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Why I Started My Own Business
I am often asked why I started my business, rather than go into a full-time research or academic position. I thought I would answer this question as my first LinkedIn post. The primary reason I started my business was simply the inner drive to provide for a business need I perceived. As a doctoral student, […]
What is an Information Scientist and What is Information Science?
Over the years I have been asked what I do and what my profession does in general. I know what I do, but I’m better at writing than speaking, and I often stumble over my words. The other day I found these definitions, thanks to the State of North Carolina’s Division of Employment Security job […]
If Game of Thrones Had Mass Transit…
What would a mass transit map for Westeros and Essos—The Known World from The Game of Thrones—look like? Michael Tyznik decided to find out and created these wonderful maps that both explain and poke fun of the complicated story lines of the book and HBO series. Inspired by the work of Cameron Booth and his …
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Nomophobia? Can You Function Daily without Your Cell Phone?
Nomophobia is “the fear of being out of mobile phone contact”. The term, an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone phobia”, was coined during a 2010 study by the UK Post Office who commissioned YouGov, a UK-based research organization to look at anxieties suffered by mobile phone users. [Source: Wikipedia.] Do you ever disconnect from your mobile device? …
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