The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. It’s a pretty interesting read and I had been looking forward to receiving it. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, itContinue reading “2012 in review”
Category Archives: Politics & current affairs
Thank you internet!
Though I may be slightly disillusioned by politics lately, there are some things I have really enjoyed during the latest round of French Presidential elections, and most if not all of them, are related to the internet. 1. Twitter On the first round of voting, the hashtag #radiolondres was widely used around twitter to announceContinue reading “Thank you internet!”
Hollande won, what next?
François Hollande has won the French Presidential elections, and now we can ask, what next? The fact that he won wasn’t very surprising. Even if you had only tuned into french politics a few months ago, you would have realised how much the French disliked Sarkozy and wanted him out. Therefore, when presented with theContinue reading “Hollande won, what next?”
Votes at 16 in the UK
One of the new authors at The Vibe just wrote this article, stating her support for the Votes at 16 campaign and why she believed it was right. I found myself disagreeing with it so much, that it deserves a full blogpost, rather than a very lengthy comment to her article. I’m not sure yetContinue reading “Votes at 16 in the UK”
2011 in review
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 42 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see theContinue reading “2011 in review”
Nouveau réseau TPG a Genève
Je ne peux m’empêcher de me joindre aux nombreuses voix qui se plaignent du nouveau réseau TPG Genevois. Entre autre parce-que je constate qu’il n’y a quasiment que la Tribune de Genève qui contribue des articles, mais aussi parce-que je suis dépassée par ces changements qui me semblent ne pas fonctionner.
Advantages and disadvantages of twitter
The other day I was having a discussion with a friend about twitter, and how I felt it had really revolutionised social media as a business tool. My friend quickly shot it down and asked me how many advantages the tool could really have compared to the disadvantages of serving information on a platter toContinue reading “Advantages and disadvantages of twitter”
Marine Le Pen: why she will not be France’s next president
Considering the amount of discussion going on around the latest poll revealing that Marine Le Pen would lead the first round of the 2012 presidential elections, I have decided it was time to write an article on why I believe Marine Le pen will not be France’s next president, and if she does, hopefully byContinue reading “Marine Le Pen: why she will not be France’s next president”
The return of the Front National
This article was originally written for The Vibe and can be found here In 2002, Jean-Marie Le Pen surprised many by making it through to the second round of the French presidential elections with 16.86% of the vote, beating Lionel Jospin, then leader of the French Socialist Party. The results caused serious shock, and seemedContinue reading “The return of the Front National”
Haïti, le spectacle des princes
La catastrophe enveloppe le regard mondial de son grand dédale et l’homme succombe à la fascination pour cette immensité naturelle, par la puissance imaginaire qu’elle suscite dans l’inconscient collectif. Il est évident que la dramatisation utile des médias éveille l’intérêt général de la communauté internationale, prenant pleine conscience de sa responsabilité envers les populations affectées et démunies.