In a story in Foreign Policy headlined Facebook Can’t Cope With the World It’s Created, Christine Larson makes her point this way:
“When you buy a smartphone from a sidewalk vendor in Yangon, the seller will activate a Facebook account for novice users on the spot. Many people don’t bother with email if they have Facebook — and many people in Myanmar have multiple Facebook accounts.”
It looked like this yesterday here on the farm. With fall reading season in full swing, here are a few fine, thought-provoking weekend suggestions:
Exit Eritrea A Visit to ‘Africa’s North Korea’ By Bartholomäus Grill in Spiegel Online.
How did Aaron Banks afford Brexit? by Alastair Sloan in openDemocracy
The End of Empire by Chris Hedges at truthdig.com
The Seventy-Four Best Entries in The Devil’s Dictionary by Anthony Madrid at theparisreview.org
The Crack-Up: Donald Trump and the Fourth Great Shattering By John Feffer at TomDispatch
The truth about Easter Island by Catrine Jarman at theconversation.com
Updating your countries visited map shows the areas you need to work on. Pretty clearly, we need to bear down on the area from Africa to the ‘Stans.
Make your own countries visited map.
Here is a fun blog. It’s two British guys with stories about their adventures driving around Central Asia. Most recently they’re in Mongolia. Check them out.
I want to share the most uplifting, delightful email that hit my inbox this week:
I’m off to Chernobyl in a few weeks and so ordered your book on Amazon. I read it cover to cover over the last couple of days and I wanted to say how great I found it.
You strike a great balance between illustrating what I will see on my visit, whilst sharing the historic and human narrative of the disaster.
Thank you so much
Thank you, Andrew, very much. Have a good trip.