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Facebook Sharing and Caring

By Justin W. Owens Summary. In the last issue of Usability News (13.1), we explored information (link) sharing among social groups. The current study expands on these results by examining how individuals share information through social networking, specifically Facebook. Participants

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Patterns of Information Sharing Among Inner and Outer Social Circles

Justin W. Owens, A. D. Shaikh, & B. S. Chaparro Summary. With the proliferation of social networking applications, sharing information online has become more common for information that users encounter. This article summarizes the results of an online survey which

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Creatures of Habit or Convenience? Users Still Use Browser Bookmarks and Email to Save Information

J. Owens, A. D. Shaikh, & B. Chaparro Summary. As users browse or search the Internet for information, it is not uncommon for them to save URLs or links for future reference or share a link with a friend or

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A Comparison of Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Student Project Teams

By Mark C. Russell Many university engineering courses require students to work in small groups to complete a class project. This experience is often valuable for students going into an industrial setting where group projects are the norm. Learning to

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Bringing the Chat Room to the Classroom

By Mark C. Russell & Charles G. Halcomb One of the more interesting —and perhaps underused —tools provided by the Blackboard online education support system (www.blackboard.com) is the"virtual classroom." For those unfamiliar with Blackboard, it is a web-based server software

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