Category: Social, Technology Tags: Apollo 17, Australia, Child Care, Earth, Environment, Environmental policy, Green politics, ING Group, Oceania, Take Charge, United States, Wikipedia, Youth
The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We only have one planet Earth and because of this we need to take care of it. Unfortunately, there are many factors that contribute to the destruction of the environment and it’s up to us to cut down on or eliminate destructive habits that are hurting our planet. Around the world, many young people are realizing it’s up to them to save the earth and this realization is having a major impact on green policies and changes around the world in the following ways.
New Ideas – The youth of today have a fresh outlook that is helping to encourage environmental change. There are many outdated environmental policies in place today, and young people are helping to update these policies with fresh ideas.
Use Of Technology – Through the use of technology, young people have been impacting green policies around the world. Today’s young people are amongst the first to use the internet to inform and educate people about the environment. Also, young people use the internet to organize and vote on environmental policies and this has made a major impact on green policy changes.
Category: Social, Technology Tags: Blog, blogging, College Life, Colleges and Universities, Education, Guest Blogging, Guest Posts, Guides, High school, Student, United States, Youth
So, you want to start a blog? The only problem is the fact that you’re in college. With exams to study for, extra curriculars taking up your time, and way too many parties eating up your social schedule, it can be hard to justify starting a blog for no reason other than a slight curiosity. However, this college lifestyle that you think is keeping you from blogging is actually one of the main things that will make you a great blogger. College students have the potential to make some of the best kinds of bloggers. From constant access to the freedom of youth, to the ability to speak your mind and understand the world around you, there is good reason to think twice before discounting a blogging career while in college. Read on for what makes college students such excellent bloggers:
Category: Social, Technology Tags: BBC, CNET, facebook, Facebook 83 Million Fake Account, Facebook 83 Millions Fake Users, Facebook Active Users, Facebook Bots Advertising, Facebook Fake Advertising, Facebook Fake Profiles, Facebook Fake Users, Facebook News, Facebook Public Filing, Facebook Users Fake, Fake Users Facebook, Indonesia, Percentage, Social network service, Turkey, United States
facebook engancha (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In its company filings published this week,Facebook revealed that more than 83 million of its users are ‘fake,’ CNET reports.
Last week, in its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, the social networking site announced that it has 955 million monthly active users and 543 million monthly active mobile users.
But this week, tucked away in the company filings, Facebook has revealed that 8.7 percent of these accounts are likely fake.
More than half of these “fake” accounts are duplicate profiles, while 2.4 percent are “user-misclassifed” (think: pets and memes) and 1.5 percent are considered “undesirable” accounts, such as those created by spammers.
Category: Social, Technology Tags: Arab Spring, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Occupy Wall Street, Oxford Internet Institute, Top Tweeting Countries, Tweeting, Tweeting Countries, Tweeting Country, twitter, Twitter Study, United States
twitter logo map 09 (Photo credit: The Next Web)
Call it the United States of Tweets.
According to a study by the Oxford Internet Institute that examined which countries use Twitter the most, citizens in the U.S. interact with Twitter more than any other country, followed by Brazil, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom.
“The six largest countries in terms of information production through Twitter are: (1) the United States, (2) Brazil, (3) Indonesia, (4) the United Kingdom, (5) Mexico, and (6) Malaysia,” the Oxford Internet Institute wrote in its report. ”It is interesting to note that only two of the countries on that list are in the Global North and are traditional hubs of the production of codified knowledge.”
The researchers created a chart to illustrate which countries tweet most frequently, with more active nations getting a large portion of space on the “map.” Countries with darker shaded blocks also have a higher percentage of internet users, giving them higher “Twitter penetration.” (See the chart here)