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Watching the watchers: what social media can tell us about ourselves

In the Spring of 2006, AOL’s chief researcher, Dr. Abdur Chowdhury, had a brainwave brilliant enough to get him the sack. Given how many millions … READ MORE

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Human rights lecture on ‘The Arab Spring and social media’, delivered at Atlanta Tech on 15 September by James Harkin

First of all we need to know where the idea of ‘internet freedom’ came from and the answer, at least within policy-making circles, is that … READ MORE

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Greyhound chic

Dog-lovers have always been a breed apart, but the ebb and flow of their enthusiasms tells us a good deal about how times change. Time … READ MORE