How Google+ beats Facebook & Twitter
Robert Scoble on why it's more interesting on Google+ than Twitter or Facebook: because it's for finding, and talking with, the people who are interested in the same thing you are.
What's the Latest Development?
Robert Scoble explains why it's more interesting on Google+ than Twitter or Facebook yet why they'll never compete. "Google+ is for finding, and talking with, the people who are interested in the same thing you are." Facebook and Twitter are not good places to do that. "We're scaling up a knowledge base here together."
What's the Big Idea?
Google has not explained it well to the tech press but with time people will figure out the real value of Google+ when compared to Twitter and Facebook, predicts Scoble. "Eventually they will see the power of the search engine here. Eventually the brands and the other Google users (apps anyone?) will show up."
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
No, depression is not just a type of 'affluenza' – poor people in conflict zones are more likely candidates
- Often seen as typical of rich societies, depression is actually more prevalent in poor, conflict-ridden countries
- More than one in five Afghans is clinically depressed – a sad world record
- But are North Koreans really the world's 'fourth least depressed' people?
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
- Even in America, books are frequently challenged and removed from schools and public libraries.
- Every year, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week to draw attention to this fact.
- Some of the books they include on their list of most frequently challenged are some of the greatest, most beloved, and entertaining books there are.
- Oumuamua, a quarter-mile long asteroid tumbling through space, is Hawaiian for "scout", or "the first of many".
- It was given this name because it came from another solar system.
- Some claimed 'Oumuamua was an alien technology, but there's no actual evidence for that.
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