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Happy 5th Birthday, YouTube!

It’s hard to believe that YouTube, which serves more than 1 billion videos per day, is a mere five years old today. The domain name YouTube.com was registered on February 14, 2005. The company sold to Google in October 2006 …

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EyePlorer – Visually Explore Wikipedia

EyePlorer is a reference search engine that takes your original search term then displays related terms in a circle around your original search term. Clicking on each related term reveals more information from Wikipedia about that term. If the information …

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Engaging Students with Voki

Voki is a free service that allows your students to create personalized speaking avatars and embed them on a blog or wiki or send them via e-mail. This service provides numerous features to help students personalize their speaking avatar’s voice, …

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Super Bowl XLIV Ads 2010

Television advertisements during the Super Bowl football game get a lot of hype, but we often don’t see the same Super Bowl ads in Canada as in the US. Every year, Canadian stations buy the rights to air the Super …

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Visualizing 6 Years of Facebook

Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004 and has come a long way from a Harvard-only networking site in the intervening years. In fact, Facebook has undoubtedly become the world’s largest social network, with over 400 million users worldwide and …

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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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