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Twitter Stats at Six [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter is usually seen as the country cousin to more popular Facebook and other social platforms, but with the integration of hashtags in popular culture – most notably news and current affairs programs, it is becoming not only a news spreader, but a news maker with many stories breaking on the platform. Arab Spring anyone? Some of the interesting  numbers
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The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?

Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ – the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics. Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ fewer than 20,000 Twitter users actually took part), Evgeny argues for some realism about the actual uses and abuses of the internet.  

My 2011 Top Social List

Another year to start collecting items for review next year. In the mean time should we look at a bit of what went down in social media last year? Usually I can’t be bothered with year-end lists. I used to spend all of New Years Day waiting for the top song of the year in the 100 countdown. That of
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