By John Rendon
The simmering tensions between Japan and South Korea have led to an almost five percent (5%) reduction in South Korean tourists traveling to Japan. Could be self-organized result of a hyper-dynamic information environment.
Congratulations to the leaders of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico & Peru for coming together and banning the use of “single use plastics.”
France’s global energy company, Total makes very responsible play and will invest 100 million USD every year in oxygen producing enterprises, known by most as forests.…
By Holly Heiberg and Lynn Johnson
January 25, 2011. The day will be remembered as a symbol of nonviolent political change and what the collective will of a people can accomplish; it also permanently changed Egypt’s narrative and the nation’s collective identity.
Narrative matters. Narrative patterns in a community tell its members what behaviors are expected of them and reveal their underlying sensibilities of how the world operates.…
I wonder what Malcom Gladwell is thinking now about the relevance of social media as a tool for promoting social activism.
This week’s protests in Egypt, not to mention earlier mobilizations in Tunisia that managed to end the 23-year-long rule of President Zine E Abidine Ben Ali, seem to challenge Gladwell’s idea that social media doesn’t affect one’s motivation to participate in risky social movements.
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