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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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The Twitter prediction business

In July 2009 actor Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy film Bruno made an impressive one-day debut of $US14.4 million at US and Canadian box offices. But … READ MORE