Tag Archives: The Guardian

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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Losing our Minds: Rise of Tablets Doesn’t Mean Rise in Reading

Sure, the birth of the tablet has been largely credited with fall of Borders and the decline of the American bookstore, at least according to the Economist. Yet Google‘s newly released study shows 84 percent of tablet users mostly play … 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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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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HuffPost seeks Global Black audience

Arianna Huffington will expand her niche internet news sites to focus on African Americans, possibly as soon as March. The question is whether Global Black will become something like black Barbie, a plastic HuffPost body with painted skin. Global Black is slated to be a … Continue reading

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Ethics of naming a Person of the Year

TIME magazine made a significant value choice when it named Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg its Person of the Year over its third ranking Julian Assange. On one hand Assange did reshape international diplomacy in one giant data dump; on the other … Continue reading

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Air Force Blocks New York Times

Every month my mother goes to a military base to pick up her prescriptions — a health benefit from my father’s many years in the U.S. Air Force. As much as she appreciates this benefit attached to my father’s service, she … Continue reading

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