Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum – Why social media “likes” say more than you might think

“It’s sometimes said of Facebook that the users aren’t the customer, they’re the product. And so how do you get a company to cede control of their main asset back to the users? It’s possible, but I don’t think it’s something that we’re going to see change quickly.” 

Level Goals Themes
Upper-intermediate More discourse markers Data & Privacy
Advanced Vocabulary Monetizing the Internet

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Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge

“We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile.”

Level Goals Themes
Intermediate Discourse Markers Refugees and Illegal Immigration
Upper-Intermediate Past Perfect Revision War and Genocide
Advanced Vocab International Responsibility

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