Building Your Personal Brand
In this Storify, I will discuss steps you can take to make sure your personal brand on the web.
Below is a list of example syntax styles for the Google search engine.
- Search for an Exact Phrase: “Badass Velociraptor”
- Search in a Specific Site: dinosaurs site:en.wikipedia.org
- Search for a Definition: define: dinosaur
- Search for a List of Products: Click the “Shopping” link on the left panel options
- Search for a Specific File Type: list of dinosaurs filetype:pdf
- How to Include or Ignore Words: If a word is essential, put it in quotes. If you want to subtract a word, -Herbstosaurus (because herbstosaurus are lame)
- How to find related pages: related:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dinosaurs
- How to replace words with synonyms: ~cool dinosaurs
- How to find a specific time for a country: time France (or Pangaea if searching for dinosaur time)
Here is a spider web showing the tracking information from a short browsing session. Web generate by browser add-on Collusion.
As an example of closed captioning, I have added closed captioning to a youtube video (originally made for a high school TV broadcast) called Clone in a Box Commercial.
The video with annotations can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR2Og5p1XVU
Here is a download link to the text file detailing the annotations: Download
Making Life: A Comment on ‘Playing God in Frankenstein’s Footsteps: Synthetic Biology and the Meaning of Life’ by Henk van den Belt (2009)
This article is building upon a foundation laid by Henk van den Belt, which in turn builds upon the literary classic, Frankenstein. The author discusses the implications of what it means to “Play God” within the context of Frankenstein. In other words, what does it mean to have control over life and creation. Classic literary text seem to point towards evidence that when someone has enough hubris, thinking of themselves as having the power of god, they meet an inevitable and unfortunate end. He also discusses what the theological implications of this are, and the struggle between science and theology when it comes to creating new life and “that God’s prerogative is being usurped.” (Ball, 1).
While the author is speaking about something that is considered worth of study, this information seems far to outdated to be in any article written in 2009. The article relies to heavily on social and religious principles from when Frankenstein was actually written, most of which are not relevant to the modern day and age.