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2013 Preview: The 25 most anticipated movies of the year

Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

Movie Talk

Last year at this time, there were a lot of big movies to look forward to. And while some met or exceeded expectations in a big way – “The Avengers” and “Skyfall,” for example – others didn’t quite live up to our hopes (“Prometheus,” for one).

But now we’ve got a new year and a huge field of gigantic movies ahead of us.  So we’ve sorted through all the sequels, bestselling book adaptations, post-apocalyptic adventures, and (of course) comic-book movies to pick out and rank the 25 most anticipated titles of 2013.

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Digital Diary: Facebook Poke and the Tedium of Success Theater – NYTimes.com

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/28/digital-diary-facebook-poke-and-the-tedium-of-success-theater/

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December 25, 2012

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Instagram Outrage

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Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

By Declan McCullagh, CNET

Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.

The new intellectual property policy, which takes effect on January 16, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing site. Unless Instagram users delete their accounts before the January deadline, they cannot opt out.

Under the new policy, Facebook claims the perpetual right to license all public Instagram photos to companies or any other organization, including for advertising purposes, which would effectively transform the Web site into the world’s largest stock photo agency. One irked Twitter user quipped that “Instagram is now the new iStockPhoto, except they won’t have to pay you anything to use your images.”

“It’s asking people to agree to…

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For: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hi everyone.

Here are your jobs for today.

JOB A: Finish your VIDEO GAME VISUAL ESSAY.

JOB B: Finish incomplete assignments.

JOB C: Begin COURSE CULMINATING PROJECT PART 1. The information for that can be found here.

For: Monday, December 17, 2012

Hello everyone.

Here are your jobs for today, please and thank you.

JOB A: Video Game Visual Essay

Please work on your Video Game Visual Essay. Our due date for that project is this week, before the winter holiday break.

JOB B: Backlog

Please continue to finish incomplete work.  The window for handing in these assignments is quickly closing as we near the end of the semester.

JOB C: Summative Project Part 1

If you are up-to-date with your assignments listed above, feel free to begin the first part of our course summative found here.