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Revolutionizing Revolutions: Virtual Collective Consciousness and the Arab Spring

Yousri Marzouki | Posted 09.16.2012 | Technology
Yousri Marzouki

Discussions about the influence of social media often remind those on the impact of TV in the 1980s: Everyone has an opinion, some have statistics, and a few others are trying to understand the psychological and sociological mechanisms that lie beneath.

Changing the Face(book) of Social Activism

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology
Mark Pfeifle

While true that "slacktavism," online bullying, and unprecedented threats to our privacy are challenges, few could argue that social media has not vastly facilitated political involvement. The results have been impressive, if not always as dramatic as the Arab Spring.

Understanding the Global Revolution

James Denselow | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
James Denselow

Ross'earlier work, Independent Diplomat , was an exorcism of his institutional past while his latest effort is a far more ambitious attempt to outline a better future for global governance.

20 Big Ideas for 2012, Part Two

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
Don Tapscott

What will happen in 2012? In the spirit of the aphorism "The future is not something to be predicted, it's something to be achieved," let me suggest 20 transformations.

The Tweets Of Our Lives

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Technology

2011 was a big year for Twitter. In September, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo revealed that the number of tweets per day had increased 110 percent since the...

Media Freedom and Ethics Challenge Reporters, Bring Out the Worst in Oppressive Regimes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The latest crackdown in Egypt, the ongoing obfuscation in Syria, the security whip being cracked in Bahrain, and social media blackouts here and there, are all examples of regimes fearing exposure of their repressive actions.