“The students, she said, want to be seen as partners of the institution, not consumers. They would like to see their professors, not just graduate students, and they want to make sure exams are in line with material they have been told to master.”—from “A Global Shift in How Students See Themselves,” Chronicle of Higher Education
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Twitter is introducing a new series called Twitter Stories. The purpose is to highlight people that have been impacted by Twitter and in some cases, by a single tweet. It also shows the power of Twitter and how fast information can move on the network and across the world. For example, in 30 seconds, tweets went from DC to Oklahoma during the DC earthquake in August.
The Washington Post’s new Primary Tracker, created by Kat Downs, Ted Mellnik and Karen Yourish of The Post’s Graphics Department, is a one-stop shop for keeping up with the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
The interactive graphic features the newly-finalized primary…
Governments around the world more and more are asking Google for information, a trend the Internet giant says highlights the need for new rules governing online data.
In the first six months of 2011, government agencies in the United States, for example, made 5,950 requests for information from 11,057 accounts at Google and its video service YouTube, according to numbers released on Tuesday.
That’s an average of 31 requests a day, and amounts to a 29 percent increase over the 4,601 requests of the previous six months. Google says it complied with 93 percent of the 2011 requests.
For the first time, Google also released data on the number of times foreign governments asked it to remove online content. Brazil topped the list with 224 requests, while Germany, which has strict hate-speech laws, asked Google to remove 2,405 separate items. Google complied with most of the requests from both countries.
From January to June 2011 in the United States, there were 92 requests to remove 757 items. Google says it complied with 63 percent of those inquiries.