Social Networking http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19053/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 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 Egyptian names his daughter "Facebook" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110221/egypt-facebook-wael-ghonim <p> Around five million Egyptians reportedly own Facebook accounts, more than in any other country in the Middle East.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110221/egypt-facebook-wael-ghonim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Egypt Internet Social Networking Offbeat Technology Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:29:14 +0000 News Desk 5625743 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 Follow the leader http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5660579 The Top 25 most-powerful world leaders according to their number of friends, likes and followers.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5660579" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Facebook Social Networking Twitter World Leaders Americas Asia-Pacific Europe Politics Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Technology Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:11:49 +0000 News Desk 5660579 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. law enforcement uses Facebook searches as tool, without users' knowledge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110714/us-law-enforcement-uses-facebook-tool <p> There have been no challenges of any of the warrants on the grounds that they were a violation of a user&#39;s Fourth Amendment rights regarding unlawful search and seizure, but that may be because the users, as well as any friends with whom they are linked on Facebook and whose pages might have been examined as part of an investigation, weren&#39;t aware of the searches</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110714/us-law-enforcement-uses-facebook-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google legal police powers Social Networking Technology news Twitter United States United States of America Americas Business Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Technology United States Thu, 14 Jul 2011 07:18:00 +0000 News Desk 5670482 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameron proposes social media ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110812/cameron-social-media-ban <!--paging_filter--><p> The British government has been <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/london-riot-social-media-blocks-totalitarian-20110812-1iq0o.html">criticized for raising </a>the idea of censoring social media sites in the wake of the recent riots.</p> <p> Prime Minister David Cameron, with the support of the <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/11/cameron-call-social-media-clampdown">opposing Labour party</a>, is demanding restrictions on sites that transmit messages pertaining to violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110812/cameron-social-media-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Social Networking Twitter Europe United Kingdom Fri, 12 Aug 2011 05:47:00 +0000 News Desk 5672969 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple posts video of Steve Jobs employee memorial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/steve-jobs-apple-employee-memorial-video Apple Inc. posted a video of the Steve Jobs employee memorial on its website Sunday. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/steve-jobs-apple-employee-memorial-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Social Networking Steve Jobs Business United States Weird Wide Web Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:18:00 +0000 News Desk 5678970 at http://www.globalpost.com Man sued over Twitter followers in landmark case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/noah-kravitz-phonedog-man-sued-over-twitter-followers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Noah Kravitz is being sued for keeping his Twitter followers after leaving his job at PhoneDog, a US cell phone news website. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Twitter users, take heed: a California man is being sued for keeping his Twitter followers after leaving his job at a US cell phone news website.</p> <p> Noah Kravitz (<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/noahkravitz">@noahkravitz</a>), a writer who worked at <a href="http://www.phonedog.com/">PhoneDog</a>, tweeted for four years as&nbsp;@Phonedog_Noah, amassing 17,000 followers. When he left the company in October 2010, he changed his Twitter name, but kept his followers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/noah-kravitz-phonedog-man-sued-over-twitter-followers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Networking Twitter United States Weird Wide Web Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:23:00 +0000 News Desk 5685215 at http://www.globalpost.com Menshn 'Twitter-killer' launches in the US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120706/menshn-twitter-killer-launches-the-us Two weeks ago saw the launch of a new social networking site — Menshn — that sought to change the way conversations work online. At the time, the site's co-founder, British Member of Parliament Louise Mensch, told TechCrunch's UK editor Mike Butcher that she had decided to found the site in a bid to create a better system for debate than Twitter. The self-described "obsessive user of social media" (she currently has over 60,000 Twitter followers herself) was sick of the off-topic tweets she saw, and wanted a better way to follow the topics she wanted than the chaos of hashtags. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120706/menshn-twitter-killer-launches-the-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Media Social Networking Twitter Business United Kingdom United States Fri, 06 Jul 2012 20:49:00 +0000 Adam Taylor, Business Insider 5710785 at http://www.globalpost.com