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Twitter Founder Supports “Freedom of Expression” as a Human Right #Egypt

Twitter: The Hand on the Cage of Freedom

From Twitter Declares, “The Tweets Must Flow” – Yahoo! News.

 

Twitter is the hand on the cage of freedom

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“Our position on freedom of expression carries with it
a mandate to protect our users’ right to speak freely
and preserve their ability to contest having their private
information revealed.”

–Biz Stone, Founder, Twitter

Current political protests in Egypt much like those of 2009 in Iran may again catapult Twitter into the media and internet spotlight. This time the short messaging social network and its Founder Biz Stone called for support of “freedom of expression”as a human right in Stone’s blog post, “The Tweets Must Flow.”

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How Can Twitter Help Information Overload?

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Can the world’s largest broadcaster actually help “information overload”?

Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter gets deep in a discussion  at Girls in Tech fireside chat at Kicklabs in San Francisco.

…recipient-based media can scale better
“in a world of infinite information.”

– Evan Williams, CEO Twitter – On information overload and Twitter scalability.

Get the scoop on Gigaom.

Video: “Random Internet Facts” Compelling Information

Were you wowed by “Did You Know?

“Random Internet Facts” presents an enlightening compilation of social media, internet, and consumer statistics. It is as compelling to marketers and business as it is for personal knowledge.

HT to Brad Andersohn for blogging it!

14 Slides Business Needs to Thrive in the Social Web

Neil Perkin gave a keynote with a slide deck that would rival Lawrence Lessig’s.

Perkins presents key data points for navigating the social web, which resonate success for anyone engaged in social media, social networks, or simply using their smartphone.

Here are 14 slides business (or anyone) needs to know:

  • #8 – About 70% of the digital universe is generated by individuals.
  • #14 – Media brands are increasingly defined less by the platform and more by the community
  • #15 …the means of production and distribution are shared…
  • #18 …the purpose of information is to foster communication  — M.Zuckerberg.
  • #21 …attention is increasingly earned…
  • #22 …creating and supporting groups…
  • #23 …engaging and nurturing its community…
  • #25 …how can you help that comunity do what it wants to do  — M.Zuckerberg.
  • #29 …you are what you share  — C.Ledbeater
  • #31 …companies must act faster, responding in real time, to keep apace with its customers.” FarisYakob
  • #32 …its about responsiveness…
  • #38 …create content and services that [is] worth passing on.
  • #51 – Americans between the ages of 8 and 18 spend on average 7 1/2 hours a day using some sort of electronic device
  • #58 – New ways to tell stories…

Be There. Share. Show You Care.

The bottom line? The road to success will be earned by those who create and share an endless stream of information, and whom participate to support within their communities.

Feed your community. Grow your influence.
Feed your community. Earn their trust.
Feed your community.

What are you sharing?

Study: IT makes Women Happy – Yes IT does!

IT Dividend: Report

“Anything that increases the sense of
personal control in our lives, such as IT,
will reduce anxiety and stress and
keep us mentally well,”

– Donna Dawson, Psychologist.

Not that dozen roses nor taking out the garbage, but maybe that iPhone and Skype to connect distant relatives and old friends.

Feelings of choice, freedom of access to information and connectivity with others can                   Click to Read.
increase feelings of security, personal freedom
and power, which together give us greater
life satisfaction.

That’s according to a recent UK study finds “that access to communication gadgets and technology increases happiness and the feeling of well-being, especially for women… who are usually at the hub of social communications in their families, societies and work.”

Get the full story here.

Or download the report.

Pittsburgh City Paper Pict Tells All: Barack Obama at G20 Summit

Pittsburgh City Paper highlight Pres. Obama and the G20 Summitt

After watching Eric Schmidt‘s futuristic vision for technology and the economy at the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, I was struck by this image today.

Hmmm? President Obama dressed as William Shakespeare?
Or as Shakespeare’s Jaque in “As You Like It“?
Or the great explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, describing his bold vision of a new world?

Which ever it may be, I love this image From the Pittsburgh City Newspaper website.

I fancy the thought of portraying President Barack Obama playing Shakespeare conjuring his own Jacques!

All the world’s a stage

And all the men and women merely are merely players.

Image from Pittsburgh City Paper Newspaper.

So what do you think?
Obama as Shakespeare or Magellan: What’s Your vote?

Amos White is an Social Media Marketing Evangelist and public speaker.
Follow Amos on Twitter @Mos42

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