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Posted by Renee Schmidt
The world is changing. Social technologies are behind a social media revolution and it’s just the beginning.
  • Facebook tops Google in weekly traffic.
  • 1 in 5 couples meet online.
  • 1 in 5 divorces are blamed  on Facebook.
  • If Facebook were a country, it would be the worlds 3rd largest.
  • Twitter, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn are not welcome in china.
  • Today kindergarteners learn on iPads NOT chalkboards.
  • Many universities have stopped giving out email accounts since everyone uses social media.
  • eReaders have surpassed book sales.
  • Social gamers will buy $6Bn of e-goods this year; movie theaters will sell only $2.5Bn of physical goods.
  • YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world.
  • If Wikipedia were made into a book, it would be 2.25 million pages long and it would take 123 years to read.

Welcome to the social media revolution.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

What is Facebook up to this week? Oh, just releasing a new app –no big deal.

Facebook Camera debuted this week; it’s an IOS standalone photo app that allows you to take pictures, filter and share them individually or in sets on your Facebook feed. The Facebook camera allows you to quickly select a photo or a bunch of photos, apply filters and tag your friends. You can also add a location, a caption and a description. The app is great for travel or sharing party pics!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Is Facebook going to acquire Opera?

Earlier today Mashable reported Facebook”s plans to buy Opera, a browser designed by a Norwegian company software.  The LA Times, hours ago reported that credible sources have informed them that Facebook is indeed targeting Opera as its latest acquisition. Most people are quick to ask why Facebook would wish to buy Opera?

 
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Posted by Cynthia Sycip

Programming, which has developed into its own language, is now the favorite language of women, as more and more women have become interested in mastering it (even more so than French or Mandarin, for instance). Is it a positive sign of the times?

It began with internet/SMS lingo; and LOL was born. New acronyms followed suit (like OMG). Then emerged terms like Java and Python (no, not the place in Indonesia or the snake). Programming has developed into its own language and more and more women have become interested in mastering it (even more so than French or Mandarin, for instance). Is it a positive sign of the times?

Perhaps, women are tech savvy?

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Windows 8, Facebook IPO troubles, mobile advertising challenges, and what a hot lawsuit against a Silicon Valley VC means for women in technology.

Read on to see the stories making headline news on the tech scene this week!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

The Facebook wedding of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan raises eyebrows, with curious timing.

Last week, Facebook CEO married his long time girlfriend –but everyone knows that already. The curious timing is that he married her after becoming a billionaire 19 times over. Adding another curious fact is that the wedding was a backyard ceremony attended only by 100 or so of Zuckerberg’s friends. Those close to the couple say that they’ve been together for a decade and there’s no reason to doubt that this marriage will work out. Chan, who just graduated from Medical school, is regarded as a genius, much like her husband.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Enter to Win a Microsoft Learning Certificate! All you need to do is make one Tweet (details within)!

It seems that every day a new story comes out about our downward spiraling economy, high unemployment rates, and the fiercely competitive job market. If you’re out there trying to jump-start your professional life, it can be a serious downer. The tech industry is fast-paced and constantly evolving, but building a successful career is all about staying on top of industry trends and finding ways to make your resume and skill-set stand out from the crowd. That’s where Microsoft Learning Certificates come in.

 
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Posted by Cynthia Sycip

How are we to cope with information overload and decide what to purchase?

Never before have we been bombarded by so many products. The internet seems to be a collection of shopping malls where one can find anything from the best toothpaste to the latest cure (to just about anything). Human beings are a curious lot; we are intrigued by products, no matter how implausible, silly or exaggerated their claims are. How do we cope with all this information and decide what to purchase?

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

New Google Glasses revealed. You’re now likely to meet people wearing rather futuristic glasses while they talk to themselves. Don’t panic!  They aren’t Bellevue escapees; most likely, they are Google employees testing new augmented-reality glasses. Google’s top secret project is called Project Glass.

 
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Posted by Cynthia Sycip

It’s easier these days to become whatever you desire to be. Technology has become a medium to becoming a millionaire, a global sensation or an instant bestselling author. Though many believe women lag behind men when it comes to getting promoted, on the Internet it isn’t quite so.

There are many stars today catching their break via social networking (ex: Tila Tequila, who found fame through MySpace). Many regular folk use YouTube, for example, to display their talent, only to be later discovered by the Oprah or Ellen show –becoming celebrities overnight.

 
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