digital http://nhpr.org en 4.28.14: The People's Platform, Naming Genocide, Rash App & Slot Car Racing http://nhpr.org/post/42814-peoples-platform-naming-genocide-rash-app-slot-car-racing <p>On today's <strong>Word of Mouth</strong>, we explore the digital world and two apps recently added to it. NHPR's <strong>Sean Hurley </strong>brings us a story of a World Record with New Hampshire origins. Finally: a look at a Sundance film about genocide. We’ll learn about <strong>Raphael Lemkin</strong>, a Holocaust survivor who coined the term, providing a legal framework for prosecuting the crimes of WWII. Listen to the full show and join the discussion on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wordofmouthradio" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/wordofmouth" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p><p></p><p>Click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:14:15 +0000 Word of Mouth 47522 at http://nhpr.org 4.28.14: The People's Platform, Naming Genocide, Rash App & Slot Car Racing One Child At A Time: Custom Learning In The Digital Age http://nhpr.org/post/one-child-time-custom-learning-digital-age <p></p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:00:00 +0000 34616 at http://nhpr.org One Child At A Time: Custom Learning In The Digital Age The Battlefront Against Cyber Attackers Is An Adorable Miniature City http://nhpr.org/post/battlefront-against-cyber-attackers-adorable-miniature-city <p>On Monday, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/confidential-report-lists-us-weapons-system-designs-compromised-by-chinese-cyberspies/2013/05/27/a42c3e1c-c2dd-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html">Washington Post reported</a> that Chinese hackers had gained access to the designs of more than two dozen US weapons systems, including combat ships, aircraft, and missile defense systems. Although China denied the claims in the Defense Department report cited by the post, that country’s government announced earlier today that they have plans to conduct China’s first “digital military” exercise next week. President Obama and the Pentagon have increasingly addressed concerns about government-backed Chinese hackers in recent months, and next week, the president is scheduled to discuss cyber security with China’s president.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 14:14:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28404 at http://nhpr.org The Battlefront Against Cyber Attackers Is An Adorable Miniature City Give Me Everything You Have http://nhpr.org/post/give-me-everything-you-have <p>Today’s digital world has turned the feedback process into a real-time drama.&nbsp; Home videos, blogs, book review; once posted, everything is fair game for comments, ranging from the rational to the vicious.&nbsp; Few people know this better than <strong>James Lasdun</strong> - a poet and author, most recently of <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374219079" target="_blank">“<em>Give Me Everything You Have</em>”</a>.&nbsp; The new book is a chilling account of his relationship with a former student turned stalker, who since 2007 has been working to tear down Lasdun’s personal and professional reputation through a terrifying online campaign of hate mail and public commentary.</p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:25:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22808 at http://nhpr.org Give Me Everything You Have Instagram, De-Digitized. http://nhpr.org/post/instagram-de-digitized <p>A new start up called Snapstagram wants to print all those vintage-y photos you've been taking with Instagram.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:57:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3374 at http://nhpr.org Instagram, De-Digitized. In Noisy Digital Era, 'Elegant' Internet Still Thrives http://nhpr.org/post/noisy-digital-era-elegant-internet-still-thrives Before Facebook and MySpace transformed how we interact virtually, there was another kind of Internet — a 1980s network, where users connected via phone lines and communicated through simple lines of text.<p>And while that may sound outdated, that version of the Internet is still very much alive.<p><strong>'A Lot More Elegant'</strong><p>Pat McNameeking, a college student in Concord, N.H., is one champion of this throwback social network known as SDF, or Super Dimensional Fortress.<p>McNameeking, who goes by the handle Bulywif, connects to the Internet via an Ethernet cable threaded into his p Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 3195 at http://nhpr.org In Noisy Digital Era, 'Elegant' Internet Still Thrives Wanted: Digital Bloodhounds For The Hotel Industry http://nhpr.org/post/wanted-digital-bloodhounds-hotel-industry These days, hotels aren't just looking to hire bellhops, concierges and housekeepers. What the industry <em>really</em> needs are digital bloodhounds: people who understand how to use new technologies to track — and attract — potential guests.<p>One of those newfangled workers is Greg Bodenlos. At 24, he's just a couple of years out of Cornell University's <a href="http://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/">School of Hotel Administration</a>. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:03:00 +0000 Margot Adler 2785 at http://nhpr.org Wanted: Digital Bloodhounds For The Hotel Industry Digital Technologies Give Dying Languages New Life http://nhpr.org/post/digital-technologies-give-dying-languages-new-life There are some 7,000 spoken languages in the world, and linguists project that as many as half may disappear by the end of the century. That works out to one language going extinct about every two weeks. Now, digital technology is coming to the rescue of some of those ancient tongues.<p>Members of the Native American <a href="http://www.ctsi.nsn.us/">Siletz</a> tribe in Oregon say their native language, also called "Siletz," "is as old as time itself." But today, you can count the number of fluent speakers on one hand. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:41:00 +0000 2631 at http://nhpr.org Digital Technologies Give Dying Languages New Life Petitions Are Going Viral, Sometimes To Great Success http://nhpr.org/post/petitions-are-going-viral-sometimes-great-success Petitions have been a common form of protest throughout modern history, at times bringing attention to causes through little more than handwritten letters and word of mouth.<p>But like a lot of other things, petitions are going viral. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 2566 at http://nhpr.org Petitions Are Going Viral, Sometimes To Great Success #Superbowl ads for those other screens http://nhpr.org/post/superbowl-ads-those-other-screens <p>Advertisers dip their toe in the waters of digital Superbowl marketing.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:16:32 +0000 Brady Carlson 1662 at http://nhpr.org #Superbowl ads for those other screens