Monday, June 15, 2009
I don't Twitter (yet). But when Twitter and similar technologies help deliver vital info to the world, it makes the those who think Twitter-esque trends are trivial sound stunningly out of touch. Months ago, the example I spent a lot of time researching was Facebook in Egypt. Another prime example: updates from Mumbai during the terrorist attacks. Today it's Iran. Here's a sample, courtesy of Salon.com.
Posted by David Wolman at 12:07 PM
Friday, June 5, 2009
For those of you who know or know of my sister-in-law, Sareana, I wanted to let you know that she's doing well. She lives in Colorado now, and is getting stronger by the day. She's also involved in the Relay for Life. If you have a moment, please visit her site--and consider contributing. Thanks.
Posted by David Wolman at 7:00 AM
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Who says press releases have to be a snooze? Here's the top of a recent gem:
April 23, 2009 -- Deteriorating screws in bridges, fish that listen in the dark, medical devices that use sound to treat disease, the detected comeback of a long-gone whale, the sound of hyenas, cheese, and bagpipes, and what evolution can teach us about cowardice. These are just a few of the topics that will be covered at the 157th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), which convenes from May 18-22...
Posted by David Wolman at 1:55 PM