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Best of the Web, April 1st

Best of the Web, April 1st

India-Pakistan Cricket Diplomacy; Assad's Speech: Surprise! There's No Surprise; Cartoon History of Social Networking 1930-2011; March's Top Five Viral Videos; Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests

April 1, 2011 8:19 by

A sporting chance

As the semi finals saw Manmohan Singh and Yusuf Raza Gilani watch the match sitting next to each other, Kipp did see the whole orchestrated scene as a perfect image for India-Pakistan diplomacy. And while many speculate just how effective “cricket diplomacy” might be for the two neighbours, here is what the Economist thinks.


The Syrian President’s Speech: Surprise! There’s No Surprise

Perhaps, the headline of this article says it all. But if you, like Kipp, enjoy some bitter commentary on the rather unimpressive remarks by Bashar Assad, then you will enjoy this article.


Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests

The past few months have seen Middle Eastern nations tumble into regions of instability and protest- one after the other, often overlapping each other. It would have been hard to keep track of, if Kipp didn’t have this nifty timeline on our hands from the Guardian. Besides being downright clever, it does allow for some interesting comparison.


A Brief Cartoon History of Social Networking 1930-2011

People love to hitch their bandwagons to the new and exciting world of Social Networking, but as this slide show shows you the phenomenon is neither new nor too exciting.


March’s Top Five Viral Videos

And finally, if you are so out of the times on video you need a video to show you the viral videos (well Kipp falls into that category) then you will really appreciate this video. Kipp had only watched one of the top five videos-how many have you?

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