29 May 2014

Stories from 29 May 2014

Environment and Colombian Presidential Candidates

  29 May 2014

Yolima Vargas Garzón blogs [es] on Conspiring for a better world that she invited the candidates in Colombian presidential elections to answer two questions related to environment, and not all of them answered. One of the questions: Are you willing to change country's history by putting the environmental component as...

Reference Services in Library and the Web

  29 May 2014

Samuel Castro Ponce writes [es] on Infotecarios about reference services [es] or librarian consultaton, history, features and evolution: Evidently, synchronized referece services are evolving. Now there is a trend of using 2.0 websites for taking advantages of social networks that make possible sending and receiving information instantly. The same goes...

Colombia: Three Weeks Away From a New Election

  29 May 2014

Madame Web writes [es] on her blog La Lógica de mi Papá about the time left for the second round of presidential election in Colombia: We are three weeks away for the 60% who decided not to vote gets convinced of voting… We have also three weeks for the former-president-now-elect-senator...

Spain, Podemos Political Party for 2015?

  29 May 2014

John McMarlo writes [es] on Hasta el corral y más allá about the performance of new political group Podemos on recent European election in Spain: To me, the moral here is that we are in time for changing things and that we should think this has been a dress rehearsal...

Chavs, on UK Working Class

  29 May 2014

Dani @El_Taquillero writes [es] on Sólo por molestar about the book Chavs. The Demonization of the Working Class, by Owen Jones. Chav is a term used to name a sub class within working class. […] Would someone be proud of feeling part of the working class if from the media, the...

60% of Electoral Abstention in Colombia

  29 May 2014

Daniel Bustos blogs [es] on Trayectoria Económica about the abstention figures on the recent Colombian presidential election: Nationwide, the abstention was an important actor on this election; in fact, it was the winner of the first round, with 60,15%, something none of the winning politicians is reflecting on yet, at...

Is Power Too Sweet for Ailing African Leaders to Step Down?

  29 May 2014

Gershom Ndhlovu looks at the reasons why ailing African leaders wont step down: There have been rumours, innuendoes and even insinuations regarding the health, or the lack of it, of Zambia’s President Michael Chilufya Sata, in office since September 2011. These have been spread by the largely unregulated online media...

Colombia: Post Election Mess

  29 May 2014

On Mil para Siempres, Camilo Andrés writes [es] about his deception with the results of presidential election in Colombia: I woke up today with that post election mess many of us have today, although we faithfully believed in our convictions and voted as we thought would be best for the...

Venezuela: Answering Dieterich

  29 May 2014

After reading an interview [es] on Spiegel Online to German sociologist Heinz Dieterich, who purposts “Socialism of the 21st Century“, Adriana Vigilanza commented [es] on the blog Apertura Venezuela what Dieterich said. Below, a couple of them. Adriana's comments are italicized: S O: What has happened that people are ready to...

Colombia: Voting for War or Peace

  29 May 2014

Journalist Natalia Bonilla writes [es] on Ser Cosmopolita about Colombia presidential election on Sunday, May 25, with a result that has raised a dilemma for Colombians: Oscar Zuluaga and Juan Manuel Santos, won yesterday the first round with 29% and 26% of the votes, respectively. However, the victory for one...

What is Eco-Friendly?

  29 May 2014

Rut de Esturirafi writes [es] about what does being eco-friendly means: To me, being eco-friendy is being sustainable, i.e., to try to keep a balance between environment, social and economic issues. And this is not an easy to get balance. For instance, a local ecologic farming item, with a fair...

Challenges of Education in the 21st Century

  29 May 2014

Mikel Agirregabiria gets inspiration from the movie Dead Poets Society to point out [es] the current needs of education: The 21st century educations demands posing again some issues that were not evident in the past, as where do you want to live or work, with what languages or with what...

BookCrossing in Latin America

  29 May 2014

Silvana Aquino writes [es] on Infotecarios about BookCrossing, BC, the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise. BC has become a an increasingly popular phenomenon, as right now there are two millions of registered users, known...

Cuesta de Miranda, Argentina

  29 May 2014

Laura Schneider shares [es] on Viajes y Relatos her visit to Cuesta de Miranda [Miranda Slope; es] in La Rioja, province of Argentina. The word “slope” already makes me think of cliffs and corniches, so without a doubt I tried the road. The worst case scenario was me coming back....

Learning How to Sing

  29 May 2014

Do you think it's impossible to sing if you don't have a good voice from birth? Carlos Campaña on Vox Technologies thinks [es] the opposite: It's possible to learn how to sing without having a good voice, as the concept of “having a good voice” lacks sense when we understand...

Are Colombian Librarians Updated, Technologically Speaking?

  29 May 2014

Jaider Ochoa-Gutiérrez wonders [es] on Infotecarios if ordinary librarians are updated on technological issues that influence their profession, such as content curation, big data, labs among others, and answers from his own experience: I must confess that, to me (and after speaking with some colleagues), the issue is still vague;...

Spain: If European Election Would Have Been Legislative…

  29 May 2014

On the blog Recuerdos de Pandora, Milhaud carries out [es] a maths exercise and takes the results of European election in Spain to a legislative election, and the analyses that data with some interesting results: Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, or PSOE, loses seats, but the People's Party, or PP, ends...

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