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Facebook sends more traffic to broadcast sites than to newspaper sites

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Maria Conde

10 Types Of People Who Try To Quit Facebook? And Fail

from All Facebook by Neil Vidyarthi

Social Media Shapes Public Opinion

from Atlantic Community RSS-Feed
Interviews at DLD: Peter Berger of the website Suite101.com asserts that it is essential for governments to participate in social media. New media is making the spread of information across borders instantaneous

Open source software is evil?

from Digging Digitally by Francis Deblauwe

There are more worrying developments for open source software. It is becoming a(n unintended?) target of zealots in the copyright-to-the-absurd, shortsighted entertainment industry. Behind the curve as such attempts may be, this industry has enormous cloud in the US Congress and parliaments and governments around the world. The esteemed BBC that has now introduced commercials before showing video content also blocks certain open source video software from accessing their videos: ?? BBC ? has enabled SWF Verification for its catch-up Internet-video service. ? users of Open Source software (such as Xbox Media Center ? or XBMC) can no longer access videos from BBC?s iPlayer.?

IP Alliance says that encouraging free/open source makes you an enemy of the USA

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

The Future of the Internet IV

from Digging Digitally by Francis Deblauwe

A new report came out: The Future of the Internet IV, by J. Anderson and L. Rainie. It?s the 4th volume in this quasi-annual series (previous volumes also available online). This is an important study.

HTML5 Knocks Out Adobe Flash in Reader Vote

from Mashable! by Ben Parr

HTML5 in Wikipedia.

New U.S. Military Policy Opens Up Social Media to the Troops

from Mashable! by Ben Parr

Google Buzz: 5 Opportunities for Small Businesses

from Mashable! by Adam Ostrow

MAIN FOCUS: Hard times for Google | 25/02/2010

from euro|topics

Google is increasingly coming under fire in Europe. While the EU Commission investigates complaints from competitors, the Internet giant is also being accused of violating people’s private sphere. Europe’s press views the company’s development with a critical eye, but warns against attempts at censorship.

Google execs convicted in Italy for Down’s video

from EurActiv.com by Claire

PEJ report reveals 26% Americans access news on mobile devices

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Trafton Kenney

A report from the Pew Center‘s Project for Excellence in Journalism published Monday found that just over a quarter of Americans read news on their mobile devices.

QUOTES: More on Open Source Warfare in Pakistan

from Global Guerrillas by John Robb

Some excellent quotes on open source warfare in Pakistan from the NYTimes article, “Frustrated Strivers in Pakistan turn to Jihad.”  Note the argument that a failure to provide entry into, maintain, and improve the conditions of a middle class drives the adoption of insurgency (and likely one more comfortable with open source warfare methodologies).  On a contentious note, a similar failure in the US will likely serve as a driver for open insurgencies here if when they emerge.

Everything You Need to Know About LinkedIn

from Social Media Examiner by Ruth M. Shipley

Google’s SEO Report Card

from Google Webmaster Central Blog by Maile Ohye

Webmaster Level: All

How many of Google’s web pages use a descriptive title tag? Do we use description meta tags? Heading tags? While we always try to focus on the user, could our products use an SEO tune up? These are just some of the questions we set out to answer with Google’s SEO Report Card.

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