Monitoring The Global Conversation
Today, we are more connected than ever before and we no longer have to depend on media conglomerates to give us honest, factual news reports from around the world. We have the technology to get live reports from literally anyone through social networks. This site (think Social – list) was started to promote the idea of making Crowdsourced news (especially video) more accessible and available.
My view is that present political and government structures are antiquated and can be improved by a globally connected and politically conscious populace. To that end, I want to monitor the global “conversation” on events via social media and make that data easily accessible to everyone. The fact that smartphones are so prevalent worldwide makes it possible to have locally sourced information that is outside the mainstream media delivery system and therefore can serve as a counterpoint to mainstream media reporting. This site aggregates live (or recently recorded), topical feeds from these social networks. Below are the most recent crowdsourced news stories.
The Latest Crowdsourced News
The situation between Iran and the United States seems better than it has been in years. This sudden improvement was apparently caused by the Trump administration killing a top Iranian General named Qasem Soleimani. The specifics of that strike are … Continue reading →
After the recent (unfortunate) events in Charlottesville, VA, which brought the Antifa movement and some of the often mentioned White Supremicists out into the light of day for everyone to gape at, I am sure that Virginia is feeling like … Continue reading →
I got to be somewhat fascinated by the paranormal and Earth Changes when I was a kid. I had read all of the science and science fiction in the library that interested me and then found a flying saucer book. … Continue reading →
I realized the other day that, with all of the talk of building a wall to keep people from illegally crossing the US border from Mexico, we are not really having much of a discussion about what it means to … Continue reading →
Last night more than 50 people were killed and over 200 injured by a shooter at a music festival near Las Vegas. The alleged shooter, who was also killed by law enforcement, is named Steven C Paddock and finding out … Continue reading →
Ever since Donald Trump was elected President it has seemed to me as though a new element had been added to the usual mix that one sees at appearances by the President. Sure, there is a long history of violence … Continue reading →
The recent clash in Charlottesville North Carolina between white supremacists and/or Neo Nazis who are opposed the removal of a statue/monument to Confederate General Robert E Lee and people supporting the removal of that same statue has really opened a … Continue reading →
The troubled Presidency of Donald Trump is facing a new hurdle as revelations of a meeting between Donald Trump Jr and a “Russian Lawyer” have grabbed headlines this week. The Democrats and Left leaning media are saying it is finally … Continue reading →
The Grenfell Tower Fire in North Kensington, London is one more in a string of tragedies that have occurred in London in the last several weeks. There are 17 confirmed dead as of this writing but officials say that they expect … Continue reading →
James T. Hodgkinson is being described in the media as a (relatively) law abiding citizen. He supported Bernie Sanders in last year’s Presidential election and at the same time was a gun owner who (according to reports on a previous, … Continue reading →