“Syria crisis overshadows G20 summit… Turkey rushes to push for Syria…

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“Turkish gamers head to police after online characters stolen… Elif Bilgin, the winner of the Voter?s Choice Award…A cyberculture roundup…

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Cyberculture roundup: Microsoft buys Nokia… Increase in Tor browser usage…

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Cyberculture roundup: CISPA threat continues, Stop Cyber Spying Week, Google Drive,

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

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"Social and economic implications of Social Computing

Social and economic implications of Social Computing

The European Commission JRC, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
released a comprehensive report on social and economic implications of Social Computing [aka Web2.0, social media].

‘The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy’
(Eds.) Yves Punie, Wainer Lusoli, Clara Centeno, Gianluca Misuraca and David Broster
Authors: Kirsti Ala-Mutka, David Broster, Romina Cachia, Clara Centeno, Claudio Feijóo, Alexandra Haché, Stefano Kluzer, Sven Lindmark, Wainer Lusoli, Gianluca Misuraca, Corina Pascu, Yves Punie and José A. Valverde

Report: http://ftp.jrc.es/EURdoc/JRC54327.pdf
News release: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm?id=1410&obj_id=9410&dt_code=NWS&lang=en

This wide report covers different thematic areas. In addition to a cross-cutting analysis across areas in
Ch1: Key findings, Future Prospects and Policy Implications

It contains thematic analysis:

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