Category Archives: Twitter

Overrating Privacy

by Echo Xie In the discussion of technology and social media, one thing always pops up: privacy. With every step we take to make our communication with each other easier and more seamless, there are always people standing on the … Continue reading

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Egypt’s State-Sponsored Xenophobia

by Becky Mezzanotte If the Egyptian government was trying to create an image nightmare for itself, it is well on its way to doing a really wonderful job of it. Starting last week, I started to notice my friends who … Continue reading

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Italy: The Republic of Ideas

by Gabby LaVerghetta This week the Italian newspaper La Repubblica will host a national conference called Repubblica delle Idee (Republic of Ideas) in Bologna. The event starts today and runs through June 17. The conference’s theme is change for the … Continue reading

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Sensationalism, Cannibalism & Sick Media Appetites

by Echo Xie World news has been pretty scary lately. All of a sudden, “cannibalism,” a word we only previously heard in movies or prehistorical tales, is seemingly topping every newspaper and every website.  

For most of us, the stories … Continue reading

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Syria’s SNN: An Alternative Voice

by Gabby LaVerghetta One of the major sources of the violent images and videos coming out of Syria has been SNN. No, that’s not a typo. SNN stands for the Shaam News Network, a Damascus-based media aggregator of citizen journalism … Continue reading

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