The “Highly Offensive” tweets of Neil deGrasse Tyson

For those of you that are highly religious Christians, are insecure about that position, and have no sense of humour, please stop reading now. If you do not heed this warning then there is a distinct possibility that you are about to be highly offended. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, Author, and host of Cosmos, has been … Read more The “Highly Offensive” tweets of Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Eppur si muove.” (And yet it moves.)

Galileo was famously arrested and then sentenced by the Inquisition for the crime of heresy – his crime? – he simply supported the fact based observation that the earth revolves around the sun, and so was overturning the idea that the earth was the centre of everything. He was also famously quoted as  saying to those who … Read more “Eppur si muove.” (And yet it moves.)

Turkey Unblocks twitter

Turkey is back on the map once again. Officials there have now announced that the country has lifted the ban on Twitter on Thursday – see news reports – and yes, their Government  does confirm that they have lifted the ban a day after the country’s highest court ruled that the Twitter ban was illegal, ordering the government to unblock … Read more Turkey Unblocks twitter

Social media can be a weapon of destruction or even self-destruction

Social media can be quite destructive to those that attempt to utilize it as a weapon and can often have unintended consequences. Wired has a very interesting article that gives a great example of this. It opens by explaining a sequence of events that took place at a conference … Earlier this year, at a … Read more Social media can be a weapon of destruction or even self-destruction

How you too can use twitter to become instantly world famous

Kristen Neel, a teenager from Georgia, was rather disappointed when Obama won, so she tweeted as follows to express her disgust with the US as follows : A retweet count of  1,424, gosh why is that? Perhaps because there are a couple of very minor little problems here … Australia does not have a President, … Read more How you too can use twitter to become instantly world famous