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AT&T teaches ethics

I saw an ad for the new AT&T phone, the HTC Status, the other night on the Comedy channel. The new phone has a Facebook button on the face of it and when you take a photo or a video the button glows blue. When you press the button, your photo or video is shared […]

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Using Twitter

photo © 2009 webtreats | more info (via: Wyli I ran across a link (in my Twitter stream where else) to a post by David Jakes. 140 Characters and Beyond: Extend Your Use of Twitter. I haven’t had time to more than scratch the surface of it, though I did play with a Twitter Fountain. […]

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testing a twitter fountain

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Not revolution 2.0

I don’t think that online communication – Facebook, Twitter – made these revolutions happen. I am aware that many people have been working for these for years. Wael Ghonim’s talk at TED is worth watching though. And if you haven’t heard of TED – Ideas Worth Spreading, check it out [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWvJxasiSZ8[/youtube]

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Cat People

Reading about disasters, wars, suffering of every kind through the screen of written news or television.. the information has always been there but the information has never been so immediate, so graphic and so personal. Because Twitter does feel personal, it is personal conversations, personal connections as well as news a full day ahead of […]

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Something is happening, Mr. Jones

It is not that I think I will see world peace in my lifetime because of Twitter. I may be an idealist (semi-closeted) but I am not a complete idiot.  I do think something very interesting is happening though. A man named Kovas Boguta has devised a really wonderful graphic showing the influences English speaking […]

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Further notes on online communication during revolutions

There’s an excellent overview of how online communication tools were used during the Egyptian Revolution as well as a timeline of communication shutdowns here: Egypt Revolution 2011 and Communications. It’s by Ramy Raoof whose photos I followed via Twitter links during the demonstrations.

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The proof’s in the pudding

Another thing the revolution in Egypt has done for me personally is to restore my faith in the power of people, together, to effect great change for good. I am an idealist (surprise!) and today I am not embarrassed to say so, although my idealism had about shriveled after 56 years of life. I graduated […]

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The Sandmonkey effect

Hearing that Sandmonkey had been arrested made my heart clutch up. My cousin (whose knowledge of the Middle East is better than mine) had told me I should follow a “witty Egyptian blogger” Sandmonkey, if I was interested in what was happening. I found his blog and read this post: Egypt, right now!. He said […]

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Party in Cairo

I kept the BBC news online streaming minimized as I worked today so that I could at least listen. Al Jazeera’s live stream does not come through at work. It’s probably some firewall port or something. I haven’t investigated, if I had been able to get it I wouldn’t have gotten much done in the […]

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