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Social media reactions to terrorism or acts of terror make for very interesting case studies. Never before have the masses been able to opine with such freedom on platforms that allow millions of others to read and share their views. News channels, newspapers and so on today are being challenged by people directly as the internet, often via smartphones and tablets, offers unprecedented, and often alternative and raw access to information. However, such access and fluidity in information flow comes with certain shortcomings.
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I had just barely revelled in the glory of my last article on Munich when my husband came home one day from work and broke the news. We were moving to Abu Dhabi in three months! It feels like since that day someone pressed the fast-forward button and life has been sweeping me along from one blurry, action-packed month to another.
Our tour guide informed us that the plant produces close to 1000 cars in a day at this facility but the percentage of human involvement in the entire process is only 2%. As we were taken from the press shop, to the paint shop and further on to every process that contributes to the creation of the finished product, I couldn't peel my eyes away from the "robots" that occupied each room in large numbers and every shape and size.