Astounding Psy

When it looked like it would exceed one billion views on YouTube by the summer of 2012, Korean singer Psy’s Gangnam Style headed into the record books for the sheer number of people who have watched the video and heard the music. Today, it’s become the most watched video on YouTube of all time. Now, says YouTube, it exceeds two billion views and, as a result, Google has devoted more servers to handle the traffic. Reshared post from YouTube on…

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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