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Internet Nominated For 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

The Internet, which has virtually revolutionized world communication, has been nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. ‘Organizers said signatories to its petition backing the nomination include 2003 peace laureate and exiled Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi — which would make …

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Google Goes Social with Google Buzz

It’s official: Google has just announced Google Buzz, its newest push into the social media foray. This confirms earlier reports of Gmail integrating a social status feature. Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you …

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TEDxMcGill Presentations

TEDxMcGill is a student run independently organized TED event at McGill University in Montreal. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED [ http://www.ted.com ] has grown …

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Social Media Toolkit

About five years ago, if you wanted to get attention for consulting or speaking engagements, frequent use of “web 2.0″ was required. Today, you can get the same mileage from “social media”. In fact, add “social” to anything and you’ll …

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Google Books Adds Shelving Options

Google recently announced two new enhancement to Google Books. You can now browse through many of the Google Books categories using a horizontally scrolling interface. This same horizontally scrolling interface is also applied to the collections of books that you …

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Using Shmoop to Make Learning Relevant

Students often ask – “Why must we learn this?” Shmoop helps educators answer this question through its digital resources that make learning fun and relevant for students. The online resource uses relevant and current cultural points-of-reference to help students see …

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