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Facebook Hate Groups Emerge as Casey Anthony Released from Jail

Cyber-bullying is a hot topic these days.  Many social networking sites have policies directed toward preventing cyber-bullying.  Facebook is one of those sites, having been the venue for several high profile bullying incidents recently .  Facebook’s policy directs victims of cyber-bullying to … Continue reading

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Facebook Launches Email Service, Finding Privacy Information Takes Some Digging

The folks over at everyone’s “favorite” social network, MySpace Facebook launched a new service on their site this week (as far as I can tell, it launched this weekend) called Facebook Messages.  The idea behind the service is to consolidate all … Continue reading

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Social Media Continue to Power Protests Around the World

It’s clear by now that social media alone did not topple Hosni Mubarak in Egypt or Zine al Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, but they played an important role in mobilizing support and spreading the word to others that they, … Continue reading

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Fascinating Dialog About the Future of Virtual Worlds from User’s Perspectives

I came across two blog posts that started a very interesting discussion.  The first post, from Mitch Wagner on Copper Robot, was called “Why I hardly ever go on Second Life anymore,” discussing, well, why he doesn’t go on Second … Continue reading

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Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

Is access to the Internet a universal human right that should be recognized by the United Nations?  This question, buzzing around the world this week, is certainly one that I hadn’t thought of at length until now, so I posed it to … Continue reading

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Egypt Shuts Off Internet and Phone Networks as Protests Continue

It is amazing to read about and watch the pro-democracy protests going on in Egypt right now.  Having been to Cairo and Alexandria just this past November, I recognize a number of the major areas where the protests are taking … Continue reading

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Labor and Employment Issues in Online Environments Increasing

It’s no secret that what happens online doesn’t stay online, especially when it comes to workplace and employment issues.  I’ve noticed a couple stories in recent bar journals where people have expressed surprise when real world laws follow people online, … Continue reading

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