This week items about peace on Facebook, social media is not only helping social activists but also authoritarian regimes and a growing digital divide between those who are not connected to the Internet and for those who are and between those who share their information online and those who are not sharing it online.
- How Addicting is Social Media?
Do you tweet while driving? How about on vacation, or at work? Ever
wonder how much time others are spending tapping away on their mobile
phone, texting a friend, checking in on Facebook, posting a tweet on
Twitter, or using any of the many social media services? A recent
Gadgetology study by consumer electronics shopping site, Retrevo.com
went looking for answers on how much control social media has on
peoples’ lives. We weren’t entirely surprised to learn how addictive
social media has become especially among the 35 and younger crowd.
We’re no social psychologists but it looks like a whole generation (or
two) is at risk of spending so much time texting, checking Facebook,
using Twitter and other mobile social media services as to risk
- Who’s not using the internet?
A decade ago most of us had never used the internet – now we can’t
imagine life without it. Actually, some of us can: there are 10 million
people in the UK still without a connection. Are they, Tim Adams asks,
losing out economically and culturally? Below, we ask four web
refuseniks to go online to see how their lives would change
- 5 New Technologies That Will Change Everything
3D TV, HTML5, video over Wi-Fi, superfast USB, and mobile “augmented
reality” will emerge as breakthrough technologies in the next few
years. Here’s a preview of what they do and how they work.
- 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom
Facebook isn’t just a great way for you to find old friends or learn
about what’s happening this weekend, it is also an incredible learning
tool. Teachers can utilize Facebook for class projects, for enhancing
communication, and for engaging students in a manner that might not be
entirely possible in traditional classroom settings. Read on to learn
how you can be using Facebook in your classroom, no matter if you are a
professor, student, working online, or showing up in person for class.
- Tweeting Tyrants: Authoritarian Regimes and New Media
In Authoritarian Regimes, Social Media Doesn’t Only Help Social Activists
- Privacy is dead, and social media hold smoking gun
Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Fitbit and the SenseCam give us
a simple choice: participate or fade into a lonely obscurity.
- Peace on Facebook
Facebook is proud to play a part in promoting peace by building
technology that helps people better understand each other. By enabling
people from diverse backgrounds to easily connect and share their
ideas, we can decrease world conflict in the short and long term.
- Social networking and reputational risk in the workplace (PDF)
Deloitte LLP 2009 Ethics & Workplace Survey results
- Google’s Wave Might Find Its Real Home Inside Company Servers
The roll-out will mean one significant thing: You can construct and run
your own Wave servers on your own hardware, and have them link up to
the greater Web should your Wave conversations need to include people
from the outside world. And that means companies can use private Waves
as a tool for intra-office conversation and, more in keeping with how
Wave is being promoted by Google, as a collaboration tool. In
particularly high-tech outfits, you could even imagine that company
developers could put together specialist Wave Apps to help with
specific tasks or to tailor Wave to the local modus operandi.
- Reocities , rising from the ashes – RIP Geocities…
Here lies what we could salvage from the ashes of GeoCities. Yahoo!
has done an amazing thing by keeping GeoCities alive for as long as
they did, but we feel that it is a waste to leave the Internet with a
hole of this magnitude. At a minimum, Yahoo! could have simply left
GeoCities as a monument to the early days. Maybe close it off from
editing and simply make it static after getting rid of the spam pages
once and for all. Behind this minimalistic page stretches a wealth of
Internet history. If any of it was yours and we have successfully
recovered it, then we hope it makes you happy to see it restored. We’ve
rebuilt the walls to the Cities and the streets where a large part of
the early settlers of the World Wide Web used to live in. You can still
find them where they were before, but not all of the houses have been
- Reading the Telegraph costs the British economy £1.38bn
- Salesforce And Adobe Partner To Offer Flash-Based Applications In The Cloud
- Enterprise Mash-Ups Defined
- Is Google Navigation the death of Garmin, Magellan and TomTom?
- How Will ‘Augmented Reality’ Affect Your Business?
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