Newstead's geography blog

Interesting links:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/
http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/

9th April 2012

Photo

The Guardian - ‘Welsh is a wonderful gift’: speakers of the language relish new support
"It’s not easy being a Welsh speaker, she admits. "I’m not always comfortable speaking it," the 17-year-old says. "Some people take it as a bit of a joke, they think it’s a dying language and not worth saving.""
Click photo for link

The Guardian - ‘Welsh is a wonderful gift’: speakers of the language relish new support

"It’s not easy being a Welsh speaker, she admits. "I’m not always comfortable speaking it," the 17-year-old says. "Some people take it as a bit of a joke, they think it’s a dying language and not worth saving.""

Click photo for link

Tagged: welshwaleslanguagecultureguardianthe guardiannews

21st February 2012

Post

Brazil

Connie xxx

7th February 2012

Photo with 2 notes

The Guardian - Super Bowl 2012: A Commercial Break Punctuated by a Game of Football
"It’s the one night that advertisers take off from hawking their wares in order to entertain their viewers. We hear less product specifications in the voiceovers; we see fewer promotions in the endframe. Super Bowl ads don’t club us over the head with a monthly lease offer or hit us with a new minty flavour. The creative who wants a parachuting car or a celebrity cameo gets the green light rather than the stink-eye from the cost controllers. The night belongs to what they think we want to watch.”
Click picture for article
Sarah

The Guardian - Super Bowl 2012: A Commercial Break Punctuated by a Game of Football

"It’s the one night that advertisers take off from hawking their wares in order to entertain their viewers. We hear less product specifications in the voiceovers; we see fewer promotions in the endframe. Super Bowl ads don’t club us over the head with a monthly lease offer or hit us with a new minty flavour. The creative who wants a parachuting car or a celebrity cameo gets the green light rather than the stink-eye from the cost controllers. The night belongs to what they think we want to watch.”

Click picture for article

Sarah

Tagged: superbowlsuper bowlcultureusausadvertisementadvertadvertsadvertisements

7th February 2012

Photo with 1 note

The Guardian - The Simpsons Dolls are Banned by Iran
"The Simpsons dolls are merchandise from an animated series, of which some episodes are even banned in Europe and America," Mohammad Hossein Farjoo, whose agency oversees what Iranian children can play with, told the Sharq newspaper. He did not elaborate on what episodes might have been censored elsewhere.
""We do not want to promote this cartoon by importing the toys," added Farjoo, whose full title is secretary for policy making at the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran."
Click picture for link
Sarah

The Guardian - The Simpsons Dolls are Banned by Iran

"The Simpsons dolls are merchandise from an animated series, of which some episodes are even banned in Europe and America," Mohammad Hossein Farjoo, whose agency oversees what Iranian children can play with, told the Sharq newspaper. He did not elaborate on what episodes might have been censored elsewhere.

""We do not want to promote this cartoon by importing the toys," added Farjoo, whose full title is secretary for policy making at the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran."

Click picture for link

Sarah

Tagged: culturethe simpsonssimpsonsirantehrancartoonbandollstoytoys

1st February 2012

Photo with 1 note

Time Magazine - Hello Kitty’s Citizenship Controversy: Is She British or Japanese?
"Hello Kitty’s entire history is being questioned following the publication of ‘Hello Kitty’s Guide to Japan in English and Japanese.’ Is the world’s most famous cat from London or Japan?"
Click for link
Sarah

Time Magazine - Hello Kitty’s Citizenship Controversy: Is She British or Japanese?

"Hello Kitty’s entire history is being questioned following the publication of ‘Hello Kitty’s Guide to Japan in English and Japanese.’ Is the world’s most famous cat from London or Japan?"

Click for link

Sarah

Tagged: hello kittyhellokittytimetime magazinebritainjapan

30th January 2012

Photo with 4 notes

Sociological Images: Green tea-flavoured KitKat
Click for link
Sarah

Sociological Images: Green tea-flavoured KitKat

Click for link

Sarah

Tagged: chocolatekitkatgreen teagreenteaculture

26th January 2012

Photo with 1 note

BBC- Cambodia’s changing fashion scene
Discusses the changes in Cambodian attitudes towards tattoos/more revealing clothes/hairstyles etc.
Click photo for link
Megan

BBC- Cambodia’s changing fashion scene

Discusses the changes in Cambodian attitudes towards tattoos/more revealing clothes/hairstyles etc.

Click photo for link

Megan

Tagged: cambodiafashionculturedevelopmentyouthasiachange

26th January 2012

Link

American Vs. International News →

thesocietypages.org

Click for Link

Megan

Tagged: americatimenewsweekculture

26th January 2012

Photo reblogged from Dynamic Africa with 137 notes

pulitzercenter:

How Africa Tweets – Portland and Tweetminster analyzed more than 11.5 million geo-located tweets sent across Africa during the last three months of 2011. Here’s what they found. 

pulitzercenter:

How Africa Tweets – Portland and Tweetminster analyzed more than 11.5 million geo-located tweets sent across Africa during the last three months of 2011. Here’s what they found. 

Source: pulitzercenter

25th January 2012

Photo reblogged from The Daily What with 210 notes

thedailywhat:

Barbie Ban of the Day: In what it referred to as a “new phase” in its ongoing crackdown on “manifestations of Western culture,” Iran’s morality police has moved to shut down dozens of toy stores peddling in banned Barbies.
The doll, once referred to by an Iranian children’s agency as a “Trojan horse” of Western influence, has been prohibited for sale in the country since the mid-90s.
Iran attempted to introduce a number of “pro-family” Barbie knockoffs with a more modest fashion sense, but the dolls were no match for the miniskirt-wearing original.
Despite the recent wave of suppression, the Associated Press notes that it continues to be fairly easy to obtain a Barbie in Iran.
[ap.]

thedailywhat:

Barbie Ban of the Day: In what it referred to as a “new phase” in its ongoing crackdown on “manifestations of Western culture,” Iran’s morality police has moved to shut down dozens of toy stores peddling in banned Barbies.

The doll, once referred to by an Iranian children’s agency as a “Trojan horse” of Western influence, has been prohibited for sale in the country since the mid-90s.

Iran attempted to introduce a number of “pro-family” Barbie knockoffs with a more modest fashion sense, but the dolls were no match for the miniskirt-wearing original.

Despite the recent wave of suppression, the Associated Press notes that it continues to be fairly easy to obtain a Barbie in Iran.

[ap.]

Tagged: barbiecultureiranasiawomenusawest