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The perfect internet storm
By Aldo Matteucci on 7 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

(with apologies to who took "my" reading icon to publish an interesting blog on the same topic and induced me to pour out reflections of my own)

 

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Dag Hammarskjöld: A United Nations legend. The rest is poetry.
By Petru Dumitriu on 7 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

At present, with a bit of effort, the media can fabricate ephemeral legends daily. But the genuine legends are those that outlast the tests of time and the winds of history.

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The Swiss vote against corporate rip-off - 218
By Aldo Matteucci on 6 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

On 2-3 March the Swiss voted on a “constitutional initiative” introducing changes in corporate governance. The voters obligate the legislative to create laws or rules within a substantive framework.

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Truth in the social mediasphere – lessons from #Kony2012
By Readings on 4 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

It’s at least likely that you’re one of the over 100 million people who have seen the...

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Mind the Gap (1)
By Biljana Scott on 4 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
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Language is riddled with gaps. Some are yawning gulfs, such as the abyss between what you meant to say and what you actually said when it came out all wrong, or between what you thought you’d said and what the other party understood.

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Crowd-sourcing Italy’s future - 217
By Aldo Matteucci on 4 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

n 213, I have commented on the Italian elections. Meanwhile, a friend of mine has suggested to me signing a “petition” on the future of the country. http://www.change.org – “the world’s petition platform” – sent me 9 similar petitions.

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216 – When the gods descended into the world…
By Aldo Matteucci on 3 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
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For two thousand years, we have read the Greek classics. We have done so in a peculiar fashion. Their gods were central to their worldview. We discarded their gods, which we despised as mere idols. In doing so, we’ve lost much of the deeper meaning that attached to the gods.

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Pity the Pakicetus! - 215
By Aldo Matteucci on 2 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

(a true fairy tale)

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How does a society stop the use of terror? - 214
By Aldo Matteucci on 2 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Lev Tolstoy

Societies evolve. We have no idea of how it happens, but in a short time societies can be transformed.

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Diplo projects nominated for WSIS Project Prizes 2013
By Editor on 28 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

DiploFoundation’s flagship Internet governance programme, the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme, and the book An Introduction to Internet Governance, have been nominated for the WSIS Project Prizes for 2013.

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