Social media changes back-to-school experience

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Description: Social media has changed the experience of going back to school for kids. By using social media to stay in-touch throughout the summer, kids are able to draw on each others shared content to start conversations and meet new friends. However, for some this might mean enduring more bullying than before. Source: CBC.ca Date:… Read more »

Dorm Rooms and a Garage are Launching Some of the Best in Startups

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Description: The University of Waterloo boasts two productive launch pads for students wanting to build a start-up company. The Velocity Residence and the Velocity Garage offer places for students to learn, collaborate and test their industries. Source: Techvibes.com Date: September 6th, 2012 How many times have you heard or read the phrase “student startup” in… Read more »

Political Campaigning with Technology

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Description: A look at the way President Obama and Mitt Romney have been utilizing technology. Dan Simon reports. Source: www.cnn.com Date: Sept 5, 2012 Questions for discussion: What are various methods used to campaign digitally in 2012 presidential election? Do you feel that the candidate with the lead in technology will have a distinct advantage… Read more »

Why California Is Banning Social Media from the Hiring Process

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Description: California is attempting to pass a law that would completely remove social media from the hiring process. This includes denying employers the right to ask candidates for their social media logins and removing social media as a source of determining whether or not a person is “unfit or competent” to fill a position. Source:… Read more »

The Billion Dollar Mind Trick

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Description: The most successful social media platforms serve a distinct purpose but also form addictive habits within their users. Instagram is the latest social media platform to exhibit this incredibly powerful tendency. Source: Techcrunch.com Date: April 22 2012 Yin asked not to be identified by her real name. A young addict in her mid-twenties, she… Read more »

If Charles Darwin Created Foursquare, It Might Look Like This

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Description: Project Noah wants to create a database of every living creature in the world with user generated content. This breakthrough smartphone application has already led to noteworthy discoveries in its fight against Nature Deficit Disorder. Source: Mashable.com Date: April 20 2012 Big Idea: Project Noah harnesses the power of mobile to let users contribute… Read more »

Should teachers and students be Facebook friends?

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Description: Nkomo Morris is one of many teachers who uses Facebook to communicate with students. Despite the perceived benefits of interacting with students in a comfortable environment, personal and professional lines can quickly become blurred with Facebook usage. Source: cbsnews.com Date: April 19 2012 Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts… Read more »

Social media bears witness in Syria

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Description: Two CNN assignment editors discuss how important the activist network is for us to cover the story in Syria. Source: cnn .com Date: March 15, 2012 Questions for discussion: Has social media been a positive force in what is going on in Syria?  Why? Or Why Not? Is there anyway in which the government… Read more »