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Gladwell vs. Shirky: A Year Later, Scoring the Debate Over Social-Media Revolutions

Gladwell vs. Shirky: A Year Later, Scoring the Debate Over Social-Media Revolutions | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
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Social Media and Public Sphere: The #VetaDilma Movement and Brazil's Forests | DMLcentral

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"Governments Increasingly Targeting Twitter Users for Expressing Their Opinion"

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Danah Boyd: Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes

Danah Boyd: Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
Teenagers’ access to the Internet should not be restricted, says an expert on social research who says she benefited from it herself when she was young.
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Gladwell vs. Shirky: A Year Later, Scoring the Debate Over Social-Media Revolutions

Gladwell vs. Shirky: A Year Later, Scoring the Debate Over Social-Media Revolutions | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
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Measuring the Twitter Revolution Effect Is Pretty Hard

Measuring the Twitter Revolution Effect Is Pretty Hard | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
Twitter had something to do with the Arab Spring, it's just hard to measure exactly what...
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Josh Stearns' Tracking of Journalist Arrests at Occupy Protests Wins Storify of the Year

Josh Stearns' Tracking of Journalist Arrests at Occupy Protests Wins Storify of the Year | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
Storify users have voted Josh Stearns' story tracking journalist arrests at Occupy protests as their story of the year.
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The Vancouver Human Rights Lecture - Cute Cats and The Arab Spring

The Vancouver Human Rights Lecture - Cute Cats and The Arab Spring | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it

"Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, looks at the "cute cat" theory of internet activism, and how it helps explain the Arab Spring. He discusses how activists around the world are turning to social media tools which are extremely powerful, easy to use and difficult for governments to censor."

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Why 2011 Will Be Defined by Social Media Democracy

Why 2011 Will Be Defined by Social Media Democracy | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
Besides bank defaults and credit downgrades, 2011 will be remembered for the rise of social media-powered movements like the Arab spring and the London riots.
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Why Americans use social media | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Social networking sites are appealing as a way to maintain contact with close ties and reconnect with old friends.
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MediaShift . Social Media's Role as a Crucial Lifeline During Japan Disaster | PBS

MediaShift . Social Media's Role as a Crucial Lifeline During Japan Disaster | PBS | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
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Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO: Twitter Reacts

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Demystifying the Arab Spring | Foreign Affairs

The full-text of this article can be found in the Expanded Academic ASAP database.  Students and faculty at Collegiate can talk to the librarians for more information on accessing this article.  Or e-mail Ms. Barker at mbarker (at) collegiate-va.org.

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Clay Shirky: How social media can make history | Video on TED.com

TED Talks While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly).
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Two Crises Highlight China's Social Media Struggles : NPR

Two Crises Highlight China's Social Media Struggles : NPR | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
Beijing is cracking down on social media following a dissident's escape, apparently to U.S. protection.
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Do's and Don'ts For Using Storify

Do's and Don'ts For Using Storify | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
A lot of journalists are going to conferences and being told to use Storify, a site that lets you curate loads of social media on a given topic and present them in a narrative or timeline: you can, for example, pull tweets and YouTube videos, urls...
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Internet Research & Ethics: The Case of the London Riots Analysis | DMLcentral

Internet Research & Ethics: The Case of the London Riots Analysis | DMLcentral | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it

"Aleks Krotoski - an academic, journalist, social psychology enthusiast,
and Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute
(http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk) - muses on the challenges of distinguishing fact
from fiction during social media data analysis, citing the London riots as
a prime example."

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Gladwell vs. Shirky: A Year Later, Scoring the Debate Over Social-Media Revolutions

Gladwell vs. Shirky: A Year Later, Scoring the Debate Over Social-Media Revolutions | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
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The Arab Spring: One Year Later : NPR

The Arab Spring: One Year Later : NPR | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
A year ago, the people of Tunisia and Egypt rose up against their autocratic rulers and forced them from power. Those revolutions spread across the Arab World, leading to the region's biggest upheaval in decades.
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The Iowa Caucus, as Told by Twitter

The Iowa Caucus, as Told by Twitter | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
Follow Mashable to see how politicians, journalists and citizens are tweeting about the Iowa caucus and giving people unprecedented access.
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Bots flood Twitter with noise to drown out anti-Kremlin tweets - Boing Boing

A network of Twitterbots flood Twitter with junk so anti-Kremlin tweets cannot be seen.

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10 Historical Events Affected by Social Media

10 Historical Events Affected by Social Media | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media plays an important role in how we perceive and react to unforgettable, defining moments. Here are 10 historical events that were deeply affected by social media.
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Trespassing in public: RVA Police break up the occupation and arrest our photographer. | RVA Magazine | Richmond, VA

Trespassing in public: RVA Police break up the occupation and arrest our photographer. | RVA Magazine | Richmond, VA | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
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Technology Aids Free Speech - And Its Suppression : NPR

Technology Aids Free Speech - And Its Suppression : NPR | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
Cellphones and the Internet have democratized free speech more than town hall meetings and the printing press. But they also provide governments with easier ways to monitor--and switch off--communication.
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Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
Best articles and reports on the mobile apps landscape for journalists and reporters...
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Massive Egyptian Protests Powered by YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Twitpic [Pics, Video, Updates] | Fast Company

Massive Egyptian Protests Powered by YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Twitpic [Pics, Video, Updates] | Fast Company | Spreading the Word with Social Media | Scoop.it
Massive street protests in Egypt are spreading virally as tech-savvy demonstrators are using Twitpic, Facebook and YouTube to disseminate videos and photographs.
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