10 Reasons Why Technology Isn’t Bad for Kids


Our next generation must embrace the opportunities technology has been and will be providing for them.

Originally posted on No, Strike That:

There is a horrible article making the rounds right now from HuffPost written by the new self-appointed leader of the “Save the Children” crusade, Cris Rowan.And this time, she’s after our iPhones! Get the pitchforks Cleetus, we’re gonna have an angry mob!

I feel horrible for even doing this, because rule number 1 of the Internet is “Don’t Feed the Trolls”. Still,if you want to see what bad science looks like when it’s covered in citations you should go read this article (nostrikethat, 2014).

The short version (although it’s hard to summarize a listicle) is that “technology” is destroying the brains of our children and OH GOD WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN? Technology is defined as “cell phones, internet, iPads, TV”(The stupid article, 2014), which is good because I would hate to have to rip out my toilets. Lucky for the Nostrikethat household, Poop Vanishing Technology is exempt!


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Zuckerberg and Connecting the World


Img from Getty Images

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Do you think the world is ready for everyone in it to be connected on the internet? Please watch the entire video and let us know what you think.

Originally posted on Culture Change and Innovation:

BBC News, Feb 24, 2014, Joe Miller: Zuckerberg: Facebook’s mission is to ‘connect the world’

Zuckerberg at the Mobile World Conference 2014:


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Quantified canine startup Whistle starts building a dog-centered social network


And if a dog can do this, what is keeping you from becoming popular. Put your pooch to work for you today.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

If you’re a dog lover, you may not admit it but you secretly want a social network centered solely on your pooch. There are a few of you who have acted on that desire, creating a Twitter(s twtr) account for Stella’s more amusing barks or a Facebook(s fb) profile to show Bruno’s best selfies. But most of us try to keep it reasonable. Though we may annoy you with a lot of pics of our pups, we don’t ask you to “friend” them on Facebook.

But San Francisco quantified canine startup Whistle Labs is tapping into that pent-up demand we dog owners have to obsessively record, catalog and share our pets’ daily lives. Whistle is adding social media tools to its dog activity-monitoring platform – instead of only a being a Fitbit for dogs, it wants to become Path as well.

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New Episodes of VAsian Global News!


We have got to see Iron Man #3. Can anyone get us free tickets. We will be your best friend.

Originally posted on Global Asian TV:

VAsian Global News Episode 58, Segment 1

that aired on May 12, 2013 – A weekly tele-magazine show on VegasTV via DirecTV 25, Cox Cable 14 and 1014, KTUD 25.1 and 25.2 every Sunday at 2PM PST. It provides updates on breaking news, sports andentertainment, real estate and immigration tips and updates aimed at the International/Global/Expat communities in Las Vegas and around the world. Filmed at the Blue Water Restaurant & Sports Bar. Enjoy the Show…



Segment 2: This is the Home Sweet Home segment with co-hosts Melody Mojica & Mark Bowman of o48 Realty. Melody reports on “Pocket Listings”, and Mark interviews Immigration Lawyer Rex Velasquez.


Segment 3: Shannon…

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Three reasons why building a viral app for kids is harder than it looks


Now days kids are the ones with some of the best ideas, with their extremely vivid imaginations they are the future of technology.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

If you’ve ever seen a toddler interact with an iPad (the best being the toddler who didn’t understand why her paper magazine wouldn’t flip), you know that kids are in many ways uniquely suited to playing with tablet or mobile apps — sometimes before they can even read.

But developing apps that will appeal to kids is a real challenge. A variety of enterprenuers and developers who work with technology intended for kids and parents spoke at the 500 Startups Mamabear conference in Mountain View Friday, where they talked about the challenges but potential benefits of building for the younger set.

Complying with privacy guidelines

Cheating on test / privacy concernsOne of the biggest hurdles for app developers — which should comfort parents concerned about the privacy of their kids — is complying with COPPA, the regulations from the FTC that limit the data that developers can collect from kids like names…

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21st Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival


We wish that we could join you but we have a very busy day.

Originally posted on Raw Remedies:


Join Raw Remedies at the

21st Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival

Clark County Government Center Amphitheater
500 South Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: April 27, 2013 – April 28, 2013
Show Times: Sat 1pm – 10pm; Sun 2pm – 9pm

Adults $66.50 & $116; Children 13 – 17 $25; Children 12 & under free


Saturday:Rick Braun and Richard Elliot, Roy Ayers, Bob Baldwin an Friends with Paul Taylor, Elan Trotman, and more.

Sunday:  Stephanie Mills, Will Downing, Chrisette Michele, Mint Condition, Anthony David, and more.


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This is a great free tool used to learn more about Social Networking.

Originally posted on Learning and Living in the Online World:

An online social network is a group of people assembled in one place online that often share common interest and goals. There are plenty of social networking sites out there but we’re only going to cover a few.Take a look!

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So if we look up, ‘How does Google work with long tail searches?’ Quora should show up? Right?

Originally posted on Gigaom:

The queries we type into Google can be broadly classified into two groups: head queries, or general keyword searches of less than three words; and long tail queries, or specific searches using a phrase or several words. The latter long tail queries account for a significant portion of the searches on Google (with many sources claiming as much as 70 percent).

Google’s search algorithms are excellent at surfacing relevant content for basic keyword style head queries, but when we search for something specific using a long tail query, the answers aren’t consistently relevant. I would submit that this isn’t so much an issue with Google’s search algorithm as it is a content problem; that is, a large number of content sources that attempt to service long tail queries simply do a poor job of it. For Google to improve its search relevance for long tail queries – which it must, as those…

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We are proud of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and Goodwill for being in partnership. We would like to give some slightly used items.

Originally posted on ION:

Chamber to help Goodwill of Southern Nevada collect gently used items, more

HENDERSON, Nev. – With springtime comes spring cleaning for many, and the beginning of March is as good a time as any to be out with the old and in with the new. The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host a week of giving from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, through Friday, March 8, to benefit Goodwill of Southern Nevada as one of its 2013 Community Events.

Throughout the week, the Henderson Chamber will collect gently used items that will be resold in Goodwill Retail Stores & Donation Centers to support Goodwill’s job training and placement program, Career Connections. Career Connections has two centers in Nevada that provide a multitude of free jobseeker and employer services. In 2012, Career Connections placed more than 1,700 Clark County residents into jobs.

Specifically, Goodwill is seeking donations of…

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