The Champlain Valley Fair in Photos

August 31, 2014 Photography 0 Comments

Here are some photos from the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction, Vt.:   Believe it or not, this was sculpted out of sand.  This leopard turned one at the beginning of the fair.  Cows laying down in the cow…

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School Books

Common Core Standards By State

August 31, 2014 Interactive 0 Comments

Common Core standards is a controversial topic for many parents. Common Core is a collaborative effort by states to set of standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. This, according to the U.S. Department of Education, will help students become…

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Facebook’s New Click-Baiting Rules Spell Big Problems Down the Road

August 28, 2014 Social Media 0 Comments

Publishers and page owners beware. Facebook's new click-baiting rules spell big problems down the road. One way Facebook is determining that a page is "click-baiting" is based on how many people click and whether or not they click the link,…

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My First Hyperlapse Video

August 27, 2014 Video 0 Comments

I decided to take the plunge and experiment with Instagram's Hyperlapse app. The video is morning traffic in the Burlington, Vt. area. Instagram released the app into the Apple App Store on Tuesday.

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Instagram’s Hyperlapse App to Capture Timelapses

August 27, 2014 Apps, Social Media 0 Comments

If you ever wanted to create a timelapse of your morning commute, kid's sports games, or your vacation, now you can with Instagram's Hyperlapse app. Instagram says users do not need to create an account to create a hyperlapse. When…

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Report: People Less Likely to Talk About Policy Issues on Social Media

According to a report by Pew Research Center, people are less likely to talk about policy issues on social media. The report focused on Edward Snowden's revelations of widespread government surveillance of Americans' phone and email records. Pew found that…

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Facebook News Feed Changes

Facebook to Weed Out Click-Baiting Posts

August 25, 2014 Social Media 0 Comments

Facebook announced Monday that it's weeding out click-baiting posts from user's News Feeds. Facebook says posts that click-bait often receive more clicks, thus making them appear higher in the News Feed and drown out posts users care most about. One way…

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Top 20 Earthquake States

August 24, 2014 Interactive 0 Comments

Here are the top 20 states that experience earthquakes. Earlier this summer, the U.S. Geological Survey says they updated their National Seismic Hazard Maps, which reflects the best and most current understanding of where future earthquakes will occur, how often…

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Facebook Post

It's never been harder to reach your fans on Facebook. Some pages may have noticed that over the past couple of months their your Facebook organic reach has declined. With the recent algorithm changes, posts on Facebook now reach approximately…

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Connected

Survey: 3 in 5 Internet Users are Almost Always Connected

August 20, 2014 Interactive, Technology 0 Comments

It's hard to go anywhere without seeing a few people texting, talking on their phone, tweeting, etc. I'm guilty of it too.  Surprisingly, I'm not writing this post on the go. A July 2014 survey from Civic Science found that…

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