I am, slowly, increasing the speed at which I move through my backlog on this blog, but I’m still not quite at real-time speed… Still, the perspective of retrospection is often valuable and I make sure you hear about up-to-the-minute stuff one way or another, right? 1,763 more words
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From Zizi Papacharissi’s A Private Sphere pg 68:
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Meyrowitz (1986) described this as the ability of electronic media to remove, or at least rearrange, boundaries between public and private spaces, affecting our lives not so much through content, but rather “by changing the ‘situational geography’ of social life” (p.
Back in 2002, my colleagues and I dropped everything and spent two weeks filling sandbags to help protect a small German town from the highest floodwaters it had seen in a hundred years. 1,606 more words
Spoiler: Communist leaders promised people in their countries to build socialist paradises. But life in the Soviet Union and its satellite states were miserable. People were poorer and did not live as long as people in the west. 2,770 more words