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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Can social media help change the world?

March 12th, 2010
04:47 PM ET

A high-profile, deadly car accident in Moscow is demonstrating the power of the growing social media network in Russia.

Do you think social media can make a difference?

Do you think social media can make a difference?

Two women were killed when their car collided head-on with that of one of the vice-presidents of Lukoil, the country's largest oil company.

Russian State media and police were quick to blame the women who died in the accident.

But as a result of heated blogs calling for Lukoil boycotts, eye-witness testimony, and people shooting cell phone video and posting it on the Internet, authorities have been forced to conduct an official investigation.

Last year we also saw how the impact of social media affected the political situation in Iran after disputed elections.

Thousands of people were joined together through Facebook and Twitter and many used the sites to upload pictures of police brutality, organize marches and spread information.

We want to know what you think.

Do you think social media can really help change the world?

Let us know what you think by posting your comments below, and please tell us from where you are writing.


Filed under:  General

Who will win the World Cup?

March 12th, 2010
01:35 PM ET

This year's FIFA World Cup is less than three months away and the hype is already building - even in our very own CNN studios.

CNN's Becky Anderson poses for a picture with the World Cup trophy

CNN's Becky Anderson poses for a picture with the World Cup trophy

The World Cup trophy caused a huge stir in our offices as journalists, producers, writers and everyone in between lined up to get their picture taken with the 15 pound solid gold trophy.

Even our very own Becky Anderson waited in line to get up close with one of the most fabled sporting trophies on earth.

As South Africa gears up to host the tournament which begins on June 11, we want to know what you think.

Are you excited about this year's World Cup?

Who do you think will win?

Will South Africa do a good job of hosting the tournament?

Please leave your comments below and tell us where you're writing from.


Filed under:  General