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Over 20,000 votes on improving Buzz

www.zengestrom.com
Photo credit: ElDave (Flickr) My little Google Buzz voting experiment broke 20,000 votes this weekend (story on ReadWriteWeb). As of now 1,390 people have submitted 487 ideas and cast 21,218 votes (some ideas are duplicates, sadly there is no way to merge them). Thanks to everyone who has participated!...
Over 20,000 votes on improving Buzz

Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

www.geekwire.com
Call it a noble experiment: only a month to re-imagine institutions with centuries of tradition and, some might say, baggage. But that’s exactly what the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program pursued as it re-thought higher education in April. Hanson Hosein Hacking Edu wrapped up this...
Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

It’s Hard to Lay Fallow

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I’ll admit it, I’m one of those people who has a Google News alert set for my own name. Back in the day, it meant a lot more than it does now – the search results used to pick up blog mentions as well as “regular” news mentions, and before...
It’s Hard to Lay Fallow

Chelsea Clinton: We Must Protect The Children On The Internet

www.techdirt.com
Adam Singer points us to a silly and vapid op-ed piece from CNN written by Chelsea Clinton (daughter of Bill) and James Steyer (founder, boss of Common Sense Media, an operation that has done some good, but lately is getting the reputation of being anti-internet) entitled is the Internet hurting...
Chelsea Clinton: We Must Protect The Children On The Internet

How do we escape the hysteria that threatens to erode public debate? | Peter Beaumont

www.guardian.co.uk
The blogosphere, increasingly fuelled by toxic language, is hindering honest engagement rather than encouraging itThe past weeks have been ones of fiercely polarised debate on a number of issues. They have raged around the war in Syria, the case of Julian Assange, in particular, and the issue of rape more...
How do we escape the hysteria that threatens to erode public debate? | Peter Beaumont
Data: You Are the Product: Topsy's New Pro Analytics Tool As the All-Seeing Eye
Let's broaden the MOOC experiment
Steve Wozniak comes out in support of Mike Daisey, says 'his method succeeded'
#waywire, a video news network for Gen Y, gets backing from Eric Schmidt and Oprah

Twitter's Oscar Index To Measure Just How Wrong All Your Predictions Are

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Your opinions matter to Twitter, even if you aren't a member of the Academy. Just in case your social flow isn't already telling you just how great Daniel Day-Lewis's performance was in Lincoln, there's now a Twitter Oscars Index. The feed, which builds on the earlier success of the...
Twitter's Oscar Index To Measure Just How Wrong All Your Predictions Are

Cultural Heritage Now: Prospects, Directions, Futures | A Public Conversation - one day conference at Rutgers - http://j.mp/c1EvkT

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Cultural Heritage Now: Prospects, Directions, Futures | A Public Conversation - one day conference at Rutgers - http://j.mp/c1EvkT

Mobile & Conversations

www.avc.com
One of the great things about the web is the ability for people located all around the world to be having a public conversation in real time in a single place. We see that in action here at AVC with the Disqus comment system. But it also exists on Twitter,...
Mobile & Conversations
Rabbit: A Video Sharing and Chat Service Launching on the Mac Only

Eric Schmidt Backs #waywire, a Media Site for Teens That is Part-Twitter, Part-YouTube

allthingsd.com
A new start-up coming out of stealth today — that is backed by big names, like Oprah Winfrey, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, First Round capital and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors — hopes to create a new platform for the teens to share important and relevant information about their lives. Think...
Eric Schmidt Backs #waywire, a Media Site for Teens That is Part-Twitter, Part-YouTube

Being tongue-tied: teaching the shy to speak

www.guardian.co.uk
Sometimes you open your mouth to speak and the words just won't come out. Shyness is not an acceptable excuse. So should we be taught to talk?About twice a week, I can't speak. While writing is easy, talking is not. My voice just... stops. And it's not a cough or a sore...
Being tongue-tied: teaching the shy to speak

Singapore Startup The Stakeholder Company Applies Algorithms To Public Relations

techcrunch.com
Founded by a former Microsoft lead, Singapore-based The Stakeholder Company’s aim is to help organizations maintain their public image by streamlining research with patented software. Using data visualization and algorithms, The Stakeholder Company can help prevent potential PR nightmares before they happen. “We save years off building the right relationship...
Singapore Startup The Stakeholder Company Applies Algorithms To Public Relations
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