Stories about North America from September, 2013
What We Watch: YouTube Video Popularity Comparison
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,...
Social Media Week Discusses Principles for a Collaborative World
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...
How Russians Read McCain's Pravda Op-Ed on Putin
While Americans were incensed at being lectured by a foreign politician whom many regard as either an idiot or a hypocrite, many Russians, it turns out, reacted no differently.
Melbourne Protesters Take Campaign to McDonald's Chicago HQ
Kevin Rennie writes about the opposition of Melbourne residents to a new McDonald’s in their place. The campaigners have now taken their case to Maccas headquarters in Chicago
Will Madagascar's Upcoming Elections Solve the Island's Crisis?
Madagascar has suffered five political crises in four decades, with the island still reeling from its latest coup d'etat in 2009. Can elections finally pull the country out?
Indians Push Back on Racist Taunts to Miss America 2014
Indian-American Nina Davuluri faced a barrage of racist comments in social media after winning the Miss America pageant. Indians fumed, but also wondered about her chances of winning in India.
How Russians Read Putin's NYT Op-Ed on Syria
Many RuNet users have hailed the President’s overture as something of a needed display of Russian moral authority on the world stage.
In Cage with Chinese Political Activist Wang Bingzhang
More background information about Wang Bingzhang.
Iran: Foreign Minister Tweets with Pelosi's Daughter
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a new year message to Jews around the world:Happy Rosh Hashanah and exchanged message with Christine Pelosi, daughter of Nancy Pelosi,the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. @sfpelosi Iran never denied it. The man who was perceived to be denying it is...
Derailment of ‘La Bestia’, Another Tragedy in a Broken Immigration System
Levi Bridges reflects on immigration reform and the latest derailment of 'la bestia', a Mexican train that offers migrants an alternative way of reaching the U.S.