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Facebook Organ Donation Tool Greatly Increases Donor Registration

Some think this could eventually eliminate the organ transplant waiting list

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Facebook Organ Donation Tool Greatly Increases Donor Registration

Yesterday Facebook rolled out a new tool for members to use that allows them to know if they are organ donors. This tool was being teased with the exclusive from ABC News. People on organ donor lists around the country often die before receiving life-saving organs because people either don't register to be donors or family members aren't aware that loved ones want to be donors.

The Facebook tool also allows people that want to be donors to register directly with their states donor agencies. Apparently, the tool has worked out pretty well with some state registries reporting as much is a 700% increase in donor registrations compared to the norm.

 

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How Technology Has Changed Crime Fiction Forever

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

As a novelist who often writes about spies and assorted ne'er do wells, you might say that I sometimes get paid to find ways to make people disappear. Not murder victims. I let my less reputable characters handle that dirty job, and the less said about it the better. I'm referring to the arts of concealment, of evasion, of hiding in plain sight - tactics which I often have to employ to protect my heroes from the various forces that always seem ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post 5 days ago, 7:20am CDT
 


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Around 150 rally in support of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson

Source: St. Louis Business Journal

Late Sunday afternoon, a group of around 150 rallied in front of KSDK's offices in downtown St. Louis to show support for Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer accused by police of shooting and killing Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Some at the rally said it was being held there because they were protesting the station's airing of video showing Wilson's home, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The rally was organized in the ...
Source: St. Louis Business Journal   Full article at: St. Louis Business Journal 5 days ago, 7:11am CDT
 

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In Silicon Valley, deals must meet toothbrush test

Source: CNBC

Companies like Google, Facebook and Cisco Systems are employing unorthodox new criteria to size up ...
Source: CNBC   Full article at: CNBC 5 days ago, 6:37am CDT
 

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Why The #ALSIceBucketChallenge Is More Than Just An Online Trend!

Source: Houston's Hot Hits

When things pop up online, there will always be negative reactions and people who feel the need to criticize.  That is exactly what has happened with the Ice Bucket Challenge, with people saying it is just people dumping buckets of water over their head. First, I am going to start with the facts, then I am going to throw in my opinion. These come directly from the New York Times! Facts: People have shared more than 1.2 million videos on Facebook between June 1 ...
Source: Houston's Hot Hits   Full article at: Houston's Hot Hits 5 days ago, 6:33am CDT
 

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The Uncomfortable Ask: Board Members and Fundraising

Source: eJewish Philanthropy

Part III of III By Avrum Lapin Show Me the Money… We all remember that memorable line from the movie Jerry Maguire starring Tom Cruise. While the context was clearly different, the essence was the same. Credibility is established by putting “skin in the game.” In today’s philanthropic marketplace, the nonprofit Board is the place where the credibility is built. If the Board does not give, many will hesitate to participate, yet others simply will ...
Source: eJewish Philanthropy   Full article at: eJewish Philanthropy 5 days ago, 5:30am CDT
 

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Trouble identifying satire? Get all your news from Facebook? You're in luck, dummy

Source: The Register Hardware

There's a special tag. (That means label) Facebook is experimenting with a "satire" tag on the free content ad network to highlight to help users with reading comprehension troubles distinguish news from parody piece ...
Source: The Register Hardware   Full article at: The Register Hardware 5 days ago, 5:24am CDT
 

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Morrisville gets a new Mediterranean restaurant

Source: Triangle Business Journal

Cafe Anar, a Mediterranean and central Asian restaurant, has opened at 108A Factory Shops Road in Morrisville. The cuisine ranges from Greek to Middle Eastern to Mediterranean, according to the restaurant's Facebook page. The site is the loc ...
Source: Triangle Business Journal   Full article at: Triangle Business Journal 5 days ago, 5:20am CDT
 

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Places Around 4.0 – The Ultimate Tool for finding Places of Interest

Source: MacMegasite

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Neoappz, a mobile application development company, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Places Around 4.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. Places Around is a user-friendly application which allows anyone to easily find places in their surroundings. It works world wide and provides accurate and concise information. It is ideal for travel. Places Around ...
Source: MacMegasite   Full article at: MacMegasite 5 days ago, 4:40am CDT
 

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Wanted: Ideas for the new Science Centre in the expanded Jurong Lake Gardens

Source: Asia One

SINGAPORE - Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who will head a committee to "re-imagine and develop" the new Science Centre, is encouraging members of the public to come up with ideas. Get the full story from The Straits Times. Education minister Heng Swee Keat posted on Facebook today that the Science Centre is a good place where generations of Singaporeans have been able to "imagine, experience, discover and dream".He wrote that he hoped ...
Source: Asia One   Full article at: Asia One 5 days ago, 4:18am CDT
 

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Notch Over Oculus VR Buyout, Carmack Offers To Port Minecraft

Source: IGN

Renowned programmer John Carmack has offered to port Minecraft to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset following Mojang's Markus “Notch” Persson’s revelation that he was over Facebook's buyout of Oculus VR. “Say the word, ship the source, and I'll make sure it runs well on you-know-what… ,” Carmack wrote in response to Persson’s tweet that he’s “officially over being upset about Facebook buying Oculus.” @notch @brendaniribe ...
Source: IGN   Full article at: IGN 5 days ago, 2:34am CDT
 

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