Webscape: A toolkit for start-ups

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From sites which offer tips from successful entrepreneurs and business people to a daily email of key news events, this video rounds up some of the best tools for those starting a business. Source: BBC News Date: January 30, 2015 Link (to be pasted into browser): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hv80g Discussion 1) Why do you think these entrepreneurs… Read more »

The social network where no one knows your name

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Discussion:  Social Number, a new social networking site that assigns users a number rather than using a name, handle, or thumbnail photo, strives to create an atmosphere of anonymity for its users.  The site encourages users to discuss things such as a bad job, hot button issues, or substance abuse problems without the threat of linking them to… Read more »

Snapchat’s ‘disappearing’ videos don’t actually vanish

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Discussion:  Snapchat is a messaging app whose trail of messages disappears after the user views the item.  When a user sends an image, they can choose how long the receiver has to view it, picking a time frame of up to 10 seconds after opening.  Then it vanishes.  A newly discovered security flaw in the app is… Read more »

Netiquette: Saying farewell

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Discussion:  Because of our recently well-connected world, there are many new ways to keep in touch with your family and friends.  Posting updates about current life events, thoughts, and plans are often uploaded to the internet for the world to learn what is going on in your life.  This article outlaines certain guidelines one should follow, netiquette that is,… Read more »

Analyze your Facebook data with new Wolfram Alpha tool

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Discussion:  Facebook’s new Wolfram Alpha tool compiles all the little bits of information about you on Facebook–a picture here, a comment there–and creates a report that shows the essence  of you.  The report, complete with interactive graphs and statistics, will show your online patterns and habits.  Even the trails of information that you may not realize you… Read more »