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Technology, Emergency Response & The Boston Bombings

Kojo explores the intersection of technology and emergency response and where it fits into the bombings that struck the Boston Marathon earlier this week.

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Separating Social Media's Fact From Fiction Amid Crisis

In the moments following the twin explosions at the Boston Marathon, many of the initial reports disseminated through social media proved to be false. Jeremy Stahl, social media editor for Slate.com, shares his rules for social media responsibly in the midst of tragic, breaking news.
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Social Media Helped Find Loved Ones After Marathon Bombing

With cellphone service hopelessly congested, many people turned to Twitter and Facebook to report their whereabouts or find out if family and friends attending the race were OK.
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National Attorneys General, Facebook Tackle Online Safety

Online privacy and safety on social media for teens are the target of a joint campaign by the National Association of Attorneys General and Facebook.

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Online Tools Help People Connect After Boston Marathon Bombing

Even as the shock and horror of the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon had yet to subside Monday, people were turning to online tools to check on the safety of their friends and family who were at the event. The latest estimates of the casualties include more than 3 dozen people injured, with two dead.
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Speak Up! Advertisers Want You To Talk With New Apps

Advertisers want to hear what you have to say, and many are about to roll out new kinds of ads you can actually have a conversation with. Marketers are hoping to leverage the power of voice and the kinds of technologies that power Apple's Siri to start selling us all sorts of things.
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Go Figure: The Machine That Put Computation In Your Pocket

In 1967, Jerry Merryman, with two colleagues, helped invent the first electronic hand-held calculator. The team wanted to create a device that would make adding machines and slide rules obsolete.

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