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Got a question on government transparency?

I'm for any organization that provides tools and information so that the ordinary person can see into the workings of their government, understand what's really going on, and take action to make change if necessary. It's why I appreciate...Show More Summary

FullContact For Gmail Is The Latest Email Plugin To Take On LinkedIn’s Rapportive

Rapportive users have not been happy about the email plugin’s performance and changes following its acquisition by LinkedIn. Instead of rich contact info and tools for following and friending email contacts on a variety of social networks, LinkedIn removed much of the functionality that drew users to the email plugin in the first place. Show More Summary

Internet Explorer Developer Tools update brings vertical toolbar

Microsoft rolled out an update recently that changed the interface of the Internet Explorer Developer Tools significantly. Most modern browsers ship with a set of developer tools included. These tools can be used for a variety of purposes,...Show More Summary

You Can Remove Any Apps Messing With Google Chrome Using This New Tool

There are some shady software applications in circulation that will try and change your browser settings without your knowledge. One of the best known examples being when you load up your browser to find a completely different, heavily sponsored homepage in place. Google has a new tool that can watch for sneaky changes being made to Chrome. More »      

Paper by FiftyThree adds new color tools, makes connecting with people easier

Paper by FiftyThree has hit version 2.2 with important additions for Paper as a whole, as well as the new Mix service. The big changes surround colors, including changing colors of your creation's background. If you see a color that you like in someone else's Mix creation, you can now add that color to your own Paper palette. Show More Summary

Multi-tasking: 4 ways to work (and play!) smart

For multi-taskers, the future is now — and it's brighter than ever. Technology is changing the game when it comes to nailing your to-do list in faster, smarter ways As tech pushes the envelope of how we work and play, digital tools are...Show More Summary

Now Facebook’s a tool for sniffing out real estate leads

People love to blab on Facebook, and much of what they share is “content” that can reveal they are looking to buy or sell a home. Until now, there hasn’t been a way to quickly filter for such content. But that’s changing [&hellip...

10 Ways to Convert More Customers Using Psychology (Infographic)

The times change, the tools change--but human nature is perpetual. As Daniel Pink once said, "There's a gap between what science knows and what business does." The study of psychology and its application for marketing to consumers has...Show More Summary

Facebook finally brings Graph Search to mobile, now lets you look up specific posts

Facebook’s Graph Search tool introduced couple of years ago brought along some significant changes to what you could do with the social network’s search tool, allowing you to input queries like “Photos of me after 2012? or “Friends who work at The Next Web.” The company is now significantly upgrading the search tool. Show More Summary

This Company is Changing the Way People Think About GMOs (Hint: It’s Not Whole Foods)

Intelligence Squared held a balanced debate on the use of genetic tools in food production -- and Monsanto's CTO doubled the number of people who think the world is better off with biotech crops.

Online tool to help cities in Great Lakes Region plan for climate impacts

Reduced water availability and quality, floods and problems related to heat stress are some of the potential impacts cities face with a changing climate.

Brain Activity after Smokers Quit Predicts Chances of Relapsing, Penn Medicine Study Suggests

Quitting smoking sets off a series of changes in the brain that Penn Medicine researchers say may better identify smokers who will start smoking again--a prediction that goes above and beyond today's clinical or behavioral tools for assessing relapse risk.

Interview with Kat Meyer, Conference Co-Chair, Tools of Change for Publishing, Plus Contest! Win a Free Pass to TOC

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It’s hard to believe another year has passed, and that it’s time for the annual Tools of Change for Publishing Conference. This year’s conference will be held in New York from February 14 through February 16, 2011, and (I know I say this every year) has the best possible line-up of speakers and programming. Show More Summary

Reporting Online Abuse On Twitter Just Got Easier

On Tuesday, Twitter addressed criticisms of how it handles abusive behavior by announcing changes to its blocking and reporting tools. Rolling out to all users over the coming weeks, the features were designed to make reporting and discouragement of online harassment easier for people. Show More Summary

Twitter rolls out new anti-harassment tools

Twitter is rolling out the first of several changes to its service to combat online harassment, the company announced Tuesday. The social network has simplified the way that users can report abusive behavior online and has enabled observers to report coordinated harassment attacks against an individual user. Overall, the changes give users more options to describe the […]

Top 6 Disruptive Marketing Trends for 2015

Sharing will be at the epicenter in 2015. We have the tools and technology right now – the challenge will be to exercise our own human ability to change the paradigm of how we tell stories, tolerate inhumanity online and exercise discernment in how much we let technology lead or control how and what we communicate.

Climate Tagger Tool Launched

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership has joined forces with the Climate Technology Centre and Network, the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Technology Mechanism, to launch a climate data tool. Show More Summary

5 techniques (and extra tools) that will change the way you talk to your users

David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog. In my experience of creating a team workflow tool that people will actually enjoy...Show More Summary

Quotes For The Day

“The framers of our Constitution, wary of the dangers of monarchy, gave the Congress tools to rein in abuses of power. They believed if the president wants to change the law, he cannot act alone; he must work with Congress. He may not get everything he wants, but the Constitution requires compromise between the branches. […]

4 Actions That You Can Take to Create Change in the New Year

Do you want to change your story in the New Year? What do you want your story to look like? What if you could learn to use the tools of story to create the life that you want? I've been obsessed with understanding and studying how people change their lives. Show More Summary

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