Social Media

5:04am

Sun November 18, 2012
Asia

Online, Chinese Spin English Words For New Meaning

An unusual list of words popped up recently on China's Twitter equivalent, Weibo. The words are in English, but they've gone viral on the Chinese Twittersphere. Chinese "netizens" have come up with satirical misspellings of "democrazy" and "freedamn."

10:39am

Thu November 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Israel, Hamas Battle Becomes A Twitter War

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:22 am

Palestinians try to extinguish fire following an Israeli air strike on Wednesday in Gaza City.
Mohammed Abed AFP/Getty Images

9:45am

Thu November 15, 2012
The Two-Way

New Syrian Opposition Group Gets Thumbs-Up From Facebook Users

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 11:02 am

Moaz al-Khatib, a Muslim cleric, is the leader of the newly formed opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition. The opposition is working to build support inside Syria through Facebook and other social media.
Karim Jaafar AFP/Getty Images

Facebook is the bulletin board for the Syrian revolt.

When a newly formed opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, got some 18,000 "likes" within 48 hours, it was a sign that support is building for a group formed Sunday after a week of negotiations in Doha, Qatar.

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3:59pm

Wed October 31, 2012
It's All Politics

Mysterious Anti-Obama Spam Texts Linked To Republican Consulting Group

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 4:53 pm

A screenshot of an anti-Obama text message received Tuesday evening.
NPR

If you're using social media to follow the presidential campaign or even if you're related to someone else who's doing that, there's a good chance your cellphone got spammed Tuesday night with an anti-Obama text message.

The messages went out between 7:30 and 10 p.m. They were anonymous but quickly traced to a Republican consulting firm in Northern Virginia.

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2:15pm

Wed October 24, 2012

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