Posts Tagged ‘ Twitter ’

Voyage across infinity

September 18, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Voyage across infinity

Voyager 1, the little plutonium-powered spacecraft launched 36 years ago by NASA and equipped with primitive technology by today’s standards
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Twitter’s censorship is a grey box of shame, but not for Twitter

January 29, 2012
Paul Smalera
Twitter’s censorship is a grey box of shame, but not for Twitter

Twitter’s announcement this week that it was going to enable country-specific censorship of posts is arousing fury around the Internet. Commentators, activists, protesters and netizens have said it’s “very bad news” and claim to be “#outraged”.
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In 2011, the revolution was tweeted

January 2, 2012
Chrystia Freeland
In 2011, the revolution was tweeted

2011 was a good year for protest and a bad year for government. 2012 will be a good year for both if our political leaders can figure out the connection.
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On the push towards censorship on social media

December 7, 2011
Shafquat Rabbee
On the push towards censorship on social media

Recently, the so-called “social media” has created quite a bit of trouble for various governments across the globe. The still on-going “Arab Spring” in the Middle East and the “Occupy Movements” around the world are testament to such “trouble” created and nurtured by the social media.
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Did Twitter slay Murdoch’s News of the World?

July 16, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Did Twitter slay Murdoch’s News of the World?

Rupert Murdoch, the world’s most powerful media tycoon is himself making news — news he could do without. A man whose style of business has made him a very rich, powerful and much despised, he is now fighting for the survival of his empire.
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