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One year on: what do Myanmar's people think of Suu Kyi?

One year after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party was sworn in as Myanmar's first elected government in half a century, opinions are mixed on its performance.

Satirical news has significant influence on public opinion

Satirical news shows are not only entertaining, they also help reinforce or alter perception, especially in relation to political opinion. New research demonstrates the reinforcing power of the media and makes some telling points for the post-Trump world.

Psychological reinforcement helps combat ‘fake news’

The circulation of fake news, especially on social media and in light of the U.S. presidency election, is concerning to those interested in discussing fact and evidence based news. A new study shows how fake news can partly be combated.

Twitter experimenting with native polls in tweets

Twitter has confirmed it is working on adding native support for polls in tweets. Voters will be able to click option buttons embedded in the tweet to cast their ballot. The feature is currently being tested with a limited number of users.

Study finds Windows 10 users 'love' Cortana

A study of social media reactions has found that the vast majority of users 'love' Windows 10 with its star feature, digital assistant Cortana, gaining the most attention. Hostility is growing though and some features fare much better than others.

Op-Ed: Ashley Madison: Creating adulterers across the world

When I first heard that a dating site had been hacked and the user information had been stolen I was initially unperturbed. Then I found out what site it was and what it does.

Posting on social media will ruin your life, study finds

A study has confirmed the idea that obsessing over creating the "perfect" social media post will end up ruining your life, finding that 60 percent of people have missed an experience because they were trying too hard to take a picture or post about it.

Op-Ed: I'll be watching the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is only a few days away, and that means everyone will crowd around their television sets watching the big game and downing lots of junk food. I can say I'll definitely be one of those people.

Op-Ed: After the Indian parliamentary elections — Now what?

The elections in India have generated much opinion-sharing around the world. After all, the implications are enormous, just like the voting population. Indians cast 550 million votes in a bid to choose their leader.

Op-Ed: I resolve not to make New Year's resolutions

We make them. We break them. Maybe some of us even fake them. They are New Year's resolutions. And yes, it is that time of year again.

Op-Ed: I am not 'illegitimate' — An open letter to Facebook Special

My first three years on this earth were filled with fear and violence, and I had scars to prove it. I cowered, I yelped, I had nightmares and I never thought it would get any better.

Op-Ed: Meet you at 'centre ice' at the new Loblaws downtown Toronto Special

Toronto - The new Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens downtown Toronto is a breath of fresh air, for any grocery shopper. The red carpet and the wonderful band playing on the second level is gone, but the shopping will continue as thousands are still shopping.

Poll: support for Afghan war hits new low

A new poll from CNN and Opinion Research Corporation on the war in Afghanistan describes an increasingly wary public - just 37 percent of those polled support the war effort.

Yahoo News developing politics, opinion site similar to HuffPo

According to a recent posting on Yahoo's job board, the company is looking for an Editor-in-Chief to oversee a new opinion and politics section. The new section appears to be geared toward people who favour sites such as the Huffington Post.

World Holds Negative View of U.S., but Confident in Obama

President Obama gains approval from 61% of respondents polled, but the world sees the U.S. as using its military force to control international affairs.

Op-Ed: Should political candidates run on their opinions?

Among democracies, candidates seeking elected positions universally run on issue-based platforms - Candidate X believes in Y, and therefore should be elected to a given position. Is this counter to the tenets of democracy?

Op-Ed: So Long, 'Party of Principle'

So long, 'Party of Principle' we hardly knew ye. It was a fun ride while it lasted, but it is now time for my fellow lovers of liberty and I to read you your eulogy and be on our way.

Op-Ed: Israel, bully or bullied?

Israel/Palestine is one of those questions where it is very hard to hold a nuanced position, it is always assumed criticism of one side is support for the other. This is extremely detrimental to reasoned debate.

Op-Ed: Invective rather than Debate

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich) described advocacy organization Catholics United as the "devil", and committing "sin" in a recent article in the National Review Online, signaling just how heated the election of 2008 will be.

OP-ED:A Celebration of Multiple Races In One Body

Mixed race people are becoming more and more the norm in Canada. As Canada's demographics change so does the number of mixed marriages resulting in children that have multiple heritages.

Consistency - We Are Consistently Inconsistent

We want the army to get out of Iraq, but we want the army to fight in Darfur, Sudan. We complain about the high costs of oil, yet we like to drive gas guzzling cars. We are nothing but inconsistent says Seth Godin.

Op/Ed Your Monthly Rant: Regurgitated and Celebretard News

Are you tired of news about the news? Have you noticed that most news sources are other news papers? Are you sick of Celebrity News? Isn't it about time we hold the news to the quality it used to be?

OP/ED: The Handyman...Who Is He?

The handyman. We all know one or two. What is it about him that we like or rather what does he have that perhaps we need? Does he have a winning personality? A friendly smile? Is he smart, funny, what is the draw to the man with this name: handyman?

OP/ED: Is Horse Racing's Triple Crown Even Possible Any More?

Yesterday Street Sense lost the Preakness by a nose to Curlin, dashing once again the hopes of millions of horse racing fans for a Triple Crown Winner for the first time in 29 years. Is the Triple Crown even possible to achieve any more?

Should We Legalize Prostitution?

The world first profession maybe getting a public image change. Over 3000 Internet voter gave surprising answers when asked weather or not to legalize prostitution. A little more then 10% still object to legalizing prostitution.

Op-Ed: The Don Imus Incident. Is There A Double Standard Here?

Since Thursday, Don Imus has been officially unemployed. At first, CBS Radio intended to simply suspend Imus for two weeks. At first this was considered sufficient punishment for Imus's lapse of good judgement.

My opinion on opinions

A quick suggestion....

Opinion Pieces on DJ?

Here's a thought: what about giving DJ users the chance to write opinion pieces on any thought they have?

Poll Shows 70 Per Cent Opposed to Bush's Plan

An Associated Press - Ipsos poll shows widespread disapproval of Bush's new plan for Iraq.

world opinion

As part of the What The World Thinks of America programme, 11,000 people in the UK, France, Russia, Indonesia, South Korea, Jordan, Australia, Canada, Israel, Brazil and the US responded to a poll asking their views and opinions on America.
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