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"It Has Taken the Power Away"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 18 2011

“In a lot of ways, it has taken the power away from the traditional powerful leaders, especially older men,” says the leader of a Jordanian social media workshop in a strong new Michael Slackman piece in the ... Read More

North Korea, More Digital Than You Might Think

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 18 2011

In this month's Atlantic, Robert S. Boynton reports that Chinese tech cast-offs, thumb drives, radio, mobile phones are getting used by North Koreans and allies in South Korea and Japan to produce reports from inside the ... Read More

An Upside to the "Twitter Can't Topple Dictators" Genre?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 14 2011

Illustration of Hosni Mubarak by Robert Cadena Read More


BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 10 2011

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The Internet's Social Side

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 18 2011

Photo credit: DiaboloSpinner Read More

What Are the Costs, and Benefits, of Networked Giving?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 20 2010

Over on the New York Times, Stephanie Strom digs into the new suite of networked charitable giving platforms like Jumo, Facebook Causes, and Causecast. Is there added value in blending a networked, social approach to ... Read More

UPDATED: The Art of Anonymous

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, December 16 2010

Here's a look at some of the propaganda circulating around the Internet — largely from anonymous authors, natch — advocating for Anonymous or for Wikileaks. Source: Various (No Flash? Here's the Flickr set ... Read More