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Social Media Advice: During The Holidays, Is It Tech Or Family Time?

Social media experts Baratunde Thurston, author of the book How to Be Black, and Deanna Zandt, author of Share This: How You Will Change the World with Social Networking, answer questions about how to behave in the digital age. This week's topic: What's the rule for spending more time with technology than family during the holidays?
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One Comment Says A Lot: Here's Why We're Grateful

As we looked back on The Two-Way's year, the "most liked" comment by a reader stood out. It was a simple call for civility. The rough-edged, sometimes cruel things said in comment threads get much attention. We want to say thank you for the more gracious tone many Two-Way readers take.
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Kenyan Women Create Their Own 'Geek Culture'

Say the words "high-tech startup" and chances are you picture a world that's mostly white, male and set in Silicon Valley. Now, a group in Nairobi, Kenya, is working to get more female entrepreneurs into the male-dominated world of tech.
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Mug Shot Websites Charge When You're Charged, For Now

If you've been arrested in the last 10 years, there's a good chance your arrest photo ended up on any number of websites. You'll have to pay to make them take it down, but one lawyer aims to make the websites pay instead.
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With Growth Of 'Hacker Scouting,' More Kids Learn To Tinker

With the rise of the do-it-yourself movement, more groups are springing up to encourage kids to link crafts and science. Modeled on more traditional Scouting groups, kids and their parents meet up in tool-filled "hacker spaces" to build electronics and get creative.
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'Gangnam Style' And Other Best Memes Of 2012 Say Something About Us

The things that catch on and get copied or parodied across the Web often catch fire because they let people share themselves in unique ways, say the trend trackers at Know Your Meme.
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Future Fibers May Be Spun From Slime

The hagfish or "slime eel" shoots out slime containing silk-like fibers of remarkable strength. Douglas Fudge, a biologist at the University of Guelph, says it could be a good substitute for today's synthetic fibers--it's 10 times stronger than nylon, for example--and bacteria can be trained to make it.

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