Daisy Alioto

Daisy Alioto appears in the following:

Hearts, Minds, Tweets: Battling Terrorism Online

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Can the U.S. government use social media to combat anti-social behavior? Can America win the online battle for the hearts and minds of potential terrorists?

In December 2013 The New York Times wrote about a fledgling State Department initiative in which a small band of analysts would use ...


Brand Extension Theater Presents: 'Top Chef Duels'

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Have you ever heard a cheerleading squad do one of those call-and-response bits where they say, "Seniors yell it!", and then the seniors yell, "Fight! Fight", and then they say, "Juniors yell it!", and so forth? Top Chef brand extensions are kind of like that: All-Stars yell it! Dessert chefs ...


The Lost Village In New York City

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Smack in the center of New York City — in the confines of Central Park — there are ghostly vestiges of a 19th century neighborhood that once was vibrant and thriving but now is largely forgotten: Seneca Village.

It is considered by historians to be one of Manhattan's earliest communities ...


The Couchsurfer's Guide To Life

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The idea of a "sharing economy" is as old as time. Wayward wanderers have been knocking on strangers' doors since before we had doorbells. But new digital services such as Couchsurfing and Airbnb have helped travelers connect with willing hosts in private homes. Airbnb ...


News Letter: Swimming With 'The Fishy Fleet'

Friday, August 23, 2013

Dear Protojournalist,

Traveled from D.C. to Missouri in mid-August with "The Fishy Fleet" (an offshoot of anti-GMO protest group Occupy Monsanto). It was a convoy of 17 activists piled into a 1960s-era RV and 5 "fishy" cars with friendly looking frankenfood sculptures on top ...

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