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Australian Photographer in Hot Water After Threat-Filled Facebook Tirade

Australian Photographer in Hot Water After Threat-Filled Facebook Tirade | Random Reading | Scoop.it

Think before you post. This should be the message greeting all of us when we open up our social network of choice.


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Not what I expected when I clicked this article, but it was surprising. The definition of cyber bullying, but to public degree. I'm glad all the waters are cleared, but whether he claims to have been drunk or not, treatment like this is never acceptable. 

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This Is What The Brain Of Every Introvert Looks Like

This Is What The Brain Of Every Introvert Looks Like | Random Reading | Scoop.it
"Should you put on pants and go to that party? Probably not." —Your brain
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The brain of an Introvert, this made me laugh. It is somewhat true though, which i suppose makes it funny.

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Australian Photographer in Hot Water After Threat-Filled Facebook Tirade

Australian Photographer in Hot Water After Threat-Filled Facebook Tirade | Random Reading | Scoop.it

Think before you post. This should be the message greeting all of us when we open up our social network of choice.


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Arianna Smith's insight:

Not what I expected when I clicked this article, but it was surprising. The definition of cyber bullying, but to public degree. I'm glad all the waters are cleared, but whether he claims to have been drunk or not, treatment like this is never acceptable. 

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Amnesiac cellist astounds doctors with musical memory

Amnesiac cellist astounds doctors with musical memory | Random Reading | Scoop.it
German musician who lost nearly all memory after contracting herpes encephalitis can learn new pieces of music...

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This is amazing. Considering Amnesia is unpredictable and unrelenting; it's awesome that he can somehow still remember all things musical. And not only remember his past talents and skills, but that he can still learn new ones! 

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Too much social media bad for kids, experts say

Too much social media bad for kids, experts say | Random Reading | Scoop.it
Jennifer Esau has house rules regarding social media.
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When I first saw this article, I thought it was going to be really biased. To my surprise it wasn't. It had views personally from a concerned parent, but it always had another parent supporting it. It explained how social media in too much quantities may be harmful to the kids actual social life. They did analyze how it can be helpful for fostering individual identity and for connections across seas(or just long distance in general). It's a good article that shows both sides of the spectrum which is awesome.

 

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Special subway cars in Kyoto are perfect for travelling anime fans

Special subway cars in Kyoto are perfect for travelling anime fans | Random Reading | Scoop.it
Kyoto is best known as a bastion of Japan’s traditional past, where the visual and performing arts developed during the feudal era still command the highest respect. Japan’s former capital is also making a bid to become a center for modern popular culture as well, though. 2006 saw the opening of the Kyoto Internati ...
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First off, oh my gosh! Oh freaking cute! I'm into this sort of thing, so I excitedly clicked this article. The reasons behind Kyoto 'decking out' there subway is completely for tourism and the pure love of anime. I can imagine some people may not appreciate the new look, but others (myself included) think its awesome! It just makes me want to visit Japan even more! :) 

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The Miley Cyrus Effect: Leveraging Current Events in your Content Strategy

The Miley Cyrus Effect: Leveraging Current Events in your Content Strategy | Random Reading | Scoop.it
Recently, I’ve noticed a spike in the rate at which pop cultural current events get picked up in both major and minor media.

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The 'Miley Cyrus' effect, was created by a blogger who was tired of people not reading his articles(even though he feels they are great). So he put 'Miley Cyrus' as a title for one of his blogs, although it had nothing to do about her And sure enough, many people clicked it. If the interest in Miley is alarming enough, the truth about this article is that Titles matter. And a good title will hook you, and make you want to read it. So in this case, Miley Cyrus got some attention.

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Logan Lynn Roberts's curator insight, November 14, 2013 3:41 AM

Cleverly leveraging current "viral" events to gain visibility for your content can work to your advantage, especially if you can have a sense of humor about it. 

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Solar Ambitions: 6 Projects Powered By The Sun

Solar Ambitions: 6 Projects Powered By The Sun | Random Reading | Scoop.it

The city of London has covered the roof of its Blackfriar's Bridge (part of the Blackfriar's Railway Station) with 4,400 photovoltaic solar panels. The new solar array will have the capacity to convert enough solar energy to make 80,000 cups of tea a day. Since the energy created is entirely carbon free, the photovoltaic cells will reduce the station's carbon footprint by 511 tons, or an average of 89,000 car trips per year.

Solar arrays usually appear on the rooftops of buildings, or as part of large solar farms outside of cities–which makes the Blackfriar's Bridge all the more impressive. The project marks an ambitious effort to convert rail infrastructure—which itself consumes a sizable about of energy each year—to help solve the complex climate puzzle.


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Solar energy being used to dazzle the people. Not only does it look awesome but it's heading the world in the right direction. It's carbon free, which means it helps the environment. I'm  not entirely sure if it can generate a lot of energy, but it's defiantly a path I'm willing to follow. The buildings they created look like something out of a science fiction film! It's crazy. Not everyone nor every country has solar energy accessible to them(whether it's climate or price). But the people that can, should use it. I think this is a great way to showcase Solar Energy to the world.

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