Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen

Extraordinary Terrestrial.

President of Longneck & Thunderfoot, LLC. Former director of Gold AZBEE award winning SearchEngineWatch.com, former Co-founder of Webby, MEGAS, RTS award winning & BAFTA nominee Moblog.net

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Oops. Mexico Vs Cameroon #WorldCup #Google #Doodle has Ghana’s Flag

Google’s Doodle for the Mexico Vs Cameroon World Cup match unfortunately has the wrong flag! The two O’s in Google intend to portray Mexico (in a mexican wrestling mask) facing off against Cameroon sporting its national flag. Except the problem is the second O wears Ghana’s colors!

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How Chinese Activists Communicate Under 25 Years of Censorship Over Tiananmen Square

Even if you are too young to remember the incident at Tiananmen Square, you’ll probably recognize the iconic Tank Man photo. What you may not realize is that censorship of this issue in China has been so effective that some of the country’s younger citizens have no idea the massacre even took place.

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British Vs. American English Pronunciation: Can Geographical Data Resolve a 200-Year-Old Debate?

Buying an ice cream in the American South was food for thought. Called out for “mispronunciation,” this Englishman turned to Harvard’s recent Dialect Survey for clues to an age-old dispute: who’s correct when it comes to pronouncing English nowadays, Americans or Brits? The most satisfying conclusion comes from an unlikely source.

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GM’s 69 Banned Words Fail at Damage Control but Teach Valuable English Lesson

In 2014 US car manufacturer General Motors (GM) had to recall over 13 million cars sold in the last 10 years as the machines were found to have defective break lights, ignition switches, and cruise controls. Recently leaked internal memos from 2008 prove GM knew about the defects, which caused anywhere from 13 to 60 deaths.