5 August 2012

Stories from 5 August 2012

Netizens Say Goodbye to Singer Chavela Vargas

  5 August 2012

“Murió Chavela Vargas” (“Chavela Vargas has died”) is currently a worldwide Trending Topic on Twitter. Netizens from all over the world are saying goodbye the Costa Rican-born Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, who passed away Sunday, August 5, at 93.

Russia: Graffiti Festival in Kazan

RuNet Echo  5 August 2012

Bloggers celebrate the recent conclusion of the “Like It. Art.” graffiti art festival in Kazan, which was co-financed by the local municipal government, along with funds from telecommunications company Beeline and other private sponsors. Blogger stan_one concludes [ru] that the European continent has never before hosted a better festival for street...

Thailand: Videos Promoting Healthy Lifestyle

  5 August 2012

A Thailand health agency has been using creative video ads to promote a healthy lifestyle among Thais. Its recent anti-smoking ad went viral online and was described by many health advocates as the most effective anti-smoking ad in the world