Objects in Mirror

Objects in Mirror: January 25, 2008 Archive

Worried about a financial butterfly effect?

Posted at 8:10 AM on January 25, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

The Societe Generale can't catch a break. The French bank lost billions to fraud (Marketplace) and according to the report, it has to raise 8 billion in emergency capital. Any thoughts on the financial butterfly effect of this? Join the online discussion with your take on how this affects the global market or even your local economy.

Something tells me this heist won't charm people in the same way the Albert Spaggiari heist in 1976 did.

Politicians online!

Posted at 1:33 PM on January 25, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

It doesn't have the same pizazz as "Politicians on Ice" but candidates are choosing Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks instead of the rink.

MPR's Curtis Gilbert reports that Senate candidates learn the pitfalls of online politics. Rude comments, spam, porn, language moderation, and low friend counts are the realities that face politicians online...just like the rest of us.

Check out the Facebook faceoff: Slideshow critique of the candidates' Facebook pages

More: Discuss Minnesota Politics in MPR's online discussion group

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