Facebook Knows You Better Than You Do

Purritos and Shaving Cream  So, it had become apparent that Facebook is even more skillful at knowing my life and my interests than my friends, my boyfriend, or even myself. In the wake of controversy following the popular social networking site’s apparent ability to determine that a teen girl was pregnant before anyone else based […]

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Online Security & Project Progress

During our class Wednesday and through the reading assignments I learned many valuable things including what I had already imagined, which is that our online activities are not secure. I learned that the chances of being hacked are very high and that it is relatively very easy for an experienced hacker to retrieve valuable information […]

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Text Mining Tools and Project Progress

Text mining tools like Wordle and Google Ngram are of basically no use to me for my project.  I do not believe these tools should be used for any formal project except, maybe, to get very basic statistical data from Ngram.  Wordle is really more of an art project application that can be used to […]

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Weekly Progress

After a long thought process and debate, I have finally decided on a topic this week which has helped me understand what my goals are in the weeks to come. Now that I have focussed on what question I would like to answer for this research project which is, “What did African-Americans in the Washington, […]

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Final Project Topic

I just wanted to make a post because I don’t think I ever said specifically what it is I will be doing my final project on. I want to look at how the 1968 riots led to a large percentage of whites and better off blacks leaving the city following the riots. Some 30 years […]

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Map Assignment

    1968 Washington D.C. Riots When designing my map, I chose just to do a general overview of the riots by pointing out the areas that were affected.  In the first layer, I pinpointed all the neighborhoods that were involved and added a small informational bit with an historic image of the location.  In […]

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Race Riots

I have chosen to take a more in depth look into race riots in D.C, which essentially will mean this will be my topic for the project. I would really like to use the library of congress for most of my primary sources. It is a great source for pictures of the  riots and i […]

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Final Project Topic

For my final project I have chosen to focus on the area of race relations in Washington D.C.  My specific topic will be the riots that occurred in the city in 1968.  I will investigate the subject for the causes and factors leading up to the events, what actually happened, and what were the temporary […]

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Narrowing Topic Ideas: “You Burned It, Now Live With It”

The riots of 1968 are of particular interest to me for the final project since I live near and spend much of my time in the areas that were affected the most by the destruction, particularly the U Street corridor. I thought that my project could discuss the neighborhood prior to the riots as well […]

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Final Project Topic Ideas

When considering my project, I concluded that I definitely want to focus on an issue involving race, as the ever-changing demographics of my city has always been of interest to me. My initial idea was to focus on the gentrification of the city in some capacity. In recent years, I have seen Washington, D.C., morph […]

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