Every Revolution Begins With a Spark… 

I argue that these digital tools are simply, well, tools, and social change continues to involve many painstaking, longer-term efforts to engage with political institutions and reform movements ~ Evgeny Morozov

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This is in no way a criticism of social media. This is also not to say that social media is not incredibly powerful. One only has to look at how a movement leveraged the power of social media so successfully that it resulted in the Egyptian Government attempting to block social media websites.

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Australian Survivor – Who Can Still Win? – Top 9 Power Rankings

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Can I just say how absolutely stellar the last 3 episodes of Australian Survivor have been? We’ve gone from having 12 players, 2 immunity idols and a super idol, to just 9 players and a single immunity idol. Some great moments and some really solid gameplay has caused the last few episodes, especially the latest, to be some of the best episodes of Survivor I’ve seen in a long time.

So, as you can probably tell, I’ve loved this season so far, and after not writing anything about it since episode 1, I figured it was a good time to come back and give you my thoughts on the 9 remaining contestants, and what I believe their chances of winning this Survivor season are.

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Changing the Game One Tweet at a Time

“Even for a casual observer of the journalistic industry it is becoming difficult to escape the conclusion that journalism is entering a time of crisis” ~ Axel Bruns

I’m sure I’ve said it before, and I doubt it will be the last time I do so, but technology has continued to change the game, in basically all aspects of life. Social media, Twitter, especially, has had a lasting impact, and the field of journalism has become the latest casualty. Don’t believe me? Watch the video below to see how simple it really is to use Twitter to spread news (even when it’s not true).

 

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A Failed Field Trip to the Movies

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Hägerstrand used the space-time path to demonstrate how human spatial activity is often governed by limitations, and not by independent decisions by spatially or temporally autonomous individuals. He identified three categories of limitations, or “constraints”: capability, coupling, and authority

 

Frustrating. Frustrating would be the word I use to describe how my failed planning trip to the movies went.

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This Bout is Set For One Fall

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Ah, the old debate. Apple v Android. Ranked up with such classic battles like Harry vs Voldemort, Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader, and apparently, Katy Perry vs Taylor Swift (really couldn’t tell you what they’re fighting about though), you’ll often find people debating on which phone is the better option. This usually involves arguing about different features and possibly which of the two systems produce more atheistically pleasing devices.

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This is Not the Internet Anymore

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The ‘Walled Garden’ has curated content, with protection from the open internet. That means the content has been filtered, to create a safe, and purified space. That all sounds great… right? If you were reading that description, you wouldn’t be at fault to think so. There is just one… not so tiny… problem. The ‘Walled Garden’ is just simply not the internet anymore.

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