Facebook is expected to say this week that it has reached 500 million users, making it the biggest information network on the internet in a meteoric rise that has connected the world into an online statehood of status updates, fan pages, and picture exchanges, the Washington Post reports. In its six-year history, the site has become ritualized in our daily lives. It has even attracted the unwilling who join for fear of being cut out of the social fabric. It has connected old friends and family. It has helped make and break political campaigns and careers. It has turned many...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i