“Impact Your World” — A Campaign By CNN

CNN’s “Impact Your World” examines a variety of topics and how news makers and you are impacting the world. Get informed, connect to organizations and share how you have made an impact.

Campaign Objectives & Mission:

CNN's New Initiative

CNN's New Initiative

Impact Your World is a CNN initiative that empowers CNN’s viewers to take action on the news they consume.

This simple equation illustrates the value behind this campaign:
Information + Action = Impact

CNN’s Impact Your World is an empowerment initiative that gives people an opportunity to interact with and respond to the news. CNN connects the worldwide audience to the interests, passions and causes they care about through the people and stories covered by CNN’s award winning journalists as well as by those presented by prominent figures and celebrities.

Lovely-Faces.com Imports 250,000 Facebook Profiles Without Permission!

History seems to be repeating itself!

Lovely-Faces.com

Lovely-Faces.com

Do you recall back n 2003 when Mark Zuckerberg made his name at Harvard by scraping the names and photos of fellow classmates off school servers to feed a system called FaceMash? Lovely-Faces.com seems to have learned from the best and decided to follow Mark’s footsteps by scraping 250,000 Facebook profiles!

The site categorizes unwitting volunteers into personality types, using a facial recognition algorithm, so you can search for someone in your general area who is “easy going,” “wild” or “sly.” Or you can just search on people’s real names. Read more at Wired.com

Social Media Utilized to Organize Protests in Egypt

The protest movement in Egypt is taking advantage of social media to communicate, inform and organize. “Despite attempts to block Twitter, Facebook and other sites (the government denies it was responsible), a Facebook page devoted to Friday’s planned protests had more than 80,000 followers as of 2 p.m. ET Thursday, compared with some 20,000 the [...]

What’s Up Google? Latest News & Changes

Google is going through some major changes, mostly to the better, and everyone is excited about what’s next in line!

Therefore, I decided to dedicate this post to latest Google news that can change the way you deal with the internet in general and your view of Google in specific.

Social Media Sobriety Test: Don’t Drink & Tweet!

Social Media Sobriety Test: Don’t Drink & Tweet!

How many times did you get back home drunk and started tweeting or updating your Facebook status without really knowing what it is that you are typing away? Have no fear, the sobriety test is here!

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Global Work Party Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

Global Work Party Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

Tweets about 101010

350 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere is what scientist believe to be the safe limit for humanity. The amount of carbon currently in the atmosphere of earth is 388 ppm. 350.org is an international campaign that was established with the aim of mobilizing a grassroots movement focusing on creating solutions for climate change...

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The Blacklist: Google’s Response to Defamation Conviction

The Blacklist: Google’s Response to Defamation Conviction

Google's Blacklist

Only some days ago, a Paris court convicted US search engine giant Google and its chief executive, Eric Schmidt, of defamation over results from its "suggest" function. Google's response: The Blacklist!

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WTF: Are You Next on Facebook’s Hit List?

WTF: Are You Next on Facebook’s Hit List?

Three teens who were on a hit list posted on Facebook have been killed in the past 10 days in a southwestern Colombian town, officials say. Police say they do not know who posted the list or why the names are on it.

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How To: Disable Facebook’s Social Plugins

How To: Disable Facebook’s Social Plugins

Instant Personalization on Yelp

It is already pretty ubiquitous on the web,; your Facebook profile seems to pop up everywhere! If you go to CNN, you find yourself already logged in with your Facebook profile and able to comment with it. If you go to Pandora, your music preferences are automatically shared with the site.

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12 World Cup Tweeps You #MustFollow

12 World Cup Tweeps You #MustFollow

Twitter's World Cup 2010 Africa Design

Twitter is certainly jumping on the World Cup bandwagon, they even added a new theme to celebrate the occasion. You can add it by going to Settings > Design, and choosing the “South Africa 2010″ theme. But Twitter will certainly be an important source of updates for the world cup to the extent that some teams like Spanish and...

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