Twitteristic Information Processing

NGOs and online news sources can use social media to set up a communication plan on the internet. There are various approaches to developing an influential presence on the web and many tools to choose from. Social networking and micro-blogging programs like Twitter, Jaiku, Prownce, and Plurk allow people to blurt bits of conversation, sharing […]

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Numbers: An accounting of the Egyptian blogosphere

Our good friend Magda Abu-Fadil, the director of the Journalism Training Program at the American University of Beirut, shares a link from startuparabia to a recently released report called “Egyptian Blogs: New Social Space.” The report, issued by the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), is available in Arabic. I’m wondering how the […]

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Social Media Stats

The inimitable Beth Kanter posted some new stats about usage trends in social networking. She also linked to a Flickr set of hers loaded with possibilities for illustrating adoption trends and other concepts related to the social web. The page itself, which she calls Social Media Research Snack Facts, will likely find its way into […]

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Movie Night, Blogging, Social Change, and Popcorn!

Join us for another fun Social Hour, hosted by RootSpace and the Social Media Exchange. This week: 1) Screening of a documentary on blogging in Lebanon (in Arabic), and discussion with the person who made it, journalist Ibrahim Arab (also speaking in Arabic). 2) A video lecture (only 20 mins, in English) by web futurist […]

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