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27 November 2013

Does social media make your experiences less special?

The title of this post came from a tweet I saw by @SmithsonianMag, which linked to a great post on their blog that answered their own question with “Your Life Experiences Aren’t So Special—Here’s Proof” Thomas Jullian made a 1 min 46 sec video from 852 Instagram images from 852 different people.  If you think you have captured “the” most unique photo of an iconic tourist location – think again.  …

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21 November 2013

Automation, Weather Warnings, and Social Media

This is a guest post from The Digital Meteorologist by Nate Johnson at WRAL-TV at Raleigh in North Carolina. It brings up just one of the multitude of issues that forecasters face as we move into a world where social media is a prime source of news information. As Twitter, Facebook, and other social media began to take hold in weather centers and news rooms across the country a few …

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11 July 2013

Accomplishments and Future Needs of Science in the United States

The first full day of the 2013 AGU Science Policy Conference, on 25 June, began with a plenary session that provided a frame for discussions throughout the day. The plenary session, Preparing for Our Future: The Value of Science, not only elucidated the myriad of economic and societal contributions of science in the United States, but also issued a call for scientists to communicate their contributions and defend their role. …

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20 June 2013

Participate in the Science Policy Conference from Wherever You Are

  Can’t make it to the 2013 AGU Science Policy Conference, but dying to see the plenary sessions featuring Bart Gordon, Cora Marrett, James Balog, and Richard Harris?                 AGU is excited to present both plenary sessions as live webcast during the conference. A link will be made available on the webcast website as the sessions are about to begin. Watch the first …

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26 March 2011

Why Social Media Can and Is Changing Education

Online blog post: http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/1860 I came across this posting (retweeted by someone), and it is worth pausing and reflecting on the power of online media. Has education changed? You bet. How about professional development? Even more. For example, one of…

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