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Facebook Leads an Effort to Lower Barriers to Internet Access

Posted August 21, 2013 Avatar Zayn_VOY_Connect

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"About one of every seven people in the world uses Facebook. Now, Mark Zuckerberg, its co-founder and chief executive, wants to make a play for the rest — including the four billion or so who lack Internet access."

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/technology/faceb...

Read this very interesting article on Facebook's co-founder and chief executive leading role in working towards providing access to Internet for all. Please share your comments below. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/technology/facebook-leads-an-effort-to-lower-barriers-to-internet-access.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp&


Hey, We need Water!

Posted September 21, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Recently, I went through something that was pretty revelatory. I mean, I never understood why some things in terms of global issue prioritization made it first/ over Education. In my opinion, I always thought and always will think that Education comes first. Then, one of my close family members told me that education would rarely ever benefit anyone if they could not go to school because they were too sick. Upon asking the reasons for whatever illness they had acquired, I realized...


When Governments Crumble...

Posted October 6, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The American government has shut down. After this past week's events and our bicameral legislature falling apart, American civilians are looking for a shining light ahead. In 1776, our founding fathers drafted a constitution to create a representative democracy. In this sense, Americans have had rights and regulations around them for centuries, it's part of this democratic culture. I am all for democracy, I mean I am perhaps the biggest advocate for democracy out there. Although...


We are Youth, We are Strong!!

Posted October 30, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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On October 28th, Indonesian people and especially youth celebrated “Hari Sumpah Pemuda” or “The Youth Pledge Day” a day which is believed to be the day of youth rising in 1928. It was the promise that was written and declared by Indonesian Youth; from every race, every culture, every belief and religion, every background in Indonesia. The goal is to have an independent Indonesia with one motherland, one nation and one language. It started from the first Indonesian Youth...


Where is the Peace?

Posted November 8, 2013 Avatar Hafxa

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Each and every time I look around the world a question arises in my mind, "Where is the peace?" People are killing each other, trying to harm one another. But, is it only for power? Is this what Islam teaches us? Is this what we are here for? In Quran Allah (SWT) says; "We sent thee not, but as a mercy for all creatures" (Al-anbiya 107) But what we people are doing completely contradicts the above verse. An expensive watch, car, or any other material thing is worth more tha...


Medicine and MSF

Posted November 19, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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There are nearly 7.2 billion people on our planet. Isn't that shocking? As it is, I think most of us Generation Y's are feeling that we are running out of space. For what? I'm not exactly sure. In fact, space is no longer the issue. Rather, it is affordable, efficient and available health care. The international program, Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name Médecins Sans Frontieres (pardon the lack of accent grave for any French readers), caught my eye in this re...


Music Will Change Things

Posted November 21, 2013 no picture Cynthiia Joseph

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So, my last post was actually about hearing the young one's speak. This article has a lot to do with it actually. Charice Pempengo, is not a stranger to us. A was a young girl from humble beginnings and had a lot of talent. She had a beautiful voice and sang in the likes of Celine Deon, one of her greatest idols. She didn't have a good childhood. I'm quite certain she was waiting for her chance to be heard. When her voice was heard by David Foster alongside with Oprah Winfrey, he...


Poverty Should Not Define You

Posted November 22, 2013 no picture Sayyidmohammed16

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There is no denying the fact that there is poverty in the world. It is an inevitable fact that people around the world must suffer because they have no money to sufficiently live on. Children in some places like Bangladesh have to go to work because they are the primary breadwinner in there family. Their parents don't even earn enough in order to maintain a family. The simple solution is to not let poverty define us. We must not tell ourselves that because we are poor that we wil...


An Interview with a Trailblazer

Posted November 22, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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I got a chance to interview the global executive talent consultant, World Business Forum speaker and prestigious Egon Zehnder executive Claudio Fernandez-Araoz the other day. We discussed several things, but perhaps the most important dealt with leadership, ethics and morals in a world that is forgetting the importance of holding the door open for someone. Although I understand this doesn't have direct relations to other posts that I've put up or some of the ones you guys put up, I...


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