Category Social Media

Common Dreams: The Double Identity of an “Anti-Semitic” Commenter

Smearing a Progressive Website to Support Israel Pouring Poison into the Internet: A special investigative report By Lance Tapley  Common Dreams  August 20, 2014 Like many other news websites, Common Dreams has been plagued by inflammatory anti-Semitic comments following its stories. But on Common Dreams these posts have been so frequent and intense they have driven away donors […]

David Carr: At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time

For most of recorded history, we have witnessed war in the rearview mirror. It took weeks and sometimes months for Mathew Brady’s, and his associates’, photos of  the bloody consequences of Antietam to reach the public. Dozens of bodies at the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down by a surface-to-air missile near the […]

Bruce Dixon: Top 10 Reasons Why Corporate Social Media is Not Your Friend, and Dark Social Media Is

With a billion users, Facebook is far and away the largest player in the world of corporate social media, so all these criticisms apply to Facebook.  But many also apply to Twitter, Pinterest and their little brothers as well.  Bruce A. Dixon   June 17, 2014 by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon For […]

Cartoon: Millions of hits and counting [racist video goes viral]

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Pressing Your Case: Nonviolent Movements and the Media (Parts 2, 3, and 4)

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)   Introduction by Nada Alwadi    Organizers and strategists of nonviolent movements often struggle in dealing with the mainstream news media. Some consider it their enemy, because coverage can be patchy or inaccurate. Others unrealistically expect the media to advocate for their causes. Yet few resources for activists have provided […]

Glenn Greenwald: The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket

The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket By Glenn Greenwald  4 Apr 2014  The Intercept   A woman uses her cellphone as she sits on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. Image credit: Franklin Reyes/AP This week, the Associated Press exposed a secret program run by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create “a […]

Zeese and Flowers: People-Powered Media Mobilizes Masses While Mass Media Remains Silent

If we continue to build the independent, people-powered media, greater numbers of people will build up immunity to the destructive misinformation of corporate media. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  AlterNet   February 7, 2014 Photo Credit: Words    In the last week, there were two major examples of how people-powered media can educate and […]

Meher Ahmad> How Israel Is Winning the Hashtag War in Gaza

How Israel Is Winning the Hashtag War in Gaza by Meher Ahmad  Published on Friday, November 16, 2012 by The Progressive via Common Dreams As the war between Gaza and Israel heightens to levels unseen since the devastating Operation Cast Lead, the competing narratives behind the conflict have reached a new platform: social media. The war between hashtags embodies […]

Norman Solomon> How to Build a Grassroots Power Base

How to Build a Grassroots Power Base By Norman Solomon  The Nation | Op-Ed Monday, 12 November 2012 via Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary. September 17, 2012. (Photo: Sunset Parkerpix) Millions of Americans are eager, even desperate, for a political movement that truly challenges the power of Wall Street and the Pentagon. But accommodation has been habit-forming for […]

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? Why do we need internet freedom?

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? July 18, 2012 Our responses to these frequently asked questions will give you some background about the movement to protect Internet freedom. You also might find it useful to print out this guide and share it with people who attend your event. Why do we need Internet […]

Walker Art Center> Cute Cats> I Can Haz a Film Fest?

Walker Art Center> Cute cats take over the world Too adorable! Everyone’s favorite viral obsession is about to become enshrined in museums and film festivals BY HELEN STUHR-ROMMEREIM, FULL STOP via SATURDAY, JUL 21, 2012 Next month, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will be holding the Internet Cat Video Film Festival (ICVFF), presenting a near-universal but mostly private […]

Bill Moyers> How Pop Culture Influences Political Expectations> | Interview and Video

How Pop Culture Influences Political Expectations 25 February 2012 by: Bill Moyers, Moyers & Co. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets the crowd at a campaign rally in Mesa, Arizona on February 13, 2012. Film historian and culture critic Neal Gabler joins Bill Moyers to discuss how representations of heroism in movies shape our expectations of a […]

Congress Will Auction Public Airwaves to Pay for Benefits

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and John D. Rockefeller IV, both Democrats, prepare to announce the auctioning of public airwaves. (photo: Luke Sharrett/NYT) Congress Will Auction Public Airwaves to Pay for Benefits By Edward Wyatt and Jennifer Steinhauer   20 February 12 The New York Times via Reader Supported News he need for revenue to partly cover the […]

People’s Blog for the Constitution » FBI seeking web application to monitor social networks

FBI seeking web application to monitor social networks Farid Zakaria    January 30, 2012     BORDC The FBI Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC) has issued a Request for Information to determine the feasibility of an online application capable of monitoring social networks. Specifically, the FBI is seeking to develop an application that “provide[s] an Open […]