The Charlie Rose Effect

The other day I was watching some episodes of the Charlie Rose show, and could not help but be astonished by the amazing spectrum of interviews he has been conducting over the years. He has been the only Western interviewer who Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wanted to be interviewed by — during the annual United…

12 useful tips from Google’s SEO starter guide

Search Engine Optimisation has interested me for longer, but I hadn’t made the step to ‘dig into it’ until now. A basic but very useful starting point is Google’s own SEO starter guide. Below you will find the 12 tips that I got from reading the guide: Use a brief descriptive title; one title tag per…

Morozov, Entertainment overrules Politics

Evgeny Morozov makes an interesting claim in his book The Net Delusion. Chapter three, entitled Orwell’s Favorite Lolcat, starts by making the point that in the DDR (communist East Germany) in the 1980s those (the large majority apparently) who were able to receive the television broadcasts from the FDR (democratic West Germany), were in fact…

A glance at Yemen, where does it stand now?

  Yemen, it’s women were applauded for their revolutionary spirit in 2011, is a country considered to be in a very critical position for years now, and has seen its Failed States Index relatively worsen from position 18 in 2009 to 8 in 2012. All the factors that contribute to the failed state methodology used by the…