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Being a Journalist, Online and Off

Posted April 1st, 2013 at 3:05 pm (UTC-4)
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When Sharing Your Story Interferes With Telling Others’ Kate Woodsome | Washington DC [Ed. note: Kate Woodsome is a VOA multi-media journalist covering U.S. immigration and rights movements from Washington. You can connect with her here on Twitter.]  While the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether or not to support same sex marriage, Facebook turned red. […]

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Electing A Pope In The Twitter Age

Posted March 13th, 2013 at 9:34 am (UTC-4)
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How Social Media May Shape A Conclave, And A Future Pontiff Doug Bernard | Washington DC As you read this, the doors to the Sistine Chapel are likely locked and sealed with wax and a ribbon. The conclave of the Roman Catholic Church is underway, and for the moment, the world’s most-watched communications device is…a […]

A Virtual State Of The Union

Posted February 11th, 2013 at 3:28 pm (UTC-4)
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Using The Web To Advance Politics Doug Bernard | Washington DC Tuesday evening, as President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union, millions of people in the United States and around the world will turn to their TVs and radios to learn what may be in store over the coming year. But a growing […]

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Facebook Fasting

Posted February 5th, 2013 at 2:21 pm (UTC-4)
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A New Study Suggests How And Why Users Take A Facebook Break Doug Bernard | Washington DC Think for a moment about how you spend your time online. Researching? Randomly clicking through Wikipedia? Watching cat videos? Now think about who’s there with you. Not in real flesh-and-blood terms, but who’s hanging around you online…watching what […]

Fun with Fake Facebook Friends

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 2:16 pm (UTC-4)
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Sometimes Facebook Friends Are Not As They Seem Ross Slutsky | Atlanta GA The other day I got a friend request from a man claiming to work at VOA in DC as a programmer. His pedigree was impressive, with claims to an Oxford education.  As a one-time VOA intern and current Digital Frontiers contributor, I […]

Hpy Bday Txtng! (*smiley*)

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 2:27 pm (UTC-4)
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20 Years Of Texting, And What The Next 20 May Hold Doug Bernard | Washington DC According to the calendar, the 21st Century began exactly at 12:01am on January 1st, 2001. But in practical terms, you could argue it actually began about eight years earlier, on December 3rd, 1992. That’s because that was the day […]

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John McAfee’s Internet Meltdown – UPDATE

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 2:54 pm (UTC-4)
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Has The Software And Security Pioneer Gone “Bonkers”? Doug Bernard | Washington DC UPDATE December 3, 1400 UTC: There are conflicting reports and rumors swirling whether Belize police have actually captured John McAfee, or if he remains at large. On December1, someone posted a short note on the “Who Is McAfee?” blog. “We have received […]

Chinese Social Network YY Reaches 400 Million Users

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-4)
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Under the leadership of an ambitious CEO, YY.com is quietly becoming one of the world’s largest and most innovative social networks. Ross Slutsky | Atlanta GA David Li might not be a household name in the West yet, but that may soon change.  Li runs the massive social network YY.com, and has developed a business […]

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Video Games: The Future of Psychotherapy?

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-4)
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Ross Slutsky | Atlanta GA  Do you have too many nightmares?  Maybe you should play more violent videogames.  Little-known research suggests that playing video games might reduce nightmares, amongst other unexpected effects. All of us experience dreams. Some are good, others are bad. And if you’re lucky, some are lucid. In case you aren’t familiar […]

Real Conventions In The Cyber Age

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 11:04 am (UTC-4)
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Do Conventions Matter In The Digital Age? Doug Bernard | Tampa FL The two delegates from Arkansas looked tired. Tired and wet. “I was hoping for a coffee maker in my room,” one told the hotel clerk. “I wouldn’t think that was such a big deal.” The Clarion Hotel clerk apologized and promised a coffee […]

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