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Google and Pinterest gain ground on Facebook as social identities
A study by Gigya, leading company in following internet users, foresees a fall in the use of Facebook as a social identity in favour of others such as Google and Pinterest, which are rapidly growing.
 
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The impact of the dehumanisation of Big Data in public policies
For most of the experts in the Big Data revolution coincidence is not important, but for governments and public institutions understanding it is basic. For the first, the interesting thing is what, whilst for the last the truly transcendental point is why.
 
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Legal victory for Google over authors in the creation of digital libraries
Google has achieved a legal victory in its attempt to create the world’s largest digital library. A North American tribunal with judge Denny Chin at the head, rejected the collective sentence presented by The Authors Guild, an association of writers and authors, and gives its approval for the giant Mountain View to show fragments of books.
 
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Surprise? North American youth still love libraries
Pew Research Centre’s Internet and American Life project has recently published a new study that reflects young Americans’ love for libraries. This research, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, analyses the evolution of library services and the perception and use of different age groups towards them. Roy Tennant, digital libraries expert, expresses his surprise and happiness in view of the results, published in an article on The Digital Shift.
 
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Anna Rafferty: Penguin's digital reading experience
Anna Rafferty: Penguin designs its new digital reading experiences in response to its readers’ behaviour. Anna Rafferty, Digital Marketing Director at Penguin Books, assures us that her company sees eBooks as the source for greater digital experience as a result of investigations based on data provided by the readers.
 
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Gonzalo Oyarzún: Reading concerns society
Gonzalo Oyarzún, deputy director of Bibliotecas Públicas, and coordinator of the National Public Library System in Chile, affirms that reading today is not just a problem for publishing houses, nor does it concern solely the library or teacher, but it ‘concerns society as a whole’.
 
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The collateral damage of an educational model centred on screens
Two science teachers from the American city of Woodland Park in Colorado State, decided in 2007 to change the way they taught. These teachers chose to video record their lessons so their students could watch them at home. Is this an effective model? An article by Karen Springen published in School Library Jounral (SLJ) analyses its pros and cons.
 
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Eric Marbeau: Gallimard in the digital age
Éditions Gallimard was created over 100 years ago and is currently the leading independent publishing house in France. Two years ago in an interview for El País, the general president-director of Gallimard was already affirming that ‘the digital book permits great flexibility. It is an opportunity to enrich our catalogues and maintain books alive’. These ideas are still reiterated by Marbeau.
 
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Juan Mata: we must get communities of readers to conspire towards the meeting between children and books
With literary dialogues, Fundación GSR has sparked the formative initiative to which Casa del Lector will lend professional intermediary readers. Courses, days, seminars and meetings will be celebrated, coinciding with the seasonal cycles.
 
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Neuroscience shows emotion is the key ingredient to learning
Neuroscience researcher Francisco Mora claims ‘the essential element to the learning process is emotion’, because we can only learn that which we love, that which tells us something new, which means something. These boundaries are explored in Mora’s recently published Neuroeducation. The author believes that ‘without emotion there is no curiosity, no attention, no learning, no memory’.
 
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