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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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Boston bombings: Social media spirals out of control

Boston bombings: Social media spirals out of control | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Over the last few days, thousands of people have taken to the Internet to play Sherlock Holmes. Armed with little more than grainy surveillance camera videos, cellphone photos and live tweets from...
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#IranElection Crisis: A Social Media Timeline

#IranElection Crisis: A Social Media Timeline | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
One of the striking aspects of the #IranElection crisis has been the heavy use of social media. Iranians have relied on it to spread information on protests and to communicate t...
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How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic]

How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic] | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Some countries have changed 40% in 63 years.

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This is an interesting infographic. If you want to skip to the interesting parts, look for the little black circle next to a cone. That indicates a country where the population's views on religion have changed 40% in the past 60 years. Yes 40% in 60 years.

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The first Firefox phone is cheap, simple, & totally democratic [hands-on]

The first Firefox phone is cheap, simple, & totally democratic [hands-on] | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
You've been dying to see it and to play with it. Well here it is -- along with some heavy details from the people who made it.
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Is this the first 'disposable' smart phone?  

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New Day for Iran and the United States?

New Day for Iran and the United States? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
By Christiane Amanpour, CNN's Chief International Correspondent

You can watch the nightly international affairs program "Amanpour." on CNN International or in its entirety here at the Amanpour.com website.
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What the Toll of Drones Looks Like, in Just One Country

What the Toll of Drones Looks Like, in Just One Country | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Unmanned attacks in countries like Pakistan have become an increasingly controversial and no less common reality — Pakistani officials reported another one by U.S. missile fire just this weekend.
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Dhani's Looking for Love

Dhani's Looking for Love | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

A silly video from an athlete who is serious about learning from others around the world. His show looks very interesting. Please don't judge the show by this advertisement.

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I respect that this pro athlete spends his off-season travelling the world and trying to connect with people around the world by learning their sports and competing with them.

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What China Can Learn From Hot Dogs

What China Can Learn From Hot Dogs | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Behind the planned takeover of Smithfield by China's biggest meat processor is a push by the Asian nation to industrialize its food-production system to address health problems and feed an increasingly wealthy population.
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This was the most interesting fact for me:

 Last year, 62% of the hogs in the U.S. were raised on farms with at least 5,000 head, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Researchers Review Boston Bombing Social Media Activity

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Post by: Kim Stephens Project HEROIC--which stands for Hazards, Emergency Response, and Online Informal Communications (see footnote)--took a close look at the online activity of official organizat...
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Devdutt Pattanaik: East vs. West -- the myths that mystify | Video on TED.com

Devdutt Pattanaik takes an eye-opening look at the myths of India and of the West -- and shows how these two fundamentally different sets of beliefs about God, death and heaven help us consistently misunderstand one another.
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(August 2013 Update) By The Numbers: 39 Amazing Facebook Stats

(August 2013 Update) By The Numbers: 39 Amazing Facebook Stats | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Here are a bunch of amazing Facebook stats that illustrate just how vast their empire is. Updated for August 2013.
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Average time spent on Facebook per user per month: 8.3 hours Percentage of Facebook users that log in at least once a day:76% 
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Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa

Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups.
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This device provides eight hours of battery power and backup internet access for Africa and other areas that have problems with both power and internet access.

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If the world were a village of 100 people | The Green Community

If the world were a village of 100 people | The Green Community | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
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Fun Charts to help you look at world statistics.

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China is the only nuclear weapon state expanding its nuclear arsenal

China is the only nuclear weapon state expanding its nuclear arsenal | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The global arsenal of nuclear arms is shrinking. And yet China appears to be the only internationally sanctioned nuclear weapon power that's increasing its stockpile.
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Dhani's Looking for Love

Dhani's Looking for Love | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

A silly video from an athlete who is serious about learning from others around the world. His show looks very interesting. Please don't judge the show by this advertisement.

Ken Morrison's insight:

I respect that this pro athlete spends his off-season travelling the world and trying to connect with people around the world by learning their sports and competing with them.

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Electronic colonialism- ZK

How the hegemonic power has colonized the mind sets of public and at what extent through electronic media.
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