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happy ada lovelace day – tech, science, math, & geek girls!

Happy Ada Lovelace Day geek girls! Celebrated on October 15th, the day aims to promote women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and encourage female role models. It’s named in honour of Ada Lovelace, who wrote an algorithm for the engine in 1842 and is widely credited as being the world’s first computer programmer. (Robin note: She was the daughter of Lord Byron,  a ...

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Google rolls out new search algorithm; help for conversational searching [Hummingbird]

In case you haven’t seen the news elsewhere, Google has rolled out a significant search algorithm upgrade called Hummingbird – the first major enhancement since 2010. You won’t notice a considerable change in the look and feel of searching, but it should make search results more relevant (hopefully). One driving factor is that people are speaking search queries using their phones (see SIRI) and this ...

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Facebook privacy updates; Open Graph false advice post are circulating again

 So the Facebook / Open Graph privacy posts are making the rounds again. Facebook does have a pending privacy change  but they are holding off on it due to concerns  (seriously – did you vote? I did) . I’ve written about this before, but since it’s going around again (and probably will every time facebook changes), it’s a timely topic.  REMEMBER YOU CAN ONLY CONTROL ...

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Linkedin launches university pages

Back in midAugust, Linkedin updated its user (and privacy statement) but the even bigger news is that linkedin is available for highschool students and universities (see below):http://blog.linkedin.com/2013/08/19/updates-to-linkedins-terms-of-service/   Updated User Agreement We are updating our User Agreement to make LinkedIn available to students 13 years and older, depending on country. Smart, ambitious students are already thinking about their futures when they step foot into high ...

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Wow… social media demographics – a changing face

More interesting shifts in demographics of technology use in this interesting little video from (of all people) AARP (2012): http://youtu.be/wPN8MLCS57Y “85% of people 50+ use social media, and 32% of social media users are 45+ The majority of 39-75 year olds say the phone and computer are the devices they use the most to communicate with friends and family. 75% of 39-75 year olds say they ...

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