Internet http://kgou.org en World Views: September 20, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-september-20-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise talk about the righting of the Costa Concordia cruise liner off the coast of Italy, and the two-hour outage of Iran's internet firewall that allowed citizens access to social media.&nbsp;</p><p>Later, a conversation with New Zealand filmmaker <a href="http://costabotes.com/">Costa Botes</a>. He’s directed documentaries about Canadian sled dogs, a cross-dressing attorney, and the inventor of the <a href="https://www.jellybelly.com/">Jelly Belly</a> jelly bean.<br>&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 13903 at http://kgou.org World Views: September 20, 2013 Internet Firewall Failure Opens Window Of Optimism For Iranians http://kgou.org/post/internet-firewall-failure-opens-window-optimism-iranians <p></p><p></p><p>Word of the opening of&nbsp;Iran&#39;s&nbsp;blocked&nbsp;social&nbsp;media&nbsp;sites was spread, of course, by&nbsp;social&nbsp;media&nbsp;itself: in celebratory tweets and breathless Facebook posts.</p><p>Hours later, the same sites Tuesday chewed over the sobering reality that the four-year-old firewalls were back in place.</p><p>&quot;We&#39;ve seen what social media does in other parts of the Middle East in terms of organizing protests and resistance to their governments,&quot; says <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a>, the Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. &quot;So it raises issues of censorship, but also the critical importance of social media in the public life.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 13902 at http://kgou.org Internet Firewall Failure Opens Window Of Optimism For Iranians Peter Gabriel's 'Interspecies Internet' http://kgou.org/post/peter-gabriels-interspecies-internet The internet helps to connects people all over the world, but what if the internet could also connect dolphins, apes, elephants and other species with one another &#8212; and also with us?<p>That&#8217;s the goal of computer scientist <strong>Neil Gershenfeld</strong>. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:46:17 +0000 Here & Now 9272 at http://kgou.org Peter Gabriel's 'Interspecies Internet'