hello there, i'm Nettra (pronounced according to spelling: net + tra = nettra).
i'm a global nomad and digital native currently based in Paris. i was born in California, raised in Phnom Penh and loved my three years in New York City.
i am a recovering political scientist keen on helping diverse stakeholders work together towards sustainable solutions to poverty. learning about the impact of technology, entrepreneurship and creativity on society is what gives me energy.
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Have to admit that popular political analysis and commentary is my one big guilty pleasure. This is a fun read and dissection of recent political ads in the US.
Missing Chinese Leader Reappears at Science Fair http://da.feedsportal.com/c/34375/f/625848/s/23754922/l/0L0Stheatlanticwire0N0Cglobal0C20A120C0A90Cmissing0Echinese0Eleader0Ereappears0Escience0Efair0C568920C/ia1.htm
Condoleezza Rice in a Levo League interview http://www.levoleague.com/career/dream/condoleezza-rice-intervie/
@paragkhanna and @ayeshakhanna1 raise important points for countries to consider moving forward.
I agree, of course, about how important Twitter has become.
The article gives a good basic overview of the Twitter landscape in a way that is accessible for newbies and also interesting for those more acquainted with the medium (since who wouldn’t be interested in how the company is run from day-to-day). I think we have pretty much reached the peak of the momentum for social media like Twitter. Most businesses are now on it (just two years ago, tried as I may, my argument for Danone and Columbia to get on board were met with much hesitation) and here Twitter is covered in a publications which cannot exactly be identified as “tech.” Social media has done wonders to democratize social interactions, but now social media itself has been democratized, meaning that it is open to a much wider audience. More evidence: I’ve managed to get both my parents and just recently my uncle onto Twitter.
Here’s the full quote:
All news now essentially breaks first on Twitter, and it’s axiomatic that the more relevant something is to you personally, the more likely you are to find out about it via the people you follow. Twitter is where I got early word of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, that the earthquake that vibrated my desk chair in August was a mild one centered in Virginia, and that the pond where I sometimes skate on weekends wasn’t yet frozen at the end of December. For those of us who cover politics, Twitter distills the best points, jokes, and actual news in a way that makes it an indispensable tool. Tweets often are the news, such as Rick Perry’s announcement that he wasn’t dropping out after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses and would carry on to South Carolina. In a very real sense, it’s where a presidential campaign now happens, as candidates talk to voters, their campaigns talk to the press, and journalists talk to one another.