How to Follow the Times Square Ball Drop on Social Media [VIDEO]
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Since all eyes are on the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball each year, it’s only natural that the high-tech device would inspire some digital initiatives surrounding the big event. From TV networks rewarding viewers for watching certain shows to following the ball on Twitter, there’s various ways to ring in the New Year with a very digital twist.

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The ball in itself is a stunning piece of technology, boasting more than 32,000 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs with each bulb lasting a whopping 30,000 hours – or 1,250 days. Weighing in at nearly 12,000 pounds and measuring 12 feet…………… continues on YAHOO!

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Light for Haiti: A Feel-Good Tale in a Still-Dark Place
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AGI Outreach Program delivered 250 solar bulbs to families in Haiti as seen in the documentary, City of Lights.

The sun will set early in Haiti tonight. By 5:23 PM, night will have come to the island nation, and while night comes to virtually every part of the world virtually everyday, throughout much of Haiti, the darkness will be much deeper.

It’s been nearly two years since the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed perhaps 100,000 people and left up to 1.5 million homeless. Many of those survivors relocated to temporary tent cities — refugee centers that, as so often happens after natural disasters, became decidedly untemporary. Even now, roughly half a million homeless Haitians remain stuck in the muddy settlements — prey to disease, crime, and an enveloping despair. The list of what’s lacking in the tent cities is almost too long to compile, but near the top — in…………… continues on Time

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