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5 Types to Unfriend & Bald Cartoons

Curated by CLAI

5 Types Likely to Unfriend on Facebook: (1) High-school friend, (2) Other, (3) Friend of a friend, (4) Work friend, (5) Common-interest friend.

Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer: Can these cartoon pals help reduce the stigma of cancer treatment for children?

Bald Cartoons for Cancer

Bald Cartoons for Cancer (Ogilvy Brazil)

 

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! Chinatowns, Confucian Apologetics and Chinese Facebook

Curated by CLAI

CHINATOWN TRADITIONAL, SUBURBAN, and FABRICATED: The Chinatown brand has come to mean something more than just Chinese. Later this year, “North Carolina Chinatown” is to open near the Raleigh-Durham airport. Even though developers are calling it a Chinatown, their design deliberately encompasses all Asian cultures.

CONFUCIAN APOLOGETICS: I would often start and end my conversations with the word “sorry” — sorry for bothering you, sorry for the bad news, sorry this issue came up, sorry for asking questions.

Apologies

Sorry (Credits: Julia Yellow)

CHINESE FACEBOOK: Weixin is China’s killer app, a highly addictive social networking tool that allows smartphone users to send messages and share news, photos, videos and web links, much like America’s WhatsApp. Just 3 years after being introduced in China, Weixin has nearly 300 million users — a faster adoption rate than either Facebook or Twitter — giving the app a dominant position in what is now the world’s biggest smartphone market.

KOREAN ELDERS: Over the past 15 years, the percentage of children who think they should look after their parents has shrunk from 90% to 37%, according to government polls.

Social Life 2.1: Texting Decline, Apps for Sports and Keeping Track, and Facebook Ads

Curated by CLAI

TEXTING is on the decline. For the first time ever, traditional texting — the kind you do through your cell phone provider — has dropped in Britain. Bye bye texting and hello IMing!

Texting

Texting (NPR)

JOURNAL APPS: Keep track of your doings in 2014 with My Wonderful Days, Moleskine Journal and 1 Second Everyday. (NYTIMES VIDEO)

SPORTS 2.0: Upgrade Your Game – App-enabled sports technology promises to put a coach in your pocket and help you improve your game in baseball, golf and basketball. Does it work? (NYTIMES VIDEO)

FACEBOOK MARKETING allows ads in both News Feed and the side bar to increase clickage.