University Marketing & Communications

May 9, 2014

Friday link roundup – May 9

By Mindy Messenger

This week, we’ve discovered a crowd-funded tool that allows you to build your own custom CMS, a collection of articles that explain Net Neutrality and its possible impacts, and an old but good article on how to write proper links in your web content.

Wayne

Duolingo is a free language-learning website that offers courses in Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese. Lessons are presented in small, easy-to-digest bites. And because there are mobile apps available for iPhone and Android, it makes learning a foreign language something you can do while you’re on the go.

Natalie

Webhook is a soon-to-be-released tool that allows front-end developers to build a custom CMS and matching HTML templates without worrying about databases, backend or hosting (Webhook will host your site for you!). The Kickstarter is still open for backing with 11 days to go (as of Friday, May 9th) but it’s already passed its goal by $15,000.

Jon

A definition of Net Neutrality, why it’s important and how current developments threaten the internet as we know it are laid out in Vox Media’s storystream The new fight over the future of the internet. This collection of standout articles goes in-depth on the recent showdown between Netflix and Comcast and how the so-called fast lanes would pose a problem for the internet as a hotbed of creativity and innovation. In another article, they explain how and why large ISPs are trying to dismantle the