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Muslim Brotherhood Teaches a Lesson in Elections in the Age of Twitter and Google Spreadsheets

from technosociology by zeynep
Shortly after the announcement that Mohamed Morsi had won Egypt?s presidential elections, political scientist Marc Lynch asks a very good question:
Indeed, ex-president Hosni Mobarak had handily ?won? the ?elections? in 1987, 1993, 1999 and 2005, going to a mere 88% of the vote from a more proper 97% in 1987. The same apparatus that ?won? Mobarak?s previous elections was in charge of most of the electoral machinery of the 2012 elections. It?s true that a major uprising|revolution|coup|spring [pick the term that least offends you] happened in 2011,  but attempts at election fixing post-uprising would certainly not be the first or the last time.


Teens Choosing Tumblr, Foursquare Over Facebook

from All Facebook by Justin Lafferty


WikiLeaks, meet ObamaLeaks

from washingtonpost.com – Op-Ed Columns by Marc A. Thiessen
Imagine there was an organization that serially leaked the nation?s most highly protected secrets ? exposing intelligence sources and methods, and sharing classified information with the press that put lives at risk.
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Nearly One-Quarter Of Top 10,000 Websites Have Facebook Integration

from All Facebook by Justin Lafferty


Linus Torvalds Gives Nvidia the Finger. Literally

from Wired Top Stories by Caleb Garling
Linux creator Linus Torvalds isn’t happy with Nvidia. And he wants you to know it. Late last week, at a hacker meetup in Finland, Torvalds laid into Nvidia, calling it “the single worst company” the Linux developer community has ever dealt with, complaining that the chipmaker doesn’t do as much as it could to ensure that its hardware plays nicely with his open source operating system. He even turned to the camera filming the event, flipped the company the proverbial bird, and dropped the proverbial F bomb.

CAPTCHA showing flaws according to Imperva report, but let?s not give it up just yet

from The Next Web by Jamillah Knowles


Libraries, patrons, and e-books

from Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports
12% of e-book readers have borrowed an e-book from a library. Those who use libraries are pretty heavy readers, but most are not aware they can borrow e-books.

Nearly 40% of libraries will let you check out an e-reader, as ebook penetration soars

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

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