Global Work Party Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

350 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere is what scientist believe to be the safe limit for humanity. The amount of carbon dioxide 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 problems and pressuring the leaders to mobilize their efforts to solve the environmental crisis that we are currently facing.

In October of last year, they successfully coordinated 5,200 simultaneous rallies and demonstrations in 181 countries, which was described by CNN as the “most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history”. In October 2010, they set their goals higher in organizing a“Global Work Party”, a day were individuals demonstrate their actions and solutions to environmental problems sending a strong message to their leaders that “If we can get to work on solutions to the climate crisis, so can you“.

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Google Pretending to Care? — Two New Transparency Tools

Government Requests

Corporate Transparency and user information privacy are hot issues on the net, and with bigger and bigger services, people are becoming more aware that their information is not solely accessible by those whom they decide to share it with. Their information might be shared with hackers, nosy friends, and even governments! Google has released a couple of new services that will address privacy issues and raise the level of transparency that Google has about its interaction with the governments of the world.

The Evolution of a Poking Tool

After Google’s scuffles with the Chinese government and their services being banned in mainland China, Google released a monitoring tool that allows it to keep tabs on China’s blocks of its service and helps inform its users of them. The new tool builds on the “up-time monitor” and expands it to provide information about the traffic from about 200 countries, in it you will be able to get updated information about blocks and traffic to 17 Google services including Youtube. So blockades such as Pakistan’s 10-day censorship of Youtube in protest for the “draw Mohammed Day” in March can be clearly seen using the Transparency Traffic Report tool, data is delayed by 30-hours so that Google can ensure its authenticity before releasing it to the public.

How To: Disable Facebook’s Social Plugins

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.

12 World Cup Tweeps You #MustFollow

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 the Dutch have banned their players from using it. A further proof was provided on how the selection of Robbie Findley to the US soccer team instantly became a trending topic on Twitter, even though the whole thing is a surprise it wasn’t a big deal at all.

Quirky News of the Web — April 2010

Quirky News of the Web — April 2010

Twitter the Butt Saviour

There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago. Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will...

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Boobquake Campaign! — Learn Social Media By Example

Boobquake Campaign! — Learn Social Media By Example

Super Power Boobs?

It's not like it's the first time that a religious figure blamed natural disaster on a certain group of people. In the western side of Indiana, there was a young Purdue senior that had a light bulb flash in her head when she read about this. What if we put that theory to the test?

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Anything you “Tweet” can & will be used against you!

Anything you “Tweet” can & will be used against you!

Library of Congress, Jefferson Building by Michael Casey

The Library of Congress announced this week that it will archive the billions of tweets published since Twitter launched in March 2006. Is it a waste of money and time?

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Be Ware! Top 8 Social Media Scams So Far [videos]

In efforts to keep you safe, at least from social media inflicted scams, here's a mixed list of top 8 scams you should know about and probably take to mind when using social media.

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Top 10 iPhone Applications – Reviewed [video]

Despite the negative talk, and attacks, going around about the iPhone, the iPhone seems to be well and alive with innovative and useful applications being released to its users periodically. Here's a list of the latest top 10 iPhone applications video, plus description, guaranteed to capture your attention. Enjoy!

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How the New CNN.com can be Better – UI Review

How the New CNN.com can be Better – UI Review

News Pulse section needs better navigational structure

CNN has rolled out a major redesign for CNN.com earlier last week in a strategical step to improve their famous online presence. The new layout is much better than their old one with a focus on Video news rather than text news, but yet, we believe that it can be better.

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