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Hackers use Twitter to intimidate reporters - IFEX

On 3 September, three critical Venezuelan journalists, three columnists and five opposition activists were unable to access their Email and Twitter accounts because their passwords had been stolen, EFE reported. A hacker group calling itself N33 claimed responsibility and said the attack was not ordered by the government. "Our only motivation was the illegitimate use of Twitter under the aegis of freedom of expression," they wrote in a statement which was read on a state television channel.

 

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Mexico Turns to Twitter and Facebook for Information and Survival

Mexico Turns to Twitter and Facebook for Information and Survival | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media has become a necessity in Mexico, with a mission far different from that of the Arab revolutions — here, it is deployed for local survival.
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Andy Carvin: the man who tweets revolutions

Andy Carvin: the man who tweets revolutions | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

When Libya's uprising boiled over two weeks ago, Carvin surpassed even his own record by tweeting nearly 1,200 times in 48 hours. But that statistic is misleading, he explains. "If it's a big story that's playing out over a couple of days then those tweets are going to add up. But the number of words actually written is certainly less than you'd get on a live news broadcast."

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Le New York Times ouvre un labo d'innovation en ligne

Le New York Times ouvre un labo d'innovation en ligne | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
Le quotidien américain met lecteurs et journalistes à contribution pour repenser l'information numérique. ...

Une étude publiée fin juin par le cabinet de conseil italien Innova e Bella a élu le New York Times comme journal faisant le meilleur usage de Facebook. Le quotidien y réunit plus d'un million de fans, contre 577.000 en 2010. Surtout, il y propose de nombreux services interactifs, dont des rubriques thématiques et une section «Facebook Stories», où les internautes sont invités à partager conseils et expériences. Le New York Times indique ainsi que les médias sociaux sont «au cœur» de ses efforts numériques, utilisés «activement pour partager de l'information et communiquer avec ses lecteurs». 

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Riots Spread on Social Media, as Does the Cleanup

After three nights of riots and looting in a handful of London neighborhoods, volunteers used Twitter and Facebook to help mobilize hundreds of people today to clean up the mess.

Using the hashtag #riotcleanup and a new Twitter account, @riotcleanup, which gained more than 70,000 followers since Monday night, they coordinated an effort that led to hundreds of people pouring into Camden, Clapham Junction, Croydon and other neighborhoods, armed with brooms, shovels, gloves and dustpans.

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Social media role in U.K. riots mirror Vancouver clash

Social media role in U.K. riots mirror Vancouver clash | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

“The media stories that started out in London were about social media starting the riot. It was exact the same in Vancouver,” Simon Fraser Univeristy communication professor Peter Chow-White said.

Similar to Vancouver, social media in London was initially used as an alternative media source for citizen journalism, people caught in hot zones trying to get out, and people checking whether loved ones were safe, he said.

“It’s also playing a role in organizing it,” Chow-White said, but added that as with Vancouver, the tide is turning “toward people organizing cleanups, and expressing their outrage about what’s happening. We said, 'This is not our Vancouver,' and people are saying the same thing about London.”

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danah boyd | apophenia » “Real Names” Policies Are an Abuse of Power

“Real names” policies aren’t empowering; they’re an authoritarian assertion of power over vulnerable people. These ideas and issues aren’t new (and I’ve even talked about this before), but what is new is that marginalized people are banding together and speaking out loudly. And thank goodness.

What’s funny to me is that people also don’t seem to understand the history of Facebook’s “real names” culture. When early adopters (first the elite college students…) embraced Facebook, it was a trusted community. They gave the name that they used in the context of college or high school or the corporation that they were a part of.

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The Vidiots strategy: From commodities to communities

The Vidiots strategy: From commodities to communities | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
The Times had a noteworthy article in yesterday’s paper, about the approaches independent video rental stores are taking as they battle behemoths like RedBox and Netflix.

Vidiots, a popular video-rental spot in L.A., opened a community space, the Annex, last year. It uses the space to hold classes (“Film Studies“) and to host events: lectures from filmmakers, spoken-word performances, movie sing-alongs (yesterday’s: Jesus Christ Superstar), and more. (Vidiots also rents out the space when it’s not being used.)
“We felt that with Netflix and the Internet, what we should be focusing on was community and people talking to each other,” Patty Polinger, Vidiots’ co-owner, tells the Times’ Nicole Laporte. “We just wanted to go the other extreme and be more interpersonal.”
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Report: Only 15% of Small Business Facebook Fans Are Actually Local

Report: Only 15% of Small Business Facebook Fans Are Actually Local | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
A new study released today by Roost, a technology company that helps companies with social media, determined that: ...only 15 percent of the average local...
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Iceland Unveils Crowdsourced Constitution

Iceland Unveils Crowdsourced Constitution | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
Icelanders on Friday delivered what may set the template for other governments: a crowdsourced constitution.
A group of 25 citizens presented a draft of the constitution to Iceland’s parliament. The group, which is made up of ordinary residents, compiled the document online with the help of hundreds of others. The constitution council posted the first draft in April on its website and then let citizens comment via a Facebook Page. The council members are also active on Twitter, post videos of themselves on YouTube and put pictures on Flickr.
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How newspapers are leading the way in social media. Yes, really.

How newspapers are leading the way in social media. Yes, really. | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
The news industry has long been regarded as the slowest to adapt to social media, as digital was ignored by newspapers for so long.
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Moving from Social Media Monitoring to Social Business Intelligence :: Blog :: Headshift

Moving from Social Media Monitoring to Social Business Intelligence :: Blog :: Headshift | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
I think social media monitoring will evolve towards real-time data-driven business improvement based on socialising customer insight within the firm as a whole, not just within marketing and outbound communications.
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The Emerging Startup Culture In Cairo Will Blow You Away

The Emerging Startup Culture In Cairo Will Blow You Away | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
An interview with YEC's Scott Gerber....

At the end of the week, there was a business competition.The four winning companies were:
Bey2ollak - An iPhone app that provides live user-generated reports of traffic conditions on the streets of Cairo. It already has more than 50,000 subscribers and a partnership with Vodafone -- one of the largest mobile phone operators in Egypt.
Inkezny (translation: rescue me) - An iPhone app enabling travelers to make emergency calls in any location in the world without having to know the local emergency phone number, as well as seeing GPS directions to and phone numbers for the nearest hospitals
Crowdit - A digital collaborative storytelling platform using real-time pictures, video, and social media reports to reinvent the way stories are told and shared online
SuperMama.me - The iVillage of the Middle East, creating a community of mothers designed to connect and empower the women of the Middle East/North Africa region
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/startups-in-egypt-2011-7#ixzz1TJm1RcF2
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WSJ Facebook edition

WSJ Facebook edition | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
Users choose whose streams they want to follow — the official ones produced by the paper’s, and each other’s — and that determines what stories they see. The most-followed users can compare their rankings on a leaderboard and earn prizes — possibly including their own WSJ-style stipple portraits. “It’s really about the users being elevated to editors,” says Maya Baratz, the Journal’s head of new products.

Whatever it’s about, it dovetails nicely with the strategic aims of Facebook itself, which sees content as a way to bring people to the site and keep them there, interacting with each other, buying stuff and getting served ads.

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Meet two men working to improve the chances of Eastern European tech startups [Video]

Meet two men working to improve the chances of Eastern European tech startups [Video] | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

While European tech startups sometimes complain that they have a hard life compared to the US, in Eastern Europe the situation is particularly acute. A lack of knowledgeable investors ...

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'Twitter terrorists' face 30 years after being charged in Mexico

'Twitter terrorists' face 30 years after being charged in Mexico | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

A man and a woman are facing 30-year prison terms in Mexico for allegedly using Twitter to spread panic over a series of child kidnappings.

Gilberto Martinez Vera, 48, a private school teacher, and Maria de Jesus Bravo Pagola, a radio presenter, were accused of spreading false reports that gunmen were attacking schools in the south-eastern city of Veracruz.

The resulting panic caused dozens of car crashes after parents rushed to save their children from schools across the city and jammed emergency telephone lines, which "totally collapsed" under the pressure.

Gerardo Buganza, the interior secretary for Veracruz state, compared the ensuing chaos to Orson Welles's spoof news broadcast War of the Worlds in 1938. The two are facing charges under terrorism laws.

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Google's Real Names Policy is Evil

Google's Real Names Policy is Evil | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
Google's horrible new policy on using real names in Google+ effectively means that the service is now a danger to real people. You have to ask yourself why a company that pledged to not be evil would do this.

It's hard to understand why Google would embark on such a wrong-headed policy. The most likely answer is that this is a pure identity play. Forget social networking, the big goldmine of the future is online identity verification. This could be Google prioritizing getting ahead in that race over its users' preferences and safety.

In other words, it's Google putting money and greed over humanity. It's Google being evil.

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NYPD Launches Social Media Unit! | PerezHilton.com

NYPD Launches Social Media Unit! | PerezHilton.com | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

In light of Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter essentially taking over the lives of everyone ever, the NYPD will reportedly be launching a new juvenile justice department, focusing exclusively on tracking criminal activity using the websites, which will be known as the ‘Social Media Unit.'
Assistant Commissioner Kevin O'Connor will be in charge, due to his prior success providing critical information on a number of shooting cases linked to a Manhatten North gang unit by linking it to members who boasted about their crimes via Facebook!

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Why Facebook and Google's Concept of 'Real Names' Is Revolutionary

Why Facebook and Google's Concept of 'Real Names' Is Revolutionary | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
The primary version of identity online is a departure from what we expect in real life...

in real life, we expect very few statements to be public, persistent, and attached to your real identity. Basically, only people talking on television or to the media can expect such treatment. And even then, the vast majority of their statements don't become part of the searchable Internet.

Online, Google and Facebook require an inversion of this assumed norm. Every statement you make on Google Plus or Facebook is persistent and strongly attached to your real identity through your name. Both services allow you to change settings to make your statements more or less public, which solves some problems. However, participating in public life on the services requires attaching your name to your statements. On the boulevards and town squares of Facebook, you can't just say, "Down with the government," with the knowledge that only a small percentage of the people who hear you could connect your statement to you. But the information is still being recorded, presumably in perpetuity. That means that if a government or human resources researcher or plain old enemy wants to get a hold of it, it is possible.

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The Dark Figure Of Social Media: What Can Twitter Teach Criminologists?

The Dark Figure Of Social Media: What Can Twitter Teach Criminologists? | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
As a criminologist I think a lot about how social media can be utilized in my field and in the field of police sciences. We can study attitudes about crime, fear of crime, urban myths, moral panics, laws, legislation, police services, victim impact, sentencing reform, prison reform and restorative justice. We can look at social media studies and compare them to official crime rates and government social surveys, reports and peer-published research and analysis.
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How the Web Is Responding to the Horn of Africa Famine

How the Web Is Responding to the Horn of Africa Famine | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
The Horn of Africa is in the midst of the worst famine the region has seen in over 60 years. Creative attempts to help are sprouting up across the Internet.

Like most major international crises today, Twitter is the go-to forum for Africans to discuss the situation on the ground. Users are asking for the international community to send aid to the starving region of the world’s poorest continent. The International Business Times reported twenty tweets per minute relate to the famine in East Africa, using the hashtags #HornOfAfrica, #Famine, #Drought, #Somalia, #Kenya and #Ethiopia.
Groups such as Kenyans4Kenya, a campaign of Kenyans helping other Kenyans, have started to respond to calls.
The WFP also has a social media initiative, WeFeedback, for sharing food with the world’s neediest.
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Australian businesses lagging on social media: study | Technology Spectator

Australian businesses are failing to integrate social media into their operations compared to international rivals despite our high use of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, a KPMG survey has found.
The professional services and auditing firm surveyed 1850 managers and 2016 employees from 10 countries and found that Australian businesses have a social media adoption rate of 41.6 per cent, which ranks very poorly compared to China with 87 per cent, as well as the US and India with 70.2 per cent.
Japan ranked the lowest with 27.5 per cent.
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The survey also revealed that 50 per cent of Australian businesses do not engage with social media on any level.
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Cancer Survivors Build Social Network For Social Good

Cancer Survivors Build Social Network For Social Good | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
launch of a new social network called I Had Cancer, which has created an engaging, Web-centric support system for cancer fighters, survivors, and their friends and family.
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Cairo named the as world’s most 24-hour city - Odd News | newslite.tv

Cairo named the as world’s most 24-hour city - Odd News | newslite.tv | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
Cairo has been named as the world’s most 24-hour city after an analysis of social media interactions around the world.
The study - conducted by website Badoo - looked at what time most people are online chatting and how long they spend doing so.
It was discovered that people in Cairo tended to be online at 12.45 pm - that's 75 minutes later than in London and three hours later than in New York.
Montevideo in Uruguay came second followed by Beirut in Lebanon, but many metropolises which are thought of as being 24-hour cities were considerably lower.
London was only 17th while Paris was 18th and Rome 27th. New York "the city that never sleeps," also ranked a humiliating 32nd… though people their may have still being out with something better to do than go online.
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Social Media Gurus, Real Work and Diversity

Social Media Gurus, Real Work and Diversity | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
The question of diversity in social media continues to be discussed. But is there really an issue with social media and diversity?

The only real problem touching on diversity I see in the “social media space” is this: About four dozen assholes in the US and Canada making up an imaginary social media “industry,” who suddenly realized a week ago that with all the navel-gazing and ego projection fueling their “thought leadership,” they have mostly managed to cater to people who conveniently look and sound just like them. Wow. How did THAT happen?
By the by, if they ever manage to pull their heads out of their asses long enough to get some oxygen back into their brains, they will either meet or remember having met – among hundreds of thousands of other social media users who are not pre-midlife crisis white dudes – Rohit Bhargava, Maz Nadjm, Jeremiah Owyang, Gabrielle Laine Peters, Karima Catherine Goudiam, Bonin Bough, Liva Judic, Monika Melsha, Guy Kawasaki, Chris Penn, Danielle Lewis, Peter Kim, Charlene Li, CD, Hajj Flemings, and many, many, MANY more who, last time I checked, contributed more to the social media world than all of their “white” social media guru blog posts combined, and managed to do so while being other than strictly caucasian.
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