My Tweets of the Winter 2011-2012: The World, Our Planet

By Marten Mickos | May 14, 2012

Here is a summary of my tweets about the world and our planet from the previous months.

This is my previous tweet summary for Fall 2011. And, of course, feel free to follow my tweets in real time at http://twitter.com/#!/martenmickos


March

James Cameron completes 11km Mariana trench dive http://on.natgeo.com/GNSXlA

James Cameron begins descent to ocean's deepest point http://bit.ly/GQn516 - impressive stuff!

RT @RomanStanek Prague's Franz Kafka International Named World's Most Alienating Airport http://onion.com/dhkrSw

Bilingual makes you smarter. NYT http://t.co/3IqPauWw

Interesting reading: Index of Silicon Valley 2012 http://siliconvalleycf.org - half of the ppl speak other than English at home

RT @aneelb: Very cool report. Winners and Losers During the Great Recession http://t.co/jSQShbgc

The best use of your contemplative time - in chunks of 18 minutes - viewing TED talks http://www.ted.com

Democracy doesn't elect the best leaders, but it avoids the worst http://yhoo.it/AxB51K

Best and worst countries to be a woman http://t.co/P825IBCm

RT @thepartycow: The past, present, and future walk into a bar. It was tense.

Conservative swearing happened in Finland today http://huff.to/w7Cgwd via @martinamickos

February

Shaon fights illiteracy in Bangladesh with the help of a Eucalyptus cloud http://bit.ly/wsSkM1

300 million year old forest marvelously preserved near Wuda, China http://bit.ly/AD8pN3

RT @hnshah Soviet Space Propaganda Posters, 1958-1963 http://kiss.ly/ynCct6

Brilliant and brilliantly expressive pinot noirs from Rhys http://nyti.ms/xp4PI1

RT @edyong209: Amazing. Fruits buried by prehistoric squirrels & frozen for 30,000 yrs have produced viable flowers http://bit.ly/yr9oI4

In Russia, Upping the Ante - by Julia Ioffe in Foreign Policy http://bit.ly/wXOFPM via @edyson

Ode to public schools http://nyti.ms/AhFQ3L (article in New York Times)

Guide to the amazing Nordic startup ecosystem - Forbes http://onforb.es/yq4XN5 - Kazaa, MySQL, Rdio, Rovio, Skype etc.

Why Arabic is Terrific - awesome and hilarious writeup http://bit.ly/AqwbJc (via @awadallah)

First person to run solo across the Sahara desert http://bit.ly/xBpkri - a Finn! He must have a snow-to-sand mutation. via @mharvala

January

Interesting analysis by Esther Dyson @edyson of societal changes in Russia (with social networks) http://bit.ly/yZMoVo

Oldest dinosaur nursery found in South Africa http://foxnews.com/scitech/2012/0

The right to be forgotten - Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Justice, at DLD in Munich http://tmblr.co/ZjmvZwFAnPoe

Bill Gates has given away 48% of his net worth for charity, saving more than 5,000,000 lives: http://j.mp/AtWAL0 via @Bill_Gross

RT @ericschmidt on the rise of China as a high-tech power. http://nyti.ms/tljM0T

Right after Panama go to Helsinki http://nyti.ms/wFAbYK - design, architecture, music, restaurants

December

Helsinki through Om Malik's eyes http://t.co/5qS8qHyX via @om

To be a world power, it seems you need your own GPS system http://t.co/5aCTQNzp via @martinamickos

Interesting analysis of the East India Company in the Economist http://econ.st/tEWke8 - with parallels to today's state-owned corporations

Ireland, Malta, Denmark have highest % of citizens in tech industry in Europe http://read.bi/rRsz1p (source: Eurostat)

Wonder if they will be arranging un-conferences in North Korea now

How far can the resistance to Vladimir Putin go? http://nyr.kr/szXxGA - important and interesting reading about Russia

Welcome, Russia! WTO member after 18 years of talks (and talks ...) bbc.in/uwNim2

Northern lights in Finnish Lapland 2011. Very cool video (2min)! http://bit.ly/qgXQrC via @raesmaa

Is the Internet the “Paris” of the new millennium? http://t.co/4bsDRVeq

Morgan Stanley pessimistic on India http://read.bi/uewuWD - economic growth slowing down

Long and thoughtful article in the Economist on economic and societal lessons of the 1930s http://econ.st/uDTWWc via @RomanStanek

94 years ago Finland declared itself independent, and stayed so largely thanks to this man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustaf_Emil_Mannerheim

Kepler-22b - first extrasolar planet to orbit in habitable zone of a Sun-like star http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-22b - surface temp 22°C

10 surprising things that will make you live longer http://read.bi/uYtKfm (Business Insider)

Mårten Mickos

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