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Politics & Policy

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Obama and Selfie Sticks—Was the Cost Greater than Health Insurance?

Obama stirred up a lot of attention with his BuzzFeed video Things Everybody Does but Doesn’t Talk About. Attention in the political world, by definition, means controversy. The BuzzFeed video shows Obama mugging about, taking selfies with a selfie stick, playing air basketball and acting out several other Internet memes (e.g., YOLO, "Thanks [...]

By |February 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Obama’s Selfie at Mandela’s Memorial: Double Standard?

President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt were captured posing together while taking a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.  You’ve probably seen it.  The photo is rocketing across cyberspace.  It is not unusual for people to want capture extraordinary events. Mandela was extraordinary.  [...]

By |December 12th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

SOPA and PIPA: Whose rights are we protecting?

The NY Times article (In Fight Over Piracy Bills, New Economy Rises Against Old) by Jonathan Weisman on the proposed anti-piracy legislation in Congress  highlights the conflict between old and new business models. The battle of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) bills signals [...]

By |January 19th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments