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Traditional Library Books Belong to Museums; Thanks to E-Readers

Cushing Academy administrators, a prep school near Boston, took a courageous decision and decided that the 144 year old school, at this point of time, doesn’t really need a library. Instead, they will buy 18 e-readers to replace the 20,000 books they currently have at school.

Reasonable Move

I personally believe that such a move is a reasonable consequence of where the world is heading to today. It is as simple as this: We no longer need libraries! This is something that may be hard for us to admit as libraries have always been respected for being the place to save and share humanity’s heritage of information. Us, human beings, have utmost respect to knowledge, and to places that we perceive to be its home. But then again, we have reached a point of time where our knowledge moved from library books to online servers. The Internet took us by storm, and changed the way we consume information.

Amazon Kindle on top of a book - take from kindle.amazon's flikr photostream

Amazon Kindle on top of a book

Follower Trafficking: Would You Sell Your Twitter Followers – Discreetly?

Twitter Followers for Money?

Twitter Followers for Money?

I am 100% positive that most of you have read about, or at least heard of, human trafficking: “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, illegally or legally, in order to control them for the purpose of exploitation.”

But the question is: Have you ever heard of Twitter followers trafficking? I would have to assume not.

So, what do I mean by the “trafficking of followers”? Is it as bad as it sounds? And if given the chance, would you actually try to discreetly exploit your Twitter followers by selling them for a certain amount of money, without their knowledge?



Twitter Followers: Their real, undisclosed value…

Imagine that on a given day, you take a one minute break from your tweeting activities and decide to check the inbox in your direct messages. To your surprise, you find the following message: Are you interested in selling your Twitter followers? Contact me through e-mail for negotiations.What would you do?

21 Twittering Objects, Appliances and Animals! Ridiculous or Useful?

Twitter has opened the door for real-time status reporting. Today, not only humans report their status, but also many other objects, devices and animals. We have surfed the Internet and listed our findings.

Username: @xadultfinder – Action: Unfollow! More Twitter Tips…

Apart for the Twitter avatar and background, what would influence your choice of people to follow on Twitter? How many Twitter users have you unfollowed due to their user names? What is the best method for companies to benefit from Twitter user names?

Yahoo! Maktoob: Ready to Deal With Freedom of Speech and Piracy Issues?

Yahoo! Maktoob: Ready to Deal With Freedom of Speech and Piracy Issues?

Yahoo!Maktoob

After almost 2 years of rumors about this deal, Yahoo! made a big move last week when it purchased the Arabic portal Maktoob for an estimated $85 million. This is certainly one of the biggest moves in the Middle East tech field. What bumps to expect along the road?

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Social Media & Medical Diagnosis: Could Your Online Doctor Kill You?

Social Media & Medical Diagnosis: Could Your Online Doctor Kill You?

Misdiagnosis By Angela Melick

Is social media slowly replacing the traditional form of curing illnesses by doctor visits followed by diagnosis and medical prescriptions? Can social media really kill you through misdiagnosis? Should we really trust online doctors who give out free drug prescriptions?

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When will Facebook realize that it won’t ever be “Twitter”?

When will Facebook realize that it won’t ever be “Twitter”?

Facebook Lite... a Twitter look-alike?

Facebook is adding more and more Twitter functionalities each day. Why? Does Twitter pose a threat to Facebook or the other way around? Can they coexist? and does Facebook's Twitter added features help the platform or hurt it?

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What Does Your Twitter Avatar & Background Say About YOU?

What Does Your Twitter Avatar & Background Say About YOU?

An example of Avatar Relevancy

Do you think your Twitter avatar and background have an impact on how your current and potential followers view you? Can using an "inappropriate" avatar or background actually be a reason to lower the number Twitter users interested in following you or even attract the "wrong" type of followers?

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Anonymous Atheists, Christian Evangelists & Mosques in Second Life… Spam?

Anonymous Atheists, Christian Evangelists & Mosques in Second Life… Spam?

Reddit Atheism Category

Religious freedom has a total different taste when you experience it in a virtual world; it turns into something more akin to the taste of spam. How would you feel about it if someone tried to convert you online? So what effect do you see social media having on religions?

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Dell vs. Toshiba – Death Match via Youtube, Facebook & Twitter…

Dell vs. Toshiba – Death Match via Youtube, Facebook & Twitter…

From Dell's Fan Page

Is social media turning into one of the main reasons for purchasing trendy, fashionable and tech products these days? Could a brand's wrong utilization of social media affect its image negatively? Is it fair to solely depend on web marketing and social media channels in order to decide whether to purchase a certain brand or its competitor?

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