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Can Stockr Bring Transparency and Democracy to Stock Trading?

If it works, founders say Stockr could become a Bloomberg for the masses.

As niche social networks proliferate, digital citizens are increasingly compartmentalizing their media streams and filtering out the unwanted noise. The tribes are gathering in far smaller tents than Facebook. On the idealist end of the spectrum, there's wiser.org, a growing international network of people committed to working towards sustainability, and on the more frivolous end there's untapped.com, a place to brag about how much you drank last night.

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A Businesswoman's Best Friend: An Online Network Supports African Entrepreneurs

The African Women Power Network provides budding African businesswomen with an online source of support and mentorship.

The African Women Power Network is literally a product of the digital age: It was born from a tweet and now is housed at a Wordpress blog. Today, the network is dedicated to providing budding African businesswomen support in the form of an online space to share entrepreneurial stories and business challenges.

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"So Wasted Last Night": On Facebook and Professionalism

Perhaps oversharing on Facebook isn't so bad. It may even make us better people.


I'm unafraid of my wasted face.

A new study lends hard numbers to a phenomenon we already recognize: Most Millennials think of Facebook as a purely social space, even as we're friends with an average of 16 coworkers. MSNBC has dubbed this our generation's "career Facebook fumble," warning that when we curse or post "lewd photographs" on the social network, we're putting our professional lives at risk. But once the Facebook generation fully saturates the workplace, a casual social network image may become a part of who we are both on and off the clock. Is that such a bad thing?

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Could Google's New Social Network Actually Improve Our Social Lives?

Google's Facebook competitor seems less about crafting an online persona and more about building on real-life relationships.

As of today, Google has officially challenged Facebook to a duel. Google+ is the company's new social network that operates suspiciously like Facebook, with a major difference: It emphasizes small groups and privacy. After a little research, I predict it might be the very first social network to actually improve our social lives.

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You've all been named person of the year by Time. Take that, Assange.

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