Archive for January, 2011

Is THIS Cool?

Breaking-up

Face to Face vs. Online Communication

Ref: http://mashable.com/2011/01/12/obsessed-with-facebook-infographic/

How is Technology Affecting Kids? From The Today Show with Michele Borba

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A Friend Like You

A Friend Like You

by Ruthie Foster

When I need someone
To tell my troubles to
You’re the first one
Who comes to my mind
When there’s nowhere to run
You’re the one i turn to
Lord knows a friend like you is hard to find

A friend like you everyone should have
A friend like you we all need
All I wanna do is be a friend to you
The way you are a friend to me

When I’m lost out in the dark
You’re the bright light shining through
You’re my anchor, my hope, my new day
Through the stormy nights ahead
I’ll be counting on you
To keep me strong come what may

A friend like you everyone should have
A friend like you we all need
All I wanna do is be a friend to you
The way you are a friend to me

Joyful is my soul every time I think of you
Sweet music is the gift you bring
Thank you for the songs
Soaring in my heart
Your love makes me sing

Oh, a friend like you everyone should have
A friend like you we all need
All I wanna do is be a friend to you
The way you are a friend to me
I wanna be a friend like you.

Arthur Theme Song

Everyday when you’re walking down the street, everybody that you meet
Has an original point of view
And I say HEY! what a wonderful kind of day.
Where you can learn to work and play
And get along with each other

You got to listen to your heart
Listen to the beat
Listen to the rhythm, the rhythm of the street
Open up your eyes, open up your ears
Get together and make things better by working together
It’s a simple message and it comes from the heart
Believe in youself (echo: believe in yourself)
Well thats the place to start (to start)

And I say HEY! what a wonderful kind of day
Where you learn to work and play
And get along with each other
-Repeat Chorus-

Map of Facebook Friend Connections Lights Up the World

What do 10 million Facebook friendships look like? It pretty much looks like the world at night from space. Facebook intern Paul Butler made the map and was surprised by how elegantly it lit up the world. Facebook has truly gone global. From his Facebook post about the map:

I was interested in seeing how geography and political borders affected where people lived relative to their friends. I wanted a visualization that would show which cities had a lot of friendships between them.

To make the map Paul looked up 10 million friendship pairs, and listed the friends by current city, then tabulated the number of friendships between cities. He then mapped this connection strength to the latitude and longitude of the city.

The data rendering was a little bit more complicated, as Paul explains in the post:

I defined weights for each pair of cities as a function of the Euclidean distance between them and the number of friends between them. Then I plotted lines between the pairs by weight, so that pairs of cities with the most friendships between them were drawn on top of the others. I used a color ramp from black to blue to white, with each line’s color depending on its weight.

Ref:  http://is.gd/jbsCB

How can we keep true friends?

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