Monthly Archives: April 2011

links for 2011-04-29 Essay on railroads and maps from Library of Congress – unsigned, but could be Modelski? (tags: maps history transportation rail trains infrastructure) Railroad Maps of the United States. Bibliography of railroad maps by Andrew Modelski from 1975 (tags: railroad … Continue reading

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links for 2011-04-26

What I Think I Know About Journalism Pressthink The four big things Jay Rosen has learned about journalism over 25 years of teaching. (tags: journalism media jayrosen participation objectivity) The Future of Islam In the Age of New Media a … Continue reading

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Overcoming political polarization… but not through facts

A recent New York Times poll suggests that Americans are in a dark mood. 70% of people think the country is moving in the wrong direction, a number not seen since the peak of the Great Recession two years ago. … Continue reading

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US National Science Foundation blocks Global Voices Advocacy website

A few days ago, the folks at Global Voices got email from a friend of ours who was working at the National Science Foundation. He was trying to read an article that Jacob Applebaum had posted to Global Voices Advocacy, … Continue reading

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links for 2011-04-19

TIME: Fareed Zakaria Sobering and, to me, persuasive argument from Fareed Zakaria that the US is facing serious long term challenges to growth, failing to take seriously the growth of European and Chinese economies and is paralyzed by an inherently … Continue reading

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Hugo Van Vuuren, Berkman Fellow and graduate student at Harvard’s Graduate School for Design and Gregg Elliott, researcher at MIT’s Media Lab, tell us that we’re experiencing a global communications “crisis”, one that we can address through better communications protocols. … Continue reading

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links for 2011-04-18

INTERNATIONAL DEATH METAL MONTH! | All Metal Resource I admire the initiative – attempting to document the spread of Death Metal to 195 UN nations. My guess is that there's no Death Metal in Mali…. but these guys from Botswana … Continue reading

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links for 2011-04-13

Rebels Hijack Gadhafi's Phone Network – Rebels in eastern Libya seize the mobile phone network, reroute so communications don't pass through Tripoli, and use satellite connection to UAE for international connectivity. Libyan-American telco hackers FTW. (tags: libya network cellphone … Continue reading

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Morozov vs.(?) Tufekci at the US Naval Academy

I was at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD yesterday, at the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, a remarkable institution that I confess I knew nothing about before accepting an invitation to speak here. For 51 years, the Academy … Continue reading

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links for 2011-04-11

YouTube – unicode 33 minute video consists of each displayable Unicode character, one per frame. Hypnotic and strangely beautiful (tags: i18n typography unicode language culture diversity globalization)

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