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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Facebook, Google, and Twitter support Apple in its war with the FBI

Facebook, Google, and Twitter support Apple in its war with the FBI | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On one side are those who argue that Apple has a duty to aid law enforcement. On the other are those who fear that the case risks setting a dangerous...
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Iran's blogfather: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web

Iran's blogfather: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hossein Derakhshan was imprisoned by the regime for his blogging. On his release, he found the internet stripped of its power to change the world and instead serving up a stream of pointless social trivia
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Belgium fights terrorism with cat meme on #BrusselsLockdown

Belgium fights terrorism with cat meme on #BrusselsLockdown | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It isn't all dark. In the face of terror on Sunday, an anxious Belgium found laughter. And cats. Naturally.
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Why Twitter’s Dying (And What You Can Learn From It) — Bad Words — Medium

Why Twitter's Dying (And What You Can Learn From It) - Bad Words - Medium
It wasn’t Professor Plum in the Library with the Candlestick. So what killed Twitter?
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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo stepping down July 1, joining board of directors

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo stepping down July 1, joining board of directors | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Co-founder Jack Dorsey to become interim CEO in meantime.
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How Twitter shot itself in the food when it decided to kill its third-party ecosystem five years ago | P2P Foundation

How Twitter shot itself in the food when it decided to kill its third-party ecosystem five years ago | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“A crucial turning point in Twitter’s evolution that arguably helped put it where it is today, both in a positive sense (it is a publicly-traded $25-billion company) and a negative one (its growth potential is in question and its strategy doesn’t seem to be working). And that turning point happened about five years ago, when Twitter decided to turn its back on the third-party ecosystem that helped make it successful in the first place.

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Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks — Medium

Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Anyone who has ever asked me for tips on content verification and debunking of fakes knows one of the first things I always mention is reverse image search. It’s one of the simplest and most powerful tools at your disposal. This week provided another good example of how overlooked it is.

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Chomsky: 'I Don't Look at Twitter Because It Doesn't Tell Me Anything'

Chomsky: 'I Don't Look at Twitter Because It Doesn't Tell Me Anything' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Right now, if I want to find out what's going on in Ukraine or Syria or Washington, I read the New York Times, other national newspapers, I look at the Associated Press wires, I read the British press, and so on.
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A political economy of twitter data?

A political economy of twitter data? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over on our Contagion project website, I have written a blog post concerning some issues around whether or not and how we can or should access and use Twitter data in research.
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Twitter officially lets you retweet with comments now

Twitter officially lets you retweet with comments now | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Twitter revamped its retweet feature on Monday, making it easier for users to plug other people's tweets and add commentary of their own.
Retweeting was a more tedious process until now if folks wanted to comment on a link.
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Twitter is now in the venture capital business

Twitter is now in the venture capital business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Twitter, the company better known for its short status updates, is learning to embrace the long term with venture capital investments On Monday, Twitter's name appeared on a list of investors that had collectively poured $80 million into Cyanogen,...
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Twitter celebrates 9th birthday with video of kids telling it how to party

Twitter celebrates 9th birthday with video of kids telling it how to party | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The microblogging service known as Twitter, which grew from Internet curiosity into essential media tool and social media channel, just turned 9 years old To celebrate its milestone, the company, which launched in 2006, created a charming video...
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How Google And Twitter Train Their Employees To Be More Mindful

How Google And Twitter Train Their Employees To Be More Mindful | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From formal courses to online communities, tech giants are realizing that their employees want new tools to solve age-old problems.
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Why Twitter Is Even More Worthless Than You Think

Why Twitter Is Even More Worthless Than You Think | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At the heart of the media's chattiest technology is a hollow sharing economy. A personal investigation into just how little traffic Twitter's maelstrom actually contributes to websites.

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Why Did the 'Twitter Revolutions' Fail? - New York Times

Why Did the 'Twitter Revolutions' Fail? - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social media can upend a society, but it can’t build a new one.
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Twitter works just fine – but for investors, anything except total market domination is a disaster

Twitter works just fine – but for investors, anything except total market domination is a disaster | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nothing better illustrates capitalism’s addiction to illogic than the mismatch between Twitter’s workability and its unpopularity with Wall Street
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Texts and Twitter can help estimate crowd numbers in emergencies - Treehugger

Texts and Twitter can help estimate crowd numbers in emergencies - Treehugger | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Data from texts and tweets sent from our smartphones can help first responders estimate crowd size and be better prepared in emergencies.
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Twitter’s multi-billion dollar mistake happened five years ago — Medium

Twitter’s multi-billion dollar mistake happened five years ago — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There’s been a lot of attention paid to Twitter recently, thanks in part to a disappointing earnings report that caused the stock to fall by more than 20 percent, wiping about $8 billion from the company’s market value. But this is about more than just a quarter that failed to meet the market’s expectations for profit or revenue growth — it’s about whether Twitter can ever meet those expectations, given the way the service is constructed and the strategy that it has chosen to follow.

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GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter

GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Federation issues” may look like a “bug”, but they are really the result of an agreement, an implicit contract: to be part of a conversation on another node, I first have to have received the trust of someone who is taking part in it.
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Twitter Is Pushing Celebrities And Publishers To Stop Using Meerkat

Twitter Is Pushing Celebrities And Publishers To Stop Using Meerkat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Twitter is doing whatever it can to help its live video streaming acquisition Periscope beat independent competitor Meerkat.
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GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter

GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Federation issues” may look like a “bug”, but they are really the result of an agreement, an implicit contract: to be part of a conversation on another node, I first have to have received the trust of someone who is taking part in it.

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How reporters in Turkey tweet when the government holds Twitter hostage

How reporters in Turkey tweet when the government holds Twitter hostage | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This week, a Turkish court ruled to block Twitter, Facebook,YouTube and other sites—once again attempting to block Turkish users from access to an uncensored media.
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Turkey reportedly blocks Twitter and YouTube

Turkey reportedly blocks Twitter and YouTube | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling for a ban on social media once again A spokesperson for this office said on Monday that a prosecutor has ordered Internet providers to block sites that include YouTube and Twitter, which is...
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Twitter’s New “Quality Filter” Starts Rolling Out To Verified iOS Users

Twitter’s New “Quality Filter” Starts Rolling Out To Verified iOS Users | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Twitter can be a cesspool of bullying, which CEO Dick Costolo admitted in an internal memo has cost the microblogging platform users. Over the past few months, however, the company has taken several major steps to stop trolls.
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