Today, Twitter and other social media sites were in a flurry of inspiring and educational posts in support of #InternationalWomensDay, in conjunction with Women’s History Month. One such Tweet and video came from Microsoft, asking young girls to name off inventors. They spouted off the men they read and learned about in school and in books. Da Vinci, Edison, Einstein, Graham and Tesla all rolled off their tongues. When asked about women inventors, the girls were not able to name a one, “In school it was always a male inventor. I just realized that,” said one student.

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When I saw the New York Times notification pop up on my phone last night, “Obama Urges F.C.C. to Adopt Strict Rules on Net Neutrality,” I wasn’t convinced that what I read would make me happy. It wasn’t as clear as the Guardian’s headline, “Obama calls on FCC to make ‘strongest possible rules’ to protect net neutrality.”

Published in Digital
04 Jan 2008
Senator Barack Obama and Governor Mike Huckabee were the big winners in Iowa last night. This is the first official vote of the 2008 campaigns, and its effect really shouldn’t be underestimated. Yes, Iowa is one state and as we pointed out last week, the caucuses have a completely different breakdown of voters than the general election, but the effects of momentum after Iowa helped make John Kerry the nominee, and the supporters of Obama and Huckabee will be looking to surf that same wave.

So here’s a little more information on the caucus results and what they mean (or could mean) for the rest of us as we head into next week’s New Hampshire primary.

Published in Political Archive