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author: Susan Hockfield, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Steven Lerman, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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published: Oct. 10, 2008,   recorded: November 2007,   views: 3312
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