Cyberculture roundup: “The FBI file of Steven Paul Jobs”; Path controversy;

The FBI file of Steven Paul Jobs

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin


Path Controversy Renews Social Media Privacy Debate

from Mashable! by Peter Pachal

Still No Pardon for Alan Turing; Watch the Film Breaking the Code

from Open Culture by Mike Springer
This week the British Government once again refused to pardon Alan Turing. One of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century, Turing laid the foundations for computer science and played a key role in breaking the Nazi Enigma code during World War II. In 1952 he was convicted of homosexuality. He killed himself two years later, after being chemically castrated by the government.


Patent Troll Claims Ownership of Interactive Web ? And Might Win

from Wired Top Stories by Joe Mullin


The State of Social Media Marketing Highlights: 5 Lessons from Social Marketing Leaders

from social media vb by mlewis1
With the evolution of social platforms? usage and capabilities, we are starting to see clear social marketing maturity patterns, driven by savvy social enterprises, who are setting best practices and are followed as best-in-class examples for companies starting with social.


What Do You Know? Examining the Big 4 Online Answer Sites

from social media vb by JasonBaer
Answer sites offer users the capability to be both the inquisitor and the expert. More often than not, in basic human interaction, we can answer each others? questions based on our own personal familiarity. We can achieve this on a massive scale using these Answer Sites.

Lady Gaga?s New Social Network Resembles Pinterest, Reddit [PICS]

from Mashable! by Brian Anthony Hernandez
Pop megastar Lady Gaga has pierced her powerful, digitally-willing paws deeper into the online world with the closed beta launch of her new social network.

Top 5 Social Sites for Film Fans

from Mashable! by Rob Lammle
If you ranted and raved about the recent Oscar nominations on Facebook, but none of your friends seemed to care, it?s time to either A) find new friends or B) find a social network that caters to your cinematic needs.
Here are five great sites that help you connect with film fans from all over the world.

Millions of Facebook?s ?Active Users? May Never Visit the Site [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Zoe Fox
On the first page of its IPO prospectus, Facebook claims 845 million monthly active users and 483 million daily active users.

Facebook Timeline: Disliked by the Masses [INFOGRAPHIC]

from Mashable! by Alissa Skelton
Facebook layout changes are rarely welcomed with open arms by the majority of users and Timeline has been no exception.


Has Klout Lost its Clout?

from Sysomos Blog by Mark Evans
Is it just me or is there less buzz these days about Klout?
From being the belle of the ball for both good and bad reasons, Klout seems to have settled into the background over the past month or so.
Maybe it?s because Klout, which rates a person?s digital influence, has become less of a novelty. In a world in which a service stays new and shiny for only so long, it could be that social media enthusiasts have already moved on to Pinterest, et al.


Are Twitter?s Censorship Policies Unacceptable?

from Sysomos Blog by Mark Evans

Over the past few weeks, the social media universe has been talking about Twitter?s new filtering initiatives. Twitter recently unveiled it can now filter tweets according to regional legislation. Did you just boil over with anger?


Elite Anti-Terror Police Went After Megaupload?s Kim Dotcom

from TorrentFreak by enigmax
Even after taking in the details of today?s 3Newz report several times, it is harder than ever to comprehend what happened at the Dotcom mansion last month.
We knew that dozens of police swooped on the location in helicopters and we knew they were armed. But what is even more unbelievable is that some of them were from the Special Tactics Group, New Zealand?s elite counter-terrorist force.

Top 10 Russian Web Startups of 2011

from CenterNetworks by Yakov Sadchikov

Yakov Sadchikov, President & CEO of visual search engine Quintura, has put together the following list of the top 10 Russian web startups for 2011.
In September 2011, Russia became the largest Internet market in Europe with 51 million online users. Who are the top emerging internet companies that disrupt the Russian market. Find out below a list of top 10 Russian web startups of 2011.

The lessons of Steve Jobs

from by Jason Kottke
At the end of this month Jeff Atwood is leaving Stack Exchange, a company he cofounded with Joel Spolsky. In a post on his blog, he explains why:
Startup life is hard on families. We just welcomed two new members into our family, and running as fast as you can isn’t sustainible for parents of multiple small children. The death of Steve Jobs, and his subsequent posthumous biography, highlighted the risks for a lot of folks. […] Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange have been wildly successful, but I finally realized that success at the cost of my children is not success. It is failure.

Russia: The Anonymous Hacks and Publishes E-mails of Pro-Kremlin Youth Group

from Global Voices Online by Alexey Sidorenko
Read The Guardian’s take on the so-called ?Potupchik-gate,? a series of scandals surfaced as a result of hacking and publishing of private inbox of Kristina Potupchik [ru], press-secretary of Nashi, notorious pro-Kremlin youth group. All hacks were published by twitter-user @OP_Russia who uses Anonymous symbolics. Representatives of Anonymous, previously never seen involved in Russian online politics, had also issued an Russian/English statement on the issue.


8 Brands That Benefit From Guest Blogging

from Social Media Examiner by Ann Smarty


Keep Your Audience on Its Tweet: 4 Keys to Building a Strong Social Following

from social media vb by hanelly
If the presidential election?coming to a polling place near you in November?is the nation?s foremost popularity contest (more than 65 million Americans voted for President Barack Obama in 2008) the ongoing battle for followers on Twitter, from a purely competitive standpoint, isn?t far behind.

Russia: The Anonymous Hacks and Publishes E-mails of Pro-Kremlin Youth Group

from Global Voices Online by Alexey Sidorenko
Read The Guardian’s take on the so-called ?Potupchik-gate,? a series of scandals surfaced as a result of hacking and publishing of private inbox of Kristina Potupchik [ru], press-secretary of Nashi, notorious pro-Kremlin youth group. All hacks were published by twitter-user @OP_Russia who uses Anonymous symbolics. Representatives of Anonymous, previously never seen involved in Russian online politics, had also issued an Russian/English statement on the issue.

Is Pinterest Pocketing Revenue by Tracking User-Generated Pins?

from Mashable! by Samantha Murphy

Hackers vow new Kremlin attacks

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
A group of Russian hackers has said it will continue to target pro-Kremlin supporters after publishing emails from a youth movement supporting the Russian government.

Pinterest for Bloggers

from About Web Logs
Pinterest is all the rage these days! If you haven’t heard of Pinterest or used it yet, you can learn all about the new visual social bookmarking tool in my

Online Dating: 7 Fun New Sites for Finding Your Match

from Mashable! by Sarah Kessler

Adults Like Facebook More Than Teens, Pew Says

from All Facebook by Jennifer Moire
The majority of adults, 85 percent, in a new study believe that visiting social networks like Facebook are a pleasant way to spend time.
The report was published today by Pew Research Center?s Internet & American Life project.
Among the study?s highlights are these numbers:

Pinterest: 10 reasons why it will be bigger than Twitter

from social media vb by adrianjohnson
I?d go as far to say that Pinterest will be bigger ? in terms of total users, not necessarily by influence ? than Twitter (which now has in excess of 100 million users ).

Digital Activism 101: Digital Activism?s Diversity

from The Meta-Activism Project by Mary C Joyce

Digital Activism 101 is a series of posts introducing key concepts to students and activists.


In the past two weeks the Digital Activism section of Global Voices Online featured a story about a Moroccan teenager brought to court for posting caricatures of the King on Facebook, digital video documentation of poor residents evicted in Brazil, and threats of hacking to free a political prisoner in Côte d?Ivoire. This is but a brief selection of the diversity of digital activism implementations around the world.  My last post in this series explained how digital tools have a limited number of functions that are useful to activists.  This post is about how those limited functions are used to create an astounding array of tactical implementations.

The Pirate Bay will fit on a ZIP cartridge

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
The Pirate Bay is making good on its long-announced plan of moving from hosting a torrent-tracker to hosting “magnet links” that allow BitTorrent file-sharing without a centralized tracker. This will vastly reduce the amount of data that TPB needs to store and serve, so much so that the entire TPB index will only be 90MB — a file that you could fit onto an original ZIP cartridge.

PHP Tutorial For Beginners ? Part 1

from Daily Blog Tips by Daniel Scocco
When I asked in the past if our readers would be interested in learning some programming concepts the vast majority said yes, especially if the concepts were focused around the PHP language. Recently I started playing around with PHP myself, so I decided to create a series of tutorials sharing the stuff. If you like this first part please let me know so I keep more coming.

Who Really Invented the Web? Texas Trial Questions Tim Berners-Lee [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Peter Pachal

Tim Berners-Lee, who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web, testified this week in a Texas courtroom against a company that claims it has a patent on the same technology.
The man who claims to have the patent on the ?interactive web? is Michael Doyle. His company, Eolas Technologies, has filed suit against many of the world?s biggest Internet companies ? including Google andYahoo ? over the case. Doyle?s lawyers say the companies owe him millions in royalty payments for using such common functions as watching online video or search suggestions pop up automatically when typing into a field.

How Facebook Timeline Could Help Political Pages

from All Facebook by Jennifer Moire

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

from Mashable! by Ann Smarty

Pinterest ? More Than Just a Pinboard

from social media vb by Alex Smith
What is the potential benefit for brands and their respective digital PR / social media agencies? Brands can achieve benefits from the network without even being on it as an official presence, the primary focus of Pinterest is content first and foremost.

What Social Network Is Your Target Demographic Using?

from Likeable Media – A Social Media and Word of Mouth Marketing Firm by Cara
By Cara Friedman With so many social networks to choose from, how are you supposed to know which one is best for your brand? The first question you should ask is, ?What are my customers using?? You may be really great on Facebook, but your target demographic spends most of their time on Google+. With

U.S. Wants You to Test Terrorist Tracking With Social Media Game [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Alissa Skelton
The U.S. government wants to more aggressively track terrorists on social media ? and it?s asking for your help.
The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Prague are sponsoring a social media gaming contest to test ways social media and open source data can be used to track terrorists and locate missing children.

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