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Twitter as Compliment, Not Replacement for Journalism

Portals and KM

He first notes that, “the fact that those on the ground in Tahrir Square and in Libya can tell their own stories to some extent instead of relying on reporters from mainstream media outlets is hugely powerful. Mathew Ingram posed an interesting piece, No, Twitter Is Not a Replacement For Journalism , on Gigaom.  Huge difference.

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Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail

How to Save the World

This is the greatest challenge to the Metamovement, as the people of Syria, Libya and Yemen know all too well. ”). I hope they succeed.

Australia & Time Magazine: Stephen Conroy’s Blacklist

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

For data, I remember Libya getting blocked a few times in the mid ’90s, by big American ISPs, so it’ s not that new. Time Magazine features us this week. I gotta tell ya though, blacklists have existed as long as I’ve in telecommunications (since the early ’80s).

Compound interest

Neighbourhoods

Here's a lesson in grassroots democracy, from Libya. The BBC have a short report from Gabriel Gatehouse on a local democratic initiative emerging from the ruins of Colonel Gaddafi's former compound in Tripoli.   Citizenship and democracy Governance and participation

Reza War + Peace: A Photographer’s Journey from National Geographic

Portals and KM

I would have to agree. The book is full of moving images from the Middle East, Africa and other places in conflict.