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Barfipelago: Using Twitter to Fight Virus Outbreak

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
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Norovirus can spread among people very, very fast. But not as fast as Twitter. When an outbreak hit the annual Archipelago journalism conference — subsequently dubbed “Barfipelago” — attendees and organizers alike used Twitter to stay on top of the situation.

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On eve of protests, Germany backs away from ACTA

Friday, February 10th, 2012
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A large group of European nations signed ACTA two weeks ago, sparking outrage across the continent. But not all European nations signed onto the agreement. Several countries, including Germany, had not finished their internal processes for approving the treaty, but vowed to sign on shortly.

But on Friday, the German government signaled it was having second thoughts. According to Spiegel, the German government now plans to wait and see how the European Parliament votes before Germany makes a decision on the treaty itself.

Germany’s move comes on the heels of a similar move in Poland last week. As we reported then, the treaty must be approved by all 27 member states in order to go into effect anywhere in Europe. Germany is one of the wealthiest and most populous nations in Europe, so its move is likely to have a big impact on the handful of other European nations that have not signed onto the treaty.

Germany’s change of heart was likely influenced by the growing grassroots backlash against the copyright treaty. Organizers are planning ACTA protests in 200 cities across Europe on Saturday.

The United States has already signed ACTA. The Obama administration has argued that because ACTA is an “executive agreement” and does not require changing US law, it does not need to be submitted to the Senate for ratification.

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Burning Man tackling community fury in ticket snafu

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

After large numbers of longtime ‘Burners’ failed to get tickets during the event’s recent selection process, many claimed organizers had failed to adopt a sensible system. Now, those organizers are trying to calm community anger.

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Celebrities tweet for Suu Kyi’s release in Myanmar (AP)

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

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Big Sister Myolie Wu Leads the way in teaching Miss HK Contestants

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

This year’s Miss Hong Kong goes to Hokkaido, Japan. The organizers arranged Myolie Wu and Skye Chan to be the guests. Hopefully the two past Miss Hong Kongs could be able to provide this year’s contestants with the appropriate experience. The Manager of the organizers said: “We hope to give a lot of life experiences [...] Related posts:My […]
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Protecting the Apollo Landing Sites From Later Landings

Friday, June 5th, 2009

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