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Look Who Wants To Be Facebook Friends

Posted February 18th, 2011 at 3:57 pm (UTC-4)
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And Bloggers Pay the Price for Free Speech Online Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1 Terrorists Move to Social Media.  The open-source group Public Intelligence recently […]

Love in Zeros and Ones

Posted February 14th, 2011 at 3:41 pm (UTC-4)
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Faiza Elmasry | Washington, D.C. In today’s fast-paced world there are more ways to communicate than ever – e-mail, text messaging, Facebook, Twitter and other types of social media. Relationship experts say such connections can help fuel passion and have already changed the way people date and fall in love. But technology can cause people […]

The Revolution Will Be Televised – and Tweeted

Posted February 10th, 2011 at 10:56 pm (UTC-4)

Who Got The News First…And Who Got It Right? UPDATE 11:05am ET: Today’s announcement from Vice President Omar Suleiman Friday that Hosni Mubarak was stepping down from the Presidency was transmitted instantaneously via the ‘old’ and ‘new’.  TV news channels over the world carried the announcement from Egyptian State TV live, and the Internet lit […]

The Way of Wiki

Posted January 26th, 2011 at 1:54 pm (UTC-4)

The Web’s Most Overused – and Least Understood – Word Take a short hike around the Internet and it’s almost guaranteed you’ll stumble over a wiki-something. Wikileaks.  Wikipedia.  Wikispaces or Wikispots.   The Apple Corporation has a wiki (although not open to the public)  as does IBM, and GE, and just about every other Fortune 500 […]

What Devices Rule Your Life?

Posted January 11th, 2011 at 2:07 pm (UTC-4)

Is the “Wiki” Generation Too Wired For Its Good? This week we’re partnering with our pals who run the really-worth-your-time blog “VOA Student Union” with this question: what does the Internet generation think about all the wired devices that have come into our lives? It’s a question we’ve been returning to as we’ve read, and […]

Year of the Tablet?

Posted January 9th, 2011 at 2:11 pm (UTC-4)
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Mike O’Sullivan | Las Vegas More than 80 tablet computers similar to Apple’s iPad are being introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, along with the latest 3D TV sets and other gadgets. The industry trade show, which runs through Sunday, is generating excitement, but some consumers ask whether they want or need […]

The Crystal Ball Says…

Posted January 3rd, 2011 at 4:39 pm (UTC-4)
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…that at least some of the 2011 tech predictions will be wrong. As sure as the calendar slouched from 2010 to 2011, tech writers have been issuing their predictions about what the new year may bring in the Internet world. Many of them are smart, interesting and thought-provoking.   Some of them will be right, and […]

Wanted: Adman Looking for Online Friends

Posted December 7th, 2010 at 1:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Social Networks Become the Next Best Thing for Advertisers As an industry, advertising is a bruising, competative game, with the “admen” who run it always on the hunt for the next best thing to give them a leg up over their competitors. And with a growing amount of Internet traffic going through social network sites, […]

Virtual News Finds Its Niche

Posted November 15th, 2010 at 1:08 pm (UTC-4)
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Kate Woodsome | Washington, D.C When news breaks, most reporters focus on the facts captured on tape to bring the story alive.  But Taiwan’s Next Media Animation is taking a different approach to create compelling material. Their team of writers, actors, artists and computer programmers create digital animations that depict — and embellish — the […]

When No News Is Bad News

Posted November 5th, 2010 at 4:24 pm (UTC-4)
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“Battlefield Blackout” and the Silence of Facebook Anyone with family or friends in the military knows how important electronic communications are.  Tweets and Facebook updates have, if not replaced, then overtaken the handwritten letters and box of cookies sent from home.  (Although we’ve never met anyone in the service who would turn their nose up […]

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