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Don't Trip Over Your Digital Footprint

Whether you're a pop icon or a high school teenager, no one's immune from public scrutiny. A status update or 140 characters can be enough to seriously offend others, and ruin your reputation. Host Michel Martin takes a look at the pitfalls of social media with blogger Latoya Peterson, and high school "Twitter Principal" Eric Sheninger.
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Supreme Court Lets Stand Student's $675,000 Penalty For Downloading

Joel Tenenbaum has been mounting a defense against the recording industry's legal moves for nearly a decade.
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Journey Through Musical Time With This App

The "Radio Time Machine" is an online application that has collected the top 20 Billboard hits back to 1940. Some transcend their time period, while the appeal of others may be harder to understand. Host Scott Simon speaks with Brett Westervelt, a grad student at Stanford University and the designer of the app.
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Average Investors Share Facebook Feelings

Early investors like investment banks and venture capitalists already own shares of Facebook. Some are even starting to sell. Now small investors get their chance to buy with Friday's IPO. NPR's Sonari Glinton checks in with a few of them on the first day of trading.
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The Future Of Web Searching

We explore the fast-changing world of Web search technology and how we're likely to find information in the future.

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Facebook The Largest Internet IPO In History

Investors snapped up Facebook shares on a much hyped and tumultuous first day of trading. Mark Zuckerberg got it all started by ringing the opening bell for Nasdaq. Then a glitch delayed trading by half an hour. The IPO put Facebook's market value at over $100 billion — more than McDonald's or Amazon.
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TED's 'Explicitely Partisan' Talk, Briefly Barred From Its Site, Now Everywhere

A TED Talk challenging conventional wisdom that rich entrepreneurs are the number one job creators is now available for public viewing, after TED organizers originally kept the video private because it was too "explicitly partisan."
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On Eve Of Launch, SpaceX Head Talks About Mission

SpaceX is set to launch its Dragon spacecraft to rendezvous with the International Space Station this weekend. If successful, it will be the first commercially developed, launched and operated craft to meet the ISS. SpaceX head Elon Musk talks about the launch, and his other project, Tesla Motors.
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Stroke Victims Think, Robotic Arm Acts

Reporting in Nature, researchers write that two individuals, both paralyzed by stroke, made reach-and-grasp movements using a thought-controlled robotic arm. One participant was even able to a sip a drink by herself. Neuroengineer Dr. Leigh Hochberg discusses the paper and the ongoing trial.

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