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Score: 5.5
Warm Top 4 Examples: 25,026 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 11 - Apr 12
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Developments in incarceration help to enhance rehabilitation
Implications - Some argue that the punitive process involved in today's imprisonment often inhibits inmates' personal growth and rehabilitation, forcing them into an environment where they are treated poorly and receive inadequate guidance and treatment. To combat this, some prisons are introducing new processes and concepts -- whether it pertains to the prison's environment, disciplinary processes or new opportunities for inmates to learn and apply new skills -- to improve a prisoner's lifestyle and help them become members of society once again. [More]
Score: 4.5
Mild Top 4 Examples: 51,727 Total Clicks Date Range: May 09 - Jan 10
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Recession-fueled patriotism fueled partly by increased army recruits
Implications - In some countries, patriotism has increased significantly due to the recession; in the UK, army recruits went up 25% from 2008 to 2009. Despite globalization and the embrace of all cultures, patriotism is on the rise, and people are once again eager to flash pride for their countries. [More]
Score: 4
Mild Top 4 Examples: 53,283 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 09 - Dec 09
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Media attention has bred a fascination with nuclear innovations
Implications - Nuclear energy is an innovation that people the world over are both afraid of and intrigued by. With talk of the Middle East and Korea investing in nuclear power, and safety regulation upgrades in the US, thoughts of potentially destructive energies have generated a deep fascination with nuclear energy. [More]
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Score: 4.6
Mild Top 4 Examples: 115,371 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 09 - Dec 09
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Boycotts and protests are serving as a new, unfiltered news source
Implications - As governments in countries like Iran shut down the media and ban Internet access, web-savvy activists are turning to social news networks to deliver the real story firsthand. Advertisers are beginning to capitalize on the protest theme as they recognize the ability to reach a larger audience with a stronger trust factor. [More]
Score: 4.8
Warm Top 4 Examples: 98,567 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 08 - Sep 08
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A look away from war, at the positive pop culture in Iran
Implications - Iran was a key internet term in 2008, but media topics were predominantly about war, devastation and corruption. As the socially conscious movement builds momentum, there’s potential that other news agencies and blogs will begin to actively seek out positive stories and innovations from Iran. [More]
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Score: 5.3
Warm Top 4 Examples: 195,775 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 08 - Sep 08
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The Pitt-Jolie sparked a new baby fascination, that will likely continue
Implications - In 2008, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were the most publicized couple in Hollywood, leading to a $20 million incentive for the first photograph of their babies. This points toward the trend of celebrity by ménage. The next wave of celebrity babies and children will inspire new trends. [More]
Score: 3.7
Mild Top 4 Examples: 46,907 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 07 - Sep 08
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China's May earthquake affected the people, as was reflected in various art
Implications - Generally disastrous phenomena like earthquakes are considered tragedies, but China’s earthquake managed to arouse compassion and creativity, as seen in the art forms below. With the use of the internet, natural disasters are helping to bring people together from around the world. [More]
Score: 3.7
Warm Top 4 Examples: 13,425 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 08 - Sep 08
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Earth Hour 2008 was the largest voluntary electric power-down in history
Implications - On March 29, 2008, over 50 million people voluntarily shut off their lights for 60 minutes. The WWF Earth Hour initiative had participants in 370 cities in 25 countries turn off all electronics as a collaborative visual statement to express the care people share for the planet. [More]
Score: 4.2
Mild Top 4 Examples: 47,253 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 08 - Aug 08
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Web photographers replacing pro photojournalists
Implications - Instead of hiring staff photographers, several leading newspapers and magazines are turning to photo sharing sites like Flickr to obtain their images. Flickr members are the new photojournalists as news and entertainment sources are turning to people who are already there to shoot their photos. [More]