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Boston, Privacy And The Limits Of Crowd-Sourcing

Posted April 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 pm (UTC-4)
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What The Web Got Right, And Wrong, In The Marathon Bombings Doug Bernard | Washington DC On March 16th, 2013, five weeks before the Boston marathon bombings, Sunil Tripathi disappeared. A Brown University student on leave from study, Tripathi was last seen in his Providence, Rhode Island apartment at around 11am. About 20 minutes later, […]

Crowd-sourcing The Boston Marathon Attack

Posted April 17th, 2013 at 1:22 pm (UTC-4)
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How Social Media, And Thousands of Pictures, May Help Solve The Puzzle Doug Bernard | Washington DC For being one of the most punishing, grueling athletic tests an individual can put themselves through, marathons are surprisingly popular. This year in the United States alone, 632 marathons are scheduled to be run. Year in and year […]

Your Giga-Future

Posted April 15th, 2013 at 11:53 am (UTC-4)
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Do You Really Need A 1-GB Internet? Yes. Doug Bernard | Washington DC Once upon a time, around the time I was starting college, the prefix everyone wanted in computers was “kilo.” Computer programs, processor speeds, memory storage: it all came measured in units of kilo, or thousands. 64 Kilobytes equaled 64,000 bytes of memory […]

The Secret Facebook

Posted April 10th, 2013 at 1:14 pm (UTC-4)
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How To Share Secret Messages in Public Facebook Posts Doug Bernard | Washington DC Let’s say you had something you wanted to say; a message for just one or two other people, but secret to everyone else. It’s a fair bet one of the last places you might consider posting that message was anywhere near […]

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Being a Journalist, Online and Off

Posted April 1st, 2013 at 3:05 pm (UTC-4)
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When Sharing Your Story Interferes With Telling Others’ Kate Woodsome | Washington DC [Ed. note: Kate Woodsome is a VOA multi-media journalist covering U.S. immigration and rights movements from Washington. You can connect with her here on Twitter.]  While the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether or not to support same sex marriage, Facebook turned red. […]

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