Twitter to Expand 140 character limit to 10,000

          Reposted fr0m Wall Street Journal (WSJ) One of Twitter ‘s most beloved features is set to change: The company is planning to extend its 140-character limit to as many as 10,000, according to a person familiar with the matter. Twitter’s loud and devoted user base was quick to bemoan that such a change […]

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Digital Revolution – Impact Worldwide

A new World Bank report says that while the internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies are spreading rapidly throughout the developing world, the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs, and better public services have fallen short of expectations, and 60% of the world’s population remains excluded from the ever-expanding digital economy. According […]

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OCLC: The Library in the Life of the User

OCLC Research has published a new compilation, The Library in the Life of the User: Engaging with People Where They Live and Learn, which represents more than a decade of collaborative work studying the information-seeking behaviors of library users. Compiled and co-authored by Lynn Silipigni Connaway, findings from The Library in the Life of the User […]

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PEW Report – Technology Device Ownership: 2015

A recent report from Pew Research Center on technology device ownership in 2015 makes the following observation: Today, 68% of U.S. adults have a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011, and tablet computer ownership has edged up to 45% among adults, according to newly released survey data from the Pew Research Center. Smartphone ownership is nearing […]

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Google Book-Scanning Project is Legal

      Reposted from Huffington Post Article by Joseph Ax  A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Google‘s massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library does not violate copyright law, rejecting claims from a group of authors that the project illegally deprives them of revenue. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of […]

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