The decision by Egyptian officials to virtually shut down Internet access to the country Friday marked an audacious escalation in the battle between authoritarian governments and tech-savvy protesters. It was also a direct challenge to the Obama administration’s attempts to ...Read the article at The Washington Post
LinkedIn has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, setting the stage for the professional-focused social networking site to go public. Though the company does not reveal a price, number of shares, or date for its offering, ...Read the article at Mashable
NEW YORK (TheStreet — Financial firms that embrace social media now can get the inside track on the competition as most companies resist using the tools. According to a recent report by Aite Group, 84% of advisor firms prohibit the ...Read the article at The Street
BlackBerry Internet access has been reportedly blocked in Egypt on the third day of violent protests calling for political reform in the country. On Tuesday, Twitter and Facebook were blocked by the Egyptian government, which has been run by President ...Read the article at Los Angeles Times
Even the legendary Father of Cyberpunk, William Gibson shuns it: I was never interested in Facebook or MySpace because the environment seemed too top-down mediated. They feel like malls to me. But Twitter actually feels like the street. You can ...
Malcolm Gladwell’s recent New Yorker piece: Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted is being hailed as “a stinging takedown of social networks as vehicles for meaningful political and social action” (Frank Rich, NYT). While social media is undeniably over-hyped ...