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The EBook Revolution Cometh

(newuniversity.org): It is easy to understand why eBooks are going to change the way content is produced, delivered and used. eBook readers are comparable in size with the printed book, but can store more than 1000 books (much more than the typical book collection of a single family). eBooks are much easier to produce, store and distribute. There are also significant environmental benefits. They don't need paper and unlike LCD screens and other display technologies, eBooks do not dissipate power while displaying a page, only when switching from one page to the next. Hence eBooks are energy efficient. In terms of resolution and color, eBooks are still catching up to printed books, but they are improving. All these factors will give huge technological advantage for eBooks versus conventional technologies.
   
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How E-Books Will Change Reading And Writing

(kosu.org): Ten years ago, few imagined that by decade's end, people would be reading novels on cell phones. A lot has changed in the book world. As digital platforms proliferate, writers are trying to figure out how to use them. Novelist Rick Moody recently wrote a story on the social networking site Twitter. Moody says he got intrigued by the idea of writing in abbreviated form to fit within the 140-character limitations of each Twitter post.
   
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The Best of Next Generation Science 2009 - The Year in Review

(nextgenerationscience.com): Next Generation Science presents the most popular articles for 2009. The most popular articles for 2009 have been calculated using two measures, either by the highest number of page views for the year (shown in blue) or by the average number of page views (shown in white and calculated as the number of page views/number of days posted).
   
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Why Social Networks Only Pretend To Protect You

(techcrunch.com): As long as the same information that social networks piously prohibit their own customers from using is being bought and sold on the open market by giant marketing companies, social networks are only pretending protect your privacy. Social networks are engaging in Privacy Theater because there's no shortage of examples of organizations on the Web that process vast quantities of PII while providing real privacy protection.
   
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2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The arena of online learning is continually reshaped by technological advances. Just as we must pay attention to the latest research on learning and pedagogy, it's important to be aware of current technological trends. These have the potential to redefine what it means to learn online.
   
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