results over a five-year period (2010-2014) identifies the key trends and shifts across the global research landscape that influence an institution’s academic standing.
Exploring Scholarly Trends and Shifts Impacting the Academic Reputation of the World’s Leading Universities is fueled by the unique and comprehensive results of Thomson Reuters Academic Reputation Surveys (2010-2014), including the insights of 65,000 academics and is representative of 6,500 universities and 105 areas of study.

Highlights

The study also explores sharp regional differences and global perceptions that do not always align with an institution’s research output or strengths. For example, while responses differ within specific disciplines, participants have generally tended to identify a small number of well-recognized universities as the leaders across six major subject areas, including arts and humanities, medicine and health, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering and technology and social sciences. While the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was not regarded as highly in medicine and health, as it was within other major disciplines, this area of study was still listed within its subject mix despite the institution not having a school of medicine. This is reflective of the interdisciplinary nature of science.

Some of the study’s key findings include:

Harvard University is the overall global leader-of-the-pack over the five-year period
New York University (NYU) and King’s College London experienced the greatest upswing in academic reputation
Multidisciplinary universities tend to have a stronger general reputation than specialty institutions, but a granular approach to a subject can lead to reputational excellence within that discipline
Regional perspectives often contrast with global perception
With some exceptions, the volume of a university’s research generally correlates with reputation, including papers co-authored with researchers in other regions

The report is organized into the following sections:

Most Improved Universities
Leading Universities By Subject Area
Regional Leaders In Academic Reputation

The report also includes four case studies:
Harvard University: A Detailed Breakdown by Subject Areas Case
Leading Universities in Business Studies
University of Sao Paulo: Regional Versus Global Perception and Research Output Versus Reputation
University of Melbourne: Reputation Versus Publication

Direct to Full Text Report (11 pages; PDF)”
http://researchanalytics.thomsonreuters.com/m/pdfs/scholarly_trends

Stephen

Posted on: May 26, 2015, 6:05 am Category: Uncategorized

THE VIRTUAL REALITY REPORT: Forecasts, market size, and the trends driving adoption

THE VIRTUAL REALITY REPORT: Forecasts, market size, and the trends driving adoption

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/virtual-reality-hardware-report-2015-5#ixzz3a92z8b7o

“There has been a lot of buzz recently around virtual reality (VR) and its potential as a new hardware device and software platform. The technology, which immerses the user in a computer-generated simulation of an environment, projects highly visual imagery in full 3D.

While the technology has been associated mostly with gaming, the platform offers new opportunities for video, e-commerce, and more.

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we provide proprietary forecasts for VR headset shipments and revenue and estimate average selling price over the next five years. We also take a look at the different types of VR headset technology now on the market, discuss which categories will win out, and look at several use cases for VR headsets, including gaming and other.

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Here are some key points from the report:

Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are debuting on the consumer market and set to launch an advanced and immersive content platform. We estimate shipments of VR headsets will grow at a swift 99% compound annual growth rate between 2015 and 2020.
VR shipments will create a $2.8 billion hardware market by 2020, up from an estimated $37 million market this year.
VR headsets are a fairly low-cost consumer electronics category, and this will help drive adoption. The devices will be priced similarly to smartwatches and also need to pair with another standalone computing device.
Demand for VR headsets will be fueled by gaming on both mobile and console devices. There are 1.2 billion gamers worldwide, including nearly 1 billion mobile gamers alone. This creates a direct, addressable market for VR headsets.
Beyond gaming, VR will be an important platform for streaming content and even shopping. Oculus has already experimented with Story Studio, a platform for VR movie creation. In addition, many consumers claim the VR experience will drive them to shop more online rather than in stores.”

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Stephen

Posted on: May 26, 2015, 6:01 am Category: Uncategorized

The 22 Stages Of Visiting Your Public Library

The 22 Stages Of Visiting Your Public Library

http://www.buzzfeed.com/wallingfordlibrary/the-22-stages-of-visiting-your-public-library-16t05

Charming…

Stephen

Posted on: May 25, 2015, 8:08 am Category: Uncategorized

How Can Libraries Find the Money To Make Big Changes? (Part 1-3)

From Carol Grant:

How Can Libraries Find the Money To Make Big Changes? (Part 1)

http://thoughts.care-affiliates.com/2015/02/how-can-libraries-find-money-to-make.html

How Can Libraries Find the Money To Make Big Changes? (Part 2)

http://thoughts.care-affiliates.com/2015/04/how-can-libraries-find-money-to-make.html

How Can Libraries Find the Money To Make Big Changes? (Part 3)

http://thoughts.care-affiliates.com/2015/05/how-can-libraries-find-money-to-make.html

Stephen

Posted on: May 25, 2015, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized

INFOGRAPHIC: Explosive Active User Growth for Pinterest, Tumblr

INFOGRAPHIC: Explosive Active User Growth for Pinterest, Tumblr

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/infographic-gwi-pinterest-tumblr/620098

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Stephen

Posted on: May 25, 2015, 6:18 am Category: Uncategorized