This is a list of past headlines of CMC Magazine for 2005. Please note that the links on the headlines to outside news sources may not be valid as many online news sources rarely archive stories very long at the same URL where they were originally published. You could use keyword searching techniques to locate resources related to these headlines if the link does not work.
Tsunami Blog Helps Coordinate Information
Volunteers have created a blog to offer news, relief details, and information for the Asian tsunami.
Are You Fully Y2K Compliant?
Fear about technology reached immense proportions one year before the end of the twentieth century, when the date changed from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000. An American RadioWorks series examines what happened and what can be learned five years later.
Movie Thieves Willing to Pay
Some people stealing movies using a distributed file service are willing to pay to defend against the lawsuit facing the service's operator. The music industry suffered similar thefts, but last year experienced a 733% increase in download sales over 2003 figures when people willingly paid for legal downloads.
Expect the Unexpected
A survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project explored views about the Internet's future.
Email Patterns Reveal Influence
By analyzing flows of email and how decisions get made, researchers are trying to harness the power of implicit social and decision networks in organizations.
Computer Insecurity Driving Some Users Off
Some users of the Internet who do not protect themselves against common usability and security issues are curbing their Internet use. The lack of integration among software components to protect against spyware, popups, spam, and viruses make it difficult for the average user to maintain protection.
- Media Lab Europe to Close
A Dublin, Ireland-based digital research organization is slated to close. The lab, which had depended on government as well as private funds, focused on "non-directed research" which had little application or relevancy to issues facing Internet users today.
- Bloggers Blog about Blogging at Blogging Con
Bloggers at Harvard University's Blogging, Journalism & Credibility Conference have a blog site.
MGM vs. Grokster to Re-Examine Digital Rights
The legal case may decide if content providers can earn money from their works.
The Silence of the Cheese
A violent early-morning knife attack, phantom voters, a congresswoman's son charged, a former mayor's son charged, election officials who can't count, silent newspapers, a mayor who characterizes African Americans as too stupid to get an ID, cigarettes-for-votes, and Operation Elephant Takeover.... bloggers pick apart a story the mainstream media does not want to cover--again.
The Web as the "New Normal"
A Pew Internet & American Life Project publication takes a look back at the use of the Internet over the past decade. Among the findings: a shrinking minority of people who do not go online.
Myth of the Tech-Savvy Teen Challenged
The idea that teenagers are tech savvy while adults are dolts when it comes to technology has been around a long time. It also isn't true.
Will Ipod Kill the Radio Star?
When listening becomes choice instead of waiting.
Outsourcing Can Mean Homeshoring
High costs in coastal technology centers drive some jobs to outsourcing locations that are not overseas, but in the United States where wages and living costs are lower and where some workers prefer to live.
The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Some sellers at an online auction site want a relationship in which money is not the bottom line, or at least money they pay out.
Investors Pursue Dream of Integrated Home Media
Venture capitalists seek companies that can integrate music and video across devices and for time-shifting.
Geekcorps Spread Liberation Software
Geeks are helping people in developing countries establish and grow online communication and business opportunities. The software of choice, open source, helps communities meet their needs in a sustainable way.
- Islamic Terrorists Tap Internet
The worldwide Islamic terrorist movement exploits weak points of computer systems and networks to coordinate, communicate, and recruit.
Bloggers Struggle with Obsessions
Some bloggers become entranced by the idea of having an audience--real or imagined--that cares about their intimate recounting of life events.
- United Nations Set to Deepen Digital Divide
The United Nations is talking about helping the world's poor access the online world while entrepreneurs are getting the job done.
Security Problems Spotlight Information Brokers
Legislation is being considered to tighten up laws dealing with the loss of personal information. Will computer security technology ever step up to the task and prevent loss in the first place?
Internet Users Spend Less Time with Family, Sleep, and TV
A Stanford Institute for the Quantitative Study of Society study found that Internet users spent less time with family, sleeping, and watching television than non-Internet users.
Get the Phone! To Bridge the Digital Divide
Mobile phones have a proven record of unleashing development opportunities in rural and less developed areas. Telecenters, cheap personal computers, and "Digital Solidarity" do not. The digital divide could close further if monopolies and bureaucracies were eliminated.
Phishing Cases Increase
Email attempting to lure a victim into giving over private information has been increasing rapidly online.
The Day the Music Store Died--Coming Soon
Elvis Costello looks ahead and sees the end of the world of commercial record retailing (as we know it).
Radio Moves to Online, Visual, and On-Demand Modes
Clear Channel Communications, Inc., owner of over 1,200 radio stations in the United States, plans to develop original video programming to be distributed on its stations' Web sites.
UN Thinks About Cyberspace Power Grab
The United Nations, currently embroiled in a massive scandal, wants to run the Internet. Communist leader Houlin Zhao has ideas about how it should work.
- Is Communication Technology Really Evolving?
Are engineers headed down the wrong path in developing technologies that make us feel more connected instead of actually helping us be more connected? Scott Millward describes a fundamental communication problem where language is a barrier and how it can tackled with a new approach.
- Don't Like Cookies?
Then You Shall Have Some PIE!
PIE (Persistent Identification Element) has been developed to track users who regularly delete cookies. PIE is offered by United Virtualities, founded by Mookie Tenembaum.
Blogging About to Jump the Shark?
Or: is narcissisim the basis of blogging itself?
Internet Advertising Revenue Tops $9.6 Billion
Not since the days of the dot-com boom has as much advertising revenue been generated on the Internet.
- Internet 2 Being Used for Theft
Internet 2, the high-speed network developed by a consortium of over 200 universities as well as US taxpayers, is being used to steal music and movies.
Morse Code Beats Text Messaging in Race
Telegraph operator Gordon Hill, 93, transmitted a message in morse code faster than Brittany Devlin, 13, who used text messaging on a mobile phone.
Analyzing Communication Relationships Aids in Terrorist Hunt
Software to scour email, Web pages, and incidents of cyber attacks can reveal relationships among people, places, and events. Efforts are underway to visualize and identify these relationships to improve security.
Blogs Play Role in the Information Landscape
Not surprisingly Blogs, only a few years into their popular phase, have not displaced mainstream media. What is surprising is that they do play a role in political discussion, as a study examined.
Security: Get Back to the Basics
Jon Oltsik provides some perspective on security breaches and how to prevent them.
Collaborative Blogging Serves as Forum for Reporting, Discussion
People other than professional journalists are getting into reporting original stories and commenting on the mainstream media.
Treadmills Tested for the Cubicle
Like pet hamsters, cubicle-dwellers get a bit chubby with a sedentary life. Mayo Clinic doctors want to give workers some things to get their limbs moving, including treadmills and tracks for walking. (In centuries past, humans would often walk outside as a means to go from place to place.)
Readers Contribute to Reporting
As a way to tap the power of the blogosphere, some news organizations are inviting unpaid contributors to submit content including reporting and opinion pieces.
United Nations Mulls Internet Take-Over
The success of the Internet may hit a roadblock.
Podcasting Expands, Attracts Big Players
A couple of friends put together a movie review show and made it available to the iTunes music store this summer. They had a hit, and it rose in the charts to number 13 until the 800-pound gorilla of movie reviews showed up--Roger Ebert.
- Online Growth Propping Up Newspapers
Facing flat advertising revenue from moving around dead trees, newspapers see advertising growth online.
The Philadelphia Experiment Causes Disappearances
Government-run municipal Wi-Fi makes taxpayer money disappear in a behind-schedule and over-budget municipal Wi-Fi program.
Bloggers Help Scrutinize Katrina Media Reports
Traditional media often resists examining its errors and taking action to correct further mistakes, but bloggers are attempting to keep scrutiny on the false media reports circulated widely in the wake of hurricane Katrina. This scrutiny is a reprise of the work bloggers did about a year ago to uncover faulty reports promulgated by Dan Rather of CBS News and a false Associated Press wire service report sent out during the 2004 election. This activity demonstrates the ongoing and expanding importance of independent blogging as a counterpoint to traditional media.
China Bans More Internet Activities
The Chinese government's unease with freedom of speech and assembly took the form of new Internet bans.
Wiki Ways Worry Web Wonk
The confusion and conflict about openess versus information quality continues.
Web's Quinceañera Marks Triumph of Openness
The Web's 15! Reflect on its openness and lack of controlling legal authority.
- World Digital Library Announced
The US Library of Congress announced plans for a virtual library to provide access to important cultural materials from all over the world.
- Virtual Jobs in Virtual Worlds Lead to Real Cash
"I kill monsters," says Ilin Aurel, 19, about his job.
- Online Shopping Visits Increase 33%
Compared to the 2004 season, Christmas 2005 is seeing an increase in the level of activity at online shopping sites.