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The sun never sets... on the Facebook Empire

The sun never sets... on the Facebook Empire | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
How Facebook connections mirror old empires EIGHT years ago Facebook launched as an online social network connecting a small college community from a dorm room at Harvard University.

 

These graphics show how in a post-colonial world, former colonies are are still socially intertwined in a cultural network that mirrors the empires of yesteryear. Why are these modern social networks so similar to imperial patterns? What economic explanations are there for these patterns? What is the cultural impact?


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How fb has made physical distance obsolete, connecting cultures to different cultures on a global scale.

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What is the oldest city in the world?

What is the oldest city in the world? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Mark Twain declared that the Indian city of Varanasi was older than history, tradition and legend. He was, of course, wrong. So which exactly is the world’s most ancient continuously inhabited city?
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Mining in Myanmar another 'resource curse' says Amnesty

Mining in Myanmar another 'resource curse' says Amnesty | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Report says forcible eviction of rural communities to make way for a copper mine complex led to human rights breaches.
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Niger troops sent to 'crush' Boko Haram in Nigeria

Niger troops sent to 'crush' Boko Haram in Nigeria | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Parliament unanimously approves deployment of troops as part of a regional offensive against armed group.
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Amateur women wrestlers take on sumo's big boys | The Japan Times

Amateur women wrestlers take on sumo's big boys | The Japan Times | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Nineteen-year-old Sayaka Matsuo lies on the tatami mat as a masseur works on her neck and shoulders to squeeze out the knots. But this is no pamper package
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Chinese Phone Upstarts Sell With Personality, Not Product

Chinese Phone Upstarts Sell With Personality, Not Product | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Newer Chinese tech companies like Smartisan, founded by Luo Yonghao, recognize that they are selling an identity as much as a phone.
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Polygamy not integral part of Islam: SC - The Times of India

Polygamy not integral part of Islam: SC - The Times of India | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Muslim’s fundamental right to profess Islam did not include practicing polygamy.
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Our century's greatest injustice

Our century's greatest injustice | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Sheryl WuDunn's book "Half the Sky" investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources.
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Is Ending Segregation the Key to Ending Poverty?

Is Ending Segregation the Key to Ending Poverty? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Chicago's experiment in relocating poor African American families to rich white suburbs seems to be a success. So why are so few other cities doing the same?
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Australian Aborigines defying gentrification

Australian Aborigines defying gentrification | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Aboriginals' 'tent embassy' in the heart of Sydney defies development plans and demands affordable housing.
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Canadian court strikes down niqab ban for new citizens

Canadian court strikes down niqab ban for new citizens | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The full Saudi-style niqab, or face veil, will now be allowed to be worn by immigrants taking the Canadian oath of citizenship.
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Not Too Much, Not Too Little: Sweden, In A Font

Not Too Much, Not Too Little: Sweden, In A Font | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Sweden's government commissioned a typeface to represent the country on websites and elsewhere. The result, the designers of Swedish Sans say, reflects the clean and easygoing Scandinavian aesthetic.
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Nigerian Army missing in action amid Boko Haram terror surge (+video)

Nigerian Army missing in action amid Boko Haram terror surge (+video) | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The militant Islamist group has increased its destructive attacks in the new year, leaving many wondering why the response from the Nigerian Army and government has been inadequate.
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Quiz: Can you name these cities just by looking at their subway maps?

Quiz: Can you name these cities just by looking at their subway maps? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The stylized geography of urban transit.
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Arabic words in English you didn’t even know you knew

Arabic words in English you didn’t even know you knew | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Algorithm and sofa, candy and apricot, algebra and zero, and so many more are actually Arab migrants.
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Why Humanitarian Aid Can Fuel Violence | Foreign Affairs

Why Humanitarian Aid Can Fuel Violence | Foreign Affairs | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The future of humanitarian assistance and security policy in chaotic places such as Syria and Iraq could rest on a single question: Does aid in conflict zones promote peace or war?
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The 'new Africa' sweeping away the old

The 'new Africa' sweeping away the old | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The BBC's Alan Kasujja returns to his native Uganda to meet the young entrepreneurs aiming to create a "new" Africa - while still dealing with the "old".
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UN warns South Sudan is on brink of famine

UN warns South Sudan is on brink of famine | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Aid workers in South Sudan finding it hard to operate as roadblocks are erected across the country.
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The road to more income in Uganda? Owning a motorcycle.

The road to more income in Uganda? Owning a motorcycle. | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In the capital of Kampala, Uganda, a local business called Tugende is doubling profits for taxi bike drivers through its lease-to-own program.
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Abducting and selling babies in Bangladesh

Abducting and selling babies in Bangladesh | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
New parents describe 'nightmares' after their newborns were kidnapped from hospitals - a rising trend in the country.
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Ebola Response: When the World Came Together to Help Like Never Before - YouTube

When the world was facing an unprecedented disaster, when caseload were doubling every three week, and half of all cases were resulting in death, the world c...
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Nigeria's 2015 Presidential Election

Nigeria's 2015 Presidential Election | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The February 14, 2015, elections again may precipitate violence that could destabilize Nigeria, and Washington has even less leverage in Abuja than it did in 2011.
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Vian Dakhil: Iraq's only female Yazidi MP on the battle to save her people

Vian Dakhil: Iraq's only female Yazidi MP on the battle to save her people | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Vian Dakhil is the only Yazidi woman in Iraq’s parliament. She spends every waking moment working to rescue survivors of the carnage Isis has wreaked on her people.
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Will Japan start long range air patrols of the South China Sea?

Will Japan start long range air patrols of the South China Sea? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
China is already sounding furious about the idea, first floated by the US Seventh Fleet commander. But Japanese leader Shinzo Abe's aim has long been to beef up security cooperation and extend its reach to vital shipping lanes.
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"We are humans too." - Films from Survival International

"We are humans too." - Films from Survival International | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Guarani Leader Eliseu Lopes describes his tribe's quest to return to their ancestral land.
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This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live

This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
'Tuberculosis' and 'AIDS' aren't trending on Twitter, but they probably should be.
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