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Quarter of Young Online British Posted Election Commentary

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 7 2010

A YouGov survey of the British public commissioned by the phone company Orange has found that nearly a quarter of online respondents ages 18-to-24 (note the important qualifier) reported having commented on the election on Twitter, Facebook, or other social networks sites. That's compared to just 10% of the general pool of respondents of all ages who reported having done the same. Younger Britons included in the survey also expressed a high-level of interest in the election; 81% of that age group said that they had an interest in the campaign. Compare that to 77% of those ages 45-54 who said the same.

Those findings are come as part of a pre-release of a fuller study to be called "The Orange Digital Election Report" due out June 8th.

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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