Posts Tagged 'Social Networking'



Twitter Data Accurately Tracked the Haiti Cholera Outbreak: Social Media with a Twist

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The real-time social networking service Twitter has yielded data that would have tracked the deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti, which began in October 2010, faster than any other traditional methods. The results appeared today in a special section of The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Ways of Letting Go of Your Electronic Leashes

082211_rg_ElectronicLeashes_01.jpgDepending on what kind of a job you have, you might need to consult your phone and/or email quite often but most people don’t need to do this. Many people use their emails, texts, phone calls, and status updates to keep track of what’s going on in their friend circles. But what can you do when it becomes compulsive and you just can’t help yourself from checking up using your mobile device all of the time? That’s when your device becomes an electronic leash and it can be hard to let go of it.

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HardlyWork.in: Make Your Facebook Feed Look Like an Excel Spreadsheet

Do you work in an office that still allows you to access Facebook? If you do, then check out this awesome stealth way of looking up on your news feed. It makes your feed look like an Excel spreadsheet. Now that’s stealthy, thanks to HardlyWork.in!

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Read more @ Technabob

Make Social Networking Screen Sleep Fast When Working

060811_rg_TwoScreenSleep_01.jpgMore and more people are working from home, and it’s safe to say that there are quite a few distractions compared to working in an office. That’s why we’ve come across an easy productivity trick, so that you don’t waste hours upon hours on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking sites and still remain productive. It’s so easy to get lost in multi-tasking and it has been shown that doing one thing at a time is a lot better than doing five.

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Twitter Trappings

It’s true that many people are becoming lost in multi-tasking and losing the ability to focus effectively on a single task. We are creating a generation of scatterbrains. There’s no need to Google every single question immediately. Most of the time, once you’ve read it, you forget it. Read more over at the NYT.

Basically, we are outsourcing our brains to the cloud.

The Limits of Crowds

Excellent post about what happened on Sunday night with Osama bin Laden and the response during Obama’s speech.

Taking Time Outs From Social Apps to Be More Productive

120710_rg_StayingUnplggd_01.jpgWhile social networking is a great tool for many different reasons, it’s not always easy to be remain productive while you’ve got Facebook and Twitter running. We’ve found that constantly checking up on social networking feeds can actually be counterproductive. There are some easy ways to get around this in order to stay productive, especially when you spend time in front of a computer.

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