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spreading virally. QU E S TI ONS AND E XE RC I S E S
1. What is RSS and an RSS reader? Why would an individual use one? Why would a firm use RSS?
2. Use an RSS reader like Google Reader, or the features built into your e‐mail program or browser,
and subscribe to RSS feeds. Discuss your experience with the class. Which feeds did you subscribe
to? What did you like or not like about using an RSS reader?
3. I f you have a smartphone, download Foursquare or other location‐based app. I s this service
popular in your community? Research how firms are leveraging these tools for real business
4. I nvestigate SCVNGR. Many schools are using the tool for orientation programs. I s your school
using this? I f so, participate in a SCVNGR game on campus. I f not, build a case for considering
SCVNGR (or similar service) and share this with your student government or student orientation
5. Are privacy concerns from location‐based apps valid? What can users do to be safe even while
using location‐based apps?
6. Visit Second Life or another virtual world. Create an...
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