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For those of us who live in the developed world, internet access has become pretty much a given. It’s become so ubiquitous that we almost expect to have it at all times and in all places, but even in this “Information Age,” the majority of the world’s population lacks access to the internet – either...
After watching this year’s Super Bowl and of course the commercials, it became abundantly clear how much times and advertising has changed. I actually enjoy a good number of commercials now-a-days and really appreciate the effort that companies put into their ad campaigns. The amount of money that goes into them however is astounding. There...
Egyptian Revolution Video
This story about the Egyptian Revolution appeared on jboitnott.com back in 2010. At that time, the country of Egypt found itself in a stage of remarkable upheaval. Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets, rallying against the rule of an autocrat named Hosni Mubarak. These events captured the world’s attention for weeks. Because...
HarperCollins Publishers announced today the first acquisition from inkpop, its interactive website for teen writing. Slated for Fall 2011, The Carrier of the Mark, by debut author Leigh Fallon, is a fresh and thrilling paranormal romance linking two teens to a supernatural destiny. Fallon, a native of Cork, Ireland, tried to get her manuscript published...
The following is another piece of coverage on the Egyptian Revolution on jboitnott.com back in 2010. This post discussed the ongoing Internet blackout as dictator Hosni Mubarak tried holding on to power. We was eventually ousted. As of noon on Friday the “government” of Egypt effectively switched off all Internet connections in and out of the country. Therefore, the...
Sometimes “sideline” journalism can be quite a tough job. There are endless perils and risks that one might encounter. They often times have to brave the elements and put themselves right in the action. Our hats go off to the valiant souls that put their bodies on the line just to capture a fleeting moment for viewers...
The following is a classic story from jboitnott.com. It’s about the “detention fart” heard round the world. The post went live in 2011. “…and for letting it rip on the ride home…” Did you ever think you would hear those words spoken on the news? Well read further then. This little sneaker got detention for...
chicken, road, why did the chicken cross the road
I think someone probably sent this one to me in an email back in 2011. It’s a review of how various figures in popular culture and history might answer the question, “why did the chicken cross the road?” To me it reads a bit like a time capsule at this point. In 2011, Barack Obama...
Brian Solis and John Boitnott
Back in 2009 when I spoke at the Twitter140 conference in New York I had the chance to meet a personal hero of mine, Ann Curry, who works the Today show for NBC. She spoke on a panel about how Twitter played a role in the Iranian green revolution of that year. Afterward I got...
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