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As social sites grow in popularity, so does the desire for smaller niche-based networks that cater to smaller groups of people. Just look at the rise of social networks for chess players and wine . What's more, with the latest open source software, smaller sites can be built in a matter of days or weeks. Here are 10 open source software platforms on which to carve out your niche.
Google got Facebook application today , allowing you to share search results with friends. In fact, search is becoming increasingly social, with both the top search engines and startups incorporating users into the process of generating the best possible results. In our social search guide, we look at more than 40 search engines that either include user input in generating results or allow you to find information about people across a multitude of social networks and public records. People Powered Search Engines anoox.com - Search engine where people people's votes help determine the results. ChaCha - Search engine providing search results from multiple search engines selected by users.
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,
Posted by This week the American Chemical Society (ACS) is holding its Fall 2009 National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC, USA. In honor of professional chemists, educators, and students, we’re celebrating chemistry this week.
A coat of arms is a unique heraldic design on a shield , escutcheon . surcoat , or tabard . A coat of arms is used to cover, protect, and identify the wearer. Thus the term is often stated as "coat-armour", because it was anciently displayed on the front of a coat of cloth in European societies. The coat of arms on an escutcheon forms the central element of the full heraldic achievement which consists of shield, supporters, crest, and motto. The design is a symbol unique to an individual person, and to his family, corporation, or state. Such displays are commonly called armorial bearings , armorial devices , heraldic devices , or simply armorials , or arms .
Khoi Vinh — On the grid Web and interactive designer Khoi Vinh speaks about his process and using the grid. The Columnist