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Sharon Stevenson
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Attended Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
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At last, at last unrevealed sexiness.
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If Google, i.e. Larry Page or whomever is now making decisions, thinks that zapping Gmail notifier from Firefox to force me to go rushing, downloading and then clinging to Chrome just to get my gmail notifications, uh, their focus group results have deceived them, I fear.

This new plainly coercive tactic only makes me even more suspicious of LP's leadership. I do not believe it would have happened under Eric Schmidt. I have always been a great supporter and appreciator of Google's many "gifts" to us of the web community, i.e. Gmail, Calendar, SketchUp- before they sold it, Scholar, YouTube, Maps, etc., from which services Google makes its ad-based tremendous profit but also provides us with extremely useful web tools.

But trying to blackmail loyal fans into using Chrome by taking the gmail notifier off of Firefox is just a bit more than I can stomach. I have used Firefox for years and years and will not change over to Chrome! Maybe Google should just buy Firefox and destroy it to make me switch, eh?

This is a highly counterproductive scheme and makes me think that Google is getting more desperate (or dumb) on some psychological level. I do NOT think that Eric Schmidt would have allowed this belligerant move. Is 'what Goo giveth, Goo can take away at any moment without warning' the new mantra, basically saying, "Honey, I can screw you when and how I want unless you use what I want you to use!" the new mantra and future of Google?

Will the next step be If you don't use Chrome, you can't use Gmail? Desperation reigns. What a shame.

I now realize that I must seriously consider where to switch now for my email, since Google cannot be trusted to continue even their most popular programs or adjunct services for anything other than their own broswer. Perhaps back to Apple's Mail at this point for us Mac people is a now the most viable alternative.

I hope Eric Schmidt returns as a more hands on CEO than LP, and who truly did seem to consider users first. 
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Re getting kids interested in science. PLEASE push your US representatives and senators to consider mandating a course in say 9-10th grades to introduce kids to what it takes to get to the great jobs in fascinating areas, with videos and Skype conversations either with national or local figures. They simply have no idea what so many jobs are about. Kids desperately need to understand something more than what their father or mother do for a living!!
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An extraordinary "letter" to journalists, well worth reading by all.
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You might want to note that this seems the video version of Audio Notes...same idea for non-video audio presentations/ lectures, interviews, etc.
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A fine narrative about the strange forces that we don't recognize as such until...  Old friend and colleague, Chuck Richardson reveals much and in doing so cautions us once again, once again, re assumptions and their reputation as the mother of ....well, ya know. Most enjoyable and enlightening revelations, Chuck. Re the old song....getting to know you.....
Counting Your Blessings In late September of 1970 I set off with two friends on a cross-country trip to find America and our place in it. Little did I know it would lead me to a life seminar on wealth and self worth. On Oct...
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Stellar article by Kristof. And how true it is. However, this is an old, old problem. I remember having to rewrite my Master's thesis in Music History with every sentence having a subject-verb-predicate structure. Ugh. Then of course I was allowed to go back and jolly it up a bit...but it was an exquisite exercise most valuable for my next career in journalism! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/opinion/sunday/kristof-professors-we-need-you.html?hp&rref=opinion
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Google is now sending us activist mail urging us to lobby congress to put more controls on the NSA. But...

I wonder if any one of Google's top execs have bothered...since they're all very young...to read James Bamford's "The Puzzle Palace." What drives me crazy is that its ALL set out there! Read just the chapter The Platform." Of course, it didn't include the internet, because, duh, it wasn't invented yet in 1982 when Bamford published it.

Can someone please cite specific instances of "harm" done to specific persons or corporations by NSA spying before Snowden did his massive dump?

James Bamford was/is an investigative journalist (as I am). Snowden doesn't come close and he did NOT make any concerted attempt as an alleged "whistleblower" to get his charges properly assessed and acted upon by talking to congress people. No. He took the easy way out and dumped.

And...by the way...isn't Google just a junior NSA collector? Of course, not for national security, but for advertising revenue. Maybe Larry and Sergey will think twice about all the 'good' that Snowden has done when some Googler decides to out all of Larry's or Sergey's emails and voice conversations done through Gmail.

Dumps are not investigative reporting, nor the acts of a whistleblower. He's ever so proud of having made himself famous, a lowly federal contractee. Give me a break. I will not be lobbying my congresspeople. Back to Bamford. Go read it. NSA information vacuuming is NOT new, it's over 30 years old. So much for dumps.

I prefer the supposed "loss of privacy" to terrorist acts.
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Google +'ers should inundate Google with this courageous post by Om Malik.  If you have friends/relatives, whatevers, who are diabetics or are on the way to becoming one, please pass this on.
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Periodista, journalist; budding online education creator
Employment
  • Freelance Reporter
    Lima, Peru, 1989 - present
  • KBTV (KUSA) Denver, CO
    Reporter/Camera "One-gal Band", 1977 - 1981
  • NBC News, Burbank, CA.
    Video Editor, 1981 - 1985
  • NBC News, San Salvador, El Salvador
    Video Editor, 1985 - 1987
  • NBC News, Managua, Nicaragua
    Video Editor, 1987 - 1989
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Fenton, Missouri - Cape Girardeau, Mo. - Columbia, Mo. - Vienna, Austria - Denver, Colorado - Los Angeles, California - San Salvador, El Salvador - Managua, Nicaragua - Lima, Peru
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Curious, challenging, intense with a smile, loves to see people think and learn!
Introduction
Born a "Missouri Mule" on the Meramec River; see below for most of rest; now diving into third career Online Learning for Poor folks in Peru... with a project called "CocoLoco to Learn" with "coco" being Spanish slang for your head or brain; Learning Management Systems have made online learning most boring from what I'm seen.
    CocoLoco both challenges and and provides curiosity stimulation and puzzlement answers. Learning online here is most important for agriculture, health, teaching, and life challenges. Looking for funding at this point.
Bragging rights
—John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Research & Writing grant in 2000 entitled “Mycoherbicides: Biocontrol or Biowarfare” with Jeremy Bigwood, $50,000 each; —Odyssey Award - Documentary, Thirteen Million Girls, 1980 (videographer); —Fulbright Scholarship, Austria, 1973-75; $6,000; —Educations Professions Development Act Fellowship, 1970-72; $5,000; —Undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, 1968
Education
  • Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
    40+hours towards Masters in Journalism, 1969 - 1972
  • Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
    Masters in Music History
  • Southeast State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
    Bachelor of Music Education
  • Eureka High School, Eureka, Missouri
    Music, 1964 - 1968
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