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The positive and negative aspects of social medias and their role in the society.
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A new history of censorship in the West?

A new history of censorship in the West? | Social media & Society | Scoop.it

Social media and mobile communication tools have come under increased scrutiny after web-savvy protesters took to Twitter, Facebook and BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) to organise demonstrations, riots, and even looting.

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Essex police charge man over water fight planned on BlackBerry Messenger

Essex police charge man over water fight planned on BlackBerry Messenger | Social media & Society | Scoop.it
A 20-year-old is due in court after police discover alleged plans for a Colchester water fight circulating on BBM and Facebook...
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Riots are an opportunity for long-form data journalism

It is easy to think of “data journalism” as being about automatic computer analysis of large datasets, but good data journalism has story-telling at the centre.
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Pentagon looks to social media as new battlefield

Pentagon looks to social media as new battlefield | Social media & Society | Scoop.it
Egyptian anti-government bloggers work on their laptops from Cairo's Tahrir square in February 2011. The Pentagon is asking scientists to figure out how to detect and counter propaganda on social media networks in the aftermath of Arab uprisings...
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Should Governments Monitor Social Media to Prevent Civil Unrest?

Should Governments Monitor Social Media to Prevent Civil Unrest? | Social media & Society | Scoop.it
Social media is playing a larger role in citizen assembly, be it the Arab Spring or the recent London riots. How should governments approach these channels in order to anticipate potentially violent demonstrations?
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The Fluidity of Social Identity in a Connected World

The Fluidity of Social Identity in a Connected World | Social media & Society | Scoop.it
RT @DBUILD: From the London Riots to Anonymous: The Fluidity of Social Identity in a Connected World http://t.co/WWBjPql #AntiSec #opBART @AnonymousIRC...
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The Future of Digital Journalism is Transactions

The Future of Digital Journalism is Transactions | Social media & Society | Scoop.it
There is a framed movie poster sitting on a radiator in my office almost directly across from my desk. I can't help but see it every day, all the time.
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Social Media During The Riots - Right or Wrong?

During the riots there have been real time updates and clean ups organised on sites like Twitter and Facebook. The Prime Minister has also asked for a review...
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London riots needed Twitter news curators, but where are they and who pays for them?

London riots needed Twitter news curators, but where are they and who pays for them? | Social media & Society | Scoop.it
The past two nights saw violence and looting in north London as protesters took to the streets - first to express their frustration with the police following a recent shooting, and ...
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"Flash Robs" Spreading in U.S., Causing Riots in England

"Flash Robs" Spreading in U.S., Causing Riots in England | Social media & Society | Scoop.it
It didn't take long. The 'flash mob' phenomenon, in which virtual strangers used social media to come together unexpectedly in dance routines or zombie stumbles in public places, had just become fodder for a wireless carrier television commercial...
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