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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.”

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Instagram: roanzone. The Brooklyn Academy of Music, April 15 2013.

Everyone has their own ways of dealing with a tragedy such as yesterday’s attacks on Boston, which at the present have left two dead and around a hundred injured. Some will respond with anger, some sadness, some with deference and determination to stand strong among the wreckage. Some will remain glued to CNN and Fox, others will shut it out and get on.

This is my way of dealing with it; writing, and sharing experience. For everyone who has lost a little faith in humanity today, here are a few examples of strength among the darkness. Continue reading

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Getting it right, or getting it first? Twitter in the US Election

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Twitter reporting has become, to some journalists, a necessary part of the job. However, the recent US election proved that many of them haven’t learnt their lessons from 2008, as multiple news websites had to withdraw incorrect information.

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Why did Barack Obama win the US Election 2008?

November 4th 2008 – a day surely to go down in history. Barack Obama has made it into the history books, becoming the first ever black candidate to win a Presidential Election. Over 120 million Americans cast their votes; some flying back from across the world, others using park benches as their home addresses, queuing for hours to vote for Barack Obama. Never before has any candidate received so many votes, rivalling the Democratic victory of Lyndon Johnson almost 50 years ago. But why is it that he has made it this far, and will become the first ever black President of the USA when he is inaugurated in January?

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