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Posted by: | November 20, 2012 | No Comment |

Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year 2012 is ‘to GIF’ | OxfordWords blog.   Gif is the word of the year, according to Oxford Dictionaries USA. And yes, it is a real word. Used as a verb to create a gif file, this word subsequently created an internet craze involving memes. Everything from ‘gangnam […]

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Facebook Couples Page

Posted by: | November 12, 2012 | No Comment |

“I want to vomit,” wrote blogger Jennifer Wright. So do reporters at The Telegraph, according to Wright. Over the weekend, Facebook launched a new relationship page for couples; quite similar to the friendship pages that launched about a year ago. The new site is facebook.com/us. If you’re in a relationship, I suggest checking it out. […]

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The election is tomorrow and I am so nervous I can barely stand it. Just thinking about it makes my throat close up and my heart beat just a little faster. While my stomach is tied up in knots, I can’t help but wonder: why the heck am I so nervous? According to the final […]

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a history of social media?

Posted by: | October 28, 2012 | No Comment |

According to  Beth Hayden and Rafal Tomal at copyblogger, There’s nothing new about “social media.” Hayden and Tomal also state that,”the concept behind Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking tools isn’t new. These sites just give us new, sexy, and easy-to use ways to do what we’ve always wanted to do online — exchange ideas and […]

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Boss Tweed

Posted by: | October 16, 2012 | No Comment |

William Marcy Tweed was the epicenter of corruption in New York city during the 1860s-1870s. Immigrants fell servant to his bribes and played pawn in his game to take over the city. Tweed either owned or payed off every single New York Daily except the New York Times and Harper’s Weekly. “In 1862, New York […]

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Testing your free speech limits

Posted by: | September 17, 2012 | No Comment |

  Testing your free speech limits: Sep. 16, 2012 – It’s easy until your beliefs are targeted. (Ann Telnaes/The Washington Post) When you’re put under the spotlight, will you stand up for your beliefs? Would you be willing to die for it?  

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