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Society & Education: July 2012


The Little Tweeter That Could: A game changer in the social and political movement

Dennis Anderson, Gali Einav. July 27, 2012

Twitter, a microblogging tool, was intended for a short updates on one’s activity to be shared with subscribers. As of today, Twitter has more than 500 millions registered, less than two years ago that number was 102 million. According to the recent Pew Research Center’s study, 15 percent of American ...
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Visualizing the History of Everything with ChronoZoom

Dennis Anderson. July 31, 2012

We sat down with the team responsible for Microsoft Research’s ChronoZoom Project, including Principal Investigator Dr. Walter Alvarez, Development Lead Dr. Sergey Berezin, collaborator Dr. Craig Benjamin, and Project Lead from Microsoft Research, Rane Johnson.
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Disney Lends a Hand

Newton Lee. July 31, 2012

With summer travel underway, millions of guests will experience the magic of Disney at its various theme parks worldwide. What you may not know is that in 2010, Disney launched its Assistive Technology Device to provide detailed descriptions of the Disney Parks for guests with disabilities. A $25 refundable deposit is ...
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