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Social Media: Bridging The Gap [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media: Bridging The Gap [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is the social media digital divide for consumers and business?

Jonathan Franzen: Read Some Erving Goffman. Please!

Jonathan Franzen: Read Some Erving Goffman. Please!

When blurring the line between technology and the self, Kerim Friedman asserts that while you might be narcissistic, your telephone is not.

by Kerim Friedman On June 1, 2011

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Why Social Media Training is Bullshit

Why Social Media Training is Bullshit

The knowledge gap between those not knowing anything about social media and those purporting to be in the know is not as wide as it’s perceived. Why are we letting people get away with paying hundreds of pounds for poorly structured, patronising and corny seminars?

by Joseph Stashko On May 31, 2011

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The Smart-Talk Trap in the Era of Social Media (and What to Do About It)

The Smart-Talk Trap in the Era of Social Media (and What to Do About It)

Our society has a bad habit of rewarding those who talk longer and louder over those who actually take action. How can we avoid the “smart-talk” trap in an age of Twitter and blogging?

by Patrick Meier On May 27, 2011

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Why Twitter’s Oral Culture Irritates Bill Keller (and why this is an important issue)

Why Twitter’s Oral Culture Irritates Bill Keller (and why this is an important issue)

Zeynep Tufekci takes on Bill Keller of the New York Times and responds to his provocative piece lamenting that new technologies are eroding essential human characteristics.

A manifesto for “augmented journalism”

A manifesto for “augmented journalism”

In a media world run by digital technologies and an active public, do we still need journalists?

Who Will Be the First Facebook President?

Who Will Be the First Facebook President?

Obama-as-president has thus far been a Web 1.0 leader instead of embracing the Web 2.0 ethic of users collaboratively and socially creating content.

The death of email: what is in the afterlife?

The death of email: what is in the afterlife?

Is email outdated? It’s a little more complicated than that, although it appears its better days are in the past.

by Damien Douani On April 15, 2011

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Curatorial journalism – what, why and how (a Masterclass)

Curatorial journalism – what, why and how (a Masterclass)

What do we do now that we’ve realised that many big events can’t be covered adequately by professional journalists? The answer: curating content from social media and citizen journalism.

The UK’s biggest spending cuts protest yet and the anti-kettling app

The UK’s biggest spending cuts protest yet and the anti-kettling app

Veteran protester and activist Tim Hardy, now one of the leaders of the UK Uncut movement, takes OWNI through today’s protest, the tools used by activist and their online relationship status with the police.

The State Department and Al-Jazeera: same (social media) battle

The State Department and Al-Jazeera: same (social media) battle

Taking a hint from Al-Jazeera, the U.S. State Department is trying to inject more social media in its communication. This isn’t easy in a media culture still fixed on television.

Race, Racism & Social Networking Sites: What the Research Tells Us

Race, Racism & Social Networking Sites: What the Research Tells Us

Social networking sites are not only a place where people affirm identity and seek community – These sites are also venues where racism regularly appears.

by Jessie On March 11, 2011

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Digital Dualism versus Augmented Reality

Digital Dualism versus Augmented Reality

Digital and physical realities are conceptualised as separate aspects of our on- and off-line selves. Nathan Jurgenson argues this distinction is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

by Nathan Jurgenson On February 28, 2011

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Ould Ireland embraces its first internet election

Ould Ireland embraces its first internet election

A new generation of would-be Irish politicians are using their tech-savvy to produce impressive online campaigns including the sort of slick promo videos that were, until recently, the preserve of big parties with big budgets.

by Simon McGeady On February 21, 2011

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“NI PUTES NI SOUMISES”: experiments in online activism

“NI PUTES NI SOUMISES”: experiments in online activism

An organization aimed at shattering the law of silence within the Muslim community concerning violence perpetrated against women – Neither whores nor submissives – has struggled with and ultimately failed at the challenge of online activism.

On revolution

On revolution

The revolution in Egypt follows a series of similar political revolutions in society, careers, technology – and yes, journalism, which are reforging the way the world works.

by Adam Westbrook On February 15, 2011

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The Twitter Revolution Must Die

The Twitter Revolution Must Die

It is time to abandon this fantasy, and to realize that although the internet’s original architecture encouraged openness, it is becoming increasingly privatized and centralized.

The Arizona Shooting and Social Media

The Arizona Shooting and Social Media

On Jan. 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner allegedly shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 19 others resulting in 6 fatalities. This event has drawn attention to a number of new and important roles social media has come to play in our society, including how information is gathered, changed political rhetoric, and how these sites handle the profiles [...]

At Netroots UK, British progressives plant seeds for future online struggles

At Netroots UK, British progressives plant seeds for future online struggles

In the wake of the largely publicized student demonstrations of November and December against the tuition fee increases, progressives in the United Kingdom are now striving to organize themselves not only on the streets but also online.

Facebook skeletons can be forgiven (unless you are female)

Facebook skeletons can be forgiven (unless you are female)

The stigmatization of digital dirt may be eroding, but eroding for whom?

by Nathan Jurgenson On December 3, 2010

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New Evidence that Slacktivism Matters

New Evidence that Slacktivism Matters

It is true that actions in the “shallow end” rarely bring about the desired change, but ignoring these actions and the people who take reflects a misunderstanding of their value.

Dear Media: Bullying is Never Just “Cyber”

Dear Media: Bullying is Never Just “Cyber”

The term “cyberbullying” is frequently used to describe hurtful behaviors occurring via communication technologies. But why distinguish “cyber” bullying from other forms of bullying?

by Nathan Jurgenson On November 16, 2010

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Data’ll Show ‘Em: Foursquare, Gowalla, and the Geosocial

Data’ll Show ‘Em: Foursquare, Gowalla, and the Geosocial

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has just released new figures on the use of what they are calling “location based” or “geosocial” services

by PJ Rey On November 16, 2010

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Give Us Our Data, Facebook

Give Us Our Data, Facebook

it’s time for Facebook to voluntarily hand that data over to users, via an API that third party apps can use.

by Michael Arrington On November 10, 2010

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