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Monday, April 13, 2009

Capture and Attribute with Sni.ps


Sni.ps makes it really easy to capture information from the web, insert it into your blog/website and include proper attribution at the same time.

Sni.ps tracks the original source of content, which can be a piece of text, an image, a video or a flash object. You don't even have to register to use Sni.ps, but if you do you can keep track of your clippings.

Just drag the Sni.ps tool onto your toolbar and you are ready to go! You can also organise your Sni.ps by adding a title, tag and notes to each one.

As well as providing an easy way to import content, Sni.ps could also be used to highlight, for your students, the importance of including attribution.

I have included a text, an image and a video example, below, all on the topic of comparing a LAN and a WAN.

Difference between a LAN and a WAN

A LAN (local area network) is a group ofcomputers and network devices connected together, usually within thesame building. By definition, the connections must be high speed andrelatively inexpensive (e.g., token ring orEthernet). Most Indiana University Bloomington departmentsare on LANs. For more information on LANs, see What is a LAN (local area network)?

A MAN (metropolitan area network) is a larger networkthat usually spans several buildings in the same city or town. The IUBnetwork is an example of a MAN.

A WAN (wide area network), in comparison to a MAN, is notrestricted to a geographical location, although it might be confinedwithin the bounds of a state or country. A WAN connects severalLANs, and may be limited to an enterprise (a corporation or anorganization) or accessible to the public. The technology ishigh speed and relatively expensive. The Internet isan example of a worldwide public WAN.

Example of Wide Area Network Technologies



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