Diversifying emojis

Apple’s devices now offer users more diversity when it comes to skin tone options and ethnicity on the range of emojis for use in messaging.

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Racism and Sexism Online: University of Illinois Chancellor Responds to Hate Comments

When the Chancellor of the University of Illinois didn’t cancel classes due to weather, some people took to the Internet, with racist and sexists comments. How she responded is the real story!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/university-of-illinois-chancellor-responds-to-hate-comments

TED Found in Translation Sessions: Pico Iyer

“In this Found in Translation Session, Pico leads a discussion on whether foreignness exists. The tension between expanded technology, more interaction, more mixing of languages, and the concept that finding places that are truly foreign is getting more and more difficult. But is the world growing homogeneously or is it in fact as full of foreignness and distance as it ever was? The translators offer a unique position as their work with TED Talks helps to preserve or revive languages and culture that have been threatened by politics or demographics.”

http://www.ted.com/pages/partners_skype_iyer