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Harvard Researchers Use Facebook To Study How Friendships Form
2011-12-22 05:04:05

Long-term study analyzes social selection and peer influence in online environments New research funded by the National Science Foundation and published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by three Harvard University sociologists examines how we select our friends and the role that friendship plays in transmitting tastes and new ideas. Relationships are basic building blocks of society, and understanding who befriends whom can therefore provide insight into...

2011-12-13 22:59:36

Restorative practices appear to be an effective alternative to exclusionary and punitive zero-tolerance behavior policies mandated in many schools today. So reports Laura Mirsky in an article in the December 2011 issue of The Prevention Researcher, a quarterly journal that focuses on successful adolescent development and serves professionals who work with young people. Mirsky interviewed educators and students at schools using restorative practices. She concludes that "although formal...

2011-12-08 08:00:00

Industry Leaders Make Social Association Relationship Management a Reality, Enabling Secure and Private Collaborative Social Networking for Associations and Their Members Columbia, MD (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 ACGI Software®, the trusted leader in association management software (AMS), today announced it has partnered with Higher Logic, the leader in social media and collaboration solutions for nonprofits and associations, to provide an integrated software platform for social...

Six Degrees Of Separation Getting Smaller
2011-11-22 10:43:46

The infamous “six degrees of separation” is shrinking apparently. Facebook, and researchers from the Laboratory for Web Algorithmics of the Università degli Studi di Milano in Milan Italy, have determined that the average number of people who separate any two individuals in the world is actually 4.74, Steven Musil of CNET is reporting. The original six degrees of separation testing came from Stanley Milgram´s 1967 “small world experiment”, which...


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Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

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Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.