How One Text Message Can Destroy Your Teenage Life

Posted March 28, 2011 no picture

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One winter day in 2010, Margarite, an 8th grade teenager living in Washington State, USA decided to send a nude cell phone picture of herself to a new boyfriend, Isaiah. What she did not know was that with a single push of the send button on her cell phone she would alter her teenage life forever. Margarite had no idea that her new boyfriend Isaiah was also getting close with a former friend, who in a fight over Isaiah's attention, had turned into Margarite's enemy. When Isaiah recieved the pho...


5 Mobile App Trends You Can't Ignore

Posted March 22, 2011 no picture

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The influential social media site Mashable.com has launched its 2011 "Mobile App Trends You Can't Ignore". Mashable is helping us to keep track of the development in cell phones and apps which are growing at an extraordinary pace, and the article gives us some interesting trends to think about. Number 1 on their list of trends is localized search and deal updates. In New York where I live these services are especially interesting, because they allow us to use our cell phones to save money and a...


Unorthodox Links to the Internet

Posted March 20, 2011 no picture

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When the government shuts down the internet in a country like they have done in Egypt and Libya recently, how do the people work around it? The economist tells this interesting story: http://www.economist.com/node/18386151


Cell Phone Apps for Good!

Posted March 16, 2011 no picture

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AT&T is the lead sponsor in a competition to develop a cell phone app that will benefit the population. It's a really incredible opportunity and you don't have to know how to create an app to take part, the site gives you an opportunity to join a team. There is also a catalog of socially relevant apps, so I suggest you check it out and share your ideas! http://applicationsforgood.org/


IPAD's for Education?

Posted March 11, 2011 no picture

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Can we use the IPAD for education in the developing world? From pbs.org: "Imagine for just a second, how the publisher/textbook industry would change if every student in a classroom had a tablet. Textbooks would no longer be printed on paper (the environment thanks you), and the publishers could then charge a “rental” fee or subscription. The information could be immediately updated unlike the current format of a textbook that in some instances is obsolete before it is in the hands of the...



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