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#starwars  on the brain before #forcefriday  
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PSA: #SXSW 2016 PanelPicker voting (Interactive, Music, Film, edu) wraps up this weekend http://tech.blog.austin360.com/2015/09/02/psa-sxsw-panelpicker-voting-wraps-up-this-weekend/
The end is nigh for voting on panels for South by Southwest 2016. Though the official date for wrapping up the PanelPicker process for Interactive, Music and Film, as well as SXSW.edu, is...
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On the Digital Savant blog - virtual college tours via cardboard, your phone and the web http://tech.blog.austin360.com/2015/08/31/virtual-reality-college-tours-via-cardboard-your-phone-and-the-web/
While college students are settling into their dorms, it's already time for next year's class of high school students to narrow down their potential school choices and to schedule campus visits. Or maybe they can just stay home and...
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Digital Savant Micro: how using 'Tor' keeps things anonymous online http://tech.blog.austin360.com/2015/08/27/micro-how-tor-keeps-things-anonymous/
Anonymity online can strike some as scary; what, some argue, do you need to be doing online that requires you to hide your identity if not mischief? In fact, journalists, whistleblowers, activists in censorship-prone countries and people simply hoping to protect themselves from identity thieves...
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Have you seen ATown? We have the co-creator/star and director/executive producer, Elena Weinberg and Duncan Coe as our guests this week, discussing the online TV show and the upcoming second season, launching next week!

http://statesmanshots.blog.statesman.com/2015/08/27/statesman-shots-79-elena-weinberg-and-duncan-coe-on-making-atown/


Also on the show, we talk about stuff we could do without in Austin in a new segment, “I’m DONE With This” and what our online lives were like 5, 10 and 15 years ago.

Joe Gross wraps up the summer movie season in A Chaser, and in A Toast, we recommend "Pac-Mac 256," a classic David Foster Wallace essay, Comedy Central's Another Period and an Essential Emo playlist on Spotify.

Just want the audio? You can listen/subscribe on iTunes or below on SoundCloud!

https://soundcloud.com/austinamericanstatesman/79-shots-atown/
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Did you watch +Fear The Walking Dead AMC TV Series  last night? My Particles recap for +Previously.TVhttp://previously.tv/fear-the-walking-dead/to-live-and-un-die-in-l-a/ #‎FTWD‬ (And if you're on the fence about this show, I think it actually gets better/more exciting in the second episode airing next week.)
Fear The Walking Dead • The zombie apocalypse begins not with a bang, but with a lot of disbelief and foreshadowing.
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Our show Statesman Shots is on vacation this week but will return next week with a new episode! In the meantime, there is a bounty, A FRIGGIN' BOUNTY, of stuff we've done you should catch up on over the 3-day holiday weekend. http://statesmanshots.blog.statesman.com/2015/09/03/statesman-shots-returns-next-week-why-not-browse-the-archive/
First the bad news: we're on vacation this week, so there's no new episode of "Statesman Shots" today. We'll return to our regular recording schedule next week, so expect Episode 80 around 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. The good news is that we have 79 other episodes you can check out...
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In today's +Austin American-Statesman print edition, my column about social media and last week's Virginia shootings http://www.mystatesman.com/news/technology/social-media-is-the-dark-mirror-and-megaphone-in-v/nnSkB/
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This was not an easy column for me to write. It's up early online, will run in the +Austin American-Statesman  next week

Digital Savant column: social media the dark mirror and megaphone in Virginia shootings http://tech.blog.austin360.com/2015/08/28/column-social-media-the-dark-mirror-and-the-megaphone-in-virginia-shootings/
“You can’t unsee it.” It’s a warning, but also a flirty dare. The phrase is often used online, jokingly, about spoilers for upcoming episodes of “Game of Thrones”...
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Instagram no longer for squares (of photos) only: http://wrd.cm/1i4Pt3R
Instagram stops being so square. Can you handle the options?
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I'm moderating a panel on social good/social innovation tonight at ACC Highland! http://www.meetup.com/Social-Innovators-Meetup/events/224611392/ Food, drinks, positivity.
     Terms such as social innovation, social entrepreneur, socially conscious, social good and many other social somethings are used interchangeably to describe those that are doing something about the world’s problems. As a result, people are more confused than ever as to what SOCIAL GOOD really means.      We welcome you to come join us for a panel of varying social do gooders to learn about the ways people do social good, why they do social g...
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Talked about back-to-school tech on today's +KUT News's - segment starts at 25:30 https://soundcloud.com/texas-standard/august-20-2015#t=25:30
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On an historic day in 2012, online warriors from the epic Apple-Samsung feud agreed to set aside their smartphones and resolve tensions.

SXSW adds $167 million to Austin economy this year, report says
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A few weeks ago, I posted a link on Facebook to a story I thought was ridiculous and mean-spirited.

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