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Korean Girls Try American BBQ

Korean girls try pulled pork, brisket and American style pork ribs for the first time. Help others learn about American BBQ by sharing this video. Let u
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How President Obama Plans to Put an AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach

How President Obama Plans to Put an AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
See where people are suffering under the burden of HIV the most in the world and the new steps President Obama is taking to help.
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Why is Canadian English unique?

Why is Canadian English unique? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
America’s neighbour resisted annexation by the US and its people remained subjects of the British monarch. But Canada’s English isn’t British or American, writes James Harbeck.
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Aid group sounds South Sudan cholera warning

Aid group sounds South Sudan cholera warning | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Situation "likely to get worse" with coming heavy rains, amid outbreaks in nine of 10 states, Save the Children says.
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The World's 25 Busiest Airports

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More than 1.4 billion airline passengers departed, landed, or connected through these massive facilities in 2012. Viewing them from above gives a sense of their gargantuan scale and global significance.

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I've been through 13 of these airports (over half).

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L.Long's curator insight, February 16, 2014 4:24 AM

Transport technology is a key factor that assists the operation of Global networks

 

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, September 10, 2014 3:11 PM

I found it interesting that one of the most busiest airports was in the US, in Atlanta to be exact. A lot of the airports that are included in this list of 25 were located in the US. Also, I noticed that there are no busy airports in Africa, South America, and Australia. I'm wondering if it is because not many people wish to travel there due to the climate and environment.

Edelin Espino's curator insight, September 10, 2014 3:26 PM

Is really good to know the busiest Airports because you would think that the number one is John F. Kennedy International Airport but it is not. The number one busiest airport in the world is the

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

 

 
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Gangnam Style: The Cultural Geography of a Viral Sensation

Gangnam Style: The Cultural Geography of a Viral Sensation | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Gangnam Style! sensation is all over the internet, complete with parodies that both honor and mock the original. The following link has the video, parodies and infographics to help student explore the meaning behind the cultural phenomenon.

Questions to Ponder: Considering the concept of cultural diffusion, what do we make of this phenomenon? What cultural combinations are seen in this? How has the technological innovations changed how cultures interact, spread and are replicated?
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Rich's comment, October 3, 2012 2:27 PM
When I first saw this music video and heard the song I remember myself saying "I have no idea what is going on, but the human race is a better place thanks to this guy." I may not know what he is saying but it puts me in a great mood. This guy is breaking cultural and geographical boundaries with music.
Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 14, 2014 6:07 PM

Culture and globalization has spread this song across the United States breaking records and trending on sites such as Twitter. Our exposure to different cultures is great. However, if you do not like songs that get stuck in your head, do not listen to this song . LOL

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Insights on HIV, in stunning data visuals

Insights on HIV, in stunning data visuals | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Hans Rosling unveils data visuals that untangle the complex risk factors of one of the world's deadliest (and most misunderstood) diseases: HIV. By following the data, he suggests a surprising key to ending the epidemic.
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We know the city where HIV first emerged

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When HIV and AIDS appeared they seemed to come from nowhere, but genetics has told us when and where the virus first entered the human population
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Ebola spreads to fifth West African country

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Health minister in Senegal confirms first case of deadly virus from student who arrived from Guinea.
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Ebola claims more victims in west Africa

Ebola claims more victims in west Africa | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
World Health Organisation records 44 new cases and 21 deaths in region between July 6 and 8, taking total dead to 539.
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Economics behind Gangnam Style

The viral hit isn't a fluke. South Korea has been cultivating a global music business for decades. You may already know that I've been fascinating watching the cultural diffusion of Gangnam Style throughout the world as mentioned previously. This NPR podcast looks at the economic infrastructure of the South Korean music industry that explains in greater detail how this video went viral. The distribution of this video is dependent in part on the technological sophistication and economic strategies of South Korea to associate their brands with cultural cachet.
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Sierra_Mcswagger's curator insight, March 10, 2015 7:39 PM

This NPR podcast explains the rapid diffusion of the song we all had stuck in our heads previously "Gangnam Style".  South Korea invests as much as they do in there music industry as they do with their vehicle industry.  Because their a small country and their music industry wants to be big, they have to get noticed outside there country. To make this work, music moguls in the country created hit factories, turning young singers into pop stars and sending them on tour around Asia. K Pop is now noticed all over the globe with songs like "Gangnam Style" which music video is one of the most viewed videos on YouTube.                                                                              

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How language transformed humanity

TED Talks Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language.

 

Why is language such a critical component to human cultures and the technologies that we have created?  Why did linguistic diversity exist in great abundance 500 years ago but is now increasingly shrinking?  What is the future geography of languages on Earth going to look like? 


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Cynthia Williams's curator insight, July 19, 2013 12:27 PM

And if we did choose one language that would be the world standard what would it be?  I would guess that the Western cultures would demand English.  But why should English be the standard?