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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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Facebook v. YouFace: A Privacy Faceoff

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 12:29 pm (UTC-4)
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“YouFace Is Looking Less Like A Joke On Privacy Ross Slutsky | Atlanta GA Have you heard of a social network called YouFace? If you’re a “30 Rock” fan, that name probably sounds familiar. For those less addicted to comedian Tina Fey, “30 Rock” is a hit TV program in the US, and in a […]

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Hey, I’ve Never Met You. And This Is Crazy. But Here’s My Number. Harass Me Maybe.

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 9:38 am (UTC-4)
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Why Facebook Believes Privacy Is Not Its Job Ross Slutsky | Atlanta GA Facebook has never had a stellar reputation when it comes to privacy.  Here is the latest annoyance. Open a new window in your browser, login to Facebook (if you haven’t already) and check your privacy settings. Click on Edit Settings. Now go […]

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 […]

Regulating the Sacred and the Profane

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 11:49 am (UTC-4)
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Is There A Right To Not Be Offended – And Should There Be? Doug Bernard | Washington DC As arguments over freedom of speech go, this one seemed comparatively tame. Earlier this week in a New York City subway station, Egyptian-American blogger Mona Eltahawy saw an ad that she considered racist and offensive. “In any […]

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The Guilt Of Inciters

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 3:17 pm (UTC-4)
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The “Innocence of Muslims” And The Spread Of Internet Rumor Doug Bernard | Washington DC Once again, the world is learning the hard way that in the tinderbox of religion and politics, the Internet can be gasoline. This week’s shocking attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, and the subsequent killing of U.S. Ambassador to […]

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A Good Ol’ Fashioned Digital Nightmare

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 10:38 am (UTC-4)
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Ross Slutsky | Atlanta GA While the sensible thing would be for me to go to bed, a rather creepy dream still lingers in my head. So before I close my eyes and call it a night, I’ll bring my digital delusion to light. It was midday in a pleasant, if nondescript suburban neighborhood. The […]

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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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The Largest Social Network You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 2:37 pm (UTC-4)
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The story of a tech giant overlooked by the West raises questions about streaming video, virtual currency, the digital divide, and how people use the Internet in other countries. Ross Slutsky | Washington DC  310 million registered users. Up to 8.45 million people using the site concurrently. 421 billion minutes of voice transferred in 2011. […]

Digital Rights and Online Privacy

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 9:06 am (UTC-4)
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  Ross Slutsky | Washington DC Over the past few months, many tech observers have become wary of the direction that online privacy and digital rights seem to be headed. During the debates surrounding the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), many worried about the new information the National Security Agency (NSA) would be able to […]

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