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· September, 2013

Stories about Technology from September, 2013

What We Watch: YouTube Video Popularity Comparison

  25 September 2013

A new data visualization tool from the Center for Civic Media in the United States helps illustrate how popular videos spread online and between countries. Looking at the most popular videos in 61 countries, What We Watch shows which countries have the biggest overlaps in interest. Civic Media Center Director,...

Brazilian President Calls for Global Respect of Net Neutrality at the UN

  25 September 2013

Net neutrality, privacy and human rights were in focus on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's speech (pdf) at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on September 24, 2013. The leader said that UN needs to establish international protections for Internet users from spying and announced Brazil's intention to prepare a proposal...

Social Media Week Discusses Principles for a Collaborative World

  23 September 2013

Social Media Week, a worldwide event which “brings people, brands and organizations together to explore how we connect and communicate as a society”, starts today, September 23, 2013. In the second edition of this year's global conference, with the cities of Berlin, Bogotá, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, São Paulo and Toronto...

North Korea Gets 3D Movies

  18 September 2013

North Korea Tech wrote about a recent report that North Korean capital Pyongyang newly hosted a movie theater capable of showing 3D movies. The blogger also explains about North Korean leadership's deep interest in motion pictures.

Iran:Facebook and Twitter Blocked Again

  17 September 2013

Internet users in Iran lost access Tuesday to Facebook and Twitter. Several bloggers and news sites reported Facebook and Twitter became widely accessible to Iranian users on Monday, Sept 16, for the first time since 2009.Iranian officials dismissed the episode as a technical glitch.

Iran: Facebook, Twitter become Accessible

  17 September 2013

Several bloggers and news sites reported Facebook and Twitter became widely accessible to Iranian users on Monday, Sept 16, for the first time since 2009.  Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and several other Iranian officials use Facebook and Twitter.

Hail storm Turned Islamabad White

  16 September 2013

Blue Area, Islamabad right now… #Islamabad pic.twitter.com/RKpesYfA6h — محمد فرحان حامد (@FarhanHamid36) September 15, 2013 On Sunday (15th of September, 2013) morning Islamabad went pitch dark as a hail storm and heavy rain hit the Pakistan capital. Chowrangi team compiles twitter reactions.

Chile Coup Recounted Through Interactive Storytelling

  16 September 2013

The online version of Chilean newspaper La Tercera released an interactive, multimedia special [es, en] on the 40th anniversary of the coup against Salvador Allende. Mariana Santos worked with the team behind this project as an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow. Mariana says that “the goal was to tell this...

VIDEO: Exploring the Galapagos Islands with Google Maps

  12 September 2013

Google Maps has released a video on their trip “to collect 360-degree Street View imagery” of the Galapagos Islands. The blog Lat Long explains: The extensive Street View imagery of the Galapagos Islands will not only allow armchair travellers to experiences the islands from their desktop computer, but it will also play...

UNESCO Patron of First SEE Science Promotion Conference in Serbia

  12 September 2013

The Center for the Promotion of Science (CPN), under UNESCO patronage, is hosting the First Regional Science Promotion Conference with the aim of gathering science promotion professionals, practitioners and enthusiasts from Southeast Europe. The conference program will discuss science from a scientific, but also from an educational and economic point...

Hackathon Mozambique Offers Design Contest

  11 September 2013

Hackathon Mozambique launched a graphic design contest [pt] for the upcoming third civic hackathon, and the deadline for submissions is already near: September 14, 2013. The event, sponsored by Mozambique's Ministry of Science and Technology with the support of Sweden and Finland, will take place in early December and is being organized in an open group...

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