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As I get prepared to a new chapter in my life, I started reading the book “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg. Although one can tell that she talks from a “very” privileged position, I could identify with many things she … Continue reading
Ever since I came across democracynow.org , I try to listen to it every morning while I get ready. While listening to them, today I came across the story of Maya Angelou, she was an actor, poet (nominated for a Pulitzer price once) … Continue reading
After a very difficult week I headed to Boston for the ICWSM 2013 in Cambridge, MA at MIT to present my paper “Cultural Dimensions in Twitter: Time, Individualism and Power” (honorable mention). It is my first long paper as a first author … Continue reading
Didn’t know much about Aaron Swartz until recently. He committed suicide after the fear of being in prison for almost all his life. He was a great programmer, activist, full of great ideas about free information and with many dreams. At age of … Continue reading
There is a talk I heard a couple of years ago, it was Marisa Meyer (current yahoo CEO) IT commencement address at Standford. I can now understand and fully appreciate when she said “Find the smartest people you can and surround … Continue reading
When I finished high school I was convinced that I wanted to study International Affairs. I grew up in an environment where the most common topics of discussion were politics, history and sociology. On top of that, my first boyfriend … Continue reading