Love & Sadness GIFS In 5 Countries#globalgifs #emotionaltags

https://static01.nyt.com/newsgraphics/2017/09/26/intl-giphy/assets/big-loop-with-captions-final.mp4 Above are the most distinctly popular GIFs used in each country for these emotional tags: #angry, #excited, #funny, #happy, #love, #sad, #sorry As we survey GIF usage around the world, what pops out is how people from different countries draw on a globalized media ecosystem to express themselves online. Minions, the nonverbal sidekicks from […]

Sweets for the New Year? Consider this…#diabetesspreading

How Diabetes Compares With Obesity Around the World For every 100 adults who have been overweight or obese since 1990, an average of 21 adults have had diabetes. But in India and other South and Southeast Asian countries, the number of people with diabetes has been much higher relative to the number of people who […]

Kwanzaa Celebration by Choice #kwanzaa #sevendays #NguzoSaba

Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday that celebrates African heritage and identity. The name comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” which translates to “first fruits,” and the holiday is based on traditional African harvest festivals. Kwanzaa is a relatively new holiday, created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a professor and department chair at California […]

Ending Democracy: USA Now #trumphorrors

Wonder where the USA government is heading under Trump and Republicans in Congress? Hannah Arendt once wrote of a sort of policy-as-disinformation: “Totalitarianism will not be satisfied to assert, in the face of contrary facts, that unemployment does not exist; it will abolish unemployment benefits as part of its propaganda.”