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“Generation FB”: The group of 15 who led Egypt’s protests (NYT)

“They were born roughly around the time that President Hosni Mubarak first came to power, most earned degrees from their country’s top universities and all have spent their adult lives bridling at the restrictions of the Egyptian police state — … Continue reading

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‘Authoritarian Governments Have Immensely Benefited From The Web’ (Interview)

An interesting (and not too long) interview with Morozov about the internet and its role/function in forming political social groupings/identifiying social sentiment/political trends/upheavals etc. in autoritarian countries (but also “in general”). Interviewer: “One of your chapters is called “Why The … Continue reading

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Facebook: Five studies dealing with FB (collection of abstracts and links)

Facebook and MySpace: Complement or Substitute for Face-to-Face Interaction? Kujath CL. (Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2010 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]) “The present study hypothesized that this type of communication is not a substitute for face-to-face interaction; rather, that … Continue reading

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Virtual lemmings (Economist)

“As modern Homo sapiens migrates to the online savannah, trends have been spreading to ever greater numbers. So the wise men and women of our now-massive tribe have been tracking web versions of these ancient behaviours. However, most of the … Continue reading

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College Students Are Less Empathic Than Generations Past

“…we are producing the most narcissistic “Generation Me” in history. […] A study of 14,000 college students found that today’s young people are 40 % less empathetic than college kids from 30 years ago. […] Researchers analyzed data from studies … Continue reading

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