Some early (and good) edublogosphere conversations about Google Buzz

In case you missed the news, Google's latest service, Buzz, is now available to most users of Gmail. Here are three Google Buzz conversations from which I'm learning a lot:


  • Bud Hunt
  • Will Richardson
  • Ben Wilkoff
  • I love how dynamic and helpful the conversations are about this new tool. It makes me feel sorry for folks who aren't tapped into these types of channels for learning.

    Here is Google's video explaining Buzz. More information is available at the Google Buzz web site.

    Straight millennials are becoming less accepting of LGBTQ people

    The surprising results come from a new GLAAD survey.

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    Culture & Religion
    • The survey found that 18- to 34-year-old non-LGBTQ Americans reported feeling less comfortable around LGBTQ people in a variety of hypothetical situations.
    • The attitudes of older non-LGBTQ Americans have remained basically constant over the past few years.
    • Overall, about 80 percent of Americans support equal rights for LGBTQ people.
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    Are these 100 people killing the planet?

    Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Strange Maps
    • Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
    • This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
    • The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
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    New research sheds light on a possible cause of autism: processed foods

    The more we learn about the microbiome, the more the pieces are fitting together.

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    Surprising Science
    • A new study from the University of Central Florida makes the case for the emerging connection of autism and the human microbiome.
    • High levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used in processed foods to extend shelf life, reduces neuronal development in fetal brains.
    • While more research is needed, this is another step in fully understanding the consequences of poor nutrition.
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