Lame spam of the day: Fake BBC news stories

Robert Weiner

The tricky part is that it's masquerading as a news story sent to me by a friend, and those typically lack formatting and graphics. Subject: BBC-Email: Cyprus races to rework savings tax after closing banks till Thursday. Text: Rich Webb saw this story on the BBC News website and thought you should see it. ** Cyprus races to rework savings tax after closing banks till Thursday **. Cyprus can amend terms to a bailout deal that has sparked huge public anger. <

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New on SSIR: Are we addicted to Slacktivism?

Amy Sample Ward

It caught my eye and I couldn’t help but wonder what it was all about, what was the story behind the story. According to ABC news : According to the trend-tracking website Know Your Meme , the cartoon fad started with Facebook users in Greece and Cyprus in mid-November. My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is now up – it’s reposted below, but you can find the original post and conversation on SSIR.

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Mother's Day for Peace

Have Fun - Do Good

They have programs in Northern Ireland, South Africa, the Middle East and Cyprus. NJN was created to give Oakland a place to share stories and to connect and develop solutions. Mother's Day was originally started by Julia Ward Howe in 1870 as a protest against the Civil War.