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by Alexandra Samuel | 9:00 AM January 19, 2010 Risk aversion is the number one reason that people and organizations fail to tap the full power of social media. People often tell me that they can't afford to make a mistake online, because any error will be just one Google search away for anyone to see, forever.
Social networking sites, such as Facebook, are putting attention span in jeopardy, says Baroness Greenfield. 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 .
After 70 years, Gourmet magazine ceased publication in October by order of its parent company, Conde Nast.
If you’re like me, you probably use Google many times a day. But, chances are, unless you are a technology geek, you probably still use Google in its simplest form. If your current use of Google is limited to typing a few words in, 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, if you are a technology geek, and can use Google like the best of them already, then I suggest you bookmark this article of Google search tips. You’ll then have the tips on hand when you are ready to pull your hair out in frustration when watching a neophyte repeatedly type in basic queries in a desperate attempt to find something. The following Google search tips are based on my own experience and things that I actually find useful.
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If you look at most Twitter users’ Favorites, this feature is . Many people simply don’t know the power of this tiny tool! There are so many creative and useful ways to (others’ and your own). With the constant stream (river!)
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.
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.
A favicon pron.: / ˈ f æ v ɪ k ɒ n / (short for Favorite icon ), also known as a shortcut icon , Web site icon , URL icon , or bookmark icon , is a file containing one or more [ 1 ] small icons , most commonly 16×16 pixels , associated with a particular Web site or Web page . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] A web designer can create such an icon and install it into a Web site (or Web page) by several means, and graphical web browsers will then make use of it. [ 3 ] Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page's favicon in the browser's address bar (sometimes in the history as well) and next to the page's name in a list of bookmarks . [ 3 ] Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page's favicon next to the page's title on the tab, and site-specific browsers use the favicon as desktop icon . [ 1 ] Wikipedia's favicon, shown in an older version of Firefox (from 2008). [ edit ] History