social media


Thu October 10, 2013

Turnstyle News: A teen's letter to the NSA

You can listen to this piece here.

Dear random NSA officer,

It might have been my web search for notorious murderers that led you to my electronic abode but I promise, I don’t share their homicidal interests.

It’s okay if you search through my stuff, though.  Personally, I don’t mind. I have nothing to hide, at least not from you.

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Thu October 3, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Turnstyle News: "Sticker Fight" tragedy: How Causes' redesign went wrong

Last week Causes, the company founded by founded by Sean Parker and Joe Green to leverage social media connections for grassroots campaigns, underwent a major facelift.

No longer would be a fiefdom of Facebook, the site would become a social network of its own.

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Thu June 20, 2013

On Today's Your Call: Where is online activism most effective?

On today's Your Call, we’ll discuss digital activism and real-world change. Online organizing played an important role in Occupy Wall Street and the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. What do those movements tell us about digital activism and grassroots organizing?  Should people who are critical of corporate power think twice about organizing through Facebook and Twitter? And with revelations of government surveillance online, should activists change their tactics? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


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Sat June 8, 2013


Tue April 9, 2013

Teaching young people to be smart about social media

Once upon a time, the anonymous Internet predator was every parent's nightmare. Now they worry about enemies closer to home: the bully who doesn’t leave his taunts in the hallways or the college admissions officer using Facebook as a character reference. 

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