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Could social media have stopped the Rwandan genocide?


The rise and rise of Obama showed us the real power of social media. More recently, Iran brought into focus the flip side of social communications, bringing much needed world attention to their political plight. As good as social media and global networking are, could they have prevented the genocide in Rwanda?


Google’s Chrome OS to make ‘net appliances shine?


Google Chrome OS is Google’s long-rumoured entry into the operating system arena. On the whole, Google are doing a good thing. But could Chrome OS also herald the dawn of the ‘net appliance?


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Who owns your authority on the web?


So who owns your authority on the web? I’m sure this sounds like an odd kind of question to ask, but it’s both very important and highly controversial. The obvious answer would be Google, but that’s to misunderstand their intentions and their technology…


The rise of the re-Tweet puts pressure on PageRank


To link is to like is to love. Or at least, that’s been my mantra for long enough. Problem is, Twitter and its ilk could be undermining the web itself. But if we link less, are we trusting less? No. We just need a better way to measure who and what we trust…