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Twitter lists give the finger to #followfriday?

“Sorry, you’re not on the list.” Oh, the burn. And if you’re on Twitter, the indignation is now monumentally public. But then I’m reminded of what my mother told me: it’s not quantity but quality that counts. And sometimes, the who is better than the what…

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Communication Google Internet Rants & Raves Social Media & Social Networking Technology

Facebook not on same Page as their users

Google have stiff competition in Facebook. But not for the reasons you might think — neither quite understand the power of social media in the way you’d think they would…

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Gimme less network noise and more social media signal!

Who do you trust to deliver relevant, accurate news and information? Friends, right? Thing is, on the social web, a “friend” can be almost anyone. And over the coming months, we’re all going to find out who our real friends are…

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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?

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When social media and censorship collide

When we think of moderated comments, the specter of censorship seems inevitable. But is censorship such a bad thing? The rise of social media suggests we ought to take the rough with the smooth, but why should we?