Low or no pay, precarious social security, low-standard working conditions… This is what young people risk to get when choosing to do a traineeship. The European Parliament asked for quality standards for pay, working conditions and health and safety for trainees, in a resolution tackling youth unemployment and work abuse by companies. I used to […]
Two women who posed naked in the snow to amuse friends had never expected having to cope with success in the end. Loads of naked-in-the-snow photos – and derivative versions – created a new fashion for the winter. Nowadays on social media success comes most of the times unexpectedly. Did the snow do it for the […]
It's been "visited" by Evita and Steve before. The New World of Work (NWOW) fascinates (almost) everyone, especially people like us, who will potentially adopt it soon. In NWOW, performance is everything. You can work anywhere, anytime. Workers and teams are more productive because they’re judged by their results. We wanted to see what it is […]
This week, a group of journalists endeavoured to make a “news” experiment. They isolated themselves from the world’s traditional media (no radio, no television, no newspapers) and “produced” news having as unique sources of information “haiku” texts on Facebook and Twitter. To complicate things, they were not allowed to click on the links proposed in […]
Lenin is dying, and talking things over with Stalin, his successor. “The one worry I have,” says Lenin, “is this: will the people follow you? What do you think, comrade Stalin?” “They will,” says Stalin, “they surely will.” “I hope so,” says Lenin, “but what if they don’t follow you?” “No problem,” says Stalin, “then […]
One day in April, one of my colleagues noticed a paradox on our website: within a couple of hours we had published one article on the reduced charges for mobile roaming calls and another on the risks that electromagnetic fields used by mobile telephony can pose to human health. I’m not going to question the […]
“One must go in and fetch a diamond out” says one of Arthur Miller’s characters in “Death of a Salesman”. The same process applied to collecting 10 reasons to vote from ex-EP presidents when they gathered in Brussels last week. I met them together with other three editors and our photographer Pietro and asked them to give our readers the reasons to participate to the European elections.