Should journalists confirm information before passing it along on Twitter? On Thursday many journalists unknowingly perpetuated a hoax that CNN had suspended Piers Morgan due to the British tabloid phone-hacking scandal, sparking a conversation about whether journalists need to slow down before tweeting. Others have chronicled the spread of the rumor, including TheNextWeb and Ross Neumann with a Storify. But as people were issuing mea culpas to their followers, Reuters’ Felix Salmon wrote a provocative post on his Tumblr blog, suggesting that Twitter is more like a newsroom than a newspaper. Second Life Built into the software is a three-dimensional modeling tool based on simple geometric shapes that allows residents to build virtual objects. There is also a procedural scripting language, Linden Scripting Language, which can be used to add interactivity to objects. Sculpted prims (sculpties), mesh, textures for clothing or other objects, animations, and gestures can be created using external software and imported. The Second Life terms of service provide that users retain copyright for any content they create, and the server and client provide simple digital rights management (DRM) functions. However, Linden Lab changed their terms of service in August 2013, to be able to use user-generated content for any purpose. The new terms of service prevents users from using textures from 3rd-party texture services, as some of them pointed out explicitly. Users can also photograph in Second Life with the camera technology the client programs have.
The 12 Best Free Entertainment Services and Apps of 2012 Whether you consume it or create it, entertainment is likely a huge part of the reason you love tech. You probably already have a subscription to big names such as Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, or Netflix, and those are all good services, but they’re not free. Crackle, on the other hand, is totally free, and you can stream its offerings from just about every desktop computer, phone, tablet, Internet video streaming box, or modern game console.
How business does Twitter Back on January 17th we launched SocialEngage, which takes the best of CoTweet Enterprise and includes new capabilities to empower brands to engage in social channels. To focus on the development of SocialEngage we also announced we would discontinue our free edition of CoTweet Standard on February 15th. This means, the free version of CoTweet, also known as CoTweet Standard is no longer available.
Hotel Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile - Luxury hotel MONTREAL - Official Web Site Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile is conveniently located in the heart of the city ideal for business travelers and art lovers - at the foot of lush Mount Royal Park, next to the renowned McGill University and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Enjoy the masterful blend of minimalist design and warm sophistication at our luxury hotel embellished with Victorian accents from the estate of North American railroad pioneer William Cornelius Van Horne.Choose one of 241 elegant and stylish hotel rooms or 17 suites all featuring Sofitel's luxurious feathertop and duvet sleep system - SoBed. Indulge your palate at the delectable restaurant Renoir or relax in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Le Bar. 258 rooms including 17 suites
Facebook Tells Salman Rushdie He Has to Go By His Given Name, Ahmed Rushdie - Alexis Madrigal - Technology This is the sort of thing that makes you wonder what real names policy is all about. Today on Twitter, Salman Rushdie detailed his adventures with Facebook's name police. "Amazing. 2 days ago FB deactivated my page saying they didn't believe I was me. I had to send a photo of my passport page.
The CIA Open Source Center Tracks the Pulse of the World Through Facebook & Twitter The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has a crack group of analysts tracking the Internet, including tweets and Facebook messages, that takes the pulse of the world. Located in McLean, Virginia analysts at the CIA Open Source Center are known as the "vengeful librarians" according to a report from the Associated Press. These librarians are tracking up to five million tweets a day from places like China, Pakistan and Egypt. It is sometimes disconcerting to know what the U.S. intelligence complex is doing, right in your backyard. McLean is a beltway city in Northern Virginia that is best known for Tysons Corner, one of the shopping hubs of the East Coast.
Accessibility lost in the mobile app race Managers in information and communications technology need to combat the ‘gold rush mentality’ that has caused mobile app developers to release products that are unusable for people with a disability, a report argues. Released by the OneVoice for Accessible ICT Coalition, the report Moving together: mobile apps for inclusion and assistance presents a number of key issues facing the growing populations of older people and people with a disability when using mobile apps. Apps or applications are pieces of software that can be downloaded and installed on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Some mobile devices contain accessibility features that help older users perform tasks such as reading, typing and browsing the web. The assistive technologies included in the device will depend on what operating system it runs on, such as Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. These features include text-to-speech technology, adjustable colour contrast and screen magnifiers.
How business does Twitter Back on January 17th we launched SocialEngage , which takes the best of CoTweet Enterprise and includes new capabilities to empower brands to engage in social channels. To focus on the development of SocialEngage we also announced we would discontinue our free edition of CoTweet Standard on February 15th. This means, the free version of CoTweet, also known as CoTweet Standard is no longer available. However, we are making it very easy for you to try SocialEngage free through February 2012. We want to thank our loyal CoTweet Standard Customers who have helped us evolve CoTweet into the leading social media management solution. You have been invited to experience SocialEngage with a free trial, available thru February 29th.