Monthly Archives: March 2011

Twitter Revolutions

Twitter Revolution. YouTube: 23 minutes

Notes and links about so-called Twitter Revolutions and other political revolts

From Dictatorships to Democracy, a guide to political revolt by Gene Sharp. Download PDF

Vulnerability index: Economist Intelligence Unit index of vulnerability to political revolt.

CIA World Factbook: See detailed economic, political and demographic information about countries of the world. Continue reading

Help wanted ad goes viral

Check out the help wanted ad below. Mother Jones calls it the “the best journalism-job want ad ever.” Jim Romenesko did a Q&A with Matthew Doig, the Florida journalist who wrote the ad.

We want to add some talent to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigative team. Every serious candidate should have a proven track record of conceiving, reporting and writing stellar investigative pieces that provoke change. However, our ideal candidate has also cursed out an editor, had spokespeople hang up on them in anger and threatened to resign at least once because some fool wanted to screw around with their perfect lede. Continue reading