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Don't Blame the Assembly Line for the Quality of the Car

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 5:54 PM

Since the advent of contextual web-based advertisements like Google's AdSense, online content has undergone a massive shift. Creating content solely for the purpose of hanging a targeted ad next to a video (and also articles) has proved a successful formula for making a quick buck. At its worst, some of...

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You Can't Keep a Good Message Down

(4) Comments | Posted June 16, 2009 | 5:50 PM

I've been amazed about the amount of news coming out of Tehran from the election protests. From following #iranelection, #Tehran or #moussavi on Twitter, it seems like social networks have been the leader over most news agencies in getting the word out. However, as the government has been cracking down...

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Electing Yourself a Racist

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2008 | 10:47 AM

There's been a lot of discussion about the race factor and the so-called Bradley Effect - which posits that those with racist tendencies are too embarrassed to tell the truth to pollsters. Therefore the poll numbers are skewed and hide a unknown number of McCain voters. I don't buy it....

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Reel Ramallah: Filmmaking In The West Bank

(6) Comments | Posted October 23, 2008 | 10:44 PM

I spent the last few days in Ramallah, in search of a few young filmmakers. It turned out to be a lot easier than I anticipated. In short order, I found a dynamic, inspiring, and vibrant community -- bristling with creative energy.

Working with the US Consulate, I arrived...

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