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Moving with the times

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Moving with the times

If you were in any doubt as to the sheer force and immediacy of online media as an information source, check out these stats on Mashable about what was happening online during President Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday. The same site also did an interesting piece on how the new president might seek to apply his [&hellip

The unsung hero of the US presidential election: the internet

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The unsung hero of the US presidential election: the internet

So it turns out that political change is not the only thing that has gripped the USA, and the world along with it. In this US presidential election we’ve seen a big change in how the candidates present themselves and how they connnect with the electorate. An unprecedented amount of money went into campaigning across [&hellip

Is ‘text speak’ really so bad?

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Is ‘text speak’ really so bad?

Linguistic doom-mongers frequently lament the demise of the English language, complaining that standards are just not what they used to be, that kids these days simply don’t have a grasp of how to use language correctly, lack creativity, etc., etc. Human nature appears to have a natural tendency to assume that things gradually get worse, [&hellip

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