Category Archives: International News

Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared is a program based in New York that “has presented 50 debates on a wide range of provocative and timely topics. From clean energy and the financial crisis, to the Middle East and the death of the mainstream … Continue reading

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Food for thought: Google glasses?

You thought the iPhone 4S was something to “wow” over? Think again. If Google glasses actually comes through, it will completely revolutionize the way in which we see the world (literally). Read more in the NYT article. Bookmark on Delicious … Continue reading

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Election Special: Pre-election Media in a Post-war Context

In the US, new media forms are diverse – tablet magazines, tweets, and facebook, to name a few – and discussions abound about how they are changing our consumption of news and affecting politics. Yet two aspects of the new … Continue reading

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Cell phones may be the key to the 2012 Ghanaian Election

According to Internet World Stats, there were approximately 2 million internet users  in Ghana at the end of last year. Half of these Ghanaian internet users have a Facebook profile, indicating that social media is a big part of Ghana’s … Continue reading

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Food for thought: Is the criticism of Kony2012 valid?

In a Washington Post article, Michael Gerson shoots down some of the criticism that has targeted the Kony 2012 campaign. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to … Continue reading

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What Is A Traditional News Source To Do?

Newspapers are poised to see a decline in ad revenues for a 5th consecutive year.  And while most of this drop is due to a loss in print ad revenue, the fact that Google, AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook are … Continue reading

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Food for thought: “Nyoombl” and meeting your idols

I found out about this through an email a friend sent me: Meet Your Idol on www.nyoombl.com: “If you could meet one person who inspires you (your icon), a teacher you respect, an athlete, a Hollywood star, a social worker, … Continue reading

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Food for thought: On the various uses of Facebook

Lawyers using the social networking site to serve legal suits? http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/22/man-gets-served-on-facebook-literally/ Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Piano strikes the right note in news paywalls

In the US, the battle still rages over the monetization of online news sites. The New York Times erected a paywall last year, but a few lines of java code or a friend’s email address allows readers to skirt that barrier. The … Continue reading

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Google Maps Out Syria’s Future

When listing relevant tags for a post discussing the current revolution in Syria, the first thing that comes to mind would most definitely NOT be “cartography”. We’re talking about a countrywide revolution here; nothing can be more static, mundane, or … Continue reading

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