The earthquake that hit Chile has resulted in hundreds of deaths and infrastructure damage throughout the country. Tsunami warnings spread across the Pacific, as far away as Japan and Alaska. Read how blogs and social media have been assessing the impact of the quake around the world.
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In the immediate aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, Twitter and other social media sites provided the means for some of the first information about the situation on the ground. Professor Sree Sreenivasan of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and contributing editor at dnainfo.com discusses the impact of new media with Daljit Dhaliwal.
Twitter users and bloggers have responded to riots that broke out late last week in Uganda’s capital city, leaving at least 21 dead. By Monday, Kampala was relatively calm — but the turmoil points to mounting tensions between Uganda's government and traditional kingdoms.
The angry debate over health care reform in the U.S. is triggering another round of outrage overseas. Officials in Great Britain are now fighting back to defend their system from the criticisms of America's right. Andrew Clark of The Guardian discusses how Britons view the U.S. health care debate.
Social networking sites like Twitter have become important tools of communication as Iran has cracked down on news organizations trying to cover protests over disputed presidential election results. But is Iran really experiencing a "Twitter Revolution?" Social media expert Gaurav Mishra discusses the role of Twitter in the election's aftermath.
A draft curriculum review of the British education system calls for primary school pupils to learn how to use Twitter, Wikipedia, blogging and podcasts as part of their school studies.
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