The World on the World Wide Web

Dear DECORUM! Readers,

Get a grasp on global with the fascinating World Clock from Poodwaddle!  It estimates ever-changing numbers for farming to bicycles production to diseases up to the second.  Check it out: http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf.

Also, this wonderful page provides another look at our world, bending space, size, and time: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/.

~Lena

Another Perspective

Dear DECORUM! Readers,

Want to expand your worldview?  Start by reading the news from other countries.  I have recently been studying Iran, and perusing articles on PressTV has increased my understanding of the nation’s (or at least its government’s) attitude, culture, and view of hot political issues.  Check out more foreign publications at http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/ and http://www.refdesk.com/paper.html.  Soon, you’ll be able to read news articles from your home with two perspectives: your own, and that of another nation!

~Lena

P.S. Have you found any cool news sources from around the world?  What other ways do you gain perspective on the viewpoints of other countries?  Share your thoughts with a comment!