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“From the café, groups of professors, doctors and university students look at a tall fence that prevents them from joining the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Damascus is just a 40 minute drive away. But they live on the wrong side of the fence, in Golan Heights, former Syrian territory now under Israeli control.”


UPIU grant recipient Elena Roda reporting from the Golan Heights, and the want of Syrians annexed after Israel’s victory in 1967 to take part in their homeland’s revolution.

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Fancy Twitter science for Twitter people.

"When we considered the impact of the users of the network, wediscovered that the number of followers and tweet-rate of users arenot the attributes that cause trends. What proves to be more impor-tant in determining trends is the retweets by other users, which ismore related to the content that is being shared than the attributesof the users."

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Parts of DC have 3% unemployment, while others have 26%. Tale of 2 cities? +Elahe Izadi of Dcentric reports at +PBS NewsHour

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Interesting to see how this case (assuming there will be an appeal) and others similar to it will develop in the future...

"The solution is clear: Don’t say anything online that you’re not willing to defend in court… but if you have a chance to attribute statements blindly in print or television, go crazy."

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Tons of smart things sprinkled throughout this whole interview. Via +Aram Zucker-Scharff, +Robert Scoble.

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They do say second is the best...time to give some of these pieces a shot.

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“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have,” Mayor Bloomberg said.

Yikes.

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Step one in my attempt to understand Newt Gingrich beyond the context of "that guy who was run out of D.C. but my old man was always a big fan of and who likes to write a bunch of indulgent books."

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"Nonprofit news organizations applying for tax-exempt status are running into long delays as the IRS bundles them together as “precedential” and studies whether they qualify for the status under 501(c)(3). While animal protection and “fostering national or international amateur sports competition” are tax-exempt activities listed in the 501(c)(3) statute, journalism is not, and the agency’s historical position has been that newspapers or similar publications are commercial enterprises."

Yeah, crazily interesting stuff at play here.
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