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links for 2011-09-16

Shouting Fire in a Crowded Hashtag Important essay by Andres Monroy-Hernandes about the use of social media to document drug violence in Mexico, and the shameful government response. (tags: socialmedia citizenmedia journalism drugs terrorism mexico) Turkmenistan: One (Pre-Filled) Laptop Per … Continue reading

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links for 2011-08-25

Fukushima Robot Operator Writes Tell-All Blog – IEEE Spectrum Pseudonymous operator of rescue robots at the Fukushima nuclear reactors writes about his experiences operating the machines, dangers at the plant, thoughts on improving rescue robot design. Written in Japanese and … Continue reading

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links for 2011-08-16

Disorder: facts and figures – Metropolitan Police Service London police write about levels of manpower put into reviewing CCTV footage to identify individuals involved with rioting. (tags: london londonriots cctv surveillance crowdsourcing flickr crime) London Disorder – Operation Withern – … Continue reading

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links for 2011-08-11

Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas Writeup of a fascinating paper on the dissemination of ideas. Mathematical model suggests that unshakeable belief can spread through a society with a very low tipping point (10%) Unclear … Continue reading

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links for 2011-07-28

Wendell Steavenson: Revolution in Cairo: A Graffiti Story : The New Yorker Collection of graffiti from Cairo provides a graphical view of the Tahrir protests and the Arab spring (tags: art graffiti protest egypt tahrir arabspring)

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links for 2011-07-27

Baltimore NewsTrust – Blog: Mapping Baltimore's news ecosystem NewsTrust builds on PEJ study, looks at a broader range of Baltimore news sources, considers independence, ownership and quality, as assessed by NewsTrust participants. (tags: baltimore newstrust media ecosystem newspaper socialmedia research … Continue reading

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links for 2011-07-25

India May Be the Ideal CEO Training Ground – TIME Article examines the success of Indian CEOs at the head of Fortune 500 companies. Opening example includes brothers who attribute their success, in part, to their itinerant upbringing as children … Continue reading

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links for 2011-07-14

DNA/How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet Adams's wonderful essay on the return of interactivity into human culture, responsible for at least two of the best quotes on understanding the internet – one about technology being "natural" … Continue reading

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links for 2011-07-06

My Summer at an Indian Call Center | Mother Jones Charming little essay about a young American who seeks work at an Indian call center. Interesting reflections on the process of cultural neutralization that's part of the job training (tags: … Continue reading

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links for 2011-06-29

Where Danger Lives: The Professor is dead. Long live Netflix! A devoted Netflix reviewer reflects on the company's decision to anonymize reviews and remove community features. Helpful meditation on what companies throw away when they serve broad demographic bases and … Continue reading

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