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Mendeley: A new good tool for our computers

Mendeley is actually a very sophisticated research management tool and free to use. It has had a great deal of developments since it was invented until now.

It was founded in November 2007 and is based in London. The first public beta version was released in August 2008. The team comprises researchers, graduates, and open source developers from a variety of academic institutions, although the software itself is not open source. The company’s investors include the former executive chairman of Last.fm, the former founding engineers of Skype, and the former Head of Digital Strategy at Warner Music Group, as well as academics from Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University.

According to an article which was written by Xenia on the September 4th of the 2009, she points out that Mendeley is just a new fun toy. Although she recognizes that Mendeley is a good tool either for scientist or people who are interested on that topic. She wants to show somehow this gadget can be used as an e-learning tool for like-minded non-academics and students alike even if it is more presented for researchers.
Like all social networking systems, Mendeley will improve its performance and practicality with the growth of its user base.

Mendeley has got some many features;
• The Mendeley site has a clean look, so it doesn’t overwhelm new users with cluttered information or distract and interrupt the workflow, also the software is easy to install and use.
• Mendeley indexes and organizes your PDF files and research papers like a playlist. You can tag, search and filter your documents and group them into labeled collections. Mendeley integrates an academic software component with a Web-based research network, which also functions as a backup system that’s in sync with the digital bibliography on your computer. This means you can work on your project or paper at home, on a shared campus library computer or anywhere you have Internet access.
• You can import old document details and citations through CiteULike and add new ones including, when possible, PDF files with a click of a bookmarklet in your browser.
• You can create bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice.
• Ultimately the makers of Mendeley would like to enable the program to automatically extract metadata and cited references from PDFs.

Her favourite features are the next ones:

• Full-text search, viewer and annotation tool: Mendeley lets you highlight and annotate your PDF files with sticky notes in the internal PDF-viewer of Mendeley desktop. The new version will enable the synchronization of the annotated versions with colleagues. This, in believes is a great potential for collaborative work, just as

• Sharing academic papers: For university. Mendeley might be enriching for different kinds of open educational projects, by enabling users to communicate about their reading habits and sharing their thoughts about specific text-passages in the assigned literature. Mendeley will eventually implement a group feature for the shared document collections, so that filesharing could be discussed in a blog-like or wiki-like format (German Interview with a co-founder of Mendeley).
• Research statistics: Since Mendeley anonymously collects and analyzes the data users provide through the use of their online bibliographies on Mendeley Web, Mendeley can share information about the reading behavior of the scientific community and research trends with you. This isn’t as trivial as it sounds and might change how research is conducted and eventually mediated. This is a major reason for me to use Mendeley; it might change “the journal impact factor through real-time transparent statistics.”
• Recommendation engines: Mendeley can have educational value by being a virtual teacher, who can point to undiscovered intellectual terrain within the field of the students interest.
• Open-Access: Although Mendeley will not be a platform to share documents as Napster shared music files, researchers are encouraged to post their own papers on their profiles, thereby making them publicly available.

So to sum up, we could say that Xenia is really impressed by Mendelay. She is enticed by the perspectives Mendeley gives for working and learning.
She also claims that not only is it a handy referencing tool, there are other products equally usable, it might change how scientists research and communicate with each other. Thereby, Mendeley can enhance university-level e-learning by anonymously aggregating metadata of the papers read and making the statistics available to its users and in future even making recommendations.

REFERENCES:

• The page of Moodle on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/moodle

• Moodle Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendeley

• Link which is based on this work:
Read more: http://blogcritics.org/scitech/article/software-review-mendeley-mdash-the-free/#ixzz1cw0UR9ih

• Picture of Mendelay’s icon http://www.google.es/imgres?q=MENDELEY&um=1&hl=es&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=569&noj=1&tbm=isch&tbnid=I2l53yqzrXjcfM:&imgrefurl=http://www.aquic.com.ar/page/3/&docid=GCaTBDP-nGsltM&imgurl=http://www.aquic.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/Mendeley_Logo_highres.png&w=377&h=345&ei=Sp62ToeCJumI4gS9vNHvAw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=440&sig=110845177832462444796&page=1&tbnh=115&tbnw=111&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0&tx=56&ty=32

• Picture of Mendeley in the computer : http://www.google.es/imgres?q=MENDELEY&um=1&hl=es&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=569&noj=1&tbm=isch&tbnid=jy14R9jxWUV33M:&imgrefurl=http://mendeley-desktop.softonic.com/&docid=iZEHpjKdGcGkaM&imgurl=http://imagenes.es.sftcdn.net/es/scrn/86000/86094/mendeley-desktop-32.jpg&w=700&h=496&ei=Sp62ToeCJumI4gS9vNHvAw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=398&sig=110845177832462444796&page=1&tbnh=108&tbnw=153&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0&tx=83&ty=62

WCPLAN-PIPERRAK

Piperrak is a a rock-punk music band created in “La Rivera” (Spain). We have little information about this group even if it is well-known. They first started playing music in the decade of the 90s in the sorroundings of the Basque area. The band was composed by Josetxu (from Lodosa), Txitxarro (from Alcanadre), Rufo (from Pradejón) and Fermin at the beginning of their career. At the moment Fermin has been substituded to Jabitxu. The name “Piperrak” means peppers in Basque, a very well-kwnown vegetable here.

Now I shall talk about the rough cut. The first one they brought out was in 1990 with the name of “Ahorkate”. Two years later “La Ribera Rock&Roll” had a good success in all Basque country. We can mention some names of the songs like “We don’t care”, “La hora 0″, “Deskontrol” of the first rough cut and of the second one we can find “Potrotaino”, “Okupados”. This last succeded.

In 1994, in hands of Suicide records, would appeared their first official disc whose name was “Arde Ribera”. It contains some songs like “Cualquier día” and “Mi primer amor” which are well-known not just in the Basque Country also in Spain.

In 1996, appeared their followed work which was called “Los muertos de siempre”. We can see that the name is rather frightening but it is just the way the play their songs, which are too hard.
“Los muertos de siempre” was also in hands of the suicide records. However,it was produced by Fernando Madina the singer of Reincidentes another rock-punk basque band.

In 1997, one of the members of the group decided giving up the band and was substituted by Jabitxu who already sings at the moment. He plays the guitar.

After the concert they gave on the 19th January of 1998 in Durango which was a live concert gain in supporters.
Therefore in 2007, they came up with the idea of recording in video a live concert. Durango was the elected place for it. The managed to have around 8000 people, just a huge amount of fans, we can see.
By then, they did not know whether they will continue playing music. Although after seeing how much followers they had, they decided to continue.

In 2009, was shot up “ La kemos liau”. We can see songs like “Demokrazia”, “Ke lo voy hacer” and “Akatu” between others.

To finish with we must know that the band is growing in its followers in all the state and all over the world. Actually, they are pretty known in Catalonia.

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El auge de las redes sociales en México atrae ataques de los narco

Según nos informa un periodico Mexicano las redes sociales están causando furor para los narcos en este mismo país. Un articulo publicado el día 29 de Septiembre del 2011 nos deja ver lo qué realmente conmovio a la ciudad de Nuevo Laredo en México.

María Macías de treinta y nuevo años de edad era una colaboradora adícta a las redes sociales y a todo lo que envolvio al entorno de los ordenadores. Desempeñaba el trabajo de directora de información.  Ella utilizaba Internet para denunciar la brutalidad de los capos de la droga en esta ciudad  fronteriza con  Estados Unidos, ya que éra una inmensa cantidad; pués bien la hicieron callar amenazandola y diciendo que la matarian.

Su cuerpo sin vida fué encontrado sin apenas haber pasado 24 horas, tras suscribirse al chat y ponerlo en vista de todos. Ella era crítica ante esos canallas que insensibles que ese mismo dia le quitaron la vida.

Cabe decir que tras ese día, no solo ella , sino que otras tres mujeres fueron asesinadas en menos de esa una semana lo que se podría recalcar que la Ciudad de Nuevo Laredo sigue teniendo muchisima coacción y debería ser investigada.

 En adición, desde el 2006, Tamaulipas es uno de los estados más duramente golpeados por la violencia del narcotráfico, que ha dejado unos 42,000 muertos, pero importante saber que no tiene nada que ver con las redes sociales que es de lo que trata este trabajo.

” Los narcos tienen gente experta en comunicaciones”,  dijo un periodista del estado de Tamaulipas, donde está la ciudad de Nuevo Laredo, que pidió el anonimato por miedo ha poder ser asaltado.

También, el periódico para el que trabajaba Macías declinó comentar sobre su muerte señalando :  “Monitorean los sitios de Internet, blogs, llamadas telefónicas y las famosas redes sociales todos los días”.

Para finalizar con éste tema podríamos concluir diciendo que México desde siempre ha sido un país demasiado limitado a lo que se refiere a libertad de expresión, sobre todo si la persona que está opuesta a cualquier idea es una mujer. Las mujeres son tratadas peor que los animales de hecho.

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Tumblelog

El Tumblelog es una variante muy actual pero menos estructurada de un blog muy ligada al microblogging.  Contienen pensamientos al azar, enlaces, imágenes y otro contenido, sin una temática definida excepto el hecho de que está realizado por un mismo autor. Cuando solamente contiene enlaces recibe el nombre de linklog.

Tenemos muy poca información sobre este tipo de microblogging pero está pensado que dentro de unos años será muy famoso entre los jóvenes.

Permite publicar texto, fotos, enlaces, citas, audio y videos. Es comparable con un weblog, pero más sencilla en cuanto a la administración y publicación de contenidos.

¿ Cómo crear un tumblelog?

Se necesita ingresarse el el siguiente enlace http://www.tumblr.com/, este paso es imprescindible, después completar los datos en el formulario del registro.

Al finalizar haga clic en el botón Sign up an start posting (regístrese y comience a publicar) para comenzar a utilizar los servicios de la herramienta.

 

REFERENCES:

  • Educar.com. Fecha de búsqueda 28 de diciembre del 2011 a las 8:00

http://www.educ.ar/educar/tutorial-de-tumblr.html

  •  La página de Tumblr. Fecha de búsqueda 28 de diciembre del 2011 a las 8:05

https://www.tumblr.com/

TROYA: A good film to understand history

Troya film s one of the most useful film for us to understand how a part of ancient history was. Firstly, is has come to our mind that Troya is a place located in nowadays Turkey. This film is about the war which occurred during 1194–1184 BC, for ten years.

We might ask ourselves, what was exactly the reason for this war? According to the Greek mythology, the Torjan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus king of Sparta. If we dont know much about who were them or where is Troya exactly  we must turn into experts books or archeologists in order to clear up our mind.

Well, focused on the film, it is just an exat replica of the fillm. Firstly, starts locating the place in order to catch the attention of the audience and get involved in the film. After that, the director tries to explain the most importat events of the film. Finally, the war starts and the battle continues until someone defeat the other.

According to some comentators the film is a very great one. This film,actually, let us to culturalize our minds and get to know how the world before Christ birth was, reflecting and focused in a historical context.

Some experts have reflect on the topic have talk baout Troya (fim and war) and have said that:

“Se decía que toda la historia del doloroso cautiverio de la hija de Leda, ofendida y humillada por los troyanos, era mera propaganda de guerra, alentada por Agammenón, con el asentimiento de Menelao. En realidad, detrás de la empresa que se escudaba con tan elevados propósitos, había muchos negocios que en nada beneficiarían a los combatientes de poco más o menos. Se trataba sobre todo de –afirmaba el viejo soldado– de vender más alfarería, más telas, más vasos con escenas de carreras de carros, y de abrirse nuevos caminos hacia las gentes asiáticas, amantes de trueques, acabándose de una vez con la competencia troyana.”.

Por lo tanto como resumen, se podria decir  brevemente que la guerra fue de la manera que la pelicula nos lo explica: La guerra de troya nos narra los hechos sucedidos al final de la guerra, en el décimo año, después de la Iliada de Homero, una vez que Aquiles ha matado al príncipe troyano Héctor. En la ciudad de Troya se disputan la autoridad Eneas, el hijo de Afrodita, y Paris, hermano de Héctor e hijo de los reyes de Troya: el primero es el representante del pueblo llano y el segundo de la aristocracia. Mientras tanto, en el campamento griego, el astuto Ulises ha ideado un plan para acabar con la contienda: el famoso caballo de madera. Se trata de una cuidada película que resulta entretenida, con magníficas secuencias de batallas, excepcional fotografía y cuidados diseños de decorados y vestuario y está interpretada por Steve Reeves, que en diversas ocasiones dará vida en el cine a héroes o personajes de la leyenda griega o romana.

REFERENCES:

Ruben Soto Rivera ¿Fue el rapto de Helena la unica cause de la guerra de Troya? Puerto Rico. htttp//www.konvergencias.net/helenadetroya.htm

La guerra di Troia. Italia, 1961. Director: Giorgio Ferroni. Intérpretes: Steve Reeves, Hedy Vessel, John Drew Barrymore.

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TROYA: A good film to understand history

Troya film s one of the most useful film for us to understand how a part of ancient history was. Firstly, is has come to our mind that Troya is a place located in nowadays Turkey. This film is about the war which occurred during 1194–1184 BC, for ten years.

We might ask ourselves, what was exactly the reason for this war? According to the Greek mythology, the Torjan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus king of Sparta. If we dont know much about who were them or where is Troya exactly  we must turn into experts books or archeologists in order to clear up our mind.

Well, focused on the film, it is just an exat replica of the fillm. Firstly, starts locating the place in order to catch the attention of the audience and get involved in the film. After that, the director tries to explain the most importat events of the film. Finally, the war starts and the battle continues until someone defeat the other.

According to some comentators the film is a very great one. This film,actually, let us to culturalize our minds and get to know how the world before Christ birth was, reflecting and focused in a historical context.

Some experts have reflect on the topic have talk baout Troya (fim and war) and have said that:

“Se decía que toda la historia del doloroso cautiverio de la hija de Leda, ofendida y humillada por los troyanos, era mera propaganda de guerra, alentada por Agammenón, con el asentimiento de Menelao. En realidad, detrás de la empresa que se escudaba con tan elevados propósitos, había muchos negocios que en nada beneficiarían a los combatientes de poco más o menos. Se trataba sobre todo de –afirmaba el viejo soldado– de vender más alfarería, más telas, más vasos con escenas de carreras de carros, y de abrirse nuevos caminos hacia las gentes asiáticas, amantes de trueques, acabándose de una vez con la competencia troyana.”.

Por lo tanto como resumen, se podria decir  brevemente que la guerra fue de la manera que la pelicula nos lo explica: La guerra de troya nos narra los hechos sucedidos al final de la guerra, en el décimo año, después de la Iliada de Homero, una vez que Aquiles ha matado al príncipe troyano Héctor. En la ciudad de Troya se disputan la autoridad Eneas, el hijo de Afrodita, y Paris, hermano de Héctor e hijo de los reyes de Troya: el primero es el representante del pueblo llano y el segundo de la aristocracia. Mientras tanto, en el campamento griego, el astuto Ulises ha ideado un plan para acabar con la contienda: el famoso caballo de madera. Se trata de una cuidada película que resulta entretenida, con magníficas secuencias de batallas, excepcional fotografía y cuidados diseños de decorados y vestuario y está interpretada por Steve Reeves, que en diversas ocasiones dará vida en el cine a héroes o personajes de la leyenda griega o romana.

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History of the romance languages

When we have to analyze one language or a brunch of languages it it needed to deal with the context, in other words, with the history. For doing that, we must put the language(s) in its origins. In my case I am going to analize the gramar, vocabulary, orthography of romance languages which are mainly the Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, French, the imposed ones; thought as we know there exist several more.

A good book which covers all what we must know from a language about the Italian language it the book called ” The Manual de gramática Italiana” written by Manuel Carrera Díaz.  I think it deserves a looking. It also explain to us the graphic system which  i did not mention before, therefore, i think it is pretty useful. The verbs in Italian and Spanish have three conjugations.                     Fausto Diaz writter says: “Desde el punto de vista de la estructura el verbo es un signo autónomo mínimo formado por un signo autonomo léxico, cuyo contenido se denomina lexema y unos signos morfológicos cuyos contenidos son los morfemas que aportan los valores gramaticales”.

Looking the Rumanian and Italian language we can see a close relation, perhaphs, because of their geographical situation they are quite close one to the other. +

To finish with the work, i am going to quote the  luinguistic changes that all the languages have shared.

“Las lenguas romances siguieron, como se mostró en el apartado anterior desarrollos fonológicos y gramaticales divergentes, pero es posible enumerar algunos cambios compartidos por todas o una gran parte de ellas. En la fonología todas las lenguas romanicas perdieron, primeramente la cantidad vocálica, que era distintiva o fonémica en el latín, y redujeron el sistema vocálico de la lengua madre. Después conviriteron el acento demarcativo del latín  en acento distintivo o contrastivo a la vez generando in complejo sistema de consonantes palatales, palatalidad inexistente en el latín clásico. En la morfosintaxis, todas las lenguas romances: perdieron la flexión nominas de caso, si bien suelen quedar residuos casuales en los sistemas pronominales, el dativo es el caso que mejor se conserva, al menos en las Romania Occidental e Insular. Además perdieron el generlo morfológico neutro y reestructuraron y simplificaron el complejo sistema deíctico de demostrativos latinos. ” says Aurelio González and Maria Teresa de la Peña.

If you would like to know have more information about the topic you can see it on the bibliography.

BIBLIOGRAPFY:

    • Fernando Sánchez Miret: Proyecto de gramática histótica y comparada de las lenguas romances.
    • Cinzia Di Franco. Italiano y español: la alternancia indicativo/subjuntivo en dos lenguas afines http://cvc.cervantes.es/literatura/aispi/pdf/22/II_12.pdf .Università di Palermo
    • Mihaela Topor, Gloria Vazquez, Ana Martia Fernández-Montraveta. La gramaticalización de los auxiliares del rumano.
    • Alexandre Veiga. Gramática, em léxico em sincronia e diacronia: Um contributo da linguística. La terminología linguística a finales del siglo XIX: los primeros diccionarios terminológicos en la lengua portuguesa.

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