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Many points of view, one amazing Internet.
Many points of view, one amazing Internet.

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Big Tent is taking a big break for the holiday season. Until we're back in the New Year, enjoy the wintery photos from the +Google+ team.

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Check out what the world searched for in 2013 on +Google with #zeitgeist . 

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+The Guardian produced an interactive “Download Deathmatch”, allowing users to compare internet speeds worldwide. Using data from the Ookla NetIndex, compiled from users of Ookla’s internet speed-test service, and based on a rolling mean of the last 30 days, the presentation allows users to compare download and upload times, and internet call quality.  Take the test yourself here: http://goo.gl/JuhMVj
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War games now include cyber-preparation.  For the first time in its history, the US Army and Japan’s Ground Self Defense Forces’ annual bilateral exercise Yama Sakura is incorporating cyber defense scenarios into the playbook. In this video Army Sergeant Nate Bowen takes us inside to show how they’re preparing for attacks in cyberspace.

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The technology powering the +Google Cultural Institute is now available to everyone through #GoogleOpenGallery .

Check out the Belgian Comic Strip Center.
Today we’re launching #GoogleOpenGallery and making the technologies behind Google Art Project freely available to anyone who wants to share cultural content with the world.
Do you have an art gallery with work you’d like to share? Does your family have archived photos the world has never seen? Or do you just want a simple way to show your artwork online? Request your invite now at google.com/opengallery

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Have you done an hour of coding?

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This ‘Handimation through Glass’ is a short stop-motion film that follows a surreal moment on a lazy Sunday morning spent in a coffee shop. Made by a group of animator and filmmaker friends in New York, the clip consists of more than 1,000 photos and drawings, and was shot over four days using +Google Glass. Take a look and tell us what you think of the creation. #throughglass . 

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Have you checked out this new campaign to reform government surveillance? What do you think?
Today, we joined seven leading tech companies—AOL, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo—in calling on governments around the world to reform their surveillance laws. In an open letter, we are asking the President and Congress to take the lead and ensure that American surveillance efforts are clearly restricted by law, proportionate to the risks, transparent and subject to independent oversight: http://goo.gl/1wYGII

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Do men and women use social media differently? That's the question a new study from the Oxford Internet Institute aimed to answer. Are you surprised by the findings?
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As the world remembers and pays tribute to #nelsonmandela , the +Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has a remarkable digital archive of his life and work. You can visit it here: http://goo.gl/xHde9W
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