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Good ideas, good people, good intentions and good ol’ evil

In good order we have, Facebook continues to crawl towards the dark side, how gifts will help you think better on social media, a new eco-friendly motor racing championship and electricity generation, some good apps, definitely feel-good music, and we can’t have a feel-good edition without a “cure” for cancer.

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New FB E-mail

Whether you like it or not, Facebook has changed your default profile e-mail, en masse and without warning. >>STUNNED


Think social, think gift

How do you drive real customer engagement on social media? >>UNDERSTAND

Formula E

Can Formula E rival F1?

A brand new motor racing series, designed exclusively for electric cars. >>VROOM

Prison Electricirty

Pedal for electricity and freedom

Near Sao Paulo, prisoners can pedal for freedom and generate electricity. >>READ

Mina Bissell

New ways to look at cancer treatment and life

For decades, researcher Mina Bissell pursued a revolutionary idea — that a cancer cell doesn’t automatically become a tumor, but rather, depends on surrounding cells (its microenvironment) for cues on how to develop. She shares the two key experiments that proved the prevailing wisdom about cancer growth was wrong.

Mina Bissell studies how cancer interacts with our bodies, searching for clues to how cancer’s microenvironment influences its growth. >>DREAM


Foursquare apps

Lufthansa and TWC show how brands can use Foursquare

Finally brands start to take advantage of the geo-social app’s open source tools.
Of the slew of branded third-party apps that Foursquarerevealed recently, The Weather Channel (TWC) and Lufthansa stood out.

Zarrilli said the Foursquare effort represents his Atlanta-based company’s first major play on the geo-social app, while also underscoring TWC’s increased focus on what he calls “next-step content” marketing. >>LEARN

Which 6 songs would form the soundtrack to your life?

A new project by The Guardian asks users – and respected culture bloggers – about the songs that have defined them over the years to see what universal musical truths the data reveals.

In the digital music era, it’s hard to glean much information about a person from their music collection. Perhaps that’s why The Guardian is looking backward (and forward) to find out more about the music that shapes our lives.

Six Songs of Me  is a data-fueled celebration of the music that has meant the most to us, created by London-based digital agency glue Isobar. Users visiting the website create playlists based on six questions about the music that has defined them over the years, questions that range from ‘What song takes you back to your childhood?’ right through to ‘What song would you have played at your funeral?’ While we might not be able to learn much about an individual from what’s on her iPod these days, a sampling like this one might yield some interesting findings. >>RELIVE