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What happens to your online life after you die?

What happens to your online life after you die? | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Find out about your digital legacy and how to protect it in a BBC iWonder guide in association with BBC Inside Out West. Have you ever thought about the digita
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Young Refugees Are Using Their Smartphones For Way More Than Snapchatting And Selfies

Young Refugees Are Using Their Smartphones For Way More Than Snapchatting And Selfies | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
"I need information," an Afghan refugee told MTV News about staying connected.
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Apple's Siri interrupts White House news conference

Apple's Siri interrupts White House news conference | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Apple's voice command service Siri has interrupted a journalist's question during a White House news briefing in the US.
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» Digital Ethnography Toward Augmented Empiricism: A New Methodological Framework Journal of Digital Humanities

» Digital Ethnography Toward Augmented Empiricism: A New Methodological Framework Journal of Digital Humanities | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
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Education & Family - BBC News

Education & Family - BBC News | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Get the latest BBC Education news: headlines, comment and debate on topical education issues across the UK plus England secondary school league tables.
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Netscape: the web browser that came back to haunt Microsoft

Netscape: the web browser that came back to haunt Microsoft | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Bill Gates’s Internet Explorer killed off Netscape… but it rose again in the form of Firefox, and has now had the last laugh
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Losing your smartphone: the five stages of grief | Dean Burnett

Losing your smartphone: the five stages of grief | Dean Burnett | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Dean Burnett: Given how indispensable smartphones can become to a person’s life, the loss of one is worryingly hard to cope with
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The linguistic genius of babies

The linguistic genius of babies | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.
(Filmed at TEDxRainier.)
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Homeless people receive free Christmas lunch after thousands spread message of goodwill

Homeless people receive free Christmas lunch after thousands spread message of goodwill | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
More than 100 hungry and homeless people enjoyed a free Christmas lunch at a north London pub after a tweet advertising the offer went viral.
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The Face of Facebook - The New Yorker

The Face of Facebook - The New Yorker | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his college dorm room six years ago. Five hundred million people have joined since, and eight hundred and seventy-nine of them are his friends. The site is a directory of the world’s people, and a place for private citizens to create public identities. You sign up and start posting information about yourself: photographs, employment history, why you are peeved right now with the gummy-bear selection at Rite Aid or bullish about prospects for peace in the Middl
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What we learned from 5 million books

What we learned from 5 million books | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Have you played with Google Labs' Ngram Viewer? It's an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries. Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show us how it works, and a few of the surprising things we can learn from 500 billion words.
(Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
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The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015 - Forbes

The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015 - Forbes | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
It’s that time again: When I look ahead to 2015 to predict social media marketing trends we can expect over the coming year.
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A Photographer is Removing Phones From His Images to Show How Addicted We Are - Notable.ca

A Photographer is Removing Phones From His Images to Show How Addicted We Are - Notable.ca | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Photographer Eric Pickersgill is showing us just how unreal our real lives look when we remove our handheld technology from them.
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Wikipedia's view of the world is written by the west

Wikipedia's view of the world is written by the west | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Research by Oxford University shows five rich countries edit most articles about places – and when others do contribute, they write about the west
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These Photos Will Make You Want To Put Your Phone Down Forever

These Photos Will Make You Want To Put Your Phone Down Forever | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
...Unless it's too late for you already, you poor soul.
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We've 'evolved' to cope with walking and texting, In Short - BBC Radio 5 live

We've 'evolved' to cope with walking and texting, In Short - BBC Radio 5 live | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Humans have evolved a "protective shuffle" to cope with walking and texting.
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Teachers Relying on Google Translate to Set Work for Students Who Can't Speak English - Breitbart

Teachers Relying on Google Translate to Set Work for Students Who Can't Speak English - Breitbart | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
British teachers are having to deal with so many immigrant children that they have to use Google Translate to plan lessons, a union conference has heard. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers was told schools are struggling to cope with
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The price of shame

The price of shame | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs -- and demands a different way.
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How Couchsurfing became the Friendster of the sharing economy

How Couchsurfing became the Friendster of the sharing economy | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Before there was Uber, Lyft, or Airbnb, there was Couchsurfing.

Via jean lievens
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Authors are now judged by their Twitter followers, and it's a world gone mad

Authors are now judged by their Twitter followers, and it's a world gone mad | Ethnography, Education and the Social Web | Scoop.it
Tess Vigeland is getting ready to promote her book – and the question everyone in the publishing industry asks is how many people she knows on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Isn’t there a world to value authors beyond the social media shortcuts?
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North Korea's internet appears to be under mass cyber attack

The outage comes just days after President Obama announced a "proportional response" to the Sony hack.
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The European Parliament just endorsed the breakup of Google

In a 384 to 174 vote, Europe's legislative body approved a non-binding resolution calling for Google's search engine to be split off from its other businesses.
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