Archive for November, 2012

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iPhowners React to Bad Battery Life

Fed up with the decreasing battery life on my iPhone I asked a question to my friends on Facebook. Surprisingly there is quite a discontent for the closed,  costly and lower than expected quality that the iPhone is. If you are thinking of buying an iPhone for the cool factor, think again perhaps and look for your own uncool. They
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Find a Word. Any Word.

The Google Ngram Viewer is a phrase-usage graphing tool which charts the yearly count of selected n-grams (letter combinations), words, or phrases, as found in over 5.2 million books digitized by Google Inc (up to 2008). The words or phrases (or ngrams) are matched by case-sensitive spelling, comparing exact uppercase letters, and plotted on the graph if found in 40
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What’s Yer Number?

Facebook will periodically ask you to review your phone number. Entering your number into Facebook does not give it to the world it you prefer not to. Just adjust your settings. On the other hand, it is a great way to ensure that you can log back into your account if you loose your password.

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Rememberance is Social and Important

Veterans Affairs Canada has created a new Facebook app called I Remember which is a remembrance montage for its Canada Remembers page. Use the montage to view photos, videos, stories and messages from followers about Veterans, friends, family and other Canadians who have served in conflict and in peace, including messages of support to the men and women in uniform
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WireTap: The Contest

CBC is running a contest for those with a creative mind. Put your audio imagination into an animation creation: Calling all animators! What does WireTap look like to you? WireTap is launching its first-ever animation contest and we want you to enter! It’s easy: all you have to do is download one of three contest-approved mp3s, animate it in the style of your choice–stop-motion, hand-drawn,
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QR Performs over Direct Marketing Tactics

QR codes are spurring consumers to take action with response rates that are higher than other direct marketing tactics, according to a new report from Nellymoser. The report, “Scan Response Rates in National Magazines,” found that readers of national magazines scan QR codes, Microsoft Tags, digital watermarks and other mobile action codes at an average rate of 6.4 percent. The
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The Coulter Factor. Did it help?

I am wondering how Ann Coulter is feeling about how she contributed to Obama’s win after these senseless and demeaning posts. I don’t think she understands how public twitter actually is and can easily show one’s inside voice. Read the response from John Franklin Stephens who has shown a great level of thought and prose in his open letter. I
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America Votes. Canada Watches.

  Election Day south of the border. There is a lot of online coverage happening. Right or left, news media outlets in the US seem to bend to one way or the other it seems. Here in Canada, there is also coverage like other countries, of the  most expensive election ever (the cost of this election of over $6,000,000,000 is
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Facebook: The 1. 2. 3. of It.

Facebook is unique from a website. It is not a website, but part of a destination. Facebook is a social utility for connecting people with those around them – friends, family, coworkers, or simply others with similar interests. Facebook started in 2004 as a closed community for college students (requiring users to sign up with a valid university email address)
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To the Land of Mordor. Fasten Your Seatbelts.

  Air New Zealand partnered with WETA Workshop on a brand new Hobbit inspired Safety Video. It features cameo appearances including Sir Peter Jackson. This is part of a larger campaign by the national carrier which runs on the back of the fact that the LOTR and Hobbit triologies were shot in New Zealand. Smart campaign that utilizes the force
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