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Mobile, social media & more research

The Pew Institute has been researching technology and various demographics. The study in January covers internet, broadband & cellphone statistics:55% of American adults connect to the internet wirelessly, either through a WiFi or WiMax connection via their laptops or through their handheld device like a smart phone. This figure did not change in a statistically significant way during 2009. The most recent study (released Feb. ...

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Project Titan(?) Real Email for Facebook?

This is from an article at allfacebook, but lots of chatter (Techcrunch, lots o’ blogs) all over the ‘net about facebook’s new (or perhaps, just improved) if it’s scaled off of the current private messaging (PM) feature… According to Mike Arrington, Facebook is preparing to roll out its own email client, code named “Titan”. We’ve suggested to Facebook in the past that they roll out ...

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Question of the Day: how does texting to email work?

A question asked by one of my coworkers (and you all thought I just answered social media, opensource, or database questions, right? LOL) Q: How does a phone text to email? Does the computer have to have anything magic?A: You can text to any email system. It’s the phone that has the magic. Each texting phone (which is just about every cell phone except for ...

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the story of you

Very interesting idea… “Photographer Robert Weingarten’s portraits are digital composites of several photographs which give an overall vision of his subject’s history and accomplishments. View a clip of Weingarten explaining this part of his process. In order to do this, Weingarten asks his subjects (Quincy Jones, Sandra Day O’Connor and Buzz Aldrin, to name a few) to create a list of places or objects that ...

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..and the answer is – 150 (how many facebook friendships you can actually maintain)

Ever heard of Dunbar’s Number? According to British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, it’s the cognitive limit to the number of people you can be friends with. The number is 150, meaning your brain can only handle that much friends, and – shockingly enough – it also applies to Facebook. Very interesting, more about mashable.

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Social media etiquette

I’m tweaking my facebook, privacy & identity workshop, so I tidied these up. You can read all of my previous writings about privacy, here, facebook ones are a here, and here are the commandments… LOL Social media/ Facebook Etiquette · Be aware of what you can control and what you can’t. Make sure to read TOS and Privacy statements – they do sometimes change. Don’t ...

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Technology Essentials Online Conference (Free!)

http://ow.ly/WA85This just came through my twitterstream:This webinar is part of WebJunction’s Technology Essentials 2010 Online Conference. This innovative conference is a chance to engage, network and do some hands-on learning without travel or any registration cost. Date: 2/9/2010, 2/10/2010Start Time: 11:30 AMEnd Time: 6:00 PMDescription: WebJunction is hosting a free two-day online conference. The theme for this inaugural event is Technology Essentials, with a focus ...

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What color is your… those color posts on facebook

I’m sure many of you have been wondering about all of the facebook status updates:PINK!!!! screams one of my friends…another has a purely made up color combination (complete with technology enhanced decorations….) ……………..According to various posts on the ‘net such as this one:“Something fun is going on,” the message reads. “Write the color of your bra in your status. Just the color, nothing else. And ...

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