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Social media is analyzed from the Egypt uprising in January and Feb 2011.
EmbedVideo(325, 482, 304); An average of 155 million tweets are posted on the social networking site Twitter each day, the social media giant tweeted last week. In just one minute, an average of 35 hours of…
Startup Storyful explores how to separate the news from the noise in social media.
With Monday marking the fifth anniversary of the first tweets, we're taking a look back at how the NewsHour team has experimented with and used Twitter to share news and analysis, plus create new ways to keep the…
One of our segments on Friday's PBS NewsHour was not like the other ones, in that it came together in a slightly different manner than what has been standard operating procedure here. While we can count on our…
By Elizabeth Shell
Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer's 1996 book, "The…
By Larisa Epatko
PBS' Frontline airs a report Tuesday night called "Revolution in Cairo" on Egypt's youth movement, which mobilized under the radar of the secret police by using social media, including Twitter and Facebook.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to task governments, including those in China, Myanmar and Iran, for curbing Internet freedoms of their citizens, while defending the Obama administration's stance on the leaked WikiLeaks documents in a speech Tuesday.
As unrest ripples through the Middle East, Jeffrey Brown talks with Washington State University's Lawrence Pintak, Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara, Georgetown University's Adel Iskander and correspondent Margaret Warner, who just returned from Egypt, about how traditional media and social media…
Last week, the NewsHour looked at "The Social Network", a film -- opening across the country on Friday -- about Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. EmbedVideo(3430, 482, 304); Much has been written about how…
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