A class of Mexican kindergarteners braved a drug cartel shootout right under the windows of their school by singing “When it will rain chocolate.” The teacher, maestra Martha Rivera Alanis, told them to lay down and put their little faces on the floor. She lead them in song, while shooting the whole incident on her cell phone. Monterey, Mexico used to be known as the wealthiest and safest city in Mexico. It was seen as safe even by the drug cartel bosses, who used to park their families there.
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Sorin Adam Matei
Sorin Adam Matei – Professor of Communication at Purdue University – studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei’s teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).