Pew Report: Teens still use Facebook and know about privacy settings… A Cyberculture roundup…

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy: New Survey Findings from Pew and the Berkman Center Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: “The Life and Times of a TV Show Piracy Release Group”, CISPA behind closed doors…

CISPA Debate Will Happen Behind Closed Doors from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick     The Life and Times of a TV Show Piracy Release Group from TorrentFreak by Andy In recent decades TV shows have become woven into the lives of hundreds of millions of people but it?s only been during the last few years … Read more

AJ Stream piece: “Cyber Wars”

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Flame: a cyber-weapon; Cultural impact on Facebook profile photo choices; 8% of Online Adults Use Twitter Every Day

Cyber-weapon Flame, “most complex malware ever,” identified by Kaspersky Lab from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin The Moscow-based security firm credited with solving various mysteries around Stuxnet and Duqu today announced the discovery of Flame, a data-stealing virus said to have lurked on thousands of computers in the Mideast for as long as 5 years. … Read more

The French Way: “Why You Can?t Say ?Twitter? Or ?Facebook? On French TV” and a massive cyberculture roundup…

Why You Can?t Say ?Twitter? Or ?Facebook? On French TV by Christina Warren Television and radio personalities in France can no longer say ?Twitter? or ?Facebook? on the air unless it?s in a news story about those specific companies, according to a decree from the French broadcasting authority CSA. The Facebook Effect on Relationships [INFOGRAPHIC] … Read more

Anonymous vs. HBGary. Al Jazeera piece on cyberwar. and a cyberculture roundup…

  Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar   A cyberwar is brewing, and Anonymous reprisal attacks on HBGary Federal shows how deep the war goes. Haroon Meer “Cyberwar” is a heavily loaded term, which conjures up Hollywood inspired images of hackers causing oil refineries to explode. Some security celebrities came out very strongly against the thought … Read more

An interview with Paul Virilio: Cyberwar, God And Television. And a cyberculture roundup.

Paul Virilio Cyberwar, God And Television: Interview with Paul Virilio from Continental Philosophy by Farhang Erfani Louise Wilson: First of all, I?d like to say that I approach your work as a visual artist. What?s Better than an ?Internet Kill Switch?? Regular Security Updates from Updates by chris The US government is deliberating about … Read more

as expected, “EU progress report criticizes pressure on Turkish press

EU progress report criticizes pressure on Turkish press from Hurriyet Dailynews Even though there is increasing open and free debate over sensitive issues such as minority rights, press freedom is still a problem in Turkey, according to an advance copy of the European Commission?s annual report about the country. Other areas of concern in the … Read more

“Europe simulates total cyber war

Europe simulates total cyber war from BBC News | Europe | World Edition A widespread simulated cyber attack is staged on European nations to test their cyber defences and responsiveness. EU to press for ‘right to be forgotten’ online from – Headline News Submitted by: muzd Posted at: 2010-11-05 13:31:42 See full post and … Read more

Berkman center presents: “A Tale of Two Blogospheres

A Tale of Two Blogospheres

from Berkman Center Newsfeed

The Berkman Center is pleased to announce the release of a new paper exploring U.S. political blogs:

A Tale of Two Blogospheres: Discursive Practices on the Left and the Right, by Yochai Benkler, Aaron Shaw, and Victoria Stodden

This paper compares the practices of discursive production and participation among top U.S. political blogs on the left, right, and center during the summer of 2008 and, based on qualitative coding of the top 155, finds evidence of an association between ideological affiliation and the technologies, institutions, and practices of participation across political blogs. Sites on the left adopt more participatory technical platforms; are comprised of significantly fewer sole-authored sites; include user blogs; maintain more fluid boundaries between secondary and primary content; include longer narrative and discussion posts; and (among the top half of the blogs in the papers’ sample) more often use blogs as platforms for mobilization as well as discursive production.

The variations observed between the left and right wings of the U.S. political blogosphere provide insights into how varied patterns of technological adoption and use within a single society may produce distinct effects on democracy and the public sphere. The study also suggests that the prevailing techniques of domain-based link analysis used to study the political blogosphere to date may have fundamental limitations.

To read the full abstract and download the paper, visit

Also, The Nation has published a piece about the study, as well as an interview with Yochai Benkler.

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BBC special on “the Virtual Revolution”

Making of the programme The Virtual Revolution’ was previously known as Digital Revolution (working title). It was also a radical change for BBC documentary making – an open and collaborative production, which asked the web audience to debate programme themes, suggest and send questions for interviewees, watch and comment on interview and graphics clips, and … Read more

“Open Access at Duke

Global Pulse 2010: An invitation to talk to decision makers online

from Global Voices Online by Lester Bolicenni

global_pulseFrom March 29 to 31, Global Pulse 2010 aims to gather over 20.000 individuals and representatives of organisations in an online conversation dealing with topics ranging from human development to science and technologies.

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When Erkan was working to re-active the blog, EP ceiling collapsed, Georgia and Russia conflict was resolved in a way…

The BBC's Emma Jane Kirby at the 2CV exhibition in Paris

One of France’s most iconic cars, the Citroen 2CV, is celebrating its 60th birthday this October. The BBC’s Emma Jane Kirby in Paris has been looking at how this vehicle revolutionised the French motor industry.


European Parliament ceiling collapses


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