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Linkasaurus! #2

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Mar 2011

Curated for you: the latest museum, web and tech news from across the net

 

What causes earthquakes and why do tsunamis often follow a large earthquake?
Mineralogy Collection Manager Ross Pogson explains.

Is curation the new king?
With seemingly anyone, anywhere at anytime able to create online content, will we see a shift in power from content makers to content curators?

The New York Times on museums pursuing engagement through social media
“A decade ago, museum Web sites were little more than online advertisements, displaying an institution’s hours, directions, admission prices and exhibitions. But evolving technology has created new opportunities...”

iPad Lets Scientists Drag, Pinch and Swipe Real Molecules
New software lets scientists drag molecules around the screen as easily as shooting angry birds at pigs.

More than an Earth Hour
How social media is pushing the environtmentally conscious campaign beyond 60 minutes.

Save time on Twitter
7 ways to use Twitter more efficiently.

If the future is mobile, how is the museum community developing within that future?
Some very interesting graphs in this article.

The Meanderthal app
Ever wonder what you would look like as a neanderthal?

Is the business card dead?
And who or what killed it?

Improve your smartphone's reception
By dropping it into a(n empty) glass?

3 comments

Lynda Kelly - 8.03 AM, 19 March 2011

Nice set of links Michael. There's also a short film of Ross talking about earthquakes and tsunamis here.

Julie8xj - 4.03 PM, 18 March 2011
This passage is really interesting, and i like it very much.

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