Facebook http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19051/all en Is Malcolm Gladwell wrong on Egypt and social media? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110218/malcolm-gladwell-social-media-facebook-twitter <p> The pen might be mighty, but the photocopier is mightier yet, just as Facebook and Twitter dramatically outgun their predecessors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110218/malcolm-gladwell-social-media-facebook-twitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Egypt Facebook Internet Social Networking Twitter Culture & Lifestyle Opinion Technology Sat, 19 Feb 2011 14:34:00 +0000 David Case 5624759 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: clash of generations in the Mideast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/middle-east/110218/egypt-protests-facebook-twitter <p> Nobody could foresee how much a new generation would take to a new technology, expanding its possibilities, and never looking back as it trampled out the old.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/middle-east/110218/egypt-protests-facebook-twitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Columnists Egypt Facebook Twitter Middle East Opinion Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:14:00 +0000 HDS Greenway 5624830 at http://www.globalpost.com Business innovation books you'll actually want to read http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/110301/business-innovation-books-youll-actually-want-read <p> What Keith Richards (and a few others) can teach you about innovation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/110301/business-innovation-books-youll-actually-want-read" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Innovation Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:26:00 +0000 David Case 5627794 at http://www.globalpost.com Persona non grata http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/persona-non-grata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook defriends Chinese activist for using his better-known pseudonym </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kathleen E. McLaughlin </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/persona-non-grata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook BRIC Yard Tue, 08 Mar 2011 08:38:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5629192 at http://www.globalpost.com Defending defriending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/defending-defriending-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook's rep says Chinese journalist's case nothing like that of Zuckerberg's dog </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kathleen E. McLaughlin </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Facebook is defending its decision to defriend Chinese activist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Anti_%28journalist%29">Michael Anti</a>, saying his case is not the same as the dog of company founder Mark Zuckerberg -- who has a &quot;page&quot; rather than a &quot;profile&quot; on the social networking site.</p> <p> The journalist Anti (Zhao Jing), is internationally known by his pen name and served a fellowship at Harvard under it. Last month, Facebook deactivated his account without comment and cut off his ties to 1,100 friends on the site. We <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/persona-non-grata">wrote</a> about the development here on Monday, and Facebook&#39;s PR team e-mailed later to clarify that the case of Zuckerberg&#39;s dog is not the same.</p> <p> &quot;To be clear, Mark Zuckerberg created a Page, not a Profile for his new dog. Creating a Page--rather than a Profile--for Beast is exactly what we recommend for people to do in cases where they want to use Facebook as something other than their real self (e.g. their dog, their pen name, a fictional character, etc...),&quot; wrote Johanna Peace of the OutCast agency.</p> <p> &quot;We fundamentally believe our real name culture leads to greater accountability and a safer environment for people who use the service,&quot; she added. &quot;This view point has been developed by our own research and in consultation with a number of safety and child protection experts.&quot;</p> <p> No word on Anti&#39;s pleas for a return to Facebook and his lost connections. And for the record, this reporter personally knows a Golden Retriever with a full Facebook profile (not a page). In the interest of protecting his friend count, we won&#39;t reveal his name.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/defending-defriending-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook BRIC Yard Wed, 09 Mar 2011 04:11:52 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5629426 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe courts rule both ways http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/zimbabwe-courts-rule-both-ways <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1 judge grants bail to those charged with treason but another refuses. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Zimbabwe&#39;s courts go both ways.</p> <p> In Harare, <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hws1eG-t1cws03g4Bg8lPUhwNE9Q?docId=CNG.0af06a235b3fa5689ba5127dac77bed9.291" target="_blank">a judge released on bail six people</a> charged with treason for watching videos of events in Tunisia and Egypt and allegedly plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe&#39;s government.</p> <p> Munyaradzi Gwisai, a former member of parliament from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai&#39;s party, and his five co-accused were arrested in February with 40 other people who were later released for lack of evidence.</p> <p> The state asked the court to refuse bail to the six remaining in jail, but high court judge Samuel Kudya said the case against Gwisai and his colleagues was weak.</p> <p> &quot;I see no iota of evidence that any Zimbabwean ever contemplated a Tunisian and Egyptian revolution,&quot; Kudya said in his ruling.</p> <p> &quot;Treason is difficult to prove beyond reasonable doubt, as determined by the Tsvangirai case,&quot; the judge said, referring to the now-prime minister&#39;s treason trial after he was accused in 2002 of seeking to topple President Robert Mugabe.</p> <p> Gwisai and the others were freed on bail but they must stand trial later. Treason carries the death penalty in Zimbabwe.</p> <p> But in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe&#39;s second largest city, <a href="http://nehandaradio.com/2011/03/16/bulawayo-facebook-arrest-man-denied-bail/" target="_blank">a judge refused bail to Vikas Mavhudzi</a>, who has been accused with subversion for making a favorable comment about the Egyptian revolt on Facebook.</p> <p> Mavhudzi, 39, wrote on Tsvangirai&#39;s Facebook page, which has 60,000 fans: &quot;I am overwhelmed ... What happened in Egypt is sending shockwaves to dictators around the world. No weapon but unity of purpose worth emulating, hey.&quot;</p> <p> Zimbabwean security agents saw the post on Facebook and tracked Mavhudzi down and arrested him. Mavhudzi is charged with suggesting to Tsvangirai a takeover of Mugabe&#39;s government by unconstitutional means. Bail was refused on the grounds that &quot;what happened in Egypt is a reality.&quot;</p> <p> Mavhudzi&#39;s lawyer will appeal the refusal of bail.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/zimbabwe-courts-rule-both-ways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Morgan Tsvangirai Robert Mugabe Africa Emerges Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:28:38 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5631218 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: New laws needed to protect social media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110413/facebook-twitter-social-media-revolution <p> The use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter is transforming political activism. But authoritarian governments are already catching on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110413/facebook-twitter-social-media-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Egypt Facebook Libya Syria China Opinion Technology Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:48:16 +0000 Kenneth Roth 5637470 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodia sings Facebook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/cambodia-facebook-songs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Young Khmer artists are pondering the role Facebook plays in their love lives and, yes, putting those thoughts to song. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Lodish </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> There&#39;s the woefully straightforward, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkEuLZB7DVU" target="_blank">&quot;Facebook ends love.&quot;</a> The lively and urgent, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9g_8lvpWKI&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">&quot;Facebook friend! My girlfriend kicked me out!&quot;</a> And the subtly confounding, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9SffbuYD-o&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">&quot;Facebook waits love.&quot;</a></p> <p> What they have in common is that they are songs about Facebook, and they&#39;re all the rage in Cambodia.</p> <p> In this country of roughly 15 million, only about <a href="http://www.socialbakers.com/facebook-statistics/cambodia">260,000 people are Facebook users</a>. But the social-networking site has nonetheless proven itself the muse of the moment, according to <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/04/12/cambodia-songs-about-facebook/" target="_blank">Global Voices</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Young Khmer artists are pondering the role Facebook plays in their love lives and, yes, putting those thoughts to song. It&#39;s a far cry from the more subversive role Facebook has played in the Middle East and North Africa ,where it&#39;s been used to organize protest movements.</p> <p> In Cambodia, Facebook sings a different tune. Like this one, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pEqdUlzZCg&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">&quot;Facebook disturbs my love,&quot;</a> in which Khemarak Sereymon croons about how Facebook seems to have stolen away the affections of his girlfriend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/cambodia-facebook-songs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cambodia Facebook Entertainment Asia-Pacific Offbeat Technology The Rice Bowl Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:41:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 5637702 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter said to have bought TweetDeck for $50 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110503/twitter-tweetdeck-ubertwitter-echofon-social-media-ubermedia <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110503/twitter-tweetdeck-ubertwitter-echofon-social-media-ubermedia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Media News Twitter Business Tue, 03 May 2011 12:45:58 +0000 News Desk 5642073 at http://www.globalpost.com WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says US uses Facebook, Google to spy (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110504/wikileaks-julian-assange-facebook-twitter-nsa-spy-video <p> Assange also told RT that Google and Yahoo &quot;have built-in interfaces for U.S. intelligence.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110504/wikileaks-julian-assange-facebook-twitter-nsa-spy-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Twitter Technology Wed, 04 May 2011 15:22:00 +0000 News Desk 5642393 at http://www.globalpost.com Renren, China’s Facebook, sells shares on NYSE http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110504/renren-china-facebook-nyse <p> BOSTON &mdash; Here&#39;s some news that should really pique the&nbsp;Winkelvoss twins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110504/renren-china-facebook-nyse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Internet Business China Global Economy Technology Thu, 05 May 2011 01:08:00 +0000 David Case 5642519 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook applications let advertisers access personal information http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110511/facebook-privacy-leak-mark-zuckerberg-personal <p> Symantec likens the &quot;access tokens&quot; to spare keys granted by you to the Facebook application.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110511/facebook-privacy-leak-mark-zuckerberg-personal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Technology Wed, 11 May 2011 14:28:00 +0000 News Desk 5644075 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook paid top PR firm to spread anti-Google stories http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110512/google-facebook-microsoft-apple-gmail-social-circle <p> Facebook suggested it was looking after consumers, saying that it believed that Google was violating consumer privacy and it suspected that its rival &quot;may be improperly using data they have scraped about Facebook users.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110512/google-facebook-microsoft-apple-gmail-social-circle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Technology Thu, 12 May 2011 22:13:08 +0000 News Desk 5644390 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia warning over "planking" internet craze (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/110516/australia-planking-online-viral-craze-facebook-trend-death <p> &quot;The potential disaster increases as more and more risks are taken to get the ultimate photo,&quot; Australian police said following the death of a young man from &quot;planking.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/110516/australia-planking-online-viral-craze-facebook-trend-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Internet Twitter Asia-Pacific Offbeat Mon, 16 May 2011 19:15:57 +0000 News Desk 5645112 at http://www.globalpost.com Sarkozy pushes for global internet rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110524/internet-web-regulation-zuckerberg-google-twitter-facebook <p> The e-G8 forum brings together together internet and media world gurus like Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discus the impact of the internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110524/internet-web-regulation-zuckerberg-google-twitter-facebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Nicolas Sarkozy Twitter World Leaders France Technology Tue, 24 May 2011 16:27:00 +0000 News Desk 5647008 at http://www.globalpost.com