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/ 24 April 2008

Nothing to LOL about

It’s nothing to LOL about: despite best efforts to keep school writing assignments formal, two-thirds of teens in the United States admit in a survey that emoticons and other informal styles have crept in. The survey results may give parents, teachers and others a big ๐Ÿ™ — a frown to the rest of us — though the study’s authors see hope.

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/ 9 April 2008

Yahoo!’s Flickr website expands into video

Yahoo! will begin showing homemade videos on its online photo-sharing site, Flickr, in a long-anticipated move that may be too late to lure most people away from the internet’s dominant video channel, Google’s YouTube. Flickr’s video technology is the latest example of Yahoo! trying to catch up to Google in a crucial battleground.