When she was nineteen years old, Damascus-born Ala’a Basatneh put together a long-distance revolution from her home in Chicago. Inspired by the social-media-fueled revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, Ala’a used her Facebook and Twitter networks to orchestrate protests with journalists and activists inside Syria. As the Syrian civil war exploded, Bashar al-Assad imposed a media […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon catches up by phone with British journalist Jon Ronson, who visits Madison for a Tuesday, February 23 talk at the Wisconsin Union Theater. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
UW computer science grad student Shike Mei is using social media to track air pollution in China – in real time, no less.
Forty Eighth Assembly District representative Melissa Sargent joins us with the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 2014 legislative session.
English speakers use a polyglot language of Germanic origins, littered with Latin, French, Arabic, Yiddish and slang from nearly every generation and who knows what else. English changes constantly. Now, with the internet, it’s changing almost daily. Anja Wanner, a linguist with the University of Wisconsin, studies how the internet changes the English language. She […]
On Monday, March 25, 2013, Brian Standing was joined by Don Stanley. Stanley is an expert on digital communication strategies, social media, twitter marketing strategy and web design. The two address the question many non-profits and businesses are trying to understand, how do we best deal with this internet thing? Stanley teaches at UW Madison.