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It’s April 15 - Are Your Taxes Done?
State-of-the-art systems at internalrevenueservice are waiting to process your returns!
While punch cards and tape drives seem archaic now, they were a “new dimension” in data processing and tax administration at the time of this IRS educational film, “Right on the Button,” from the late 1960s.
Now, go finish those taxes!
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.
Who says you can’t have a relationship with a lamp?
Though the Darwin and Wallace robotic lights don’t have faces on them, when they swing to point in your direction, it’s hard not to feel that they’re looking at you. - These Adorable Solar Lights Follow You Around Like A Loyal Pet
Sometimes it feels like this.
“My superior is a gamer.” Sister Helena Burns said, laughing. “You know you’re a media nun when your superior is a gamer.”
You might not expect nuns to be experts on Twitter, Facebook, and multi-player video games, but Burns defies all expectations. With 13,790 Twitter followers and counting, the Daughter of St. Paul calls herself a “media nun”: A woman religious with a calling to communicate the word of Christ, in any way she can.
And yes, there is a gamer-superior in her convent.
“She has this souped-up computer,” Burns continued. “She gets her own little ministry out there. Once people get to know she’s a nun, they have questions, or they ask for prayers. But you do have to clean up your language when Sister Irene’s out there.”
I imagine Sister Irene sitting in front of a sleek desktop with neon LED backlights, wearing her bright yellow Grado headphones and concentrating intensely on a multi-player RPG. It’s a funny image—there’s such a symbolic disconnect between the stereotypical idea of a nun and a basement-dwelling teenager who loves World of Warcraft. That’s what’s so fascinating about these sisters and their order: They defy stereotypes about who participates in Internet culture, and how.
So how does a nun use social media?
Read more. [Image courtesy of Helena Burns]
New research shows that Twitter use can damage users’ romantic relationships.
Russell Clayton, a doctoral student at the University of Missouri School, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter–related conflict with their romantic partners.
photo via flickr:CC | Kooroshication
This post follows one a few hours ago about the Heartbleed security failure, and for safety’s sake it repeats information I have added to that post as an update.
Should you take the latest security scare seriously? I do, and here is what I am doing about it.
Estimated Age Distribution of US Instagram Users, 2012-2016 | Marketing Charts
"Instagram recently announced that it had passed 200 million active users, with one-quarter of those joining in the past 6 months.”
Your demographic is growing on the site, though, Rhett.
The digital revolution is transforming the way students learn, and educators who apply technology to nudge students toward deeper learning are leading the charge. Are you one of them?
"The perfect Tweet length was right around 100 characters.” - The Proven Ideal Length Of Every Tweet, Facebook Post, And Headline Online