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Choosing Silence

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This website started as a blog in 2002. Back then it was the early days of sharing, personal diaries online, leaving and responding to comments; ongoing conversations. All these years later, after the dawn of podcasting and youtube stars, social media and viral content, live tweeting and instagraming- things evolved from a very exciting and seemingly limitless new world for communication and understanding, to a fickle world of hearing only what interests you and tuning out everyone and everything else.… Read Full Text

The Activist Origins of Twitter

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“… Just like the telephone, the mobile phone, or the television was and is weird, so is twitter.” – Rabble.  Read Full Text

Value Can Be Found Beyond the Blue Boxes

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If you’re involved in any kind of project these days chances are you make use of Facebook in some way or another. If you don’t, a few clicks on the internet or a few pages in your local newspaper, and you’ll probably get hit with an article about how “you should” in order to reach “the people”.  In the publishing world it is the same story multiplied by 1000, as the world’s largest social network site is considered the be all end all of doing anything online.… Read Full Text

ctrp428 News Cycles Turned Social Media Trends

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When social media rose up from what were thought to be the ashes of traditional media, there were high hopes for the new world that was to come.… Read Full Text