George C. Dimitriou

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Online Activism – Social Media Campaigns.

April 04, 2012 By: George Category: Countries visited No Comments →

Sortable created this infographic, which looks at the trend of sharing, posting and tweeting to make a difference.

The Rise of the Slacktivist
Sortable The Rise of the Slacktivist

Public Discourse in the Russian Blogosphere.

October 19, 2010 By: George Category: Digital World, Russia No Comments →

“Public Discourse in the Russian Blogosphere: Mapping RuNet Politics and Mobilization” is the first release from the Berkman Center’s Russian Internet research project.

For this paper, the authors analyzed Russian blogs to discover networks of discussion around politics and public affairs. Beginning with an initial set of over five million blogs, they used social network analysis to identify a highly active ‘Discussion Core’ of over 11,000. These were clustered according to long term patterns of citations within posts, and the resulting segmentation characterized through both automated and human content analysis. For a list of key findings, an image of the RuNet map, and access to the full paper, please visit: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2010/Public_Discourse_Russian_Blogosphere

The Rise of China’s Auto Industry.

November 20, 2009 By: George Category: China No Comments →

“In recent years, China has become the world’s fastest growing automotive producer,” according to a new report from the U.S. Congressional Research Service.

“[China’s] annual vehicle output has increased from less than 2 million vehicles in the late 1990s to 9.5 million in 2008. In terms of production volume in 2008, China has surpassed Korea, France, Germany, and the United States, trailing only Japan.”

See “The Rise of China’s Auto Industry and Its Impact on the U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry,”

The ‘Internet Manifesto’ and The Future of Journalism.

September 10, 2009 By: George Category: Countries visited No Comments →

15 German journalists and bloggers wrote an “Internet Manifesto” on how journalism works today. Shortly after it was announced online, their server went offline. The reaction was overwhelming. The 17 declarations were discussed worldwide. Guardian columnist Jeff Jarvis retweeted every declaration to his nearly 25,000 Twitter followers.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

July 21, 2009 By: George Category: Countries visited No Comments →

Forty years ago, on July 20th, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first human beings to set foot on the moon. The Apollo Program, though, was a decade-long project involving millions of dollars, thousands of scientists, and constant competition with the Soviet Union. The result was one of mankind’s most remarkable achievements.

Now a new project aims to recreate the entire Apollo 11 mission, from the time of launch until the Americans set foot on the lunar surface. This website, We Choose the Moon, is using history, Flash, and social media to let us all relive the key moments of that great mission.

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The project, spearheaded by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and made possible by AOL, goes through 11 stages of the original Apollo 11 mission. It is a full-featured Flash website that recreates the mission. It provides information on the astronauts, has mission countdown timers, displays the current status of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, and even updates you on the mission status via Twitter. Clicking on the pulsating icons will provide image galleries, videos, and more.

Internet Overtakes Newspapers As News Source.

December 26, 2008 By: George Category: Countries visited No Comments →

 

The internet, which emerged this year as a leading source for campaign news, has now surpassed all other media except television as a main source for national and international news.

Currently, 40% say they get most of their news about national and international issues from the internet, up from just 24% in September 2007. For the first time in a Pew survey, more people say they rely mostly on the internet for news than cite newspapers (35%). Television continues to be cited most frequently as a main source for national and international news, at 70%.

 Read the full articlehttp://i.ixnp.com/images/v3.61.1/t.gif from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

Clock Ticking on EU Sanctions Against Uzbekistan.

October 06, 2008 By: George Category: Uzbekistan No Comments →

EU sanctions on Uzbekistan expire on 13 November despite the country’s relapse into disturbing human rights abuses, with Germany exploiting the EU legal system to try and scrap a visa ban list.

The sanctions package consists of an embargo on sales of arms or equipment that could be used for internal repression, such as razor wire and combat knives. It also forbids the EU entry of eight Uzbek officials and ex-officials, including acting Security Chief Rustam Inoyatov, tipped as a likely successor for 70-year old President Islam Karimov.

 

The legal instrument covering the measures – which have already been subject to temporary suspensions – expires next month, unless it is renewed by a consensus of all 27 EU states. Uzbekistan-friendly Germany wants to scrap the visa ban list but to renew the arms embargo, saying the EU must respect Uzbekistan’s interests if it wants to forge closer ties.

 

“The vast majority of countries, I would say 95 percent of countries, agree with this,” an EU diplomat said. “The Uzbek government has made some positive steps and these have to be encouraged. But at the same time the situation is not perfect, so we have to be wary.”