The Egyptian government has not limited its crackdown on protests to security presence in the streets. Ray Suarez speaks with two analysts about how the battle over phone and Internet service has highlighted the role of communication technology in organizing and fueling the demonstrations. Continue reading
Judy Woodruff looks at what the protests in Egypt and Tunisia mean for the Muslim world and beyond with Tarek Masoud of Harvard University. Continue reading
Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports from Cairo on the political demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak as Egyptian officials try to dissuade further protests. Continue reading
Americans are expected to have given roughly $300 billion in charitable donations in 2010 with individuals making up $220 billion of that. For a closer look at the role of social media in philanthropy and its limitations, Ray Suarez speaks with Allison Fine, co-author of “The Networked Nonprofit.” Continue reading
For the 1 percent of users who woke up to a different Twitter experience Wednesday morning, it was probably the biggest change they have ever seen to the real time information service. Twitter has approximately 160 million users and there … Continue reading
Kelly Oxford started writing an anonymous blog more than seven years ago after spending a lot of time online reading sites about child-rearing. What she found were places where fellow mothers could communicate with each other, but they just weren’t very entertaining.
In this day and age, much communication is done by e-mail, text messages, Twitter and other forms of digital communication. William Powers, author of “Hamlet’s Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age,” explains how disconnecting from our screens may help us reconnect with our lives. Continue reading
Facebook changed its privacy controls after users protested that their information was being made public. Jeffrey Brown looks at the growing pressure to safeguard user information online. Continue reading