North Facades, Newbury Street, Ivy-covered Emmanuel Church with large stained glass window

North Facades, Newbury Street, Ivy-covered Emmanuel Church with large stained glass window
Church Stained Glass
Image by MIT-Libraries
Title
North Facades, Newbury Street, Ivy-covered Emmanuel Church with large stained glass window

Contributors
researcher: Gyorgy Kepes (American, 1906-2001)
researcher: Kevin Lynch (American, 1918-1984)
photographer: Nishan Bichajian (American, 20th century)

Date
creation date: April 29, 1956

Location
Creation location: Boston (Massachusetts, United States)
Repository: Rotch Visual Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States)
ID: Kepes/Lynch Collection, 34.15

Period
Modern

Materials
gelatin silver prints

Techniques
documentary photography

Type
Photograph

Copyright

(c) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Access Statement

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0

creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Identifier
KL_000584

DSpace_Handle
hdl.handle.net/1721.3/34276

Cool Toys Pic of the Day – Wall Street Protest Censorship(?) Countered by Social Media #OccupyWallStreet

Cool Toys Pic of the Day – Wall Street Protest Censorship(?) Countered by Social Media #OccupyWallStreet
Christian Jobs Uk
Image by rosefirerising
This is one of the things I love about social media — the way critical
information or breaking news percolates to the top. People often ask me how
I can follow so many different people and streams. Part of what makes it
possible is not even trying to actually read everything by everyone, and
trusting that the really important items and concepts will be repeated. Here
is a prime example.

Twitter: #OccupyWallStreet:
twitter.com/#!/search/%23OccupyWallStreet

TrendsMap: #OccupyWallStreet:
trendsmap.com/topic/%23occupywallstreet

The #OccupyWallStreet hashtag has been all over my Twitter stream. In the
time it took me to write 3 sentences there were 80 new tweets. But I found
it hard to tell if it was just people with a strong political agenda, or if
it was something really important. I was hesitant to retweet what I was
seeing on Twitter because it was coming from people I don’t know as well.
All those questions and concerns went away when I checked Facebook. My
Facebook stream is much more selective than my Twitter stream, and most of
the people I actually do know in real life. When I see an entire screen
full, literally, of several different items all on the same topic that is a
clear indication that something pretty important is going on. The diversity
of the people mentioning it is also an indicator of how wide spread the
issue is. When an issue appears in all my social media spaces, it is
important. When it appears in comments from a variety of different
intellectual or political communities, it is important. When there is a
unity of message across a wide diversity of communities, it is important. In
this screenshot you see posts from a science librarian, a poet, an activist,
and a digital media geek.

Another significant aspect of this is that the claim is that the mainstream
news, the United States government, and Twitter itself, is suppressing the
extent and traumas of the Wall Street protests. In response, the word of
mouth communities in social media are aggressively spreading the news,
taking the responsibility upon themselves for doing the job they believe
should be done by the professional media. I don’t know how true that is, but
I did a quick spot check of Google News. The trending "Top Stories" for the
USA include:
– Senate Reaches Deal to Avert Government Shutdown
– Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner
– Extent of Damage to the Washington Monument to be Revealed
– Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab 8.9 Tablet
– Saudi Arabia: A Trial for Woman Who Drove
– Coffee May Help Women Lower Depression Risk
Given the enormous outcry in the social media spaces, at least 5 of those 6
articles seem like news filler in comparison.

The next step? I did an actual search in Google News looking explicitly for
articles on Wall Street, figuring the protest and it’s related activities
would pop to the top. Here are the top ten titles, with their country of
origin.
1. Occupy Wall Street: ‘Pepper-spray’ officer named in Bush protest claim
(UK)
2. Wall Street Rebounds on Europe Hopes (US)
3. US politics live blog: Occupy Wall Street protests, spending bill (UK)
4. Wall Street protestors defy police for 9th day (Malaysia)
5. Chris Hedges Occupies Wall Street (US, "A Progressive Journal of News and
Opinion")
6. Wall Street: Stocks stand still; gold falls again (US)
7. Wall Street’s Wrong About These Stocks (US)
8. Insight: Last year’s golden boy, CFTC boss under siege (Reuters)
9. Wall Street Persisting With Tentative Optimism (US, finance)
10. Wall Street Beat; 7 Top Movers in Monday Trade (US, finance)

By now, I’m somewhat annoyed, and still seeking even informal evidence to
counter the idea that there is censorship of sorts going on in the home of
free speech. I do a more explicit search for "wall street protest". Here are
the names of the news sources for the top ten articles listed when I did my
search tonight.
1. TheStreet.com
2. Police News
3. Wesleyan Argus
4. Portfolio.com
5. CNN (Blog)
6. New York Times (Blog)
7. CounterPunch
8. Christian Post
9. OpEdNews
10. CNN (blog)

You might be happy to see that at least CNN and NYT blogged about it, even
if both of the CNN pieces were citing the same interview with Michael Moore.
For comparison, let’s look at a Google News search on the top news story of
the day – the bipartisan agreement to avoid the government shutdown. The
sources for the top ten articles on that include: New York Times, AFP,
Washington Post, W*USA9, National Journal, Mother Jones, Fox News, WWL, The
Atlantic, and Neon Tommy.

Now ask, which one of those lists looks like REAL news coverage? Where do
you get your news? Do you include social media?

Police Raid Street Ministry Vigil (Bibles, Christian materials, DVDs confiscated)-Part-6

Peaceful protest at the steps of Calgary’s City Hall disrupted by police raid including14 police and 6 bylaw officers.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Police Raid Street Ministry Vigil (Bibles, Christian materials, DVDs confiscated)-Part-4

Peaceful protest at the steps of Calgary’s City Hall disrupted by police raid including14 police and 6 bylaw officers.
Video Rating: 3 / 5

Church Street UMC

Church Street UMC
Church
Image by SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent)
Along Henley St. in Downtown Knoxville. For what it’s worth, the congregation used to meet at a building on Church St., but that building burned down and this one was built in 1930.

Apparently, FDR once remarked, "That is the most beautiful church I have ever seen."

Today, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places.