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Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
Internet Happenings, Events and Sources


Tuesday, July 26, 2016  



SupportBots - Chatbots for MSP and IT Service Providers
http://www.supportbots.io/

Meet SupportBot, a chatbot for MSP and IT service providers to help improve customer expereince and reduce time and cost. Advantages include: a) PSA Tools - Customers interact with our Support Bot just as they would with any other person – with full access to your PSA tools; b) Save Time and Money - Create, append or close a ticket, access a calendar and schedule an appointment, or request an immediate call back if necessary – all without the need for a live agent – saving your company time and money; and c) Efficient and Faster - An automated interaction is a lot less expensive than the live agent while also providing a more efficient and faster way to deliver customer service 24/7! Features include: 1) Create, Append or Close A Ticket; 2) Update Customer On An Existing Ticket; 3) Schedule An Appointment With A Tech; and 4) Request An Immediate Callback From Tech. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to ChatterBots Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:57 AM
 



Data in Gapminder World
https://www.gapminder.org/data/

The table lists all indicators displayed in Gapminder World. Click the name of the indicator or the data provider to access information about the indicator and a link to the data provider. Indicators labeled “Various sources” are compiled by Gapminder. They can be reused freely but please attribute Gapminder. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 3:32 AM
 



ImageNet - Image Database Organized According To the WordNet Hierarchy
http://www.image-net.org/

ImageNet is an image dataset organized according to the WordNet hierarchy. Each meaningful concept in WordNet, possibly described by multiple words or word phrases, is called a "synonym set" or "synset". There are more than 100,000 synsets in WordNet, majority of them are nouns (80,000+). In ImageNet, we aim to provide on average 1000 images to illustrate each synset. Images of each concept are quality-controlled and human-annotated. In its completion, we hope ImageNet will offer tens of millions of cleanly sorted images for most of the concepts in the WordNet. The ImageNet project is inspired by a growing sentiment in the image and vision research field – the need for more data. Ever since the birth of the digital era and the availability of web-scale data exchanges, researchers in these fields have been working hard to design more and more sophisticated algorithms to index, retrieve, organize and annotate multimedia data. But good research needs good resource. To tackle these problem in large-scale (think of your growing personal collection of digital images, or videos, or a commercial web search engine’s database), it would be tremendously helpful to researchers if there exists a large-scale image database. This is the motivation for them to put together ImageNet. They hope it will become a useful resource to our research community, as well as anyone whose research and education would benefit from using a large image database. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 1:05 AM


Monday, July 25, 2016  



NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database (NBTRD)
https://tsapps.nist.gov/NRBTD/

The NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database (NBTRD) is an open-access research database of bullet and cartridge case toolmark data. The development of the database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice. The database is being developed to: a) foster the development and validation of measurement methods, algorithms, metrics, and quantitative confidence limits for objective firearm identification; b) improve the scientific knowledge base on the similarity of marks from different firearms and the variability of marks from the same firearm, and c) ease the transition to the application of three-dimensional surface topography data in firearms identification. The database contains traditional reflectance microscopy images and three-dimensional surface topography data acquired by NIST or submitted by database users. The goal is a collection of data sets that: 1) represents the large variety of ballistic toolmarks encountered by forensic examiners, and 2)represents challenging identification scenarios, such as those posed by consecutively manufactured firearm components. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. Thanks to Sabrina Pacifici of beSpacific for this find.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:58 AM
 



WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind
http://webaim.org/

WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) has provided comprehensive web accessibility solutions since 1999. These years of experience have made WebAIM one of the leading providers of web accessibility expertise internationally. WebAIM is a non-profit organization based at the Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University. WebAIM's mission is to expand the potential of the web for people with disabilities by providing the knowledge, technical skills, tools, organizational leadership strategies, and vision that empower organizations to make their own content accessible to people with disabilities. WebAIM is committed to the development and proliferation of accessible web content and technologies worldwide. We value the principles of volunteerism and the importance of making contributions above our own funding streams. WebAIM donates 10% of staff time to initiatives within the accessibility community. This will be added to Accessibility Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 3:43 AM
 



Naymz - Measure and Manage Your Social Reputation
http://www.naymz.com/

Naymz is a one-of-a-kind network that helps you manage and measure your social reputation. Manage Your Personal Brand - Now, more than ever, your online Personal Brand is critical to achieving your professional and personal aspirations. With Naymz, you can: a) Build a public profile that highlights your skills, interests, and experiences. Your profile is optimized and indexed in Google, Yahoo, and other leading search engines so that others will find your profile when searching for you; b) Find and post ideas, opportunities, and opinions on Naymz Exchange. The Exchange platform will also allow you to post directly to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn from your Naymz account; and c) Publish written endorsements and references from colleagues to your profile. These add a layer of trust and validation to your reputation. Measure your Reputation & Influence - Each Naymz member is given a RepScore, which has three primary components: a) Peer assessments: Do your peers find you trustworthy and reputable? Naymz provides a quick questionnaire to your contacts when they connect with you. The more peers who vouch for your reputation, and the higher their RepScores, the better your RepScore becomes; b) Social influence: Are you somebody that others listen to and engage with? Naymz calculates likes, comments, and reposts on Naymz and across your connected accounts like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter; and c) Transparency: What makes you unique and valuable? Companies, recruiters, colleagues, and clients are all using search engines and social networks to discover information about you. Being visible and maintaining a strong, authentic personal brand on the Web has never been more important. Earn RepScore points by defining yourself on your Naymz profile. This will be added to Social Informatics Subject tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 1:21 AM


Saturday, July 23, 2016  



Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N8 August 2016
http://AwarenessWatch.VirtualPrivateLibrary.net/V14N8.pdf
Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
http://www.AwarenessWatch.com/

The August 2016 V14N8 Awareness Watch Newsletter is a freely available 75 pages .pdf document (608KB) from the above URL. This month’s featured report covers Web Guide for the New Economy and represents the latest World Wide Web resources for discovering new knowledge and understanding the latest happenings and sites for the New Economy! The world is rapidly changing as transparency, big data and the ability to access data is happening now and everyone will benefit from all these new and exciting new economy resources. These new economy resources are constantly updated by my Subject Tracer™ Information Bots and the latest new economy resources are always available from the following URL: http://www.WebGuideNewEconomy.com/. This is one of the fastest growing and constantly changing areas for personal and business use and these new economy resources will help to keep you current and up to date. These resources will also help you to discover the many pathways available to you through the Internet to find the latest online New Economy web resources and sites. The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness research sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources including a number of neat and must-have tools! The Awareness Watch Article Review covers Web 2.0 User Knowledge and the Limits of Individual and Collective Power by Nicholas Proferes.


Subscribe to the monthly free Awareness Watch Newsletter by clicking here.


2016 Awareness Watch Newsletter Archives

Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N7 July 2016 Feature: Entrepreneurial Resources 2016

Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N6 June 2016 Feature: Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2016

Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N5 May 2016 Feature: 2016 Directory of Directories

Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N4 April 2016 Feature: Guide To Privacy Resources 2016

Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N3 March 2016 Feature: Business Intelligence Online Resources 2016

Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N2 February 2016 Feature: Biological Informatics 2016

Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N1 January 2016 Feature: New Economy Resources 2016


2015 Awareness Watch Newsletter Archives

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N12 December 2015 Feature: ShoppingBots and Online Shopping 2016

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N11 November 2015 Feature: Healthcare Online Resources 2016

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N10 October 2015 Feature: Searching the Internet - A Primer

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N9 September 2015 Feature: Two Reports: 1) Information Quality Resources and 2) Expert Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N8 August 2015 Feature: Student Research Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N7 July 2015 Feature: Resources for the 2015 Entrepreneur

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N6 June 2015 Feature: Financial Sources for the Family Office and Crowd Funding Resources 2015

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N5 May 2015 Feature: Business Intelligence Online Resources 2015

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N4 April 2015 Feature: Knowledge Discovery Resources 2015

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N3 March 2015 Feature: Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N2 February 2015 Feature: New Economy Resources 2015

Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N1 January 2015 Feature: Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2015


2014 Awareness Watch Newsletter Archives

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N12 December 2014 Feature: Healthcare Online Resources 2015

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N11 November 2014 Feature: ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Resources 2015

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N10 October 2014 Feature: Directory Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N9 September 2014 Feature: a) Peer to Peer (P2P), File Sharing, Grid and Matrix Search Engines; b) Semantic Web Research Resources; c) Artificial Intelligence Resources; and d) Bot and Intelligent Agent Research Resources and Sites.

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N8 August 2014 Feature: Journalism Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N7 July 2014 Feature: Knowledge Discovery Resources 2014

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N6 June 2014 Feature: Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2014

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N5 May 2014 Feature: World Wide Web Reference

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N4 April 2014 Feature: Web Guide For the New Economy

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N3 March 2014 Feature: Business Intelligence 2014

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N2 February 2014 Feature: Privacy Resources 2014

Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N1 January 2014 Feature: Healthcare Online Resources 2014


2013 Awareness Watch Newsletter Archives

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N12 December 2013 Feature: eCommerce Resources On the Internet

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N11 November 2013 Feature: ShoppingBots and Online Shopping 2014

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N10 October 2013 Feature: Green Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N9 September 2013 Feature: eReference Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N8 August 2013 Feature: Student Research Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N7 July 2013 Feature: Data Mining Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N6 June 2013 Feature: Searching the Internet - A Primer

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N5 May 2013 Feature: New Economy Resources 2013

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N4 April 2013 Feature: Statistics Resources and Big Data on the Internet

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N3 March 2013 Feature: Online Research Browsers and Web Data Extractors

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N2 February 2013 Feature: Knowledge Discovery Resources 2013

Awareness Watch Newsletter V11N1 January 2013 Feature: Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2013


2012 Awareness Watch Newsletter Archives

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N12 December 2012 Feature: New Economy Web Guide 2013 Under Obama

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N11 November 2012 Feature: Employment Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N10 October 2012 Feature: Bot, Intelligent Agent and AI Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N9 September 2012 Feature: Tutorial Resources and Sites On the Internet

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N8 August 2012 Feature: Knowledge Discovery Resources 2012

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N7 July 2012 Feature: New Economy Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N6 June 2012 Feature: Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Resources and Sites On the Internet

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N5 May 2012 Feature: Sources and Sites for Searching the Deep Web

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N4 April 2012 Feature: Privacy Resources and Sites on the Internet

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N3 March 2012 Feature: Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N2 February 2012 Feature: Tutorial Online Resources 2012

Awareness Watch Newsletter V10N1 January 2012 Feature: Healthcare Online Resources 2012


2011 Awareness Watch Newsletter Archives

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N12 December 2011 Feature: Web Guide for the New 2012 Economy

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N11 November 2011 Feature: Finding People Resources and Sites and Finding Experts By Using the Internet

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N10 October 2011 Feature: Business Intelligence Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N9 September 2011 Feature: Current Awareness Discovery Tools on the Internet

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N8 August 2011 Feature: Online Social Networking

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N7 July 2011 Feature: Cloud Computing Resources Primer

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N6 June 2011 Feature: Knowledge Management Resources 2011

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N5 May 2011 Feature: Current Awareness Discovery Tools on the Internet

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N4 April 2011 Feature: Deep Web Research

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N3 March 2011 Feature: eReference Library Link Toolkit

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N2 February 2011 Feature: Web Data Extractors

Awareness Watch Newsletter V9N1 January 2011 Feature: Semantic Web Research and Bot Research Resources


2010 Awareness Watch Newsletter Archives

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N12 December 2010 Feature: Online Research Tools Directory

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N11 November 2010 Feature: Business Intelligence Online Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N10 October 2010 Feature: Data Mining Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N9 September 2010 Feature: Student Research Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N8 August 2010 Feature: Research Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N7 July 2010 Feature: Web Guide for the New Economy

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N6 June 2010 Feature: Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N5 May 2010 Feature: Deep Web Research 2010

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N4 April 2010 Feature: Journalism Resources

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N3 March 2010 Feature: Directories, Subject Trees, Pathfinders and Indexes

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N2 February 2010 Feature: Knowledge Discovery Resources 2010

Awareness Watch Newsletter V8N1 January 2010 Feature: Healthcare Online Resources 2010

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©2016 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 5:00 AM
 



BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

https://www.base-search.net/

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library. BASE collects and indexes the metadata of web documents, provided via the OAI-PMH protocol. BASE provides more than 90 million documents from more than 4,000 sources.
You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). The index is continuously enhanced by integrating further sources. We are working on several new features like a claiming service for authors (ORCID DE project). BASE is a registered OAI service provider. Database managers can integrate the BASE index into their local infrastructure (e.g. meta search engines, library catalogues). Further on there are several tools and services for users, database and repository managers. In comparison to commercial search engines, BASE is charcterized by the following features: 1) Intellectually selected resources; 2) Only document servers that comply with the specific requirements of academic quality and relevance are included; 3) A data resources inventory provides transparency in the searches; 4) Discloses web resources of the "Deep Web", which are ignored by commercial search engines or get lost in the vast quantity of hits; 5) Correction, normalization and enrichment of metadata by means of automated methods; 6) The display of search results includes precise bibliographic data; 7) Display of access and terms of re-use for a document; 8) Several options for sorting the result list; 9) "Refine your search result" options (by author, subject, DDC, year of publication, content provider, language, document type, access and terms of re-use); and 10) Browsing by DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification), document type, access and terms of re-use / license. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ . This has been added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:49 AM
 



Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF)
http://www.participatorypolitics.org/

Every day, our lives abound in political feelings and opinions. Not just on Election Day. The Participatory Politics Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to increase civic engagement. PPF develops free Web tools that create new opportunities for engagement with government. Voting is important, but we have a chance to go further and create a political process that is more participatory, creative, responsive, and accountable. They believe that the internet opens an unprecedented opportunity to extend and amplify political voices and actions. For our political system of representative democracy to work effectively, it is essential that we have the ability to see what’s happening in government and communicate our ideas to people in power. PPF builds builds not-for-profit and open-source Web tools for civic engagement, with a focus on usable design and clear presentation. OpenCongress.org is their flagship project for the U.S. Congress. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 1:01 AM


Friday, July 22, 2016  



Updated> Agriculture Resources White Paper Link Dataset Compilation
http://www.AgricultureResources.info/

The above is the associated white paper link dataset compilation of the Agriculture Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It is a 22 page .pdf document 204KB. [Completely Updated Including All Links Validated On July 22, 2016] Other white papers are available by clicking here.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:59 AM
 



Chalkdust
http://chalkdustmagazine.com

As the authors proclaim: "Chuckdust is a mathematics magazine. It is not a journal, and it's not a textbook." Although authored by a team ofUK-based math educators and mathematics/physics doctoral students,Chalkdust is not narrowly intended as a research or curricular resource. Instead, the magazine (available both online and by subscription)includes short articles, brainteasers, and biographies of famous mathematicians. Visitors can read about how "stopping distances" for UK roads are incorrectly calculated, learn about different etymological systems for naming large numbers, and consider how mathematical equations might be employed to keep tea at a perfect temperature. The site also contains puzzles, interviews, and math humor. While not explicitly intended as a teaching tool, Chalkdust contains activities and tidbits of math trivia that would provide fabulous warm-up and supplemental activities in a mathematics classroom. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™.  Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group - http://scout.wisc.edu

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:31 AM
 



The New World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness
http://cires.colorado.edu/artificial-sky

Light pollution in urban centers creates a sky glow that can blot out the stars. The brighter the area in this zoomable map, the harder it is to see stars and constellations in the night sky. In the United States, national parks are often a refuge for darkness; national parks are shown in purple in the map below. Check out the globe version of the atlas, too (not compatible with Chrome). This map is based on data published June 10 by a team of researchers led by Fabio Falchi and including NOAA's Chris Elvidge and CIRES' Kimberly Baugh. This will be added to Astronomy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 1:57 AM


Thursday, July 21, 2016  



30/30
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/30-30/id505863977

30/30 is a free productivity app for iPhones and iPad with iOS 4.3 or higher. On this app, users can write their own to-do list and allot an amount of time of their choice to complete each task. At the end of this time, an alarm will go off to signal that it is time to move to the next activity. Users can also schedule timed breaks into their to-do list, making this app especially appealing for Pomodoro Technique aficionados. Users can easily edit their to-do list, set the list to automatically loop, and email their lists to others. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group - http://scout.wisc.edu

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:57 AM
 



Noisli
http://noisli.com

If you are someone who needs "white noise" to work, relax, or block out the chatter of an office or coffee shop, Noisli may be the website for you. On this site, users can select to listen to a variety of noises, including rain, leaves, and railroad tracks. Alternatively, users can search for a previously composed collection of sounds, designed for either productivity or relaxing. By creating a free account, users can also save their favorite white noise medleys for future use. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group - http://scout.wisc.edu

posted by Marcus Zillman | 3:29 AM
 



Online Structural Engineering Library
http://thestructuralengineer.info/online-library

TheStructuralEngineer.info aims to provide useful resources to civil engineering and construction industry professionals, educators, and students. The Online Structural Engineering Library is one such resource. Created in 2000 by Dimitrios Zekkos, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, the library contains links to over 3,000 papers related to structural engineering. These papers are drawn from a variety of sources including academic and professional journals, conference presentations, and official government and non-profit organization reports. All of these reports are available for free and are sorted into twenty thematic categories, including Structural Reliability, Standards and Design Codes, and Earthquake and Tsunami Reports. The Online Structural Engineering Library includes a disclaimer noting that it exists solely to categorize external sources and cannot guarantee the online availability of all articles. That said, a perusal through the library indicates that the large majority of these articles are available and easy to access. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group - http://scout.wisc.edu

posted by Marcus Zillman | 1:28 AM


Wednesday, July 20, 2016  



Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday July 20, 2016 at 2:00pm EDST - Artificial Intelligence Resources 2016
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my Subject Tracer™ Artificial Intelligence Resources 2016. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources for artificial intelligence covering search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers....literally everything on the Internet for ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI!! We will also discussing my latest record breaking freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N7 July 2016 featuring Entrepreneurial Resources 2016 and my freely available July 2016 Zillman Column highlighting Data Mining Resources 2016. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EST on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy!!

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:56 AM
 



Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
http://www.citizensforethics.org/

CREW uses high-impact legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. Many Americans have given up on our political system, writing off our elected leaders as crooks. At CREW, they believe politicians must be held accountable for their actions. Day in and day out, they work to ensure government officials -regardless of party affiliation- act with honesty and integrity and merit the public trust. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. They advance their mission using a combination of research, litigation, policy advocacy, and media outreach. CREW employs the law as a tool to force officials to act ethically and lawfully and to bring unethical conduct to the public’s attention through: 1) Litigation; 2) Policy Advocacy; 3) Freedom of Information Act Requests; 4) Ethics Complaints; 5) Internal Revenue Service Complaints; 6) Federal Election Commission Complaints; and 7) Requests for Investigations. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 3:33 AM
 



OpenGov Foundation
http://opengovfoundation.org/

They are The OpenGov Foundation. They bridge the gap between citizens and government and build the tools that power lawmaking for a modern democracy. They work at the vanguard of the open government movement, developing software, events, and coalitions that push governments across the country to be more accessible and responsive. Open government isn’t just a buzzword–it’s real change. Open government is being able to easily find the laws you need, when you need them. It’s being able to seamlessly tell your representatives when laws don’t make sense. And it’s empowering lawmakers to make those changes. You have a right to know what’s going on in your government, and a responsibility to get involved. They make it easy for you to do both. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 1:21 AM


Tuesday, July 19, 2016  



AskThem - Where People Like you Ask Questions and Get Answers
http://www.askthem.io/

Where people like you Ask questions & get answers from politicians, celebrities, and any verified Twitter account. How it Works: 1) Finds your elected officials and ask them a question; 2) Get your family, friends, and neighbors to support it; and 3)The elected official's answer will be publicly displayed. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:35 AM
 



Medical Dictionary by Stedman's
https://www.drugs.com/medical_dictionary.html

Since 1911, Stedman's Medical Dictionary has been the medical profession's most trusted source for medical definitions. A complete medical terms dictionary, Stedman's Electronic Medical Dictionary (version 6.0) contains over 107,000 medical terms taken directly from Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition. The Stedmans medical terminology dictionary at Drugs.com contains medical terms, medical definitions, and some pronunciations. Stedmans provides the most comprehensive medical dictionary online, in an easy-to-use, flexible format. For future reference, bookmark important definition pages in your browser favorites. Drugs.com offers Stedman's online medical dictionary, free of charge, as part of their medical and drug information service. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 3:32 AM
 



DayDeed - Build Habits That Stick
https://daydeed.com/

It's easy to lose motivation when trying to build new habits. This is why it's useful to keep a log of your achievements: it reminds you of the commitments you made so you don’t loose sight of it. DayDeed allows you to keep track of your life's most important goals in the simplest and most flexible way. From daily tasks to weekly sessions, whether you simply want to check-in, or to measure performance, we will keep you on track. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 1:39 AM


Monday, July 18, 2016  



Updated> Guide To Privacy Resources 2016
http://WhitePapers.VirtualPrivateLibrary.net/Guide_To_Privacy_Resources_2016.pdf

This freely available publication titled Guide To Privacy Resources 2016 by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library is now a 44 page .pdf document 336KB. This guide is one of the most comprehensive listing of privacy resources currently available on the Internet. These include associations, indexes, search engines as well as individual websites and sources that supply the latest technology and information about privacy and how it relates to you and the Internet. This is a MUST reference guide for today's New Economy where privacy and security have become major issues!! Keep your privacy and security with this excellent freely available guide. Created on February 1, 2016 and Updated on July 18, 2016.

Direct URL: http://www.StealthMode.info/

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© 2016 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:58 AM
 



Coggle - Collaborative Mind Maps
https://coggle.it/

Coggle is an online tool for creating and sharing mindmaps. It works online in your browser: there's nothing to download or update. Simply log in to start mind-mapping now! Whether you're note-taking, brainstorming, planning, or doing something awesomely creative, it is super simple to visualise your ideas with Coggle. Share with as many friends or colleagues as you like. Changes you make will show up instantly in their browser, wherever they are in the world. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ . This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:58 AM
 



Popplet - Tool for the iPad and Web To Capture and Organize Your Ideas
http://popplet.com/

Popplet is a tool for the iPad and web to capture and organize your ideas. Features: For School - In the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them; and b) For Work - In the office or on the go, professionals use Popplet to generate ideas and plan projects. Used to brainstorm or jot down notes, Popplet helps professionals organize their thoughts and generate their next big idea. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ . This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 3:38 AM


Saturday, July 16, 2016  



August 2016 Zillman Column - Journalism Resources 2016
http://columns.virtualprivatelibrary.net/Journalism_Resources_2016_Aug16_Column.pdf
http://www.zillmancolumns.com/

The August 2016 Zillman Column features Journalism Resources 2016 by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library. This is a comprehensive listing of journalism directories, subject guides and index resources and sites available on the Internet. Download this excellent freely available 24 page column 240KB today. These resources and sources will help you to discover the many pathways available through the Internet to find the latest journalism resources and sites. This is another MUST have column to discover these journalism resources in today's ever changing New Economy world and how reporter's find their information!!



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posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:58 AM
 



WikiMindMap
http://www.wikimindmap.org/

WikiMindMap is a tool to browse easily and efficiently in Wiki content, inspired by the mindmap technique. Wiki pages in large public wiki's, such as wikipedia, have become rich and complex documents. Thus, it is not allways straight forward to find the information you are really looking for. This tool aims to support users to get a good structured and easy understandable overview of the topic you are looking for. The browser is a modified version of the GNU GPL licenced Flash browser for FreeMind. All content of the mindmap is derived from the wiki which was selected and is available under the terms of GNU Free Documentaion Licence. Any other content and the conceptual idea of this website belong to the author Felix Nyffenegger. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Legislative Openness Data Explorer
https://beta.openparldata.org/

Around the world, an increasing number of parliaments are embracing the principles of parliamentary openness: ensuring public access to legislative information, providing opportunities for meaningful citizen participation, and embracing the possibilities presented by new technologies. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has provided an international platform for these parliaments to exchange experience, share good practice, and, in some cases, advance reform. OGP’s Legislative Openness Working Group compiled the data and administers this website. The website was built by the National Democratic Institute and KohoVolit.eu. Despite growing global interest in the topic of legislative openness, relatively few global studies have been conducted. The Global Centre for ICT in Parliament’s World e-Parliament Report 2012 collected some information, though that report covers a much broader range of issues related to parliaments and technology. Civil society groups have also conducted strong regional studies, such as those done by the Latin American Legislative Transparency Network and NDI's Western Balkans Legislative Strengthening Initiative and the Slovak National Council. Regional studies are extremely valuable, but there is also value in comparing performance with countries around the world. It is important to capture comparative information on legislative openness at a global scale because innovation and good practice can originate anywhere. This website is an effort to ensure that global good practice is being effectively captured and shared. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Friday, July 15, 2016  



Updated> Web Guide for the New Economy
http://www.WebGuideNewEconomy.com/

The Web Guide for the New Economy by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. has just been updated and represents the latest world wide web resources for discovering new knowledge and understanding the latest happenings with regards to the New Economy. Understanding the required new economy analytics, resources and alerts will give you the necessary tools to maintain your current position, improve your position and discover the new knowledge required to be the leader in your profession in the New Economy! Download this freely available web guide today! [Updated with All Links Validated on July 15, 2016 48 pages 454KB] Additional white papers by Marcus P. Zillman are available by clicking here.

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Zetoc: Monitoring and Search Service for Global Research Publications
http://zetoc.jisc.ac.uk/

They are one of the world’s most comprehensive research databases, giving you access to over 29,000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents. Keeping pace with your peers, staying up to date with new research, and expanding your field of knowledge has never been so simple. They make it easy for you to set-up personalized email Zetoc Alerts or RSS feeds to track the latest articles or journal titles related to your interests. In most cases, you can access abstracts or the full text of articles, depending on your institution’s subscription arrangements. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:56 AM
 



CORE - Aggregating the World's Open Access Research Papers
https://core.ac.uk/search/

Search 36,093,539 Open Access Articles. They offer seamless access to millions of open access research papers, enrich the collected data for text-mining and provide unique services to the research community. This has been added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 1:32 AM


Thursday, July 14, 2016  



GitHub Data
https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/public-data/github

GitHub is how people build software and is home to the largest community of open source developers in the world, with over 12 million people contributing to 31 million projects on GitHub since 2008. This 3TB+ dataset comprises the largest released source of GitHub activity to date. It contains a full snapshot of the content of more than 2.8 million open source GitHub repositories including more than 145 million unique commits, over 2 billion different file paths, and the contents of the latest revision for 163 million files, all of which are searchable with regular expressions. You can start exploring this data in the BigQuery console. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:48 AM
 



DSC Data Science Search Engine
http://www.datasciencecentral.com/page/search

Data Science Central Search Engine for big data practitioners. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 3:39 AM
 



TorSearcher - Dark Web Search
http://www.torsearcher.com/

onion.to does not host this content; we are simply a conduit connecting Internet users to content hosted inside the Tor network. onion.to does not provide any anonymity. You are strongly advised to download the Tor Browser Bundle and access this content over Tor. This will be added to Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 1:42 AM


Wednesday, July 13, 2016  



Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday July 13, 2016 at 2:00pm EDST - Bot and Intelligent Agent Research Resources
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my white paper Bot and Intelligent Agent Research Resources. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources for bot and intelligent agent research resources covering search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers....literally everything on the Internet for BOT AND INTELLIGENT AGENT RESEARCH!! We will also discussing my latest record breaking freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N7 July 2016 featuring Entrepreneurial Resources 2016 and my freely available July 2016 Zillman Column highlighting Data Mining Resources 2016. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EST on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy!!

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:58 AM
 



Updated> Journalism Resources 2016 White Paper Link Dataset Compilation
http://www.JournalismResources.info/

The above is the associated white paper link dataset compilation of the Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It is a 23 page .pdf document 244KB. [Completely updated with all links validated and new links added on July 13, 2016] Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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The Innovative Instructor
http://ii.library.jhu.edu

The Innovative Instructor is a regular newsletter published by John Hopkins University to provide instructional resources and ideas to higher education instructors. The publication, which is available both online and in print, is spearheaded by the John Hopkins Center for Educational Resources and authored by CER staff along with John Hopkins faculty and graduate instructors. The Innovative Instructor regularly publishes articles related to three categories: pedagogy, best practices, and technology. Recent topics include a discussion of the merits - or lack thereof - of oral exams, plagiarism and academic honesty, and the uses of simulations or models in the classroom. The Innovative Instructor is unique in that it is aimed at university instructors teaching all disciplines. And while aimed at higher education professionals, teachers at the high school level may also find some software tools or ideas of use here. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™.  Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group - http://scout.wisc.edu

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016  



Updated> Searching the Internet 2016 - A Primer
http://www.SearchingTheInternet.info/

The annotated white paper titled "Searching the Internet 2016 - A Primer" by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. has been updated and is a primer for those new to searching the Internet or for experienced searchers always looking for new and innovative search sources .. both are all included in this primer!! It is freely available as a 19 page .pdf document (403KB) from the above link from the Virtual Private Library™. Other white papers are available by clicking here. [Updated with all links validated and new links added on: July 12, 2016]

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posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:59 AM
 



What Is a VPN and Do You Need One
https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/what-is-a-vpn-and-do-you-need-one/

VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. Originally, VPN was used by large companies to connect computers in distant locations and until today, the use of VPN is popular among organizations with more than one PC office. Imagine, for example, that the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta has an office building where all of the computers are connected to the company’s server through cables, and there is little danger that hackers will break into Coca-Cola’s private network. Now Coca-Cola opens an office in Canada and its employees in Toronto need access to the private network. But running a cable from the office in Atlanta to Toronto is a bit too much just to maintain privacy. Therefore the company uses a VPN to virtually create a private network (hence the acronym “Virtual Private Network” or VPN). This is how a connection was formed between the computer in Toronto and the main server in Atlanta in a secure way (the different communication protocols of the VPN are responsible for the security, which is, of course, not as perfect as a real private network, but is close enough). This connection that is established between these computers without any real cables is, of course, made through the internet. That is why, many workers (working from home, working from a hotel, or people commuting) can connect to Coca-Cola’s virtual private network as long as they have proper credentials. In practice, although the above explanation refers to large organizations, VPN services have become popular due to their secondary feature: The ability to be seen as if you are surfing from the main server when you might actually be in a different country. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 3:45 AM
 



AIDAY - Effective Meetings
https://aidayapp.com/

Aiday is your virtual assistant that collects and analyzes feedback from your team within Slack app to make meetings more efficient. Best meetings get everyone engaged, generate useful output and facilitate reaching a decision without yawns and a waste of time. We have all been in situations when it just does not happen. Aiday sets up a communication layer to dig that feedback you were missing, and to discover what you can do to perfect your meetings. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 1:49 AM


Monday, July 11, 2016  



Updated> Financial Sources for the Family Office 2016 White Paper Link Dataset Compilation
http://www.FinancialSourcesFamilyOffice.com/

The above is a white paper link dataset compilation for Financial Sources for the Family Office 2016 by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It is now a 36 page .pdf document 294KB. [Released on January 1, 2016 and completely updated July 11, 2016] Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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