No matter which side of the aisle you choose to seat yourself in the congregation of politics, there's no ignoring that technology consistently leads us into new phases of electoral dynamism. Obama's 2008 victory, for instance, was bolstered by the latest innovations. techPresident was founded to analyze candidates' computer and Internet savvy. Facebook and Twitter stats are tracked for major figures, and the writers here excellently interpret them for readers who monitor the political world's web knowhow.
For Syrian Refugees, the World Food Program Makes Food Aid Electronic
The United Nations World Food Program has rolled out an electronic food program for Syrian refugees, giving them control over what they eat and allowing them to inject that money back into their host country's economy.
New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist
In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.
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