Hallo, this is Iceland

Hella, Iceland

Awesome story of how Iceland is using social media to rebuild its tourism industry – and getting the president heavily involved.

http://mashable.com/2012/03/15/iceland-technology/

This has to be one of the greatest tumblrs ever made:

“There are many towns on me where humans live. One of them is called “Hella”. I have noticed that many humans think this is a clever name, and take photographs of the sign that says “Hella”.

I do not know why they do this.

Bless bless,
– Iceland.”

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Occupy 2.0

The WSJ on how the Occupy movement is going beyond social media and developing new media – including video streaming, mapping and DIY its owns wi-fi networks.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304459804577285793322092600.html?mod=WSJ_NY_LEFTTopStories


Unpacking Kony 2012

Ethan Zuckerman of MIT’s Center for Civic Media gives one of the most sensible analyses of the Kony 2012 phenomenon I’ve read so far.

http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/unpacking-kony-2012/


Mission Control, Built for Cities

Great piece on I.B.M.’s ‘Smarter Cities’ concept, being used in Rio de Janeiro – and run by Bangalore-born Guru Banavar. Imagine if we could do something similar in India.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/business/ibm-takes-smarter-cities-concept-to-rio-de-janeiro.html?_r=1&ref=technology