Category Archives: Social Network

Tweeting fire in a crowded theater…

That’s what British PM David Cameron essentially argues happened in the U.K. riots.  Two men received four-year jail terms Wednesday for inflammatory Facebook posts. Never mind that nobody but police showed up for one bloke’s post about a “Smash Down” and the … Continue reading

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Tornados, Floods and Fears

My 10-year-old went into an absolute panic as we drove along listening to an NPR story about the Southern tornado and flood devastation. We will be leaving Washington in a matter of months for my new job at Eastern Kentucky. Spokane has … Continue reading

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U.S. Military Counters Extremism with Truth, a.k.a. Lies

The U.S. Military is creating fake profiles on foreign social media web sites designed to counter extremist viewpoints and paint a more attractive portrait of American policy. The new software is called the cutting edge of psychological warfare. “The Centcom … Continue reading

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Bar Karma and “What Others Receive”

For the cutting edge crowd-sourced drama Bar Karma to survive, CurrentTV creators need to listen to a little bit of music. The show’s writers could use some help from Darren Solomon. He asked a bunch of musicians to create two-minute scores that could be played … Continue reading

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Gaddafi losing social media war

Perhaps one day world dictators will be effective in using social media to be persuasive. That didn’t happen today. Even as rumors swirled that Gaddafi has been shot, the Libyan government sent out a mass text message threatening protesters they would face … Continue reading

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Micro-local meets HuffPost meets the World

Two big things happened in the last 24 hours: Google exec and internet activist Wael Ghonim tweeted that he’d been released from an Egyptian jail and Arianna Huffington announced a merger with AOL. Google has created a spreadsheet to track missing … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Real Speech Problem

Severing internet and cell phone lines means Egypt took a frightening step in censorship: All speech was washed out, not just the political fire. This YouTube video went viral before the plug was pulled, but apparently users inside Egypt cannot … Continue reading

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