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"Facebook is trying too hard." Why some teens are turned off by Facebook.

"Facebook is trying too hard."  Why some teens are turned off by Facebook. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
At 13, I’ve been noticing something different: Facebook is losing teens lately. And I think I know why.
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Regardless of the platform, this young writer appears to be quite media literate.  I am glad that some people are putting thought into the effects of social media.  One takeaway is that some kids feel that "Facebook is trying too hard."

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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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An Eye on New Media

An Eye on New Media | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Welcome to 'Ken's Odds and Ends'. Click this link to go to my 'real' site.

Let me be the first to tell you that this "Odd's and Ends' site is not a polished Scoop.it Page. It is the 'waiting room' or 'overflow room' for my primary Scoop.it page which you can find here:
http://www.scoop.it/t/new-media-technology

The focus of that site is New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms

This site reflects those interests as well as some other scoops that don't fit directly into nice little boxes under the 'new media' umbrella.

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I am trying to streamline my primary site.  Oddz and Endz is kind of an overflow of this original site but will have content that doesn't fit into nice little  boxes under the 'New Media' flag

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8 Ways To Tell if You’re A Truly Compassionate Person

8 Ways To Tell if You’re A Truly Compassionate Person | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama His remarks…
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The Hardest Part of Teaching

The Hardest Part of Teaching | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
They never tell you in teacher school, and it's rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate....
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Ugh. Commentary on the ugly situation in the Middle East.

HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to create the most social video experience possible. Viewers are invited to join discussions live as on-air guests. Topics range from politics to pop culture.
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The Power of Doing Just *ONE* Financial Thing | Budgets Are Sexy

The Power of Doing Just *ONE* Financial Thing | Budgets Are Sexy | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
If you can master just ONE large goal like maxing out your IRA or 401(k), or both!, you’ll become a millionaire in no time.
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Brand Over Brain

Brand Over Brain | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Brands help us assign value to almost everything we buy. But is there a way to know the difference between real and created value? In this episode, TED speakers explore the seductive power of brands.
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An hour of Ted Talks (radio) about the psychology of advertising.

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Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.
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The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking

The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood.

Carl Sagan was many things -- a cosmic sage,
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Carl Sagans critical thinking list.

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Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons

Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
"Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their
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13 Hilarious and Sexist Dating Tips From 1938. - Imgur

Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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Oh No Children!  Sexist dating advice from the past.

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Learn the Military Tuck for Keeping a Dress Shirt Neat with This Video

Learn the Military Tuck for Keeping a Dress Shirt Neat with This Video | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Want to look slim and sharp in your dress shirt, and not like you're wearing a poofy blouse? This video from Birchbox Man demonstrates how to use the military tuck to do just that (whether you're a guy or a gal).
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Several quick tips to look your best in simple shirts. I'll take any easy tips that I can get.

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The Ultimate All-Natural Cleaning Guide: 21 Ways to Spring Clean Your Whole House Naturally

The Ultimate All-Natural Cleaning Guide: 21 Ways to Spring Clean Your Whole House Naturally | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

There's no better time than spring to give your home some serious deep cleaning. It's finally warm enough to wash your windows without freezing them shut, and now that the snow has melted, it's a good time to give your siding a thorough scrub. But before you fill your cabinets with expensive heavy-duty cleansers, check out our guide to cleaning naturally with products you probably have on hand. These cleaning solutions are safer for kids, pets, and the environment, and they'll leave your home sparkling and beautiful.

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FREE READABILITY FORMULAS TOOLS : FREE READABILITY TESTS FOR YOUR TEXT

FREE READABILITY FORMULAS TOOLS : FREE READABILITY TESTS FOR YOUR TEXT | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Automatically grade your text with our free readability test tools! These 8 popular readability formulas will help you find the reading level and grade level of your materials and help you to determine if your readers can read your materials.
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This free resource will give you a score so that you can understand if your writing is appropriate for the level of your audience.

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How to Set And Reach Advertising Goals

How to Set And Reach Advertising Goals | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Consider these tips to help you set advertising goals based on objectives you can track, reach and build upon.
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John Wanamaker is famous for saying, “half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.”


These simple tips will help you get started in forming and tracking advertising goals.

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50 Loving Sentiments We Should All Say More Often

50 Loving Sentiments We Should All Say More Often | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
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I like this short list of simple but sincere ways to show you care or start conversations.
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Trailer | Behold The Earth - YouTube

Behold The Earth, a feature documentary directed by David Conover, is an inquiry into America's divorce from nature and the relationship between science and ...
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This documentary is an attempt to create dialog between science and technology

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A Bold Man Dives Head On Into Largest Waves On Earth to get great photos

A Bold Man Dives Head On Into Largest Waves On Earth to get great photos | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
What he captures on camera is absolutely incredible.
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15 Quotes for Moms With a Sense of Humor

15 Quotes for Moms With a Sense of Humor | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Forget flowers this Mother's Day -- give mom the gift of giggles.
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Some of these are very funny

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Pixar's Ed Catmull On Why Communication Should Know No Boundaries

Pixar's Ed Catmull On Why Communication Should Know No Boundaries | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
For the best communication to happen Pixar President Ed Catmull says companies need to break the boundaries of hierarchy.
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The Animals of Chernobyl | New York Times - Yahoo Screen

The Animals of Chernobyl | New York Times - Yahoo Screen | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the flora and fauna of Chernobyl, Ukraine. “This level of chronic exposure is above what most species will tolerate without showing some signs, either in terms of how long they live or in the number of tumors they have, or genetic mutations and cataracts,” Dr. Mousseau said. “It’s a perfect laboratory setting for us.”
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Nature's attempt to rebound around Chernobyl. Beautiful and interesting.

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The 60 Most Surprising Photos Of 2013

The 60 Most Surprising Photos Of 2013 | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
2013 was a year filled with ups, downs, and above all, surprise -- here are 60 photos to help illustrate our point about 2013!
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Procrastination alert:  Interesting photos about the world that you don't need to see.

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How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World

How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Can Henk Ovink sell Americans on a new approach to flooding — letting the water in?
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Here Are 20 Things You Had No Idea Your Microwave Could Do. Life Just Got A Lot Better

Here Are 20 Things You Had No Idea Your Microwave Could Do. Life Just Got A Lot Better | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
I knew it was more than a heater-upper for pizza.
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Ideology

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I wish that someone had explained it to me like this about 20 years ago. It is not perfect, but it is clear.

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This Was Unexpectedly Awesome Facebook Message…

This Was Unexpectedly Awesome Facebook Message… | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The Socialcrat - Stories Worth Sharing
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An uplifting message regarding overweight people who don't stop trying to lose weight. This is worth reading. It is even better if you encourage those around you.

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▶ The Collapse of The American Dream Explained in Animation - YouTube

We're doomed. pass it on
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This is obviously a radically biased video. Yet if it is watched with a critical mind, it can be a valuable video

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