What’s New at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media?
Based on this roster of speakers, the MIT Center for Future Civic Media exists in a constant state of productive ferment, if not adrenaline rush. In a series of brief, timed talks, 13 (!) researchers describe projects to help communities leverage self-knowledge into useful change or even transformation.

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Relationships and the Internet
This forum looks at the state of the art of academic research on relationships and the Internet and how this research informs research on the social aspects of the Internet in general, such as issues of trust and identity. Research on the role of the Internet in meeting new people is an increasingly vital area of inquiry, and is illustrated by a burgeoning literature on such topics as online dating. However, the Internet may shape many other aspects of relationships beyond introducing individual
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1.8: Summary
This unit looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and the construction of a price index. You will also look at the Retail Price Index (RPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI), indices used by the UK Government to calculate the percentage by which prices in general have risen over any given period. You wil also look at the important statistical and mathematical ideas that contribute to the construction of a price index.
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citizED: Employment and consumer rights and responsibilities
Briefing paper for trainee teachers focusing on teaching pupils about employment and consumer rights and responsibilities, which illustrates curricular requirements and provides examples of how these topics might be taught to pupils in an engaging way.
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Manual of labeling organic products

pdfThis guide is intended for any person interested in knowing how to label organic food: retail managers (ultimately responsible for that food sold in stores are labeled correctly), administrative staff engaged in inspection (understanding that this guide can clarify and assis
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A Panorama of Venture Capital and Beyond - Marc Andreessen (Serial Entrpreneur)
Serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen offers the Stanford audience a rare opportunity to pose open questions. Topics addressed include everything from the state of VC and the stock market, to Facebook's market dominance, to the rebirth of consumer electronics. In addition, Andreessen offers ground rules for the start-up, including tips on attracting top talent.
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A Pandora's Box of Start-up Expertise - Tom Conrad (Pandora)
After nearly two decades in the trenches of Pets.com, Apple Computer, and the You Don't Know Jack game series at Berkeley Systems, Tom Conrad (Pandora CTO) shares his acquired wisdom on succeeding in the consumer internet space. He discusses agility, crisp decision making, and focus, and peppers his lessons with numerous entertaining anecdotes of dot-com days and corporate progress.
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A Serious Take on Internet Game Play - Mark Pincus, Bing Gordon (Zynga)
Serial entrepreneur and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and Bing Gordon, longtime Electronic Arts creative mind and investor on behalf of KPCB, provide a very laid-back and desultory conversation. Topics touched upon include successful CEOs, building sustainable companies, mentorship, and the consumer pay-driven Web 3.0.
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The Accountability of Presence: Location Tracking Beyond Privacy (October 12, 2007)
Computer science, technology, mobility, iPhone, location tracking, GPS, privacy, service provision, location disclosure, social context, sex offenders, consumer devices, telephony, mobility, mobile phone, technology
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3. Why the United States Has Yet to Benefit From Electricity Industry Re-structuring (And What Can B
Environmental Studies, Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Biology, energy, electricity, economics, regulation, cost of service, consumer, market design mechanism, bid, provider, price, produce, monopoly, public utilities commission, Pacific Gas & Ele
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1.7.2: Ratio and proportion
This unit looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and the construction of a price index. You will also look at the Retail Price Index (RPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI), indices used by the UK Government to calculate the percentage by which prices in general have risen over any given period. You wil also look at the important statistical and mathematical ideas that contribute to the construction of a price index.
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3. A Head in the Cloud: The Power of Infrastructure as a Service (April 23, 2008)
science, electrical, engineering, math, computer, technology, amazon, internet, infrastructure, interface, business, distributed system, scalability, reliability, performance, cost-effectiveness, consumer, retail, customer, seller, web developer, enterpri
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4. Can Hi-Tech Hitchhiking Work? (April 22, 2009)
science, technology, engineering, mathematics, statistics, economics, design, technical, computer, hi-tech, entrepreneur, social network, car, consumer, traveler, public transportation, innovation, driving, environment, commute, traffic, rideshare, carpoo
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6. The Challenge of Small Form Factor: The ASUS Eee PC (May 14, 2008)
science, electrical engineering, math, computer, operating system, technology, ASUS Eee, PC, server, growth, sales, notebook, screen size, design, research, product, Acer, motherboard, intel, internet, cost, price, form factor, consumer, demographic, mark
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Lesson 1: Pronunciation of /i/, Getting the Check at a Restaurant

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There's only one Lesson #1. We'll never have a first again. Today we introduce listeners to the team: Orlando, Valdo, Michelle, and José Luis. P
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How to Write a Persuasive Essay
Writing a persuasive essay involves systematically proving one side of an argument against another side and developing the best arguments into a standard format essay. There are some terms used here that may need explaining. No examples are given so the teacher might want to show some.

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TV or Not TV: That’s Not the Question
While Alice Cahn cites evidence that traditional TV viewing is alive and well, her panelists line up to describe a TV industry under siege by digital competitors, and in the throes of major change. In the course of this session, which focuses on how television engages a young(er) audience, a generational divide springs up that h
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Douglas Dixon, Manifest Technology: The Joys and Ploys of Little Toys
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Gadget nirvana -- or device hell? Doug Dixon explores this messy world of consumer electronics, looking at developing trends, new technologies, and colliding markets: - Connected home: Purchased content is becoming less encumbered, with DRM-free MP3 downloads and managed transfers within the connected home. But do you really want TV on your PC, or PC features on your TV? And who will control the box that bridges the two worlds, the cable company or Apple TV? - Digi
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Adriana Popescu, Priscilla Treadwell: E-books - Princeton and Beyond
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When e-books began to appear in the early 2000’s, there was speculation about the demise of the printed book. While that clearly did not come to pass, e-books did become a staple of the reference holdings of many libraries. Since then, both the library and consumer markets have matured, and despite all predictions and speculations, at Princeton University Library, print books and e-books have continued to co-exist quite nicely. Princeton University Press feels that
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When e-books began to appear in the early 2000’s, there was speculation about the demise of the printed book. While that clearly did not come to pass, e-books did become a staple of the reference holdings of many libraries. Since then, both the library and consumer markets have matured, and despite all predictions and speculations, at Princeton University Library, print books and e-books have continued to co-exist quite nicely. Princeton University Press feels that
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