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Welcome to HootSuite - The Professional Twitter Client. Facebook et al risk 'infantilising' the human mind. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, are putting attention span in jeopardy, says Baroness Greenfield.

Facebook et al risk 'infantilising' the human mind

Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Social network sites risk infantilising the mid-21st century mind, leaving it characterised by short attention spans, sensationalism, inability to empathise and a shaky sense of identity, according to a leading neuroscientist. The startling warning from Lady Greenfield, professor of synaptic pharmacology at Lincoln college, Oxford, and director of the Royal Institution, has led members of the government to admit their work on internet regulation has not extended to broader issues, such as the psychological impact on children. Greenfield believes ministers have not yet looked at the broad cultural and psychological effect of on-screen friendships via Facebook, Bebo and Twitter. 12 Quick Tips To Search Google Like An Expert. If you’re like me, you probably use Google many times a day.

12 Quick Tips To Search Google Like An Expert

But chances are, unless you're a technology geek, you probably still use Google in its simplest form. If your current use of Google is limited to typing in a few words and changing your query until you find what you’re looking for, then I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way -- and it’s not hard to learn. On the other hand, even if you are a technology geek and can use Google like the best of them already, I still suggest you bookmark this article of advanced Google search tips. Then, you’ll then have the tips on hand when you're ready to pull your hair out in frustration watching a neophyte repeatedly type in basic queries in a desperate attempt to find something.

The following advanced Google search tips are based on my own experience and things that I actually find useful. How does the Eye-Fi card work?


My Favorite Applications : The World. How we read online. - By Michael Agger. Welcome to HootSuite - The Professional Twitter Client. Twitter. Google Wave. Tech Reflections - Digital Muse for Beat Poet. 5 Creative Ways To Use Your Twitter Favorites. If you look at most Twitter users’ Favorites, this feature is often completely empty or seldom used.

5 Creative Ways To Use Your Twitter Favorites

Many people simply don’t know the power of this tiny tool! There are so many creative and useful ways to get mileage out of selecting tweets to favorite (others’ and your own). With the constant stream (river!) Of information rushing by on Twitter, here are five fun ways to capture your favorite tweets and have a way to archive/refer back to them. First, let’s make sure you know how to favorite tweets, what types of tweets to favorite, and where to find your Favorites URL/RSS Feed: How to Favorite a Tweet From the regular Twitter web interface, favorite any tweet by mousing over the tweet then clicking the star.

On third-party apps, the Favorite button might be a heart like Twhirl: WhatTheFont! Wordnik Demonstrates the Future of e-reader Platforms with Smart. SAN MATEO and PALOS VERDES, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- At The Wall Street Journal's D8: All Things Digital Conference, a gathering of influential leaders in media and technology, Wordnik, a company creating new ways to unlock the value of digital content, will demonstrate today how media and publishing leaders can enhance discovery and bring new opportunities for monetization inside the e-reader platform. The company will also announce a dozen media and publishing partners. Wordnik CEO Erin McKean, one of a handful of innovators invited on stage with Wall Street Journal columnists and All Things Digital executive editors Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, will show how Smartwords, an open standard, makes possible unprecedented tools and applications for publishers to enhance and expand e-books, digital content and e-readers.

Smartwords will enable access to all forms of digital content using words as connectors. SOURCE Wordnik RELATED LINKS. Wordnik prepares to show off Smartwords, its platform for smarte. Wordnik, the startup that has supposedly built “the most comprehensive dictionary in the known universe,” announced an initiative in February to make the text in e-book readers more information-rich.

Wordnik prepares to show off Smartwords, its platform for smarte

Tomorrow morning, cofounder and chief executive Erin McKean (pictured) will demonstrate the progress of the Smartwords project on-stage at the D8 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. With Smartwords, users should be able to get better definitions and examples of words than they would find in the dictionary — definitions that are sensitive to context and enable further interaction. For example, one of McKean’s demonstrations will involve reading the young adult bestseller Twilight. Using Smartwords, publishers could create an e-book where before turning each page, the reader has to answer an SAT-style question about one of the words on the page.

Favicon. Wikipedia's favicon, shown in an older version of Firefox (from 2008) History[edit] In March 1999, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 5, which supported favicons for the first time.[4] Originally, the favicon was a file called favicon.ico placed in the root directory (e.g., of a web site.


It was used in Internet Explorer's favorites (bookmarks) and next to the URL in the address bar if the page was bookmarked.[5][6][7][4] A side effect was that the number of visitors who have bookmarked the page could be estimated by the requests of the favicon. This side effect no longer works, as all modern browsers load the favicon file to display in their web address bar, regardless of whether the site is bookmarked.[6] Standardization[edit] RFC 5988 established an IANA link relation registry,[14] and rel="icon" was registered in 2010 based on the HTML5 specification.

Legacy[edit] Browser implementation[edit] The following table illustrates major web browsers supporting different features.