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April 12 2011

Japan Earthquake: Social Media Unites Countries During Natural Disaster

April 12th, 2011Posted by 

In the wake of last month’s horrific natural disaster in Japan, the world has shown nothing but an outpouring of support and relief for the badly battered nation. The digital response to such a devastating tragedy has been equally impressive and far-reaching, if not more. The earthquake and aftermath in Japan has proved that the power of […]

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March 29 2011

iPad 2: On Top of The Mobile Web and Dictating Website Design Standards

March 29th, 2011Posted by 

One of the most hotly anticipated products launched this year was Apple’s iPad 2. As CEO Steve Jobs launched the product earlier this month, he noted many of the updated product’s new features: a thinner body, a longer-lasting battery, built-in camera, faster processor, and a slick updated OS to go along with it.  Interestingly enough, […]

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March 15 2011

Defining Social Place: Why Location-Based Social Media Matters

March 15th, 2011Posted by 

As technophiles and music-lovers descend on Austin this week for SXSW (that’s South by Southwest, if you’re not in the know), attendees won’t just be looking for trends, tweets, and Facebook posts, but where people are checking-in at the festival’s many conferences, venues, and post-panel hangouts.   If Twitter was the breakout social media trend of 2009, […]

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March 01 2011

Urban Planning and Public Participation Through Social Media Crowdsourcing

March 1st, 2011Posted by 

It’s no secret that social media has a strong foothold in public participation.  From influencing national revolutions in the Middle East to helping re-launch careers, major social networks like Twitter and Facebook have the ability to spread information and connect users faster than ever before.  With regards to planning, social media is used as a […]

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