Category Archives: Social technology

Social Media and Political Engagement: New Survey from Pew Research

http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Political-Engagement.aspx How much do people use social media as a way to be politically engaged? This question has been posed by a team of researchers at the Pew Internet & American Life Project, resulting in this 13-page report. The report … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property on Facebook

Just like the content of a book or a news broadcast, your original works are automatically protected by copyright.  However, in order to exercise that protection you need to secure your ownership or authorship which is why people and organizations … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Search

We are all used to the traditional web search where we enter our query into a search engine that searches through its index of web pages and then provides us with a list of the results that most closely match … Continue reading

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Blippr

Blippr is for short 160 character reviews of books, games, applications, movies, and music.  Add your own review or search to find out what other people are saying.  You can use a third party account like Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, OpenID … Continue reading

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Scribd

Scribd is a social publishing, document-sharing website where you can read what other people have written or upload your own masterpiece.  Explore by category or popular tags.  Scribd claims to have the largest library of user-generated documents and all of … Continue reading

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BookGlutton

Take a video tour of BookGlutton, an online social community for reading and discussing books that are available in the public domain.

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