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  • Shunning Facebook, and Living to Tell About It

    12/13/2011 8:15:43 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 60 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12-13-2011 | JENNA WORTHAM
    Tyson Balcomb quit Facebook after a chance encounter on an elevator. He found himself standing next to a woman he had never met — yet through Facebook he knew what her older brother looked like, that she was from a tiny island off the coast of Washington and that she had recently visited the Space Needle in Seattle. “I knew all these things about her, but I’d never even talked to her,” said Mr. Balcomb, a pre-med student in Oregon who had some real-life friends in common with the woman. “At that point I thought, maybe this is a little...
  • The 'Angry Arab' Goes Mad

    12/08/2011 1:04:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 12/8/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    As'ad AbuKahlil—a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus—spoke last month at a day-long "teach-in" at the University of California, Berkeley titled, "Building Solidarity with the Arab Spring." It consisted of a number of "workshop sessions" at the Valley Life Sciences Building, followed by a "plenary session" at the Multicultural Center, and was co-sponsored by the Arab Resource Organizing Committee, the Berkeley Muslim Students Association PAC, the International Socialist Organization, and the Syrian American Council. AbuKhalil's workshop on "The U.S. and the Arab Uprising" was held in a tiny, hot, windowless room filled with students wearing hijabs and keffiyehs....
  • Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media...

    12/05/2011 5:27:07 PM PST · by Cindy · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Quote: Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Dec 6, 2011 2:00pm On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence will hold a hearing entitled "Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation." The Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Witnesses Mr. Evan F. Kohlmann Flashpoint Global Partners Mr. William McCants Analyst Analyst for the Center for Naval...
  • British embassy in Iran attacked by protesters

    11/29/2011 5:36:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/29/11 | Damien McElroy
    Iranian protesters broke into the British embassy compound in Tehran, tearing down the flag and looting a portrait of The Queen. British officials said they were urgently trying to establish whereabouts of staff and the scope of the threat unleashed by the breach. Iranian hardliners had called for a demonstration against the embassy yesterday after the country adopted a law requiring the regime to throw out the British ambassador. Reports from the scene said that security forces had failed to secure the site as dozens of students stormed the British Embassy, bringing down the union flag and throwing documents from...
  • Man arrested for Facebook comment threatening Gov. Haley's life

    11/23/2011 3:28:11 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 28 replies
    WIS TV ^ | November 23, 2011 | Logan Smith
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A South Carolina man is accused of threatening the life of Gov. Nikki Haley on Facebook, but he claims he was only making a point about free speech. When 26-year-old Nathan Shafer heard about the arrests of 19 Occupy Columbia members outside the State House last Wednesday, he did what lots of people do when they get angry -- he vented about it on the Internet. He saw Gov. Haley's Facebook post about the arrests and Haley's comment that she "appreciate[s] freedom of speech," and that's when authorities say Shafer crossed the line. "I hope someone...
  • Special report: The golden age of opposition research

    11/14/2011 2:46:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2011 | Timothy Reid
    .........American Bridge is typical of the new reality. It was founded in November 2010, after the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case opened the door to "SuperPACs," political action committees that are able to raise unlimited amounts of anonymous money to craft attack and advocacy ads during campaigns. The fledgling Democratic research organization now has 15 trackers nationwide filming GOP candidates for Congress and the White House and 25 researchers in Washington poring over this footage and pushing it out to the public. "The fastest way to disseminate information is through social media, such as Twitter and Facebook,"...
  • Study: New grads prefer Facebook access to higher salary

    11/10/2011 5:50:32 PM PST · by matt1234 · 27 replies ^ | November 09, 2011 | CASSANDRA GARRISON
    New grads are facing the highest unemployment rate that they've ever had to deal with. It's no wonder we are hearing cries on the subject from the early 20's crowd, including many protesters down at Occupy Wall Street. A new study, though, could raise some eyebrows over their priorities when it comes to careers. --SNIP-- About 56 percent of the 2,800 students and young professionals polled across the globe are so turned off by the idea of logging out that they would most likely turn down or ignore a job offer from a company that banned those social networking sites....
  • How HR Finds Jobs For Social Media, SEO, Integrated Marketing Professionals

    11/09/2011 7:40:21 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | November 8, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    How HR Finds Jobs For Social Media, SEO, Integrated Marketing Professionals By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York, NY --- November 8, 2011 .... As social media becomes the most powerful means for communication with over 700 million members just on Facebook, the challenge for HR to secure integrated marketing professionals increases. In fact, it has become almost a nightmare to find a true, social media professional who understands the entire digital marketing forest and not just the trees. Many human resource professionals question as to why it is so difficult to find qualified social media professionals, let alone...
  • Deleting Online Jihad on Twitter: The Case of British Jihadi Anjem Choudary - Tweeting...

    11/06/2011 12:07:25 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies - Report ^ | November 4, 2011 | Steven Stalinsky
    SNIPPET: "British Jihadi Anjem Choudary Tweets On March 19, 2011, British jihadi Anjem Choudary, spokesman for the banned Islam4UK organization, co-founder of Al-Muhajiroun, and spiritual advisor to the UK Islamist group Muslims Against Crusades (MAC),[18] launched a Twitter account and began tweeting. MAC made headlines last week for threatening a British MP who subsequently called on their activities to be closely monitored by law enforcement.[19] According to his Twitter account, Choudary is "a Muslim who believes that Islam is something we must believe in (Tawheed), live by (Shari'ah) and struggle and sacrifice for (by way of Daw'ah and Jihad)."[20] In...
  • Social Networks & The Online Jihad

    10/31/2011 1:38:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 51 replies
    World ^ | October 26, 2011 | Posted by Candice Lanier
    SNIPPET: "In July, the British government warned that Al Qaeda’s exploitation of social networking websites is on the rise." SNIPPET: "The massive and multifarious network of websites and social media has presented a challenge to authorities in trying to combat it. Additionally, civil liberty concerns have conflicted with government efforts to spy on communications. Reducing terrorist activity on social media sites has been particularly difficult because users have adopted new forms of communication to conform with the new formats. Many Arabic speakers on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites use Arabizi, a form of colloquial Arabic written in the Latin...
  • Hey Lady Gaga, Kids Have a Time-Tested Answer for Bullies: Punch Them in the Mouth

    09/27/2011 10:13:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/27/2011 | John Hawkins
    The sad case of Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old gay kid who committed suicide after being bullied, has inspired Lady Gaga to try to get involved in the situation. She’s insisting that bullying be made illegal. Since she’s a spoiled pop star suggesting an idea that’s about as sensible as wearing a meat suit, she probably won’t have much luck with it. And she certainly shouldn’t.That being said, I have more empathy for Jamey Rodemeyer and other kids like him because I was bullied in high school and can tell you that it’s a horrible experience. Not only are you afraid...
  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • Steve Jobs Illustrates Age Discrimination by HR Employment Recruiters In High Tech Unwarranted

    10/06/2011 9:13:58 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 48 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | October 7, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Steve Jobs Illustrates Age Discrimination by HR Employment Recruiters In High Tech, Social Media Unwarranted By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Ra'anana, Israel --- October 7, 2011 .... If Steve Jobs answered an ad today for work on or chances are he would never even get a response. At the age of 56 he would be deemed a dinosaur who would be completely out of touch with modern technology and integrated marketing channels. That at 56, he would be lucky if he was using email. HR and executive recruiters in high tech, SEO, social media and digital marketing...
  • Another Bomb Found at Church in Indonesia

    10/03/2011 1:35:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    Christian ^ | September 26, 2011, 04:59 pm ED | Anugrah Kumar
    SNIPPET: "A day after a suicide bomb attack wounded 28 at a church in Indonesia..." SNIPPET: "While a suicide bomber struck Sepenuh Injil Bethel Church (translated as "Bethel Full Gospel Church") in Solo City in Central Java province Sunday morning, police found another bomb in front of Maranatha church in Ambon Island, the capital of Maluku province, Monday. "This is in a series of bombs that we found there [in Ambon]," the Jakarta Globe newspaper quoted National Police spokesman Anton Bachrul Alam as saying. "All are homemade bombs, they are all similar. So the maker is the same.""
  • Facebook tracking prompts calls for FTC investigation (tracks you even when logged off)

    09/30/2011 5:20:57 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/29/11 | Dina ElBoghdady and Hayley Tsukayama
    Facebook’s use of software that enables it to track users’ online activity after they log off of the social-networking site came under scrutiny in Washington this week, with lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups demanding a federal investigation. In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.) wrote that Facebook’s use of “cookie” software should be investigated under the “unfair and deceptive acts” clause of the agency’s mandate. “When people log out of Facebook, they are under the expectation that Facebook is no longer monitoring their activities,” wrote the congressmen, who chair the...
  • Arrest made in plot to blow up Baltimore-area military recruiting center

    12/08/2010 1:10:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    LA Times/Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/8/10 | Justin Fenton and Tricia Bishop
    A 21-year-old Baltimore man has been arrested for attempting to blow up a military recruitment center in Catonsville with a fake bomb supplied by federal agents. Federal authorities say Antonio Martinez, also known as Muhammad Hussain, attempted to detonate what he believed to be a vehicle bomb this morning at the Armed Forces Career Center in the 5400 block of Baltimore National Pike. Court records paint Martinez as obsessed with Jihad and intent on punishing the military. He praised Nidal Hassan, the U.S. Army major who killed 13 people at Fort Hood, and discussed obtaining weapons and shooting up military...
  • Obama campaign increasingly turns to technology

    09/25/2011 12:11:36 PM PDT · by thecodont · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Sunday, September 25, 2011 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    President Obama has Twittered, Googled and Facebooked millions of American voters at his town hall meetings in collaboration with those companies, and this week he will visit another Bay Area technology firm to push his jobs message. Obama's stop Monday in Mountain View to star at a town hall at the headquarters of social networking site LinkedIn is the first of two tech-related events planned by the White House. On Wednesday, Obama will participate with Yahoo in what's billed as "the first-ever Hispanic-focused online roundtable" at the White House. The public LinkedIn event comes at the close of Obama's two-day...
  • Spain Arrests Cuban for Alleged Links to al-Qaida

    09/22/2011 2:05:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    (AP) via - THE DAILY NEWS ^ | Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:14 am | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The Interior Ministry says Spanish police have arrested a Cuban man suspected of belonging to al-Qaida. A ministry statement says the man was detained Monday on the Mediterranean Island of Mallorca."
  • Salafist Preacher and Internet Activist Indicted in Germany

    09/17/2011 2:54:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | September 13, 2011 | Aaron Weisburd
    "Salafist preacher and Internet activist indicted in Germany" September 13, 2011 SNIPPET: "Ibrahim Abou-Nagie, a salafi/jihadi preacher very active online, has been indicted in Cologne, Germany. Abou-Nagie, together with Abu Dujana of Bonn, operate as Die Wahre Religion (The True Religion). They are cited in multiple cases including those of the now-deceased Bekkay Harrach, and more recently Robert M. (arrested with an associate attempting to enter Britain whilst in possession of jihadist materials including Inspire magazine), not to mention Arid Uka, the Frankfurt shooter:"
  • Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users

    09/14/2011 3:04:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/14/2011 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Two bodies dangling from a pedestrian bridge in the border town of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, created an image as gruesome as any in the four years of the country's offensive against the drug cartels. A man and a woman, both in their early 20s, were left hanging like cuts of meat. The woman was hogtied and disemboweled, her intestines protruding from three deep cuts on her abdomen. She was then hung from the bridge by her feet and hands, topless. The bloodied man was suspended next to her by his hands, his right shoulder severed so deeply you...
  • Shoot First, Blog Later: Roger, Breitbart & Top Web Journos Go Shooting With Texas Gov. Rick Perry

    08/27/2011 11:14:22 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    youtube - PJTV ^ | 11 Aug 2011 | n/a
    Down at the local firing range. Governor Rick Perry has a posse of bloggers bearing arms and using them. Roger Simon talks to Andrew Breitbart, Patrick Ruffini, and more.
  • Taming the Mob--Are social media and civil liberties on a collision course?

    08/16/2011 4:41:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 16th, 2011 | Arnold Ahlert
    In the midst of the uprisings known as the Arab Spring, one of the recurring tactics used by repressive regimes to prevent widespread demonstrations was to cut off cell phone service and shut down social media sites. Thus, there is more than a hint of irony surrounding the decision last Thursday by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials to cut off underground cell phone service at several train stations. The reason for the cutoff? To disrupt the coordination of a flash mob aiming to interrupt train service as a protest for the killing of a 45-year-old man by BART transit...
  • Social media used to spread Britain's riots

    08/09/2011 4:12:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/9/11 | Paisley Dodds and Raphael G. Sattler - ap
    LONDON (AP) — Some of the text messages read like real-time rallying calls for rioters. "If you're down for making money, we're about to go hard in east London," one looter messaged before the violence spread. Others direct troublemakers to areas of untapped riches — stores selling expensive stereo equipment, designer clothes, alcohol and bicycles. ... Encrypted messages sent via BlackBerrys are being used by mobs to encourage rioting across Britain — mayhem born of an incendiary mixture of conditions that converged during Europe's sleepy summer vacation season.
  • Islamic extremist whose internet posts inspired by woman who stabbed MP Timms jailed for 12 yrs.(UK)

    07/29/2011 4:20:06 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 8 replies
    DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 29th July 2011
    Full Title: Islamic extremist whose internet posts were inspired by woman who stabbed MP Stephen Timms is jailed for 12 Years An IT graduate who posted messages on an Islamic extremist website calling on Muslims to attack British MPs who voted in favour of the war in Iraq was today jailed for 12 years. Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, 24, put the posts on US-based a day after a Muslim woman had been jailed for trying to murder a senior Labour MP. He listed named pro-war politicians on the website and urged other would-be fanatics to 'raise the knife of jihad'...
  • Whither the jihadi forums?

    08/01/2011 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 114 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 1, 2011 | n/a "Whither the jihadi forums?" SNIPPET: "There are currently only three jihadi forums that are sufficiently active and well-connected to be of any interest whatsoever. Why we claim to be on the verge of defeating al-Qaida while simultaneously watching passively as they use these forums to regroup and regenerate is beyond me. These are the forums three: • al-Fidaa, a forum created by al-Qaida core. That it is directly linked to al-Qaida by definition moves it to the top of the list. Current membership: 2,462, all of whom can be considered "active" if only because they just joined the forum....
  • Facebook and Twitter creating vain self-obsessed people with child-like need for feedback

    07/30/2011 7:40:57 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 100 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 30th July 2011 | Sarah Harris
    Facebook and Twitter have created a generation obsessed with themselves, who have short attention spans and a childlike desire for constant feedback on their lives, a top scientist believes. Baroness Greenfield, professor of pharmacology at Oxford University, believes the growth of internet 'friendships' could effectively 'rewire' the brain. This can result in reduced concentration, a need for instant gratification and poor non-verbal skills, such as the ability to make eye contact during conversations. Baroness Greenfield, former director of research body the Royal Institution, said: 'What concerns me is the banality of so much that goes out on Twitter. 'Why should...
  • West Palm Beach teen had party after slaying parents, police said

    07/19/2011 6:09:34 AM PDT · by LRS · 33 replies ^ | July 19, 2011 | Associated Press
    WEST PALM BEACH -- A Florida teen is accused of posting a Facebook invite for a house party, killing his parents with a hammer and then hosting dozens of people while the adults' bludgeoned bodies were locked in the master bedroom.
  • White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

    07/11/2011 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.A conference convened last month by the Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut Tahrir in Chicago cheered the fall of secular governments in the Middle East and the political rise of groups advocating for the re-imposition of Islamic law and the revival of the global caliphate, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The speakers at the conference also endorsed a similar program in the West, particularly America.One of the attendees at the conference is doing his part to make that dream of Islamic rule in America a reality.Devin Zentmyer, who also goes by his...
  • Smear Tactics Will Discredit Perpetrator, Not Reputation Of Target

    07/08/2011 12:49:55 PM PDT · by Martin_Schmidt · 2 replies ^ | 07/07/2011 | S. Rossie
    "Swift justice demands more than just swiftness." When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart penned those words from the bench in 1958, there wasn't much chance he could have envisioned how quick "swift" could be 53 years later. Nor could he have imagined that swiftness — not necessarily in a legal sense, but in one every bit as important: Reputation. The fact is, throughout history, it has always behooved people to rectify misconceptions or misrepresentations of their character or reputation as quickly as the message spreads. The longer a falsehood permeates the public discourse — even if the truth eventually...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/05/2011 2:36:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing." SNIPPET: "The real challenge is threat assessment." SNIPPET: "V. These are questions I ask about any jihadi online: • Where are they? • Who do they know? • What have they downloaded? • What have they uploaded? • What communities have they joined? • What sites are they involved in operating? VI....
  • Suhail Shanti, Suspect in 1983 Murder, Caught at Border...

    06/28/2011 12:49:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SEATTLE ^ | June 27, 2011, 4:23 pm | by Jonathan Walczak
    SNIPPET: "Shanti was arrested by u.s. Customs and Border Protection in Blaine, Wash. ..." SNIPPET: "Both were from Morocco. It's unclear why Shanti would need to jump the border so often. But a LinkedIn account listed in Shanti's name lists a string of jobs in Canada, Dubai, and Jordan, so it may have been work-related."
  • Michael Silence: Raid over loan chided

    06/16/2011 8:44:51 AM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 20 replies
    Knox News ^ | June 12, 2011 | Michael Silence
    Sometimes big deals get little play, unless you follow social media. It seems some federal agents last week broke down a California man's door and removed him and his three children, ages 3, 7 and 11. According to News10/KXTV in Stockton, Calif., a SWAT team around 6 a.m. Tuesday broke down Kenneth Wright's door, removed him and his children, and searched the house. As it turns out, according to the report, they were from the U.S. Department of Education attempting to collect on his wife's defaulted student loan. "The U.S. Department of Education issued the search and called in the...
  • Hartford PR SEO Social Media Marketing Group To Attend CT Business Expo

    06/07/2011 9:14:15 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | June 7, 2011 | Herb Brandon
    Hartford PR SEO Social Media Marketing Group To Attend CT Business Expo By Herb Brandon Israel News Agency Hartford, CT ---- June 7, 2011 .... The Hartford PR SEO Social Media Marketing Group has announced that it will be attending the CT Business Expo in Hartford, Connecticut on June 9. and have been providing Internet marketing, digital PR, SEO and social media services since 1995. The Leyden Digital PR, SEO, Social Media Group, which owns and operates and is credited for creating some of the first commercial, governmental and news Websites on the Web. The Leyden...
  • Palin Growing 10 Times Faster Than Rivals on Social Media [Analysis]

    04/27/2011 3:02:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    OhMyGov! ^ | April 27, 2011 | Mark Malseed and Alex Salta
    Can anyone or anything stop the social media juggernaut that is Sarah Palin? An analysis by OhMyGov of social media activity during the early stages of the 2012 campaign reveals that Palin can do no wrong when it comes to Facebook and Twitter. Palin's social media fan growth so far in 2011 outshines that of any other GOP contender, declared or rumored, in many cases by a factor of 10. And she doesn't need to be part of the day's big story to experience continued rapid growth. The former Alaska governor has gained momentum in a number of unexpected situations....
  • Social Media Overload: Help!

    04/20/2011 9:35:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/20/11 | Tom Dunlap - PCWorld
    Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks have been dominating the news lately: President Obama launched his reelection campaign with an underwhelming Facebook app, we read a chilling report about "Facebook Depression," and multiple stories have tracked what Charlie Sheen or Miley Cyrus (who's back on Twitter!) is tweeting about. But isn't Facebook and Twitter always in the news these days? The media's love affair with social media knows no bounds--and it's out of control, if you ask me. It feels as though our social media obsession has reached some kind of tipping point. Am I alone in my disapprobation...
  • Father charged with child abuse after coaching his son through bare knuckle fist fight with bully

    04/19/2011 9:16:18 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 19 April 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    A father has been charged with child abuse after encouraging his son to fight with a school bully, encouraging him to 'slam his head on the ground'. Philip Scott Struthers, from Florida, was arrested and ordered by a judge to stay away from his children after a video showing him screaming at his son to viscously fight with another was given to police. The video shows the 41-year-old coaching Jake, 16, through the fist fight and giving him orders like: 'Punch his eyes out...Slam his head on the ground.' He was arrested and charged with child abuse and contributing to...
  • Facebook looks to cash in on user data (silence is golden)

    04/17/2011 9:17:09 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 63 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4-17-11 | Jessica Guynn
    Profiles, status updates and messages all include a mother lode of voluntarily provided information. The social media site is using it to help advertisers find exactly who they want to reach. Privacy watchdogs are aghast. ### Julee Morrison has been obsessed with Bon Jovi since she was a teenager. So when paid ads for fan sites started popping up on the 41-year-old Salt Lake City blogger's Facebook page, she was thrilled. She described herself as a "clicking fool," perusing videos and photos of the New Jersey rockers. Then it dawned on Morrison why all those Bon Jovi ads appeared every...
  • 2012 presidential candidates `friend' social media

    04/17/2011 9:09:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/17/11 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    NEW YORK – Republican Tim Pawlenty disclosed his 2012 presidential aspirations on Facebook. Rival Mitt Romney did it with a tweet. President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election bid with a digital video emailed to the 13 million online backers who helped power his historic campaign in 2008. Welcome to The Social Network, presidential campaign edition. The candidates and contenders have embraced the Internet to far greater degrees than previous White House campaigns, communicating directly with voters on platforms where they work and play. If Obama's online army helped define the last campaign and Howard Dean's Internet fundraising revolutionized the...
  • How Liberalism Will Kill Google and Facebook

    04/11/2011 9:32:29 AM PDT · by UltraConservative · 23 replies ^ | April 11, 2011 | Ben Shapiro
    On April 5, President Obama kicked off his newly-minted presidential campaign by announcing that he would be conducting a “Facebook town hall” event streaming live via the website and via the White House website on April 20. Just to ensure that the Facebook audience recognizes that this isn’t merely another media appearance but an endorsement of Obama by the Facebook executives, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg quizzed Obama before an audience of over 1,000 Facebook employees and other internet mavens. The recorded result will be chopped up and distributed via Facebook and the White House...
  • Obama to hold Facebook town hall... (FB sucks up to BO)

    04/06/2011 6:49:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/6/11 | Mike Swift
    Hoping to grab some high-tech luster and begin filling the campaign war chest he'll need in 2012, President Barack Obama will visit Facebook this month for an online town hall event with CEO Mark Zuckerberg before going to San Francisco for a series of pricey fundraisers, including a $35,800-a-plate dinner hosted by CEO Marc Benioff.
  • Is A Certain Social Network Practicing Political Censorship? (Vanity)

    04/03/2011 6:42:02 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 14 replies
    04/03/2011 | Rational Thought
    I use a certain large Social Networking site for most of the usual stuff; keeping up with family and friends and posting an occasional article which interests me. A few days ago, I posted a link to a Blog regarding the Obama Birth Certificate. Nothing offensive, just a story regarding what's been documented, what's been said and inconsistencies in the Obama past. The link had the normal amount of responses, nothing out of the ordinary. The next day, I signed on to my account and the post I made had vanished, comments and all, just like it was never there....
  • Top 10 Reasons George Soros is Dangerous

    04/02/2011 4:34:49 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 2, 2011 | Human Events
    Human Events’ readers, in an online poll, recently voted billionaire financier George Soros “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” Here are the Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous1. Gives billions to left-wing causes: Soros started the Open Society Institute in 1993 as a way to spread his wealth to progressive causes. Using Open Society as a conduit, Soros has given more than $7 billion to a who’s who of left-wing groups. This partial list of recipients of Soros’ money says it all: ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty...
  • The Jerusalem Bus-Station Bombing: A Chilling Reminder to Us All

    03/23/2011 10:22:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/23/11 | Guilio Meotti
    The daily diet of hateful Islamist propaganda has had its intended effect. A terrorist attack has struck the Jerusalem bus station: At least 25 people were hurt and one woman was killed after an explosive device was detonated in a phone booth near the Convention Center. (Snip) The Israelis are the only Western population forced to live with their eyes turned to heaven, sending their children to school by different buses. (Snip) A new Facebook page calling for a “third intifada” was just created — on Sunday afternoon, the page had nearly 140,000 “Likes.”
  • Anonymous strikes: teenager cancels party after 200,000 RSVP on Facebook

    03/18/2011 4:18:35 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 6 replies
    ZDNet ^ | March 17, 2011 | Emil Protalinski
    An Australian schoolgirl named Jess had to cancel her sweet 16 birthday party after her Facebook invitation went viral and over 200,000 people said they would show up at her house in Chatswood, New South Wales on March 26. The girl contacted authorities saying that her Facebook account had been hijacked, and it was soon revealed that the notorious Anonymous collective had been involved. “I’m never doing this again,” she said. “I’m so scared and now I have the police called.” Jess originally wanted to merely invite the students in her grade, but told her guests that they could bring...
  • Persona Management Software

    02/21/2011 9:51:29 AM PST · by plangent · 1 replies
    FedBiz Ops ^ | 06/22/2010 | U.S. air Force
    Online Persona Management Service. 50 User Licenses, 10 Personas per user. Software will allow 10 personas per user, replete with background , history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographacilly consistent. Individual applications will enable an operator to exercise a number of different online persons from the same workstation and without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries
  • Social Media Petitions For Detroit RoboCop Statue

    02/14/2011 10:19:35 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies ^ | 14 Feb 2011 | Canvas Staff Reports
    Detroit needs RoboCop. That was the premise of a 1987 movie in which RoboCop, a terminally wounded cop turned cyborg, protected a crime-ridden city. Now what started out as a tweet to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has turned into a social media movement that suggests a statue of RoboCop is just what the city needs. Bing, as reported by , originally got a Tweet saying that RoboCop would be a great Detroit mascot. Philadelphia has a Rocky Balboa statue, the text stated, and RoboCop would "kick Rocky's butt." "There are not any plans to erect a statue to RoboCop,"...
  • Barbarism the New National Norm?

    02/10/2011 7:00:44 AM PST · by chickadee · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/10/2011 | Marybeth Hicks
    Civility is making the headlines lately, but if you dig a bit deeper, barbarism is the real story. To wit: Last month, carried this story from Reno, NV: “Six girls arrested for Facebook ‘Attack a Teacher Day’ invite.” One middle school girl was arrested for inviting 100 fellow middle schoolers on the social networking site to participate in something she called “attack a teacher day,” while five other girls were arrested for responding to the invitation with threats against specific teachers. <---snip---> I hate to be the one to burst our national bubble about the potential for greater civility,...
  • Does Egyptian Censorship Violate “Right” to Social Media?

    02/02/2011 10:49:17 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 7 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 2, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    I knew I was inviting a headache from the moment I saw the title. "Cairo Sunshine All Around the World" is a Huffington Post article by Raffi Cavoukian, the Egyptian-born Canadian singer who brought us "Baby Beluga" and "Bananaphone" under the mononym Raffi. Are we witnessing the emergence of a new fundamental human right -- the right of citizens to connect via social media -- the digital right to communicate? Does any nation that disrupts or suspends the people's right to communicate by this most democratic of means thus not suspend its own legitimacy? Further on, he discovers another emergent...
  • Republicans now as nimble as Democrats on social media, study finds

    01/27/2011 1:07:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 27, 2011 | Eloise Quintanilla
    Washington Democrats and the Obama campaign may have pioneered the use of social media in an election, but Republican voters and tea party activists caught up with them in 2010, according to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
  • Social media brightens Bachmann's star

    01/17/2011 12:18:42 PM PST · by pissant · 12 replies · 1+ views
    SC Times | 1/17/11 | Larry Bivins
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