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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Geekcorps Spread Liberation Software
Geeks are helping people in developing countries
establish and grow
online communication and business
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.
Get the Phone! To Bridge the Digital Divide
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.
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.
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.
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.