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Lloyd Rants About... Social Mobility

In which I point out that the survey methods of a particular report gave results that were probably somewhat misinterpreted and/or misrepresented by the Brit...
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Moral Panics

Age old argument about meritocracy within Britain

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Will the internet end up controlled by big business and politicians?

Will the internet end up controlled by big business and politicians? | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
John Naughton: Its birth heralded a new age of intellectual freedom. Now the internet is under seige
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Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Explained

A short animated film by Crowdsourcing.org, narrated by Crowdsourcing.org's Founder, Carl Esposti, describing the four different ways Crowdsourcing works and...

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Evgeny Morozov: How democracy slipped through the net

Evgeny Morozov: How democracy slipped through the net | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
The author of The Net Delusion has serious doubts about the web's ability to bring change to oppressive regimes – and he's inspiring a new generation of cyber-sceptics...
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The Arab Spring - A Broadcasting Revolution | BAFTA Guru

The Arab Spring - A Broadcasting Revolution | BAFTA Guru | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
A2 Essential revision: A special video in which broadcaster Jon Snow asks a panel of experts about the impact of 'citizen journalism' in light of the 2011 Arab Spring.
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Cable TV and the Internet have destroyed the meaning of “breaking news.”

Cable TV and the Internet have destroyed the meaning of “breaking news.” | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
TMZ got the news up first, 3:30 p.m. ET. Dick Clark was dead at 82, felled by a “massive heart attack.” Because I follow TMZ on Twitter, I got the newsbreak at 3:31.
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Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the news | Video on TED.com

Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the news | Video on TED.com | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
TED Talks When every cellphone can record video and take pictures, everyone is a potential news source. Reporter Paul Lewis tells two stories that show us the future of investigative journalism.
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Infographic: How Social Media is Changing Your News Diet « The LAMP

The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) provides critical media literacy skills to the inter-related groups of youths, their parents and educators throughout New York City.
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China's censorship can never defeat the internet

China's censorship can never defeat the internet | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it

Ai Weiwei: It is interesting to pick one's way through the obstacles of censorship, but freedom can't be stopped in the internet age...

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In defence of online comments

In defence of online comments | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
James Ball: You told us: The internet would be a dull place without readers being able to challenge writers – and journalism would be impoverished...
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Revolutionary technology: Facebook, Twitter, and Wikileaks pose a challenge to governments everywhere.

Revolutionary technology: Facebook, Twitter, and Wikileaks pose a challenge to governments everywhere. | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
Like many Egyptians, Ramy Nagy learned about the uprising against Hosni Mubarak and his regime on Facebook and Twitter.
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My oped in today's Financial Times

This piece runs in today’s FT:
Beware the unholy alliance of state and internet
By Evgeny Morozov
Surveillance means safety. This is the argument wherever and whenever governments seek new powers to...
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Reportr.net

This blog on media, society and technology is run by Professor Alfred Hermida, an award-winning online news pioneer, digital media scholar and journalism educator.
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So many great articles for our topic! Go and explore...

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The Arab Spring - A Broadcasting Revolution | BAFTA Guru

The Arab Spring - A Broadcasting Revolution | BAFTA Guru | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it

ESSENTIAL REVISION - A special video in which broadcaster Jon Snow asks a panel of experts about the impact of 'citizen journalism' in light of the 2011 Arab Spring.

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The Arab awakening, the Internet and young Arab women | Baker Institute Blog | a Chron.com blog

The Arab awakening, the Internet and young Arab women | Baker Institute Blog | a Chron.com blog | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
The Arab awakening, the Internet and young Arab women...
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Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS | Media | AlterNet

Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS | Media | AlterNet | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
One of the most important characteristics of the Occupy movement is the expanding universe of media makers --citizen journalists, livestreamers, artists and others.
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AIUK : Amnesty International launches 'Butterfly effect' inspired ad campaign

AIUK : Amnesty International launches 'Butterfly effect' inspired ad campaign | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
Morozov tweeted this link saying: "This is so NOT cyber-utopian."
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Clay Shirky: watch the interview in full - video

Clay Shirky: watch the interview in full - video | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
Clay Shirky discusses US online censorship, the difficulty of dealing large quantities of data and the re-invention of reporting methods...
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The Rise of the Slacktivist 

The Rise of the Slacktivist  | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
Ever had this feeling that you were a Slacktivist? Well wonder no more! The Rise of the Slac...
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Evgeny Morozov: 'I'm all for elite models when it comes to digital activism' - video

Battle for the internet: Evgeny Morozov talks about cyber utopianism and his critique of digital activism...
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Has Kony 2012 changed anything? Analysis of the campaign, including reactions and 2nd video

Has Kony 2012 changed anything? Analysis of the campaign, including reactions and 2nd video | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
The film produced by the US charity Invisible Children about the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony has now been viewed on YouTube nearly 90m times.
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MediaShift . 18DaysInEgypt: Crowdsourcing a Story of Revolution | PBS

MediaShift . 18DaysInEgypt: Crowdsourcing a Story of Revolution | PBS | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
DO LOOK AT THIS! PERFECT EXAMPLE FOR YOUR ESSAYS!
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MediaShift . Governments Increasingly Targeting Twitter Users for Expressing Their Opinion | PBS

MediaShift . Governments Increasingly Targeting Twitter Users for Expressing Their Opinion | PBS | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
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Clay Shirky on newspaper pay models: 'We are renegotiating the relationship between reader and publication' - video

Clay Shirky on newspaper pay models: 'We are renegotiating the relationship between reader and publication' - video | WeMedia and Democracy | Scoop.it
Clay Shirky talks about the range of newspaper pay models and says the fight in the US is no longer over the business model but how to manage the relationship...
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