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Zuckerberg: The $6,000 a Minute Man

Until recently Americans tended to accept the argument that seven- and eight-digit salaries were justified by the value top executives added to the bottom line. Visionaries like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs earned billions in profits for shareholders. They were entrepreneurs. They took risks that changed the world. They deserved to rake in the rewards. People began reassessing this view after the collapse of global capitalism which began in 2008 and--despite the Obama Administration's desperate attempts to cook the unemployment numbers--continues to spin out of control.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  02-07-2012  |  Economy

Twitter-Friendly Atlanta is Not Fully Wired Yetnew

Atlanta is supposed to be one of America's most wired cities. #Truth?
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Thomas Wheatley  |  12-01-2011  |  Tech

Busted in Acadiananew

How a net nerd used Facebook to turn an insipid mug shot business into a public-shame machine, then ducked back into his cyber cave when the heat was on.
IND Media  |  Heather Miller  |  09-22-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Facebook and the Immigrant Generationnew

Facebook has changed the way we communicate with family, spread political messages, and do international business. Who says it's not revolutionary?
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  02-16-2011  |  Tech

Fund-Raising for the Facebook Generationnew

Crowd-funding sites help entrepreneurs kick-start their businesses, but are these new platforms too good to be true?
East Bay Express  |  Luke Tsai  |  02-10-2011  |  Tech


Lisa Stone turned to Facebook to reunite with her high school girlfriends; they turned to Facebook to solve the mystery of her disappearance.
Dallas Observer  |  Andrea Grimes  |  11-04-2010  |  Tech

The World is Watchingnew

Don't want the government, big industry, and some 15 year old to know your secrets? You're shit out of luck.
Portland Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  09-30-2010  |  Commentary

Dork Cool: Brought to You by Twitternew

Four Macbooks and a motley assortment of cups clutter the table at The Bean and Leaf here on a cloudy Wednesday morning. The monitors flash with Twitter and Facebook updates while multiple conversations are being held over the din of the coffee house.
New Haven Advocate  |  Rebecca Lucente  |  03-30-2010  |  Tech

Field Guide to Facebooknew

Log on at your own peril! We take you on a surfing safari and break down the site's 19 most browser-busting bozos.
Boston Phoenix  |  Kara Baskin  |  09-03-2009  |  Tech

Why Did the Conflict Between Russia & Georgia Crash Twitter & Facebook?new

Does the inconvenience of a short Facebook/Twitter crash mean that Americans are victims of war on par with the estimated 2,000 people who died in the actual fighting last year? Of course not. But it does demonstrate that our increasing reliance on electronic communication networks makes the U.S. vulnerable to attacks in ways we never before imagined.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  08-25-2009  |  Commentary

Open Web Advocates Say Social Media Needs Reformnew

A question that's increasingly being raised is: Who should control all of the data shared through social media sites -- the user or the service?
The Georgia Straight  |  Jeffery Simpson  |  08-18-2009  |  Tech

Social Networking is Ruining Your Summernew

Warm weather is supposed to be about perching on a saggy lawn chair during a backyard barbecue, swatting at mosquitoes and waiting for a turn at the beer-pong table. Unfortunately, I find myself struggling to balance my beer between my knees and my overstocked paper plate on my thigh as I furiously poke at my BlackBerry.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  07-23-2009  |  Tech

Researcher Says White Folks are Fleeing MySpace for Facebooknew

Last week, a study showing that older folks have flocked to Facebook was all over the news. But word of an even more provocative trend waits in the wings: white flight from MySpace to Facebook.
SF Weekly  |  Lauren Gard  |  07-15-2009  |  Tech

Facebook Revolution: Iran's Opposition Internetnew

During mass demonstrations in Tehran last week, the Western press couldn't stop writing about how protesters were using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to organize demonstrations, spread news and share videos of street battles. In this case, the hype was true.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  06-24-2009  |  International

As Facebook Gives Away Personal Info, At Least One Data-Miner is Nervousnew

Jason Kaufman was "alarmed" last week when he read that Facebook had subtly altered the text of its Terms of Use. What's notable about Kaufman's alarm is that he's one of the people who actually has access to Facebook users' private data.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  02-26-2009  |  Media

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