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Social Media Usage: 2005-2015

65% of adults now use social networking sites – a nearly tenfold jump in the past decade

“Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005. Pew Research reports have documented in great detail how the rise of social media has affected such things as workpolitics and political deliberationcommunications patterns around the globe, as well as the way people get and share information about healthcivic lifenews consumptioncommunitiesteenage lifeparentingdating and even people’s level of stress.”


Berkman Question Tool -simple web tool spurs discussion and buy-in

This article was orginally posted on the Harvard Law School Case Studies Blog. By Elizabeth Moroney What do you get when you cross a brainstorming meeting with Reddit? The Berkman Center for Internet & Society has taken the best of online forums and crowdsourcing to offer a simple web tool for online or blended discussion. The Berkman Question Tool is aContinue Reading

Disconnected Youth: A Look at 16 to 24 Year Olds Who Are Not Working or In School

CRS – Disconnected Youth: A Look at 16 to 24 Year Olds Who Are Not Working or In School. Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara, Specialist in Social Policy. October 1, 2015. “This Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis expands the existing research on disconnected youth. The analysis uses Current Population Survey (CPS) data to construct a definition ofContinue Reading

Swedish crime writer best known for his Kurt Wallander books, dedicated political activist

The Guardian – Henning Mankell obituary “Henning Mankell, who has died aged 67, after being diagnosed with cancer last year, established almost single-handedly the global picture of Sweden as a crime writer’s ideal dystopia. He took the existing Swedish tradition of crime writing as a form of leftwing social criticism and gave it international recognition,Continue Reading

GAO Report – US Postal Service Delivery Performance

U.S. Postal Service: Actions Needed to Make Delivery Performance Information More Complete, Useful, and Transparent, GAO-15-756: Published: Sep 30, 2015. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2015. “U.S. Postal Service (USPS) measurement of on-time delivery performance has expanded greatly over the past 9 years, but remains incomplete because only 55 percent of market-dominant mail (primarily First-Class Mail,Continue Reading

New Enhanced Global Legal Monitor Launched by LC

“The Global Legal Monitor is managed by editors Connie Johnson and Wendy Zeldin.  They are also prolific authors who have each published more than 800 GLM articles.  They are two of the 40 authors who have contributed almost 4,500 articles to the Global Legal Monitor. A lot of what has changed is behind the scenes, whichContinue Reading

Approaches to Teaching Legal Research and Doctrinal Analysis in a Legal Studies Program

Kazmierski, Vincent, How Much ‘Law’ in Legal Studies? Approaches to Teaching Legal Research and Doctrinal Analysis in a Legal Studies Program (January 2, 2014). Vincent Kazmierski (2014). How Much “Law” in Legal Studies? Approaches to Teaching Legal Research and Doctrinal Analysis in a Legal Studies Program. Canadian Journal of Law and Society/Revue Canadienne Droit etContinue Reading

Alphabet Code of Conduct

Alphabet Code of Conduct: “Employees of Alphabet and its subsidiaries and controlled affiliates (“Alphabet”) should do the right thing – follow the law, act honorably, and treat each other with respect. We expect all of our employees and Board members to know and follow this Code of Conduct. Failure to do so can result inContinue Reading

GAO Launches Center for Audit Excellence

About the Center for Audit Excellence – Given the demands and challenges of today’s world, government accountability is more important than ever. Effective accountability organizations are an essential tool in helping improve government performance and the sound use of public resources.  With a cadre of highly experienced staff with expertise in a wide array ofContinue Reading

100 ‘global minds’ who have crossed subject frontiers

Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education: “A new book celebrates 100 of the academics, artists and activists who have been boldest in crossing disciplinary boundaries. The project is the brainchild of Gianluigi Ricuperati, creative director of the Domus Academy in Milan, a private postgraduate school of design that describes itself as “a living laboratory, an incubatorContinue Reading

Victims of Identity Theft, 2014

Victims of Identity Theft, 2014 – Erika Harrell, Ph.D., – BJS Statistician “An estimated 17.6 million persons, or about 7 percent of U.S. residents age 16 or older, were victims of at least one incident of identity theft in 2014, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. These statistics were similar to those inContinue Reading

Harvard Injury Control Research Center

Harvard Injury Control Research Center – includes the following: May 1, 2015  Self-defense gun use article – “Data come from the National Crime Victimization Survey 2007-2011.  Self-defense gun use occurred in fewer than 1% of all contact crimes reported.  Males and rural dwellers were most likely to use a gun in self-defense.  Self-defense gun useContinue Reading