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Crowdsourcing democracy through social media

Today the citizens of Liberia will participate in just their second presidential election since the country emerged from a brutal civil war in 2003, and in such an environment the specter of violence or other ...

dateOct 11, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Young S. Africans 'use MXit to talk to strangers'

Three quarters of young people regularly talk to strangers on the South African social network MXit, raising concerns about the risks for young people on the mobile Internet, according to a study Tuesday.

dateOct 11, 2011 in Internet
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Communications overload

Jose Huitron had just hit the digital wall. Toggling between Facebook, Google, Twitter and a handful of other online communities, he found it hard to keep up with a constant barrage of tweets, texts and instant messages.

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Internet
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Forensics: A call for evidence

Many people today rely heavily on instant messaging services such as AIM, Windows Live Messenger and Google Talk for communications, and an increasing number of users are accessing these online chat services ...

dateJan 21, 2011 in Software
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