Cyberculture roundup: “Kickstarter passes 50,000 successfully funded projects thanks to 5 million backers…”Google Media Tools..


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Online Dating & Relationships

One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of them have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.

Google Media Tools: a new intersection for newsgathering

The New York Times used Google+ Hangouts to interview U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about Syria?s chemical weapons. The Weather Channel used Google Earth to illustrate the damage of Superstorm Sandy through dramatic before and after satellite images and live YouTube video. And Svenska Dagbladet used the Google Maps API and crowdsourced information from readers to plot disparities in neighborhood mortgage rates, generating a meaningful debate in Sweden.

Analyzing Fake Content on Twitter During Boston Marathon Bombings

As iRevolution readers already know, the application of Information Forensics to social media is one of my primary areas of interest. So I?m always on the lookout for new and related studies, such as this one (PDF), which was just published by colleagues of mine in India. The study by Aditi Gupta et al. analyzes fake content shared on Twitter during the Boston Marathon Bombings earlier this year.

Kickstarter passes 50,000 successfully funded projects thanks to 5 million backers

Crowdsourcing site Kickstarter today revealed it has hit a new milestone: over 50,000 successfully funded projects. The company, which launched in April 2009, could not have pulled it off without its more than 5 million backers. Here are the latest stats:

A scientific guide to writing great headlines on Twitter, Facebook and your blog

This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.

Ever since we started Buffer a little over two years ago, people have been asking us about one question very specifically:

How can I write great headlines for social networks and my blog?


Making Money from Movie Streaming Sites, an Insider?s StoryThere are many ways to obtain unauthorized movies and TV shows online. BitTorrent is almost certainly the most popular, but in the past few years the rise of file-storage and streaming services has been difficult to ignore.

Giants such as and host links to all of the latest movies to view within a browser, but where does that content come from and how does it get there? What motivates people to contribute?

Snowden’s CIA career taught him that going through channels achieved nothing

In an interview with the NYT’s James Risen, Edward Snowden explains what was really going on back in his CIA days, when he was allegedly reprimanded for accessing systems he wasn’t supposed to see. It turns out Snowden had found a security vulnerability in their sensitive systems, which he reported through channels, got blown off for, and then kept pushing. In the end, the manager who had tried to cover up the vulnerability took revenge on Snowden by putting a black mark on his record.

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