Thursday app of the week: about.me

Name: about.me Platform(s): The Internet, iPhone Price: Free Mission: Make a one-stop personal (and professional) homepage In this new online age, paper resumes are slowly being replaced by the “personal website.” The personal website is usually a one-page site that contains a short biography, contact information, links to other sites
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Finding love … or just ‘UC Berkeley Hook-Ups’

If you use Facebook, which you probably do unless you actually have a life, you should know by now that the ubiquitous networking site has become a Godlike fixture in society. Apart from Google — which is also creepy as hell — Facebook knows more about you than your best
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Laughing is the best medicine

As we all get settled into the semester, the excitement of returning to this incredible school begins to die down. Sure, reuniting with friends and returning to extracurricular activities are awesome, but classes are picking up the pace, the days are getting longer and the assignments never cease. When you
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4 ways to productively procrastinate

Whether we want to admit it or not, midterm season is officially here. Within these next few weeks, stress and caffeine levels will significantly increase as we all cram for these seemingly impossible tests. Let’s be realistic here, cramming is only necessary because most of us will spend more than
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Graph Search

Five reasons the new Facebook search was made for stalkers

Facebook is slowly rolling out Graph Search, making Facebook stalking even easier. Unlike the old search, which was clunky, the new search is powerful and has a clean, modern design that delivers fast and accurate results. Facebook stalking is no longer just for the creepers — it’s for the masses, and
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Top 5 Berkeley-inspired humor websites

If you have a professor who doesn’t mind laptops open during lecture, we know you’ve been tempted to open that AirBears connected browser and click the boredom away. So if you’re going to take a bite of the forbidden Internet fruit, at least be more creative than just Facebook and
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Off the beat: Share every second

“The miraculous is everywhere … in our homes, in our minds,” a recent Sprint commercial circling the airwaves begins. The statement is made in a tone of awe by a deep-voiced male narrator while a series of images cut in after each other in rapid succession: hugely magnified blood cells rushing
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Daily Cal switches to Facebook platform for online commenting

Starting Friday, readers of The Daily Californian will be able to comment on our online content through Facebook. The Facebook Comments Box will replace Disqus, our current commenting platform, which we implemented in spring 2011 when we switched our website to a WordPress content management system. The new system requires
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The little things: all day, every day

Following some feedback from readers regarding my previous blog post, I will be starting a series of articles revolving around grammar. I can’t replace Strunk and White, mind you, but at least these posts will clarify some of the little things commonly overlooked or misused in our language. That being
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