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Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform

Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
New research indicates that Instagram is poised for a big take-off. Will it be the next big thing?

 

A few weeks ago I professed my love for Instagram and predicted that this easy photo-sharing app would soar. Now, new data from The Social Habit seems to confirm that Instagram is poised for a breakout.

Of the Americans surveyed who currently use a social media platform, only 18 percent currently have a profile on Instagram. That’s paltry compared to Facebook (94%) or Twitter (47%). But here are four reasons why Instagram could explode in 2013.

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Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog - In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT !

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"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Oscar Wilde

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Scoop.it - SigalonValley - Search - Followed - Followers - DailyMagazine - RobinGood - Blog - L'Info Autrement - ToLongToRead - Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET - Buzz Actu

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Scoop.itOnTheWeb - Featured - Popular -  Technology - SpaceExploration - Music - ContentCuration - Health - Medicine - Internet - Society - Activism - Politics - Environment - Agriculture - SocialMedia - Photography - ComputerScience - Programming - Green&Sustainability - Design - Science - Culture - NonProfits - Food&Beverage - LifeStyle - Mobile - Auto&Motorcycle - Innovation - Architecture - Psychology - Communications - DIY - DataVisualization - Electronics - Economy - Finance - Geography - History - Journalism - Literature - Religion - Research - VideoAudio - TV -  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EkTRutq7COCJerjI0uorlhsmPHAb7KzSMzDk-x5XF1w/edit?usp=sharing

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Visit the Sigalon Soup.io (http://sigalon.soup.io), a good source for content curation.

 

As of today, 2014-01-01, the Sigalon Soup has been viewed more than 66,000 times, by more than 25,000 visitors from 159 countries.

 

The Sigalon Soup and the related Soups are news aggregators.

To follow the most recent information on a specific topic, click on an item, -Soup-, in the list specified below.

Each topic contains information from a number of selected RSS feeds, as well as direct links to some relevant sites.

Below the heading "Account" in each Soup, you find icons pointing to the sources from which the RSS feeds are obtained. By clicking on an icon, you can go directly to such a source.

 

See the Sigalon Scoop.it Soup (http://sigalonscoopit.soup.io)

 

See the List of Current Specific Topics in this Document:

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Noam Chomsky: Knowledge and Power

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Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most-celebrated intellectuals, known for his writing on language and his views on US foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East. Now in his late eighties, the linguistics philosopher and Emeritus Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology near Boston is still working, writing, and speaking publicly.
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See Microscopic Photographs From Nikon's Photography Contest

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Nikon Small World was founded in 1974 to recognize excellence in photography through the microscope. To select the winners, competition judges analyzed entries from all over the world covering subjects ranging from chemical compounds to up-close-and-personal looks at biological specimens.
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Svenska - Swedish - Suédois

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Introduction

Svenska, as the Swedes call their language, is spoken by the approximately 8 million inhabitants of Sweden, as well as another 300,000 people in Finland. It belongs to the North Germanic sub-group of the Indo-European language family (English is in the West Germanic sub-group), which includes Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese. It is extremely similar to Danish and Norwegian, especially in written form. Its grammar and syntax are very similar to English, more so than German or French. Many Swedish words are easily recognizable by English speakers, and even more so by German speakers. So naturally, Swedish is a relatively easy language for English speakers to learn. Pronunciation is a little difficult at first, especially due to the vowels, and a beginner should listen to a native in order to get a good idea of the Swedish sounds.

This course was designed for beginners and no previous knowledge of Swedish is assumed. However, the lessons may also be helpful for those people who have had previous experience and would like to improve their grammar or just simply practice or brush up.
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Attack of the Chinese Tesla Clones

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In China, though, where non-union labor remains cheap, supply chains are as supple as they are massive, and attitudes toward intellectual property are quite lax, some aspiring auto barons think they can undercut Tesla by, well, ripping off Tesla. These brash entrepreneurs plan to build near carbon copies of the Model S and sell them for significantly less than the real thing.

Tesla isn’t alone in fighting counterfeiters. Land Rover tried and failed to stop a Chinese firm from producing a mirror-image of its popular Evoque SUV. But those looking to crib from Musk are aided by the fact Tesla made much of the technology underpinning the sedan open-source. And demand for EVs is mounting. The exploding market for automobiles raises grave concerns about air pollution and climate change, which is why Beijing wants to see five million “new energy cars” throughout China by 2020. Tesla’s at a disadvantage there, because its cars are subjected to high taxes in China and aren’t granted the same tax breaks awarded to home-grown EVs.

Musk is eager to expand in China, but may well fall victim to the clone war.
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How Ada Lovelace, the First Computer Programmer, Changed the World

How Ada Lovelace, the First Computer Programmer, Changed the World | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
I know it doesn't look like much, but this is the first computer program ever published. Its author was Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, more commonly known as Ada Lovelace, and the program was part of an academic article published in the 1840's. And no, that isn't a typo. Although Ada was an accomplished writer and…
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Developers of 3D food printing hope the culinary technology will revolutionize the way we cook and eat.

Developers of 3D food printing hope the culinary technology will revolutionize the way we cook and eat. | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Developers of 3D food printing hope the culinary technology will revolutionize the way we cook and eat.
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3D-printed concept house and electric vehicle can share power wirelessly | ExtremeTech

3D-printed concept house and electric vehicle can share power wirelessly | ExtremeTech | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Our homes and cars are the two things in day-to-day life that consumer the most power, but they don’t really mesh together very well in that respect. A project from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers a vision of a more integrated future with Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AIME). It consists of a power-sharing shelter and a vehicle which are simultaneously futuristic and awkwardly utilitarian. Oh, and they’re 3D printed.

AIME takes advantage of the world’s largest 3D printer, which is housed at Oak Ridge. It’s been used to 3D print cars in the past, but this time it’s less about showing off and more about presenting a real vision for the future. The vehicle is boxy and has an open two-seat cab with a large back compartment housing the battery and motor.

In this design, the electric vehicle is powered by a single traction motor with a transmission to the rear wheels. It has a range of just 35 miles, with only electric power. When it is driven someplace a bit farther away, it has a small natural gas tank that can be used to recharge the battery. The top speed is about 60 miles per hour. A Tesla this is not, but it is 30% carbon fiber-reinforced ABS plastic. It took about 20 hours to 3D print this vehicle.

The matching home is somewhat more unusual in appearance — you might not immediately realize you’re looking at a shelter as it has a serious cargo container vibe. It’s composed of multiple segments, each with a pair of small windows on one side. Insulation, electrical systems, and even roof solar panels are all built into the structure of the home. It’s arranged in segments because that makes it feasible to print in the same ABS plastic used in the EV.
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12 Amazingly Useful Facebook Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know About

12 Amazingly Useful Facebook Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know About | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
It's Facebook. You use it every day, and yet it changes something every other week. Are you completely sure you know all of the most useful tricks to make it manageable? On the off-chance that you missed something out of the zillion changes Facebook made in the past year or so, here are the ultimate…
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Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, 2016 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, 2016 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2016 presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders , the junior United States Senator and former Congressman from Vermont, began with a formal announcement by Sanders on May 26, 2015, in Burlington, Vermont, which followed an informal announcement on April 30. Sanders had been considered a potential candidate for President of the United States since at least September 2014.

The 2016 presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, the junior United States Senator and former Congressman from Vermont, began with a formal announcement by Sanders on May 26, 2015, in Burlington, Vermont, which followed an informal announcement on April 30.[5][6] Sanders had been considered a potential candidate for President of the United States since at least September 2014.[7] Although Sanders is an independent, he caucuses with the Democratic Party in the Senate, as many of his views align with those of Democrats, and he has confirmed that he is running as a Democrat.[8]

Sanders states that his campaign will focus on the income and wealth inequality, that he says has eroded with the American middle class, and on campaign finance reform. Unlike most other presidential candidates, Sanders does not pursue funding through a Super PAC, instead choosing to receive most of his campaign funds from small, individual donations.[9]On September 30, The New York Times reported that Sanders had raised $26 million over the preceding three months, exceeding Barack Obama's pace of fundraising in 2008; the campaign announced that it had reached one million individual donations, becoming the first in 2015 to reach that threshold.
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Per Morbergs makaronipudding | Recept.nu

Per Morbergs makaronipudding | Recept.nu | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Per Morbergs recept på makaronipudding med rimmat sidfläsk, en krämig och god pastagratäng. Recept från boken Morberg lagar husmanskost.

I andra länder får man ibland makaronipudding som ett tillbehör till kyckling eller nötkött, men då innehåller den förstås inget fläsk. Det går ju bra det också. Man ska alltid ha aluminiumfolie på puddingen under gräddningen så att den behåller sin krämighet. Ta av folien mot slutet. /Per Morberg
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Cueilleur de mémoire

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Jacques Roux n’a quasiment jamais quitté Uzès, la ville qui l’a vu naître voilà 79 ans. Correspondant du quotidien régional depuis de très nombreuses années, il nourrit une passion pour la cité ducale. Il possède ainsi une collection hors normes sur Uzès, mais aussi sur les villages alentours.
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New Whistleblower Is Behind Latest Revelations About U.S. Drone Program

New Whistleblower Is Behind Latest Revelations About U.S. Drone Program | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Jeremy Scahill says the source believes the public has a right to know how the U.S. government decides to assassinate people.
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How to Take a Screenshot in Mac OS X

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How to Take a Screenshot in Mac OS X
Seven Methods:Screenshot a Portion of Your ScreenTake a Shot of Your Entire ScreenSave a Screenshot to the ClipboardScreenshot of an Open WindowGrab Utility MethodAltering the Default Location of the Saved FilesAdditional Methods
If you need to snap a picture of a funny chat conversation, show an expert an error message on your system, create instructions for performing a task, or even contribute to a wikiHow article, a screenshot is the ideal way to show someone exactly what is on your computer screen. Taking a screenshot on Mac OS X is easy, and there are a variety of simple ways to capture just the image you need.
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These Are the 5 Best Android Phones

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The latest Android operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, has begun shipping on Google’s Nexus devices. It should begin arriving on other makers’ handsets soon, too.
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The Supreme Court Could Kill Tesla's Plan To Revolutionize The Smart Grid

The Supreme Court Could Kill Tesla's Plan To Revolutionize The Smart Grid | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court will hear a case that could determine whether Tesla’s newest smart grid technology succeeds or fails.
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Boosting brain-stimulating implants with nanowires | ExtremeTech

Boosting brain-stimulating implants with nanowires | ExtremeTech | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Researchers at Lund University have been developing new electrode technologies to address both of these problems. To solve the glial cell issue, one team has built 3D nanostructured axon guides out of gallium phosphide (GaP). The key innovation here is to create a vertically-oriented bed of 80nm diameter nanowires that preferentially exclude the glia, and support the axons. As described in their recent publication in Applied Materials and Interfaces, the team built their devices using a combination of electron beam lithography and metal organic vapor phase epitaxy, a chemical process used to make thin films. GaP, as some may recognize, is the stuff of LEDs. Pure GaP LEDs emit green and doping them with nitrogen or zinc oxide generates a few additional colors.
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Tesla’s upgraded Autopilot ships with this week’s version 7 software upgrade | ExtremeTech

Tesla’s upgraded Autopilot ships with this week’s version 7 software upgrade | ExtremeTech | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
New Tesla Autopilot self-driving capabilities arrive this week with version 7 of Tesla’s software. It enhances the Model S’s ability to help drive the car on highways and assist with parallel parking. The interface on Tesla’s 17-inch center stack LCD will also have a “new look,” Tesla chairman Elon Musk says.

The download becomes available Thursday and will take five days to roll out to the installed base of Tesla Model S sedans, Tesla says. It gives the Model S the same capabilities as the Tesla Model X SUV that began shipping Sept. 30 in very limited quantities. Not every autonomous driving feature is in the 7.0 release — for instance, valet mode car retrieval that parks and unparks your car in a garage with you outside the car.
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Android 6.0 Marshmallow: What It Is and When You’ll Get It

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Android Marshmallow is here. After months of speculation and rumor, Google has finally started rolling out the latest update to its mobile operating system.

But what exactly makes it so special? And more importantly, when will you get it on your own device?
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Volvo accepts full liability for its cars in autonomous mode

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In a speech scheduled for Thursday night at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars HaĚŠkan Samuelsson will state that his company will "accept full liability whenever one if its cars is in autonomous mode," according to a Volvo Car Group communications document.
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The next Volkswagen Phaeton will be an all-electric luxury flagship - CNET

The next Volkswagen Phaeton will be an all-electric luxury flagship - CNET | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
A flagship is a brand's most important vehicle. Not only is it often the most expensive car in the lineup, it's meant to represent the future of the brand, incorporating new technologies that will eventually make their way down to other models. With the diesel-emissions scandal still very fresh, Volkswagen has made the right move in announcing that their next flagship sedan, the Phaeton, will be battery-powered.
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Flipboard 3.0 Brings Topic Tags, Morning News Magazine, New Design for iPhone

Flipboard 3.0 Brings Topic Tags, Morning News Magazine, New Design for iPhone | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
What's New In This Version:
The third generation of Flipboard offers topic tags that create a highly personalized experience filled with precisely what you like. There's also a new morning news magazine called The Daily Edition, and a fresh new phone design that quickly brings the stories that matter most to you front and center.

• Choose from over 30,000 topics to follow. Each topic is powered by the best stories across publishers, websites and the 10+ million magazines made on Flipboard.
• Explore topics through search or by tapping on topic tags at the bottom left of articles.
• Start your day with The Daily Edition, featuring articles selected by our team, ready at 7 a.m. every day.
• Follow people to stay up-to-date on everything they're collecting into their magazines.
• Enjoy an overall design refresh, including full-bleed magazine covers, new typography, and more prominent comment displays and attribution.

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• A brand-new look and feel: use the new tab bar to quickly navigate between your Flipboard, everything you're following, search, notifications and your profile.
• Share, like or flip your favorite stories into magazines more quickly from easier-to-access buttons.
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