November 26, 2010

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Friday, November 26, 2010

The internet is full, know your meme and zero views

Mexican Reporting on Drug Violence

As the relentless drug violence in Mexico continues to escalate, many local and regional papers have decided to stop covering the story altogether lest they be targeted. That's according to a recent study by MEPI, an investigative project that set out to quantify what had been, up to this point, ...

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Has Russian Tolerance for Violence Against Journalists Ended?

Russia is one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists, largely because of the impunity enjoyed by criminals in the courts of law and public opinion. But the savage beating of Kommersant reporter and blogger Oleg Kashin in early November seemed to provoke uncharacteristic outrage ...

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The Point of Twitter

Last year the buzz on Twitter was that it was a mind-bogglingly important tech innovation, the only catch being that nobody could figure out what exactly it was for. This year, the geekerati say they've finally answered that question. Bob headed over to the Twitter-centric 140 Character Conference to learn ...

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Evan Williams

Now that Twitter has reached unprecedented popularity and usage, where is their revenue going to come from? Bob talks to Twitter co-founder Evan Williams about Twitter's new advertising model and the future of the communications platform.

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The Internet Is Full

IP addresses are a combination of numbers that identify individual devices on the internet, and allow them to send and receive data. There are about 4.3 billion IP addresses, but we are quickly running out. Thomas E. Weber of The Daily Beast talks about how we can avoid ...

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Bob reads some of your comments and letters.

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Know Your Meme

The term “meme” was coined by British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins to describe a concept that self-replicates, mutates, and changes across culture, not unlike a gene. The internet, a cultural petri dish of sorts, is rife with memes. Mike Rugnetta of the website talks about what constitutes ...

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Zero Views

35 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every single minute. That means that for every hilarious video of a piano-playing cat enjoyed by millions, there are many, many more clips that suffer in anonymity. Colin Fitzpatrick's website Zero Views is a home for those clips. He collects ...

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