Twitter use in Turkey dropped when a ban on the platform was introduced. This simple fact was obscured by the excitement and celebration that in the days immediately after the ban Twitter traffic increased as people found ways around the block.
By petecranston on 31 Mar 2014 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy, Internet Governance
By Mary on 26 Mar 2014 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
In what had the nation reeling and rolling its collective eyes to heaven as it let out a cry of disbelief last month, an Irish homeowner who set up a website to show his CCTV footage of bad boys caught in the act of burglarising his home was told by the Irish Data Protection Commission that 'he...
By Editor on 18 Mar 2014 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy, Internet Governance
Diplo’s Dr Jovan Kurbalija attended the Panel on cyber surveillance ‘Yes We Scan’ on the 14th of March at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights...
By petecranston on 7 Mar 2014 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
So we all like a good laugh, especially at the expense of important people, which is why pricking pomposity and mocking self-importance has become such a popular sport online (and why anxious, threatened politicians who wish for a more controlled world, in the sense of controlled from the centre...
By petecranston on 19 Feb 2014 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
"Twitter share price plummets", crowed a host of articles earlier this month, playing to our collective schadenfreude over hyper-successful dot.com.2 companies like Twitter. A 24% fall in share price is certainly more than a wobble, although not remarkable in a sector noted for its volatility....
By petecranston on 11 Feb 2014 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy, E-tools, Internet Governance
Today is Safer Internet Day. Be honest – did you know? More importantly, do you feel confident you can can give sensible advice to your peers or to the young people at whom this programme is mainly directed?
By Nicholas Dynon on 31 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy, Internet Governance
Online reputation management: the practice of monitoring the Internet reputation of a person, brand or business, with the goal of suppressing negative mentions entirely, or pushing them lower on search engine results pages to decrease their visibility (Varinder Taprial, Priya Kanwar,...
By Jovan Kurbalija on 17 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
Among various ‘endisms’ associated with the Internet, the ‘end of hierarchy’ is one of the most repeated and enduring. Hundreds of articles and books have been written based on two false assumptions:
By Editor on 13 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
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By petecranston on 12 Dec 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
I might have been a little provocative in my blog-post about 'nonsense numbers' in the tracking of online reach and engagement, but the reactions suggest that some people at least agreed with my cynicism.