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The Largest Social Network You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 2:37 pm (UTC-4)

The story of a tech giant overlooked by the West raises questions about streaming video, virtual currency, the digital divide, and how people use the Internet in other countries. Ross Slutsky | Washington DC  310 million registered users. Up to 8.45 million people using the site concurrently. 421 billion minutes of voice transferred in 2011. […]

Digitally Distracted

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 7:13 pm (UTC-4)
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Are We Controlling Our Gadgets, Or Do They Control Us? Doug Bernard | Washington DC Think for a quick moment, assuming you can put down your mobile phone for that long.  How many texts did you send today? Ten? 100? Or this one: how many emails did you read and respond to? Tweets? Facebook updates […]

YouTube Becomes NewsTube

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-4)
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Changing Viewing Habits Mean Changing The News Doug Bernard | Washington DC Here’s a statistic to make your eyes roll: every minute of every day, more than 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. That’s 180 days – nearly half a year’s worth of video – posted on one website every 24 hours. With […]

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Shattered Glass

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 4:07 pm (UTC-4)
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One Hit, And One Miss, On Social Media Integration Ross Slutsky | Washington DC Network executives have been buzzing for years about finding new ways to add social media into the television experience. No TV program worth a mention doesn’t have its own Twitter feed, Facebook page or some other social networking component. But are […]

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A Sociopath’s Online Trail

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 12:00 am (UTC-4)

Tracking Luka Magnotta’s Digital Footprints Doug Bernard | Washington DC Warning: This story contains elements of a graphic and often disquieting nature. There’s nothing about the story of Luka Magnotta that isn’t unsettling, bizarre or even profoundly disturbing. It’s a story of cruelty, murder and a sociopath’s need for attention. In many ways, it’s not […]

The Internet’s Archive

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 5:47 pm (UTC-4)
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There’s More Free Stuff Out There Than You May Know Doug Bernard | Washington DC May 8, 1977. The setting was Ithaca, New York; Cornell University’s barn-like Barton field house, specifically. On that particular Sunday evening, for the princely sum of $7.50 – $6.50 for students – you could buy one general admission ticket (assuming […]

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Call of the Weird

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 6:53 pm (UTC-4)

Thoughts On The Strange World Of Online Ads Doug Bernard | Washington DC I’ll admit it. As an organization, we here at VOA can be a rather starchy bunch. Which is usually fitting, given the very serious issues we cover on a daily basis. Still, in general there’s not a lot of laughs to be […]

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The Death Of Cash

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 9:54 pm (UTC-4)

Is Hard Currency Becoming A Thing Of The Past? Doug Bernard | Washington DC Daniel Suelo is a man who has figured out how to live without money. Making his home in a high cave near the desert outpost of Moab, Utah, Mr. Suelo lives, eats, sleeps, scavenges and does just about anything else he […]

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The Internet is Stealing Your Time

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 4:31 pm (UTC-4)

Are We Spending Our Time Online Wisely? What the Internet gives, the Internet takes. There’s little question that the web has made our lives more productive. We can work at the office, at home or even on a park bench, so long as there’s good WiFi access. We can Skype or text someone instantly, rather […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day – NOT!

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 4:01 pm (UTC-4)

The Internet’s Love/Hate Relationship with the Day of Love Doug Bernard | Washington DC Update Feb. 13, 2017: Venngage Infographics, a data graphics firm, has put together a series of 30 charts on Valentine’s Day that are somehow both nerdy and sweet. You can check it out right here.   Question: if someone texts “<3” […]

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