Yet another new google tool


heaven

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Google all the way... Seems interesting! Im aleady exited with what they might come up next :eek:
 

SummerBreeze

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Hmm, looks interesting. Of course, I am always a bit wary of things that take credit of my work, but still, interesting. I do love Google!
 

aspro

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SummerBreeze said:
Hmm, looks interesting. Of course, I am always a bit wary of things that take credit of my work, but still, interesting. I do love Google!
Are you saying that Google takes the copyright of things posted on here? Could you explain :)
 

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intellectual property

aspro said:
Are you saying that Google takes the copyright of things posted on here? Could you explain :)
he's only talking about his invention of a new STD, klamidia, which he is currently in the process of patenting. the Patent Office has asked him for more time to review the application, since the mechanism described for transmitting klamidia seems very similar to an ancient mating ritual, which is coincidentally known to transmit chlamydia from one mammalian species to another. i believe he's worried about Google revealing the secret to this patent application, which was apparently posted on the USPTO blog. you know how tenacious those Googlebots are...
 

wordmunger

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I have to say, this thing looks like crap. Not to mention the fact that it will very likely become a massive spam hole. Most inelegant application I've seen from Google in a long time.
 

neut

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wordmunger said:
I have to say, this thing looks like crap. Not to mention the fact that it will very likely become a massive spam hole. Most inelegant application I've seen from Google in a long time.
Looks just like every other Google tool; ugly interfaces. it will become just as much a SPAM hole as any other Google tool has become. anyways ... it's still beta.


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thedude110

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My goodness ... as a teacher, I must say that this looks like it's going to become plagiarism.google.com.

At least the kids will be easy to catch ... :rolleyes:
 

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thedude110 said:
My goodness ... as a teacher, I must say that this looks like it's going to become plagiarism.google.com to me.

At least the kids will be easy to catch ... :rolleyes:
Is it not already? I would think this would be for the lame ...


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thedude110

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It could get much fancier if kids use the tool to swap papers. Right now they don't swap essays (at least my students don't) over P2P/IM as much as you would expect. And many of the papers they pull up from Google are really obvious fakes. But this provides a ridiculously easy (and free) way to gain access to other papers posted by other 14 year olds. Cheat web sites are nothing new, but imagine the sheer volume of 14 year old papers that could be archived here ...

It's generally pretty easy to catch a high school plagiarist, and I don't think this will change that. But this will provide a temptation to the kid who hops onto to Google to do research ...
 

neut

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thedude110 said:
It could get much fancier if kids use the tool to swap papers. Right now they don't swap essays (at least my students don't) over P2P/IM as much as you would expect. And many of the papers they pull up from Google are really obvious fakes. But this provides a ridiculously easy (and free) way to gain access to other papers posted by other 14 year olds. Cheat web sites are nothing new, but imagine the sheer volume of 14 year old papers that could be archived here ...

It's generally pretty easy to catch a high school plagiarist, and I don't think this will change that. But this will provide a temptation to the kid who hops onto to Google to do research ...
So i assume you don't believe in evolution? Survival of the fittest? Lazy cheaters will lose ... good cheaters still have to work hard (still learning a skill none the less) and kids who do their own work should feel even better having overcome temptation ... if their teacher recognizes this as so.

Wouldn't this just make you a better teacher? Time to ask for a raise ... ;)

Kids have always cheated ... there are just a lot kids now with world-wide access. :) No one deals with the questions you are asking now until the problem gets out of hand. Teachers are way over due for a pay increase in the US; either that or school refeorm is well overdue.


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wordmunger

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neut said:
Looks just like every other Google tool; ugly interfaces. it will become just as much a SPAM hole as any other Google tool has become. anyways ... it's still beta.


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Well, the difference is that this is supposed to be for publishing content, not sending e-mails. Why not just set up a blog at blogger or livejournal, or get a myspace account?
 

MongoTheGeek

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thedude110 said:
It could get much fancier if kids use the tool to swap papers. Right now they don't swap essays (at least my students don't) over P2P/IM as much as you would expect. And many of the papers they pull up from Google are really obvious fakes. But this provides a ridiculously easy (and free) way to gain access to other papers posted by other 14 year olds. Cheat web sites are nothing new, but imagine the sheer volume of 14 year old papers that could be archived here ...

It's generally pretty easy to catch a high school plagiarist, and I don't think this will change that. But this will provide a temptation to the kid who hops onto to Google to do research ...
Ohhh... A napster of term papers. Imagine the possibilities.

Actually the real money would be in a term paper wiki.
 

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wordmunger said:
Well, the difference is that this is supposed to be for publishing content, not sending e-mails. Why not just set up a blog at blogger or livejournal, or get a myspace account?
Sure ... go ahead, but then upload it to Base and it's now searchable content readily availible through the world's most popular search engine. :)


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