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CURRENT EVENTS: RETRO ARCADE-STYLE WEB VIDEO GAME “THOUGHTS & PRAYERS” POKES FUN AT GUN CONTROL AND MEDIA IN AMERICA

In light of recent news events in the United States and yet another deadly and senseless mass-shooting at a school, there’s this retro arcade-style video game on the web called Thoughts & Prayers, which makes a humorous, satirical but ultimately sobering and obvious point. Play it now for free.

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この興味深いビデオゲームは「思考と祈り」と呼ばれています。これは、米国で撮影された学校の最近のニュースに触発されています。ゲームスタイルは、1980年代のアーケードゲームのレトロゲームのようなものです。しかし、このゲームは間接的にアメリカの銃や現在の銃規制法に関する解説をしている。

How YouTube Changed the World

The U.K. newspaper the Daily Telegraph has just published an excellent interactive feature titled “How YouTube Changed the World” that looks at the profound ways the online video website has impacted not just pop culture, but society, media, politics, celebrity and the world at large. YouTube is the third most-visited website in the world (Google and Facebook are first and second, respectively), and as such has a share of — has the attention of — a vast global audience.

As the Telegraph explains …

What is beyond debate is YouTube’s influence (spotted by a far-sighted Google in 2006, when it bought the site for $1.65 billion). Almost anyone can upload almost anything to YouTube, for free, and be in with a chance of reaching its one billion monthly users – whether they’re activists, terrorists, politicians or pop stars (or just the proud owner of a “mutant giant spider dog”). It has changed our world.

True that.

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