Many of us have wondered what our CIS students end up doing in 10 years. (Many of us also wonder what a CIS student is?) It turns out these computer-gifted tykes we often see dragging through the Towne Building after a long night at the monitor often find their way to the top of their own totem pole after graduation– rather than another company’s. And Penn may be the part of the reason.
As BetaBeatreports, Penn’s students surpass those at Harvard when it comes to tech-fuelled entrepreneurship. That’s right: Penn, as well as MIT, Stanford, Columbia, and even NYU have prospective students looking at Harvard with skepticism. Penn, referred to as the “red-headed stepchild of the Ivy League,” (zing, but not really) has a strong alumni network in the flourishing tech scene in New York that supports Penn grads in their efforts to create startups. So what’s Harvard been up to in the meantime?
Do you like to laugh? More specifically, do you like to laugh at giant corporations and the state of the economy? WELL then, you might enjoy Bloomers’ upcoming Fall show, “GoopleFace: OCR We There Yet?”! See video above for a full explanation plus–bonus!–three girls dressed as bigwigs. The Facebook event can be found here.
Turns out the internet isn’t a series of tubes at all: it’s a nation.
If you check your Facebook right now (if you haven’t already), the good ol’ folks at everyone’s favorite social networking site released the following statement, probably in response to the overwhelmingly negative response to attempted policy changes that tried to steal our souls.
Today we announced new opportunities for users to play a meaningful role in determining the policies governing our site. We released the first proposals subject to these procedures –- The Facebook Principles, a set of values that will guide the development of the service, and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities that governs Facebook’s operations. Users will have the opportunity to review, comment and vote on these documents over the coming weeks and, if they are approved, other future policy changes. We’ve posted the documents in separate groups and invite you to offer comments and suggestions. For more information and links to the two groups, check out the Facebook Blog.
Today Consumerist reported that Facebook has updated its terms of service with some new Big Brother-esque terminology. The rule used to be that Facebook would give up its “irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense)” to do whatever the ef it feels like if you terminated your account. They have amended that policy and now they own all your stuff, forevskis:
The following sections will survive any termination of your use of the Facebook Service: Prohibited Conduct, User Content, Your Privacy Practices, Gift Credits, Ownership; Proprietary Rights, Licenses, Submissions, User Disputes; Complaints, Indemnity, General Disclaimers, Limitation on Liability, Termination and Changes to the Facebook Service, Arbitration, Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction and Other.
Zuckerberg, if we didn’t worship you, we might hate you.
I’m here to tell you that there may be something even more entertaining than perusing pictures tagged of you and checking the statuses of kids from your high school to see where they’ve gotten into college (shoutout, prefrosh!). I’m talking about the new ads on Facebook. Now, I know that Mark Zuckerberg has to rake in the cash somehow, but some of these are just ridiculous. In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of a few of the most bizarre. Read the rest of this entry »