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Twitter touts top trends of 2009

Iran's elections were deemed the "most engaging" topic of the year among Twitter users, though the microblogging site offers up other interesting trends as well.

By December 16, 2009

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US government creates 'Internet in a suitcase' to combat oppressive regimes

The US gubmint has created a 'shadow Internet', also known as an 'Internet in a suitcase' that will help rebels around the world stay connected in the face of online censorship.

By June 14, 2011

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Egyptian baby named 'Facebook' as Libya attempts to block the Internet

An Egyptian baby has been named 'Facebook' to celebrate the role of the Internet in the struggles of Egypt's people against oppression.

By February 22, 2011

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Egypt cuts off mobiles and the Internet as police crack down on protestors

Egypt has been disconnected from the Internet as police launch violent clashes with protestors today.

By January 28, 2011

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Report: State Dept. urged Twitter to reschedule maintenance

A planned downtime was rescheduled at the request of U.S. government authorities who say they want to keep communication channels active during the political upheaval following the Iranian elections.

By June 16, 2009

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TEDGlobal: Connected consequences

One of the main themes at TEDGlobal this year was a lively debate between optimistic and pessimistic voices on the social potential (or doom) of the web. This outlook was somewhat more somber than I expected at a TED conference, perhaps - as some attendee

By July 25, 2009

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Twitterverse working to confuse Iranian censors

Twitter users are changing profile settings to appear as if they live in Tehran in a bid to overwhelm censors looking for locals using the service to spread protest news.

By June 16, 2009

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Twitter reaches fifth birthday with 1 billion tweets per week

Twitter is turning five this week -- a week in which a staggering 1 billion tweets will be sent. We look back at the 140-character highs and lows of Twitter's first five years.

By March 16, 2011

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The conversation wars

Modernista did it. Skittles did it. And now the world's hottest advertising firm, Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CPB), has done it, too: the NY outfit has re-launched its corporate web site as a conversational social hub that curates what is being said about C

By July 4, 2009

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iPhone 3.0 a cut-and-paste win for Twitter

Almost no one else will see a bigger boost from the most-heralded feature in the new iPhone OS than the hit microblogging service.

By June 17, 2009