The Social Advantage – User Generated Content

Sitrion Talks: Streamed live on 6 Nov 2014 with Luke Sinclair in New York and a very early start¬†for Sydney, Australia! Here’s what we talked about: In the connected workplace, enterprise social networks are creating a new information landscape where the quantities of content and resources can be overwhelming. In this situation, not only the…

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Friday Weird Science: Having trouble pooping? Maybe you should look‚Ķat your bra. | Neurotic Physiology

Friday Weird Science: Having trouble pooping? Maybe you should look‚Ķat your bra. Oct 01 2010 Published by scicurious under Friday Weird Science, Uncategorized I had another post lined up for this week, but I saw this abstract over at NCBI ROFL‚Ķand was lost. I had to blog it. It is GOLD. (Blogging GOLD, I say)…

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Bullfights banned in Catalan coup

“Outdated and cruel” … a bullfight this week. Photo: Reuters BARCELONA: Catalonia’s parliament has voted to ban bullfighting in the first such prohibition in mainland Spain. Regional legislators voted 68 to 55 for the ban yesterday on the grounds of cruelty, the speaker of the assembly said. The vote on abolishing bullfights in the north-eastern…

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University to Provide iPads to All New Students

via mashable.com Seton Hill University will supply a new Apple iPad and a 13‚Ä≥ MacBook laptop to every full-time student arriving at its Greensburg, Pennsylvania, campus in fall 2010. The giveaway kicks off the small liberal arts university‚Äôs Griffin Technology Advantage Program, which aims to cultivate digital literacy among its students. It also marks a…

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How Conceptual Metaphors are Stunting Web Innovation

Venkatesh Rao is a researcher in the Xerox Innovation Group, and the project manager for Trailmeme, a research beta technology that allows users to blaze and follow trails through web content and the Trailmeme for WordPress plugin. He blogs at ribbonfarm.com. As much as we focus on developing new technologies, it is also essential that…

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Is it naff to sign off an e-mail with ‘cheers’ or ‘best’?

I have recently moved jobs from a fairly traditional bank to a much less formal commercial bank, where the friendly approach to business is encouraged. In most regards, I feel I am settling in well, but I still feel that the tone of my e-mails is not quite right. I am looking for an e-mail…

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The Seed Salon | Albert-L√°szl√≥ Barab√°si + James Fowler

via salon.seedmagazine.com Barab√°si mathematically describes networks in the World Wide Web, the internet, the human body, and society at large. Fowler seeks to identify the social and biological links that define us as humans. In this video Salon, Barab√°si and Fowler discuss contagion and the Obama campaign, debate the natural selection of robustness, and ask:…

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