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Bye-bye, iGoogle; a moving tale

Alice and the Red Queen running, John Tenniel illustration to Alice in Wonderland, or Through the Looking Glass

Alice and the Red Queen running hand in hand — Illustration to the second chapter of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass by John Tenniel.

Rats. I know very well by by now that keeping pace with technology is like running with the Red Queen. In fact, I usually welcome new products and innovations with eagerness. But then, this unwelcome message showed up at the top of my iGoogle page, and struck at the foundation of my long-time (web) home like an eviction notice:

notice of iGoogle deprecation

Sigh. The Google service I use most, about to retire. Still, there’s 16 months remaining to find another service to replace iGoogle; this post talks about my first attempt to transition to something new.

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QuickStart Guide: File Management and Storage with WebSpace

webspace_logo.jpgWebSpace is Princeton University’s web-based system for file management, sharing, and storage. Not only can you upload files to this site for storage, but you can also share files with other faculty members and students. Shared documents can be viewed, modified, and distributed via WebSpace. You have 5GB of space on WebSpace. To learn more about WebSpace, please click on the link below to access the QuickStart guide.

QuickStart Guide: File Management and Storage with WebSpace (PDF)

QuickStart Guide: Text Analysis with TextSTAT

textSTAT_logo.jpgTextSTAT is a concordance program which was designed to be user friendly and provide simple Internet functionality. Texts can be combined to form a corpora. The program analyzes each these text corpora and displays word frequency lists, concordances, and keywords in context according to search terms. To learn more about TextSTAT, click on the link below to view the QuickStart Guide.

QuickStart Guide: Text Analysis with TextSTAT (PDF)