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Annenberg Report Packages 13 Years of Research on How Americans and Marketers Intersect Online

Thirteen years of research into how Americans, marketers, and political consultants intersect online is now available in a single academic resource. The article can be found here: http://www.asc.upenn.edu/News/NewsDetail.aspx?nid=1298&ntype=faculty Americans, Marketers, and the Internet: 1999 – 2012 has just been made … Continue reading

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Top British universities failing to exploit social media

This blog post brings together two seemingly unrelated articles. One I noticed on a classmate’s Facebook page and the second, while browsing the Monday morning news. The first article, related to the lack of ~aggressive~ use of social media by … Continue reading

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The Daily Pennsylvanian – Slacking for social change

On Fridays around lunchtime the pace in my work group starts to slow down. My “inbox” accumulation rate slows to a crawl and sometimes, to my delight, stops altogether. It is at these times that I often take a little … Continue reading

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Millions of Americans aren’t working. Why?

A Yahoo Finance article released today which was picked up from CNBC asks the question “where are all the workers?” Read the article: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/millions-americans-arent-working-why-120146224.html Monthly labor statistics always seem to have a caveat about workers “no longer included in the … Continue reading

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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

A March 27 Associated Press article picked up by Yahoo Finance http://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-trillion-student-loan-debt-141440433.html reminded me of a subject that has been on my mind for some time: the ever-growing load of student loan debt that some students carry. Of the nearly … Continue reading

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The Mobile Finance Revolution – How cell phones can spur development

Jake Kendall and Rodger Voorhies of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation published an article on micro-finance, enabled by cell phones, in Foreign Affairs magazine, the bi-monthly journal of the Council on Foreign Relations and one of the preeminent platforms … Continue reading

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How Digital Medicine Will Soon Save Your Life

Last week we watched a video about Scripps Institute director Dr. Eric Topol and some of the medical innovations he believes will change medicine as we know it and perhaps, save your life. Topol is certainly an advocate of this … Continue reading

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