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Paul Roberts, a journalist specializing in resource economics, recently gave a talk at one of Google’s campuses to talk about the trend of people’s tendency to acton impulse. Google explains in the video description: Journalist Paul Roberts visited Google’s Cambridge, MA office to discuss his book, “The Impulse Society”. In it, he claims that our entire socioeconomic system has become …
Pew Research has just unveiled the results of a massive survey about the internet to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web. It’s dense, and there’s a lot to comb through, but I think the question from Pew that is best suited for such a retrospective is this: “Overall, when you add up all the …
In case anyone needed another shocking moment of the day, Kanye West was the speaker at Harvard’s School of Design on Sunday. The controversial rapper spoke to a packed lecture hall as a part of the DONDA Design Lecture Series. West does not seem like the typical choice for such a lecture, but Harvard may have simply been trying to …
I’m not really willing yet to use the phrase "worldwide epidemic," it’s only a few percentage points, and well, I haven’t seen the methodology. But that is the phrase the Daily Telegraph used, so, if you’re worried about pandemics of technology-induced shyness, be prepared to hold your face and run away screaming.
Creating a link usually requires no more than a few clicks, but when linking to the Irish Cancer Society, a 700-word “link request form” must be filled out. According to the group, you’ll need to print and sign that form, and then fax it to the society’s headquarters, as well.
Yahoo Video has teamed with the San Francisco Film Society for the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival GreenWorld Contest powered by Yahoo’s Jumpcut. The two will also launch a branded video channel featuring content from the San Francisco Film Society.
I’m in Las Vegas, but what happens here definitely won’t stay here. I’ll blog pretty regularly from the New Communications Forum, which begins this morning with pre-conference sessions, two in the morning and two (including the one I’m conducting on podcasting) in the afternoon.
The conference proper gets underway tomorrow with a keynote by David Weinberbger. Among the sessions I’m anxious to attend:
Bloggers are writing about their day jobs, and it’s getting some of them in trouble. An increasing number of companies are adopting policies that would prohibit bloggers from discussing their workplace, with termination as one possible result. In most cases, the law is backing the corporations up.
America Online (AOL) seems to have created a tempest of backlash on the Internet regarding their recent suggestion to start charging fees for email. A number of voices in the tech industry criticized almost immediately. Now the politicos are out in force and there are a lot of unlikely bedfellows ready to give some not-so-pleasant pillow talk to the massive company. This time, it’s not a “Dear John” letter; it’s a “DearAOL” letter.
Another group is not satisfied with Google’s effort to digitize books for their Google Print for Libraries and has joined in the voices asking them to cease these activities.
The Royal Society discovered long lost notes belonging to Sir Isaac Newton. Newton’s notes on the pseudoscience of alchemy were found following his death in 1727 The Royal Society said there were never “properly documented” and sold for a measly 15 pounds ($27) in 1936 at Sotheby’s and hadn’t been seen since.
Citing tougher US immigration laws, the proliferation of Asian (specifically Chinese) engineering, and a declining number of US engineering grads, Bill Gates issued a warning to educational institutions that the US is in danger of losing its leading technological status.
Will you join with me and other PR bloggers in a grassroots blogging campaign to help raise the perception of the public relations industry …
I’ve been following the expansion of corporate and organizational blogging in Europe for a while now.
Calling themselves the “citation linking backbone for all scholarly information in electronic form”, CrossRef has launched a Google-powered search engine called CrossRef Search. This engine allows users to search the full text of many types of scholarly documents.
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