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Adopt a pet, ca…

Adopt a pet, cat video, dog video, adopt a pet. Please send this to all your friends who love their cats and/or dogs. http://youtu.be/mlk_QrUtFnI Advertisements

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Anonymity in Viral Marketing

Viral marketing is relatively new and there are no hard and fast rules. Companies and people are experimenting trying to find what works and what does not work. In the iamamiwhoami music videos  Jonna Lee made some interesting decisions in … Continue reading

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A Participatory Culture

The technological advances that have occurred in the last few years have had a tremendous impact on the Media Ecology of the 21st century. Changes happen so rapidly that it can be difficult to stay current on all the new … Continue reading

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Outbreak

“The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is a virus.” – Joshua Lederberg, Nobel laureate  Thinking about the above quote, it seems ironic that humans are the most intellectual beings on Earth, yet one microscopic virus can … Continue reading

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Viruses, Plagues and History by Michael Oldstone

Virus Goes Viral In order to better understand a discussion of viruses and/or anything viral, we need to understand the definitions of the words. Virus means: vi·rus [vahy-ruhs]  noun, plural -rus·es.  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/virus 1. an ultramicroscopic (20 to 300 nm in diameter), metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells of living hosts, mainly bacteria, plants, and animals: composed of an RNA or DNA core, a protein coat, and, in more complex types, a surrounding envelope. 2. Informal; a viral  disease. 3. a corrupting influence on morals or the intellect; poison. 4. a segment of self-replicating code planted illegally in a computer program, often to damage or shut down a system or network.  Viral … Continue reading

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