Posts Tagged "society"

How to make obeying the law fun – The Speed Camera Lottery (via @rooreynolds)

Posted by on 16 Jan, 2011 in My Stream | 0 comments


I can’t get enough of these guys. They should run for government or something…

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Is the #turnred (RED) "AIDS-free generation by 2015" campaign lacking something?

Posted by on 3 Dec, 2010 in Articles | 0 comments

As you may know, it was World AIDS Day yesterday, raising awareness of the global fight to eradicate the HIV/AIDS disease. I missed the day itself but was greeted by this popup today inviting me to “join RED” and help make the AIDS-free generation by 2015 a reality. 


In case you’re not familiar, RED is an initiative whereby you buy a particular variant of your product in red with a special (RED) brand – everything from iPods to shoes, clothing, coffee and books – and the manufacturer donates a portion (typically about 20%) to the global fight against AIDS (and possibly other causes as well, I’m not sure). Which is great, and they are having huge successes, having raised $160 million in 5 years.


I wholeheartedly support the goal of eradicating AIDS, and I love the idea of making such a bold statement that “We can have the first AIDS-free generation by 2015”. But a number of things bugged me about this campaign.
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On the decline of language…

Posted by on 12 Nov, 2010 in My Stream | 0 comments


An insightful Friday afternoon wordplay…

Credits to Ronnie Bruce for the animation and Taylor Mali for the poem.

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The Daily Mail Song

Posted by on 29 Jun, 2010 in My Stream | 0 comments

Well this sums up my feelings about the Daily Mail perfectly. Inflammatory, sensationalist drivel that does a lot of damage to society. Great song by Dan & Dan. Check out the other Dan & Dan videos too.

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Visualization of 4,000 years of democracy in 90 seconds

Posted by on 6 May, 2010 in My Stream | 0 comments

Nice animation showing how different ideas of governance spread around the world. Slightly oversimplistic in parts, and lacking some details, but still, a nice way to represent it.

Here’s the history of religion too:

And the history of the Middle East:

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