Monday, November 13, 2006

Social Website HW8

I chose Google for my social website because it is a very popular website that most everyone with an Internet connection uses. A person goes to Google and types in key words that they want Google to search for, then Google provides links to websites that contain information that a person is looking for. Google obtains this information through algorithims that look at how how the indegree is for a website. Then Google shows the title of the page to the searcher and gives a few sentences with the words the person searched, so the person can click on the site he wants. A competing website is Yahoo. Yahoo and Google are relatively similar except Yahoo provides related searches, where Yahoo shows what other people have searched.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Go to Lucia's blog

So, I linked to Lucia's blog (vice versa) and all I have to say is, her blog is pretty awesome. Correctly titled, random musings, her blog is really entertaining (in an awesome way). Go check it out. Thanks, Lucia!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Blog Traffic

Here is my blog traffic as of October 10, 2006.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006


For homework 4, I chose Starbucks and Sprint. I chose Starbucks, because frankly, I like Starbucks and I wanted to see what else the company was connected to. For my second company, I chose Sprint because I have a Sprint phone and I wanted to see if Starbucks could actually connect to Sprint, even though their products are completely unrelated. I noticed that the companies that connected Starbucks and Sprint were as unrelated as these two. Starbucks connects to the Gap, a company known for clothing. The Gap then connects to an energy company which connects to another company, finally bringing me to Sprint. The path was relatively short, with only three companies between my two. Also, one director, Edward J. Kelly, III ., was the director of four companies and he easily becomes the "hub" of the path connecting my companies.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

George Dubya Bush

Monday, September 25, 2006

Awesome Bookmarks

I added these bookmarks:

I added the BU Calendar because I thought it would be very helpful for others to plan their schedules, especially since most people are busy all the time.
Then, I added Maddox's page because I read a few of his articles and thought they were hysterical. While reading them, I remembered the highly cynical, yet hilarious, cartoon that is Foamy the Squirrel. While Foamy is really funny, he does have a bit of a mouth, so I wouldn't recommend watching the cartoons on family night.


I chose the Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike license from CreativeCommons. This license basically allows other people to take the material on my website and modify it and use it, so long as they aren't earning money for it and they let other people use the material in the same way. I chose this license because I feel that other people should be able to share and use my material but shouldn't be allowed to profit from it, since I don't.