Twitter may have started off as a quirky social media platform, but since its initial creation in 2006 it has been able to captivate more than the youngest generations. In 2012, over one hundred million users sent out three hundred and forty million tweets a day. In 2013, the platform was hailed as one of the top ten most
Video games have come a long from being a niche hobby. Everyone’s a gamer from your older relative who’s platform of choice is Facebook, to perhaps sons, daughters and younger siblings that play Minecraft on the family computer. They have become a mainstream part of society as can be seen by the Pokemon Go phenomenon.
What is the best way to approach the study of history? This question is one that has grappled many great minds over the centuries. Most history enthusiasts such as ourselves who are not involved in the professional discipline tend to be more inclined to read about the history itself; after all, that’s the content that we’re most interested in! However, I think that it’s worth taking a little time to ponder methods of historiography. What is the best way to tell the story of history?
At least forty dead tiger cubs have been found stuffed in a freezer at the infamous, controversial Tiger Temple in Thailand. Accused of wildlife trafficking and severe animal abuse, the Buddhist temple was raided by police officers who removed all the living tigers from the exhibit. Pictures quickly made their way to social media, where the world’s heart sank at the sight of the forty cubs lined up on the floor.
The Forgotten Earthquake of 1966 was written by Robert Horvat, a fantastic historian and wine enthusiast. You can check out his personal site, If It Happened Yesterday It’s History; and his Byzantine website, The History of The Byzantine Empire. Also, be sure to follow him on twitter @roberthorvat30! One of my very first readers and one of the very few sites I check frequently, Robert Horvat is sure to keep you intrigued with his writing!
This article was written by Blog Liberally. You should follow him on Twitter @BlogLiberally. First let me be upfront, a lot of folks call me a “liberal”, and you know what? I’m cool with that. Because to me being a liberal means rooting for People over Corporations. And that I do, EVERY TIME! ALL! THE! TIME! And in that subset of people I root for reside the poor, the working poor and the middle class. I root for those guys over those in that rarefied air the one-per-centers breath and even the ten-per-centers sit comfortably in. So yea, I’m what most would define as a Liberal, I accept it, proudly.
For anyone interested in the Byzantine Empire or history in general, you should check out part one of my two part guest blog over at Robert Horvat’s The History of the Byzantine Empire! I was fortunate enough to write about this subject, one I’m fairly interested in myself. If these sorts of blogs interest you, follow Robert Horvat on Twitter @roberthorvat30 and subscribe to his websites!
Wisconsin’s beautiful $8,000,000 capitol building was in ruins today, following a series of mysterious explosions which blasted the majestic dome from its base and sent it crashing through the roof of the east wing…
A series of explosions throughout Brussels have killed multiple people. Two blasts occurred at the city’s airport at around eight am local time, killing at least ten people and injuring thirty more. Another blast at a subway station, near the European Union offices, came shortly afterwards. All metro stations in the city have been closed, and Belgium is now under lock down.
On January 26th, 1788, Royal Navy officer Captain Arthur Phillip guided a fleet of eleven British ships, each carrying convicts, to the colony of New South Wales. This date has gone down in history as the “foundation” of Australia. After overcoming a period of difficult settling and problems, the colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date as the birth of their nation.