With much of the population in the country having been raised under the Islamic Republic's counter-hegemonic ideology, subverting authority may become engrained in a manner that does not give the regime and its clerics immunity.
In an era of inexplicable flash crashes, reckless commodity speculation on gas prices and "too big to fail" taxpayer guarantees backstopping much of this activity, do we really need to be trading based on Tweets?
News organizations have lately opted to hire fewer reporters, and to cut newsrooms' Saturday staffs. As NPR and Reuters issued erroneous reports of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' death this weekend, the downside of such cuts seems clear.
t might seem that comics themselves are dying, but the truth is that comics are alive and well. In fact, they are conquering global culture. What's more: Comics increasingly are the home of our spiritual imagination.
Even though I'm an online guy, newspapers have always held a fascination for me. Even with shorter news cycles and their lack of clickable links, newspapers have some advantages that the digital space sometimes lacks.
The feeling of "we're all in this together" is what I miss more than anything about the Obama campaign. It was a tall order, the hopes and dreams of a nation, to be placed on one person. That's because it was never really about him.
I'm a firm believer in the benefits of social media. But this is not to say that social media does not have its issues. Take three young adults in New Jersey and three social media platforms and I think you all know what I mean.
With international negotiations at a standstill, 350.org, Greenpeace and others are using every new media tool available to share their climate message. Two days before 10/10/10, they had registered nearly 7,000 events in 188 countries.