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June 10, 2010

Nation Building

Are you ready for the World Cup? South Africans are very exicited about it. Optimist analysts expect this sports event will hold the nation together. What do you think?
Watch the following video and answer the questions below:
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CNN. June 10th, 2010

1. What is this video about?
2. What problems did South Africans suffer after winning the Rugby World Cup in 1995?
3. What can football fans expect from South Africans?
4. Who is the current president of South Africa?
5. How is the football game going to glue South African society?

June 03, 2010

'The Shallows': This Is Your Brain Online

I thought you might like this interview to Nicolas Carr on the npr.org. The author of The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains talks about the way internet diverts our thoughts and stops us from introspection. It seems that the internet is changing the way people read and process information.

Do you agree with him? 
Have you ever experienced something similar? Or is it that intelligence needs to be redefined?