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Blogger dies in Iranian prison

A Facebook campaign has been launched to hold Iran responsible for the death of Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, a 29-year old Iranian blogger who died March 18 in an Iranian prison. In December, he was sentenced to two and half years in prison for insulting religious leaders and engaging in propaganda. More from Global Voices […]

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ExecTweet: Big wigs fart just like everyone else

A new web site called ExecTweet collects Twitter posts from assorted business executives. The site got extraordinary attention on launch this week – here are stories in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many others. Why so much interest? Twitter watchers, admirers and detractors have been a-twitter for months debating if/when/how the […]

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A branding challenge for social entrepreneurs

Originally published on NextBillion.net Two weeks ago I attended the We Media conference in Miami as a We Media Fellow . The conference was exciting and thought-provoking and made me think a lot about the state of the “development through enterprise” community and us entrepreneurs working to fight poverty through innovative, private-sector-lead solutions. I’ll share […]

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Kristoff and the Sea of Stories

Just when I think The New York Times is beginning to understand the concept of story in a connected society, Nicholas Kristoff invokes the old “Daily Me” cliche in an op-ed column. God save us from ourselves, so says Nick. God save us from Kristoff. He ought to know better than to conjure up a […]

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Legends of the fall

Two recent metaphors, both good, from the long, sad conversation about newspapers. From South By Southwest, author Stephen Berlin Johnson’s ecosystem metaphor (pick it up at the second chapter) with chart. Or full video. And the map from latest The New York Times story that tells it all.

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