Sinn Controll

Student , Dalhousie University
Halifax, Canada

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Sinn Controll
Posted over 4 years ago
The west can no longer claim to be an honest broker in the search for peace in the Middle East.
my Political science prof's make sure to use the term "Liberal Democracy" to reinforce the idea that its not just majority rule. It has a guaranteed protection for individual rights. That list is showing the "un-liberal" popular opinon is in muslim areas. you will find many "un-liberal" ideas in fundementalist Christan areas as well. Democrocy is a good first step. Human rights dont nesicarily happen at the same time.
101517
Sinn Controll
Posted over 4 years ago
Should anyone be able to upload their TEDTalk to TED.com?
My humble opinion is if you are going to add "regular" peoples ideas, they should not be in the main video threads. A separate area of the site may be nice. If a video is up ranked extremely high, it may be an honour to have it moved to the main feed. This allows the invisible geniuses a chance of being heard, keeps the integrity of TED, and shows those who are selected that their ideas do stand out above the crowd. (every one likes bragging rights )
101517
Sinn Controll
Posted over 4 years ago
To what extent has social media contributed to the spreading of the People's revolutions and call for Freedom in Tunisia & Egypt?
The simple fact that information spread quickly can help a revolution is not a difficult concept. That Social media has played a role in this case is obvious. However before we pat ourselves on the back on how e-powerful we are, id like to ask a few questions. As electronic information is more traceable now; had some outside influence helped Mubarak to maintain power, How likely is it that the central players would be alive next month? (will failed movements , fail more completely in the future?) When you consider Ethan Zuckerman's TED talk (Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices) he states that we tend to interact with those who view the world the same way. We tend to allow connections to people who have differing views to atrophy, This leads us to ideologue islands where we bolster "Beliefs" in to "Facts". The rise of Intolerance and violence, happens at edges where these Islands rub against each other. So the second question, is ; Does this revolution actually show us the rise in distension thats coming, (Are small ideas going to cause bigger problems?) Social Media is just a tool. As some members of the NRA in the USA like to tout "the gun is the tool to build democracy." (apparently forgetting all the despots, dictators and harm it also helped build). Humans are ingenious creatures at finding ways to use tools for personal advancement. so my third question , Is more of just a thought; How do we use this tool to further universal positives, while limiting its potential for inciting universal violence?