Twitter http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19052/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 Few turn out for China's "Jasmine Revolution" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/110221/protest-dissent-jasmine-revolution <p> China&rsquo;s rulers, nearly 22 years after Tiananmen, are well-practiced in police control of crowds and discontent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/110221/protest-dissent-jasmine-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Internet Social Networking Twitter Politics China Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:03:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5625733 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerians tweet to keep elections honest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/110412/nigerians-twitter-elections <p> LAGOS &mdash; Hip young Nigerians are using social media to take on the violence and rigging that has blighted polls in Africa&rsquo;s most populous country in recent years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/110412/nigerians-twitter-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Networking Twitter Elections Culture & Lifestyle Nigeria Technology Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:59:00 +0000 Shyamantha Asokan 5637257 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 Rwandan president, stung by criticism, starts Twitter feud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110516/rwanda-president-paul-kagame-journalist-twitter-fight <p> &quot;You have no basis for your comments and you dont kno what you r talking about me or Rw,&quot; the president pf Rwanda tweeted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110516/rwanda-president-paul-kagame-journalist-twitter-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Media News Twitter World Leaders Mon, 16 May 2011 17:39:01 +0000 News Desk 5645084 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 CDC advises on zombie apocalypse preparedness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/110519/zombie-invasion-apocalypse-cdc-disease-tornado-japan-earthquake <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/110519/zombie-invasion-apocalypse-cdc-disease-tornado-japan-earthquake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> End of the World Google Japan Tsunami Twitter Offbeat Japan Thu, 19 May 2011 15:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5645925 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 Lady Gaga to launch social network for celebrities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/entertainment/110606/lady-gaga-social-network-celebrities-Google-facebook-Twitter <p> Backplane has raised more than $1 million in venture funding led by Tomorrow Ventures, the venture firm founded by Eric Schmidt, Google&#39;s executive chairman, according to NewsFactor.com.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/entertainment/110606/lady-gaga-social-network-celebrities-Google-facebook-Twitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Twitter Entertainment Offbeat Mon, 06 Jun 2011 20:09:00 +0000 News Desk 5649547 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian politician denies posting lewd photo in "Weinergate North" scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110607/canada-lepp-photo-weiner-twitter-weinergate <p> A Toronto Sun story quoted a party spokesman as suggesting that Lepp had inadvertently taken the photo of his genitals, when the BlackBerry was operating on camera mode in his front pant pocket.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110607/canada-lepp-photo-weiner-twitter-weinergate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Media News Mobile Phones Twitter Elections Politics Canada Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:20:00 +0000 News Desk 5649706 at http://www.globalpost.com Ken dumps deforestation Barbie in anti-Mattel YouTube video (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/green/110608/barbie-ken-greenpeace-mattel-wildlife-orang-utan-rainforest-video <p> Viral elements of the campaign include Ken&#39;s &quot;own&quot; Facebook page (set up by Greenpeace), featuring an &quot;Angry Ken&quot; profile pic and the e-mails of Mattel executives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/green/110608/barbie-ken-greenpeace-mattel-wildlife-orang-utan-rainforest-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Twitter Green Wildlife News Offbeat Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:05:00 +0000 News Desk 5649931 at http://www.globalpost.com China's "Twitter," Sina Weibo, to launch English version http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110609/china-internet-blog-sina-weibo-english <p> China blocks access to Twitter and other foreign social networking sites, including Facebook and YouTube, due to government fears that it could be used to foment political dissent.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110609/china-internet-blog-sina-weibo-english" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Internet Twitter China Technology Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:11:26 +0000 News Desk 5650155 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook loses users in US and Canada amid slow growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110613/facebook-twitter-social-network <p> Most new users came from countries that were relatively late in adopting Facebook &mdash; developing countries like Mexico, Brazil and India, each of which picked up about 2 million users from May to June.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110613/facebook-twitter-social-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Twitter Global Economy Technology Mon, 13 Jun 2011 14:58:59 +0000 News Desk 5650897 at http://www.globalpost.com