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A thin line between abuse and voice
Oct. 20, 2015
An online essay has many agreeing that abuse and incivility undermine the social Web. But as with many cases of online speech, one man's bickering and snark are another man's freedom and dialogue.
Twitter's suspension of sports media revives debate over fair use
Oct. 13, 2015
Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.
Snowden is on Twitter and following the NSA
Sep. 29, 2015
Within the hour, Republican candidate Gov. George Pataki had retweeted the NSA whistleblower, calling him "a traitor who put American lives at risk."
Girl gets death threats for aiding Syrian protesters
Sep. 3, 2015
When Alaa heard about protests in her native Syria, she knew she had to do something, but didn’t know what. Then she realized she could friend protesters on the ground using social media.
Taking care of your digital afterlife
Oct. 31, 2014
What happens to your Facebook when you die? Today our music, pictures, books, movies, financial information and medical records are digital, and managing property has become exceedingly complex.
Iraq's new government
Sep. 10, 2014
The Iraqi government has formed a new coalition. We'll take a look at who's in it and how this will affect U.S. policy in the region.
How prominent Chicagoans handled their first tweet
Mar. 21, 2014
For its 8th birthday Twitter is helping users look up their first tweet. Some are better than others.
Why ABC's 'Scandal' matters
Oct. 3, 2013
More than anything,
’s near-perfect formula of intrigue, sex, and crazy has created and sustained a community of fans that are dedicated to the show’s plot and the show’s success.
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