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  • Selfie here, selfie there: selfies are all over the Internet.  Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, everywhere you turn, you see people taking pictures of themselves – everywhere they go. The “I’m-going-to-take-a-picture-of-myself” obsession has become a phenomenon. People take selfies when they’re hiking, when they’re cooking, when they’re working, and even while they’re driving. We have all heard about the dangers of distracted driving, whether it’s talking on the phone while you’re on the road, texting and driving, or now, even taking selfies while you’re operating a car. Well, distracted driving doesn’t just end with vehicles. 

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  • Do you have a Twitter account? Do you find that it is difficult to use or would you get more value out of it if it was designed differently? Twitter recognizes the design of the site is difficult and in November 2014, it promised investors that there would be a new “instant timeline” feature introduced to new users that open an account. The timeline feature would immediately pull content from the network instead of making the user sign up, “follow” people and organizations, then hope that the posts are relevant to their interests. 

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  • Facebook has transformed the way we interact with each other – social media is a way for us to keep in touch with family and friends, as well as find and catch up people that we haven’t seen in a long time. For many people, Facebook has become a part of their daily lives and it’s something that they don’t go a day without checking.  But, Facebook won’t stop at simply being a leader in social networking. Now, they’re considering how they can get involved with what happens in workplace communication, too.  Recent reports show that the company is now in the pilot testing phase of Facebook at Work, a corporate service that will be used as a social network for individual companies as well as organizations. It’s similar to the Facebook that everyone is already used to, except it is modified to reflect just workplace interactions. (1)

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  • The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is happening right now and people all over are keeping an eye on all of the gadgets that are making their debut at this year’s show.  At the show, Intel introduced its new product: a wearable computer. This product will mean that wearable gadgets won’t be overly bulky or awkward. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich pulled a button off of his blazer during the show and then explained that it housed the Curie module.

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