Increasing reading literacy with cellphones

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  Cellphones ignite a ‘reading revolution’ in poor countries The report, released today, examines the reading habits of nearly 5,000 mobile-phone users in seven countries — Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe — where the average illiteracy rate among children is 20 percent, and 34 percent among adults. (The US, by comparison, has […]

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Automate yourself with IFTTT #tlah

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  The tagline for IFTTT is Put the internet to work for you. What then mean is that you can automate tasks, allowing for you to create workflows that you didn’t believe were possible or were too time consuming. IFTTT is short for If This Then That. To begin using IFTTT, you add channels for […]

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The more the US eats margarine, the lower the divorce rate in Maine

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  For a lot of research you’ll see the term “correlation does not imply causation“. Tyler Vigen has created a website called Spurious Correlations that shows correlations between data that are not normally related. Along with margarine consumption correlating with the divorce rate in Maine, the consumption of mozzarella cheese correlates with the number of […]

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