Ukraine invasion snapshot in Google Maps

The Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February is being followed online by billions worldwide. Anyone with an Internet connection has access to news, opinion, information, misinformation, disinformation, fact, fiction, the whole kitchen sink of a global event that’s unparalleled in its accessibility. That Internet connectivity would let you see a real-time view of anywhere in Ukraine courtesy of Google Maps. In Google Maps, I captured the screenshot image of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv that you see at…

Milestones in Iran

While the mainstream media is proving its worth (and its mettle) in its reporting of fast-moving events in Iran, that parallel universe known as social media is a channel for huge volumes of comment and opinion, the type that is more local and niche and which typically doesn’t get the attention of the mainstream reporters. More significantly, the people in Iran producing such content are normal folk, people like you and me, not media reporters or journalists. Anyone with a…

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