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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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North Korea introduces cycle lanes in Pyongyang

North Korea introduces cycle lanes in Pyongyang | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
With more residents taking to two wheels, dedicated paths are installed in the capital to protect pedestrians
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This timeline explains the long, bumpy road to the Iran nuclear deal

This timeline explains the long, bumpy road to the Iran nuclear deal | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
It’s been a rough journey.
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Chicago implements $10 minimum wage. Other cities aim for $15 by 2020.

Chicago implements $10 minimum wage. Other cities aim for $15 by 2020. | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The pay hike is a step toward a $13 minimum wage in Chicago by 2019. Other cities plan on pushing the rate to $15 by 2020.
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New Blackbeards of Malacca Strait: Southeast Asia’s pirates are getting bolder

New Blackbeards of Malacca Strait: Southeast Asia’s pirates are getting bolder | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Forget Somalia—the seas around Indonesia are some of the most preyed-upon waters on the planet.
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Death Toll From Karachi, Pakistan, Heat Wave Tops 800

Death Toll From Karachi, Pakistan, Heat Wave Tops 800 | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Continued power cuts and high temperatures contributed to a sense of crisis in Karachi, where thousands have been treated for dehydration and heatstroke.
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Pulling the wool over Peruvian shepherds' eyes

Pulling the wool over Peruvian shepherds' eyes | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Despite booming exports, alpaca herders continue to battle sagging wool prices and poverty.
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India Flexes Its Muscle

On June 9, Indian special forces walked several miles into Myanmar and destroyed two rebel camps, an act of retaliation for a bloody ambush of Indian soldiers by three separatist groups the previous week.
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Chinese state media critical of Hong Kong vote

Chinese state media critical of Hong Kong vote | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Editorials published deploring vote against election reforms and accusing the pro-democracy camp of being "selfish".
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Anti-Immigrant Party Gains in Denmark Elections

Anti-Immigrant Party Gains in Denmark Elections | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The far-right Danish People’s Party emerged in second place over all, raising questions about the role it could play in a new government.
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Indonesian Christians pray in protest after government shuts down churches

Indonesian Christians pray in protest after government shuts down churches | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
One thousand churches have been closed in the last decade, according to Human Rights Watch.
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What's a Palestinian?

It is not often that politicians make public pronouncements about the historical origins of national identities, but the Palestinian identity is a unique case. It has long been the source of controversy and mystery.
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Iran hails nuclear deal as 'a new chapter of hope' - video

Iran hails nuclear deal as 'a new chapter of hope' - video | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif address reporters in Viena
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Stereotype or source of pride? 'Hillbilly' dialect makes comeback in Appalachia (+video)

A recent influx of education programs and scholarly studies aim to foster a sense of pride, not shame, in Appalachian speech patterns.
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Canadian elections hinge on women – at the polls and behind the scenes

Canadian elections hinge on women – at the polls and behind the scenes | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In an election that could be decided by the female vote, women are also at the helm of all three main parties’ campaigns for the first time in history
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Why free schools have not solved Kenya's problems - BBC News

Why free schools have not solved Kenya's problems - BBC News | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Kenya has been praised for introducing free primary school education but the country is now battling to raise education standards.
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Can imagination be measured?

Can imagination be measured? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Like any human performance metric -- IQ, LSAT scores, batting averages -- the new Imagination Quotient is intended to predict a competitive advantage. But does it work?
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Pacific Trade Authority Bill Wins Final Approval in Senate

Pacific Trade Authority Bill Wins Final Approval in Senate | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The vote, granting President Obama enhanced power to negotiate trade pacts, was a hard-fought victory for the White House and Republican leaders.
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Anti-immigration party remains most popular - The Local

Anti-immigration party remains most popular - The Local | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) remains the most popular political party in Switzerland, according to the latest polling figures released this week ahead of next autumn’s national elections.
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Global Refugee Numbers Reach Alarming Levels, UN Reports

Global Refugee Numbers Reach Alarming Levels, UN Reports | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
BERLIN (AP) — Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the world's biggest source of refugees last year, while the number of people forced from their homes by conflicts worldwide rose to a record 59
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The dawning of hydro-terrorism

The dawning of hydro-terrorism | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
ISIL threatens to flood downstream towns and deprive them of a resource for daily survival and irrigation.
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Dominique Ansel caters to Tokyo’s (semi)sweet tooth with cronuts and s’more | Japan Pulse

Dominique Ansel caters to Tokyo’s (semi)sweet tooth with cronuts and s’more | Japan Pulse | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Taking the pulse of trends, trend-watchers and trend-makers in Japan.
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Before Rachel Dolezal, there was Walter White

Before Rachel Dolezal, there was Walter White | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The man known as 'Mr. NAACP' was blonde, blue-eyed and 5/32nd black, all of which provoked an outcry similar to that over contemporary NAACP official Rachel Dolezal.
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What happens next in Burundi could transform the whole region

What happens next in Burundi could transform the whole region | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Burundi's president faces a coup after trying for unconstitutional third term. Leaders in neighboring countries, also up against term limits, are watching closely.
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Mali's Land Deal With the Devil

Africa's largest land deal—between Libya and Mali—has stalled, leaving thousands of local farmers in limbo.
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