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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012
What do you get when a social media monitoring company sifts through 36 million Twitter profiles and 28 billion tweets?

Quite literally, "An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Across the World," a detailed report from social media firm Beevolve that peers deep into the soul of the twittersphere.
Bad News For Brain-Damaged Foxconn Worker
5 Apps That Can Save You A Ton Of Money
What's Zuckerberg's Sis Up To?
The Japanese May Take Control Of Sprint?
Robert E. Johnson: To Compete Against the Future
Peter Thiel, the co-founder of the online payments system PayPal, provided $100,000 scholarships to two dozen students to pursue "entrepreneurial ventures," on one condition: They had to drop out of college for at least two years.
Nathan Shedroff: Anthropomorphism: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Yelling at Computers and Naming Roombas
For less humanoid systems, people respond idiosyncratically. For example, some people name their Roomba vacuums and speak of them almost like a pet but others do not. So what aspects of a system might provide those triggers?
Scott Shamberg: Facebook's Commercial: No, THIS Is Why It's Like a Chair
Chairs are like Facebook but not because we want a break, as the spot says. It's because we want to sit around, talk about ourselves and watch the world go by without getting up. And you need a good chair to do that.
Patricia Martin: The Future of Libraries in a Digital Culture
Until recently, public libraries had little reason to innovate. Then Google arrived. More disruptive technologies followed, causing an identity crisis for librarians. Now the profession is re-thinking its purpose.
Ann Stock: TechWomen: The Global Network
Technology is powerful, and so are the women behind it. TechWomen is a springboard to integrate more women and girls in technology. It builds on Secretary Clinton's life-long commitment to empowering women and girls.

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