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THIS. This is what fascinates me about social media. Although my age group is still the least likely to vote, we will tweet, update statuses, make blog posts- do WHATEVER, to let someone know we're angry. It's not just the 18-24 age group either. People are expressing their anger and disgust everywhere, creating a buzz, and in this case creating a negative buzz. For the Kormen foundation to lose supporters, funding or people who will register and attend their fundraisers, is a big deal. It's their bread and butter per say, this backlash is showing now only the Kormen foundation but others as well that political change CAN take place if you stand up, make a ruckus and do something about it.
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I remember the early versions of facebook, before likes, notes, this absurd timeline feature. I remember facebook before chat and messaging. It was simple, I could keep up with friends who were in different places and I liked it. Throughout the past 6 years of having facebook, I've grown so disenfranchised by it. It's something I can't get rid of because of the number of connections I have on it, the number of irreplaceable photos that I can't be bothered to sit and download one by one. It's something I hold onto, but wish I could let go of.
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I already have issues with Apple's gilded cage business model, where you're only going to be truly comfortable if you go with their approved solutions, tools, and toys. This other concern of the tech-as-savior education model irks me as well.

Cynically, Apple is positioning this authoring tool and the new format as the savior of K-12 education. All school districts have to do is buy one iPad for every student and buy textbooks through the iTunes Store, and their problems are solved. Wrapping themselves in the education flag is a transparent attempt to win praise and deflect criticism.

An iPad for every student is going to sound very seductive for a lot of schools, if they can get the levies passed and / or get some sweet deals from Apple. Then in a year, maybe two, those iPads are going to be dated and laughable. The school is going to be under pressure to do it all again for a new round of slightly shinier tech (now with tint control!), investing more of their resources on technology as a substitute for quality education.

Don't get me wrong. I think electronic format is a great way to go for text books. But this vendor lock-in and hard sell of the latest and greatest format supported by that single vendor ... well, it makes me itch.
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Megapload does not monitor what it's users upload/download. I've used megapload to download music/tv shows/movies and I've never had an account. However, I do know people who have had both free and paid accounts for years. I understand that piracy is considered stealing, bt what happened to the freedom of information? Isn't music, movies and other media considered information? What happens when books are held to the same standards? That sharing a book or piece of information is illegal? We already pay out the nose for textbooks and course packs because of copyrights and what not, but in the end most of that money goes to PUBLISHERS. Not the writers, not the artists, not the directors or the actors, but their management, recording studios and executives.
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My cooking class is the highlight of my week. Today I got a thermometer!
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Sometimes I wish that technology was back to being Mavis Beacon
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So I think this class is gonna be pretty cool.
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This is actually pretty fascinating. A president, the LEADER of the the free world, sits down and talks to people using a webcam and a social media platform. That is definitely a sign that times are changing. Having used google hangouts to talk to family and friends (and continually miss the ones for class...oops) it makes sense. It is an easy to use platform, with room for improvement and it can change the that interviews, meetings and possibly communicating. We've already seen what social media can do to change things, like SOPA and PIPA, like the backlash over the Susan G. Kormen foundation's decisions to stop funding mammograms at Planned Parenthood. Why couldn't this platform?
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This lays out some interesting points. Especially #10. I find myself forgettting constantly that I need to update google+ in order to receive a grade, but I have to force myself to do it. I am not one to broadcast my every thought over social media, I have no time for that. In addition, I don't feel like I want everyone to know my every thought and move, nor do I want to know theirs.
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"The Motion Picture Association of America says its industry brings back more export income than aerospace, automobiles or agriculture, and that piracy costs the country as many as 100,000 jobs." WHAT A JOKE. I'd like to see numbers and facts from the MPAA before they go quoting those numbers to the New York Times.

First and foremost, look at what can be accomplished with support. When or favorite websites shut down or urge us to take a stand we can accomplish legislative change. Information should be free & accessible to all.
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I find it interesting how many people are discussing SOPA and PIPA. I wonder how buzzworthy these bills would be if they didn't directly affect some of the internet's largest and most influential websites, the sort of sights that people might blindly follow. Not to say that I support the bills or anything, just curious how many "free thinkers" are still left in America.
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After working for a small business (I mean small, we did less than 10k in sales every week) I completely agree with the cons of using Google+. It's much less integrated and for many, it's much more complicated to seek things out. Speaking from practical experience, many adults my parents age and abpve would find google + much more complicated than facebook, just for the fact that it is so well integrated into google.
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