By: Alf, Katie, Jessica, Rachel, and Anne
Last week, five bloggers set out to test what would happen if each of us watched a different TV news show with a different political slant for three consecutive nights and then came together to write about what is happening in Libya based only on what we learned through our [...]
As we all have witnessed, 2011 has brought with it the boiling point of civil unrest in several autocracies in the North Africa and Middle East regions. Whether it is due to social media being introduced into these populations or just a coincidence is unclear. Although, it is clear that social media has been seen by [...]
Less than two months ago I wrote an article for the YDN about how unique a GESO (Graduate Employees and Students Organization) protest was in my four years living in New Haven . It was unique – but only because it happened. I had never seen protesting on such a scale in the city, a fact [...]
Last week, I argued that the best way to use Twitter to learn about the revolutions was to follow more specific topics and then to fact-check the information gathered from your Twitter feed.
Andy Carvin (@carvin), the well-known NPR reporter who has been curating social media from the recent protests, recently turned my model on its head: [...]