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  • From Democracy to Technocracy

    Shelly Palmer During the recent congressional hearings, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the Senate intelligence committee’s vice chairman, said, “The era of the wild west in social media is coming to an end.” Congress, he said, will have to take action. “Where we go from here is an open question.”...
  • Can Twitter Be Fixed?

    Shelly Palmer  Twitter had a bad week. Its share price took a huge hit and investors are running for the hills. This should surprise no one. Twitter’s problems are easy to articulate and incredibly hard to fix (or they would have been fixed already). Thinking about how much of...
  • How to Win a Twitter War

    It’s remarkable how many people are fighting on Twitter and Facebook these days. What is even more remarkable is how many social media battles end in one party unfriending or unfollowing the other. “I’ll teach you to disagree with me!” “There!” [Pause with an angry...
  • Social Media And Violence

    Arturo Hilario El Observador If Martin Luther King Jr. had access to the tech we have now, how would he use it as a tool to help Civil Rights Movement? How about going back to the 1930’s and the rise of Adolf Hitler? Technology has allowed us to travel...
  • Twitter is in Trouble

    All successful social media businesses have one thing in common: they are constantly growing their user bases. Sadly, Twitter reported 320 million users in the December quarter, flat with the previous quarter and up 9% YoY, missing analysts’ expectations by 5 million users. And to make matters worse, the...