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Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration

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After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious...

The Power of Networks: Knowledge in an age of infinite interconnectedness

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Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world.

David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

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David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests...

Dr Paul Howard Jones – What is the Internet Doing to our Brains?

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Dr Paul Howard Jones assesses whether the latest scientific findings support popular fears about what technology is doing to us.

Michio Kaku: In the Future, We Will Wear the Internet

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When will we be able to enter a room and create an imaginary scenario so realistic that it seems as if we are really there? Sooner than you think, says Dr. Kaku.

Cooperation and Engagement: What can board games teach us?

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In February of 2008, Matt Leacock released Pandemic, a board game where players cooperate to save the world from deadly diseases that threaten to wipe out humanity. The game has been enthusiastically received, with it...

Next Generation All-IP Telecom Networks: Quality of Service Challenges and Issues

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The SIP-based IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), while recently introduced, has become one of the primary distinguishing features of the next generation of mobile telecommunication systems. IMS allows mobile operators to ...

How Social Media Helps Build Trusting Relationships – Mike Germano

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In Chapter 9 of 13, social media expert and Carrot Creative co-founder Mike Germano shares views on relationships and trust. Germano notes people often trust each other more when they know more about each other. Socia...

Using Google Earth for Near Real Time Natural Hazard Monitoring

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Every year several catastrophic natural hazards strike somewhere on Earth. These may cause thousands of lives, cause damages of billions of dollars, destroy natural landmarks, cause tsunamis, floods, or landslides. Mo...

Virtual Currency Is Very Real

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A brief description of virtual currency and why it may revolutionize the way we pay for things on the Web.

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