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What's hot in #China? "Hot and noisy" everywhere. :-)
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+Kickstarter staff pick: a new #Chinese #language learning web app — thought up by some smart students in France!
Learn Chinese like a Nincha!
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The humor in "a show about nothing" is just too complicated, too cultural and word-based, to make for easy translation.
Like so many of Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriends on Seinfeld, Dolores was TV-beautiful, with glossy, reddish-blond hair, big blue eyes, full lips, and impeccable bone structure. Most of Jerry’s...
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Cool map of most the common last names in Europe by country. (Why no last name on Iceland? They do not have family surnames: http://wsimag.com/culture/2248-the-peculiarities-of-icelandic-naming )
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RT ‏@_AJ9: This is one of the more brutal #404's i've seen... 
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Polyglots behave like cultural chameleons
For those of us who aren’t polyglots, learning multiple foreign languages seems like a huge intellectual feat. BBC interviewed people who know 2...
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Stupid autocorrect. You always end up posting some thong you didn't Nintendo.  

— +Scheherezade Surià  (on Twitter)
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A modest proposal for changing the way we see the world—and ourselves
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There are some good ones in here that I haven't seen.
28 hilarious mistranslations of signs, at least we hope they are mistakes.... remember kids "slip carefully"
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Teenspeak: a tradition of obsfucation 
The sentence fragment ‘I can’t even’ is the latest in a long line of phrases deployed by millennials to obscure from adults what they really mean.
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Wow. This is a very well-crafted analysis/rant that really rips Google a well-deserved new one, especially over the privacy issue. And I say that as a user of both mobile platforms.
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Yes it is. (Via +lingholic on Twitter.)
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Startup guy. Nonprofit volunteer. SRI/impact investor. 
Language tech geek. Ham radio dude.

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IMUG - the International Multilingual User Group

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@i18n_mug (GILT industry) 
@joekatz (personal/political)

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pinyinjoe.com (user-friendly Chinese input setup help)
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Don't you think there should be a "Places traveled" section too? Mine: London, Thames Valley, Glasgow, Cork, 香港, 澳門, 广州, 西安, 上海, 深圳, 東京 (Tokyo), 大阪 (Osaka), 奈良 (Nara), Ciudad de México, Guadalajara, 台北, 台中, 花蓮/太魯閣, Toronto, Montreal, Copenhagen, Hørsholm, Helsingør, Malmö, Nassau and over half the US states. And btw I hate traveling.
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Utility has more than 1,200 miles of the pipes that have been the subject of lawsuits, federal safety advisories

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IMUG is the *original* multilingual computing user group.

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A somewhat new feature on LinkedIn called "social ads" has attracted the attention of privacy advocates because it allows the network to use

10 Google Plus Hidden Tricks You Must Know | TECHSNAP BLOG
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