One basic tenet of a democracy is the freedom to obtain and share information. Since globalization is partly driven by increasing access to media, denying access is a serious concern. The "Jasmine Revolution" taking place across the Middle East and North Africa has spread because of people's ability to communicate via cellphones and the Internet.
February 16, 2011
A cartogram is a type of map where another variable, such as population, is substituted in place of area when drawing a country. One of the best websites to examine a variety of cartograms is World Mapper - http://www.worldmapper.org/. For example, the map below shows Malaria Death in 2003 and makes one realize how devastating this parasite is to Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of East Asia.
February 7, 2011
In this blog I want you to select something from the movie and research it further and then blog about it. Include one or more of the following to strengthen you post: images, maps, video embeds, or links to articles/websites. Remember - I want to see thought and originallity in your posts.
So much to learn and so little time!