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Mon
14
Dec
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How Do I Tell Word to Put the Comments in the Right-Hand Margin?

A reader recently wrote with the inquiry: " I like comments to appear in the right-hand margin of a Word document. Sometimes the comments appear there, but other times they appear in a separate comment pane. How do I tell Word to put the comments in ... the right-hand margin? " My response: I will assume that you are using MS Word 2003 for the purposes of my response. When you say comments, I will assume that you are talking about using Track Changes in MS Word. If your comments sometimes appear in a separate "comment pane," and you are using Track Changes, you can simply click on the ... (view more)

Tue
17
Nov
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Obama Censored for Criticizing Chinese Internet Censorship

U.S. President Barack Obama has told Chinese Internet users that online freedom is a "source of strength". But the comments themselves appear to have become the victim of censorship. The president spoke at a "town hall" event attended by students in ... Shanghai. Questioned about online communication he said "I've always been a strong supporter of open Internet use. I'm a big supporter of non-censorship...unrestricted Internet access is a source of strength and I think it should be encouraged." He also argued that the criticism which came with online freedom of speech made him a better president ... (view more)

Tue
27
Oct
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Users Backlash over Facebook 'News' Feeds

Many Facebook users who've been signed off over the weekend will be surprised this Monday morning by a homepage makeover, including revised status updates and a revamped News Feed. Unfortunately, most users are cringing, rather than celebrating the ... changes. The News Feed has been updated so that posts and status updates with plenty of comments -- often in the form of "likes" (sadly, there's no "dislike" option) -- will get priority when the site's algorithm decides which updates to display on your home page. It means that those comments creating the biggest buzz amongst your friends won't ... (view more)

Tue
14
Apr
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Korea Celeb Suicides Prompt Law, YouTube Sidesteps

YouTube has blocked user uploads and comments in South Korea: the result of a new law which bars anonymous posting. However, there is an easy way around the ban, which makes the rules virtually worthless and could even help YouTube's business. Since ... April 1st, 2009, Korea's Cyber Defamation Law means any firm with more than 100,000 different daily users must verify their identity and receive an identification number. They must then post their name and number when uploading video clips or posting comments. Google Follows Letter, but not Spirit, of Law YouTube's owner Google has complied with ... (view more)

Fri
13
Mar
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Teen Files $3M Defamation Lawsuit Against Facebook

Denise Finkel is suing Facebook, Inc. and four former classmates of University of Albany student for defamation. Finkel claims that comments intended to embarrass and humiliate her were posted on the popular social networking site. Filed on February ... 24, 2009 in New York Supreme Court, Finkel states her reputation and character were greatly injured by comments posted in a private group implying she has AIDS, uses drugs, and engages in deviant behavior, like bestiality. Denise Finkel was a victim of a growing Internet trend called cyberbullying . She is suing both Facebook for $3 million in ... (view more)

Thu
16
Aug
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Keeping Everyone Honest on Google News

Google has unveiled a new feature for its popular Google News: comments. The new addition, now in beta, is sparking talks of the ethical implications of journalism and how Google is "stepping it up a notch" on that front. As Google software ... engineers Dan Meredith and Andy Golding explained on the official Google blog, adding comments may equate to adding integrity. "As always, Google News will direct readers to the professionally-written articles and news sources our algorithms have determined are relevant for a topic...But we're hoping that by adding this feature, we can help ... (view more)

Tue
13
Feb
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Record Document Properties: MS Word

When you have completed a big project, it's a good idea to record the purpose and audience for the document. You could type it right in the document, but then you would have to remember to delete it before printing it. Instead you can record it in ... the document properties. Properties track the document statistics, including the date and time it was modified, the number of words it contains, and who created it. You can also record comments for your own use. When you record comments and keywords, you can use these to find the document later. You can insert keywords and comments into your ... (view more)

Thu
04
Jan
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Insert Comments: MS Word

Whether or not your document has been protected, you may want to comment on a document without adding to the text itself. Like sticky notes attached to a page, your comments stay apart from the main flow of the document. You place them in a separate ... pane, like footnotes. If you have the proper equipment, you can record an audio comment rather than typing text. If you type comments directly in the document, you may forget to remove them before the final print. Also, you cannot tell who made the comment. MS Word's comment feature records not only the comment but also the person who made it. Use ... (view more)

Thu
21
Dec
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YouTube to Peer Filter Video Content

Google has dedicated a substantial amount of time revamping the comment sections on their popular YouTube website. Google will modify certain sections to address those concerned with the apparent lack of restriction, and conversely, lack of freedom ... in regards to their online media database. The changes will be a compromise that intends to appease both parties. When Google initially purchased YouTube.com, many users felt that corporate ownership would lead to restrictions placed upon their extensive video library. The company has countered these concerns by placing importance on user comments ... (view more)

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