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Fergus Bell
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Journalist, news consultant Dig Deeper Media. Co-founder ONA UGC Ethics Initiative. Past: Social Media & UGC Editor for AP
Journalist, news consultant Dig Deeper Media. Co-founder ONA UGC Ethics Initiative. Past: Social Media & UGC Editor for AP

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How the U.S.’s ZERO weeks of paid family leave compares to the rest of the world http://thkpr.gs/1s4X6Hu
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The Soofa is a solar-powered smart park bench that can charge your gadgets, track noise levels, and watch the weather. The first benches are being installed in Massachusetts: http://cnet.co/1lsxP4b
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"The hacks/techs love-child: social news video." Sound like an interesting topic?

Then VOTE! Please!

Jonas Vig of Bambuser fame, Mark Luckie of Twitter fame and I will be discussing how 
news consumers want their stories to be like their organic food: fresh and ethically sourced.

Here is the link. Right here. Please vote AND tell all your friends.
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/23436

I have the new Google+ and it looks all snazzy. But how do you tell if someone is online on hangouts/gchat?

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Taking part in a live broadcast discussion with other young people in Europe on Friday, asking questions and raising issues that face young Europeans today. Would love to know what's worrying you or what you would question influential leaders with if you could!

The topic I'm most interested in is whether uni is worthwhile. What's your question? 

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TC Cribs: We head to Airbnb’s headquarters, where the coolest rental properties are re-created. - http://tcrn.ch/S7CeBA

Fun hint: be sure to check out the ending.
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Like a handful of other countries, including Germany and Denmark, Iceland has official rules about what a baby can be named. In a country comfortable with a firm state role, most people don't question the Personal Names Register, a list of 1,712 male names and 1,853 female names that fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation rules and that officials maintain will protect children from embarrassment. Parents can take from the list or apply to a special committee that has the power to say yes or no. Read more here: http://apne.ws/WfT6RO

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"The devastation on the Jersey Shore is some of the worst we've ever seen. The cost of the storm is incalculable at this point," said Gov. Chris Christie after Sandy left a path of destruction. At least 7.4 million people across the East were without electricity. Airlines canceled more than 12,000 flights.
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