Category Archives: Weekly blogs

Weekly#11: Djibouti, nice to meet you

There’s a long time since I don’t hear about Djibouti; the last time was probably at school, and this is why I chose this tiny African country to explore. A former French colony, Djibouti is a Muslim country located in … Continue reading

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Weekly#10: Devotee of Saint Zuckerberg

I know Zuckerberg is Jewish, and this blog title doesn’t make any sense (sorry, dude!), but this is how I feel; this guy (not Orkut, although I’m a Google lover too) should be idolized, and I’ll be thankful to him … Continue reading

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Weekly#9: Knocked down by Tetris

Video gaming is part of one of those controversial activities – or products, such as coffee, or sweetener – that people keep discussing if it’s good or bad for health. Some people say gaming makes players dumb, increase aggressive behavior, … Continue reading

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Weekly#8: Anyone can be a Journalist

After last class, I got a little more respect for Wikipedia. While modern encyclopedias carry an innovative approach and an attractive freshness in terms of content, traditional encyclopedias – made with greater diligence – carry an aura of ultimate knowledge, … Continue reading

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Weekly#7: Published encyclopedia or Wikipedia?

In “The Book Stops Here”, published in Wired, Daniel H. Pink said it all: “Encyclopedias aspire to be infallible. But Wikipedia requires that the perfect never be the enemy of the good. Citizen editors don’t need to make an entry … Continue reading

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Weekly#6: Obama’s networked campaign: a role model, but not for the poor

On January, 20, 2009, I was in Rio de Janeiro, crying in my living room while watching Obama’s inauguration on TV. I had never seen a president able to engage so many people and to cause such a commotion like Barack … Continue reading

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Weekly#2: Should CEOs blog?

Yesterday I bumped into – and twitted – the article “Report: most CEOs are mum online”, from PRWeek, and it was the perfect peg for me to make up for a blog post assigned three weeks ago. According to the … Continue reading

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