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Adam Bohannon

The Alternative's alternative | open Democracy News Analysis - 0 views

  • Meier has found that an increase in cell-phone availability increases the likelihood (at least perceived by the public) that the government might be overthrown by violent means.
    • Adam Bohannon
       
      What exactly does this mean? "At least perceived by the public"? That where cell-phone availability is high, the public perceives violent anti-government protest? Or that it is *actually* more likely to happen?
  • Meier has found that an increase in cell-phone availability increases the likelihood (at least perceived by the public) that the government might be overthrown by violent means.
    • Adam Bohannon
       
      What exactly does this mean? "At least perceived by the public"? That where cell-phone availability is high, the public perceives violent anti-government protest as more likely happen? Or that it is *actually* more likely to happen?
Mike Wesch

Stewart and the Twits : CJR - 0 views

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    comment on relevance and significance at 4:00
Mike Wesch

Arab Media: The Web 2.0 Revolution - 0 views

  • The Cairo News Company, which provided satellite services and equipment for Al Jazeera, the BBC and CNN, was raided by police after it transmitted footage of the food riots.
  • But new media applications were changing the rules. This was demonstrated by the arrest of a journalism student from Berkeley named James Karl Buck, who was detained along with his Egyptian interpreter as he photographed a street protest. Buck used the Twitter application on his cell phone to send a snapshot of himself and the text message “arrested” to a list serve of his contacts. His friends used the message to prompt intervention from Berkeley and the U.S. consulate. Buck was soon able to Twitter the word “free,” and mounted an online campaign to release his interpreter.
  • police finally located him and tortured him for his Facebook password and names of the other group members (the vast majority of which he didn’t know).
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  • But in the United States, many would-be activists have been frustrated by the gap between an online click and concrete participation. Facebook groups and causes often swell, crest and dissipate without leaving a mark on the outside world. 
  • As of August 5, 2008, Facebook listed 484,137 members in the Egypt Network. The 6 April group was alive and well with 72,274 members (six of them new).
  • There are still important differences in the way content is generated as well. The print tradition of knowledge creation tends to require more research, reflection and refinement in the process of transforming an idea from impulse to public distribution. The online environment encourages instant, reflexive responses. So the Internet as we know it has two powerful functions: as conveyor of its own immediate data, and as an extraordinary portal to traditional repositories of knowledge: the published books, reports, journalism, legal briefs and scholarly articles.
  • The Arab world has had a fundamentally different relationship to print culture, and modern published resources are sorely lacking.
Jessica Rittenhouse

David Price: The Leaky Ship of Human Terrain Systems - 0 views

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    This was sent to another group I'm in, but I found the mention of wikileaks being used as an anonymous way of criticizing the Human Terrain Systems to be very interesting, and thought that, as students of anthropology, as well as students studying such phenomena as wikileaks.com, we could benefit from this article.
Leschia M

YouTube - Your Online Identity: On The Line - 6: Authentication - 0 views

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    A production of interpersonal.tv, this presentation of the MIT ECAP features Dazza Greenwood of the MIT Media Lab explaining identity, the privacy and innovation problems and prospects and calling for an Identity Bill of Rights.
scross

Wikileaks - Wikileaks - 0 views

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    wikileaks website. From the page: "Disclosed documents are classified, censored or otherwise opaque to the public record. We rely on readers to alert their communities and press to the revelations here. Go to it!"
Mike Wesch

YouTube - ANONYMOUS - The online community needs your help - 0 views

  • Anonymous is NOT your personal Army
  • Major bullshit. You know nothing bout ANON. Unplug yourself from the mainstream media shit and do some research before opening up your mouth.
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