23 9 / 2012
Please tweet and reblog this, so that everyone is as informed as possible, thank you!
Voting takes place November 6, 2012!
1. A Side-by-Side Comparision of 2012 Democratic and Republic Party Platforms, or read each of the documents RNC GOP Platform, DNC Democratic Platform. See which side you agree with most.
2. 2012 Presidential Debate Schedule, first debate between (D) Pres. Barack Obama and (R) Former Governor Mitt Romney on October 3, 2012 9-10:30ET will focus on Domestic Policy. Watch your candidates debate each other at last.
3. 2012 Presidential Election Maps from the Washington Post, NYTimes, Huffington Post, CNN, USA Today, NPR, Fox News, and PBS. The Electoral College at work, many predictions as to how this election will go, but we won’t know till the very end.
4. Check out each candidates website Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s, and their Twitter accounts @BarackObama or @MittRomney and their VP @JoeBiden or @PaulRyan, and check out each candidates Youtube channels where they post their new ads Barack Obama’s, and Mitt Romney’s.
Note to readers: If you find or know of any other great non-biased resources and would like me to add them to this page send them my way. Thank you!
18 3 / 2012
14 3 / 2012
March 14, 2012
Via Read Write Web: “U.S. activists who thought Twitter was a secure way to communicate during demonstrations may have another thing coming. The New York District Attorney’s Office has begun sending subpoenas to Twitter seeking data on protesters arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests last year…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.
Read article here: RWW
12 3 / 2012
March 12, 2012
Posterous has been bought by Twitter, and now the 36 employees of Posterous also work for Twitter. This means that the site may or may not close down, so keep a look out if you blog there. If it does shut down the Internet will lose another powerful blogging platform, that easily let you update all of your blogs across the web, which was one of my favorite parts. Now I will have to do them one by one manually.
Will miss you Posterous! A lot!
Also check out the article that TNW did on Posterous.
Posterous says here:
Big news: Posterous has been acquired by Twitter!
The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe. Plus, the people at Twitter are genuinely nice folks who share our vision for making sharing simpler.
Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption. We’ll give users ample notice if we make any changes to the service. For users who would like to back up their content or move to another service, we’ll share clear instructions for doing so in the coming weeks.
You can find more information answers to other questions you may have here.
Finally, we’d like to offer thanks to all of our users, especially those who have been with Posterous since day one. The last four years have been an amazing journey. Your encouragement, praise and criticism have made us better. Thanks for that. We look forward to building great things for you over at Twitter
27 1 / 2012
January 27, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter said Thursday that it now has the ability to block tweets from appearing in a specific country if legally required to do so.
“As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression,” Twitter said in a blog post.
Read more here on Raw Story.
06 1 / 2012
January 06, 2012
Neat @AnonyOps on Twitter thanked me for nominating them for a Shorty Award, that was very nice of them. :) Just want to add, that I’m not a hacker at all just an online activist, observer, and supporter of the OWS movement, Anon, and Wikileaks. They have done some great work in 2011, and continue to do so. Thank you.
The smell of freedom is quite delicious,
13 12 / 2011
TwitVid relaunches as a social video network, where you can embed videos and curate your own channels
December 13, 2011
TwitVid relaunches as a social video network, where you can embed videos and curate your own channels. You can do this by signing in with your Twitter or Facebook account, and then clicking ‘Create Channel’ located on the upper right hand corner. Then you can click Edit Channel and fill in the channel information, tags, add a photo, and background. You can edit your profile there the same way.I have been with Twitvid during this launch, and they are a great team to work with. The CEO Mo, is great, then you have the co-founder Adil, who is very ethusastic about this venture and the videos. Then you have Ethan, he’s a cool guy, who is in charge of content.
I have really enjoyed making the channels, and maintaining them. It’s simply fun. Hope to see you all there soon. :D
Follow my channels here. My channels are Politics, Short Films, Tech Gadgets, Indie Rock, and The Whovian Who.
Here are some writeups about Twitvid:
Mashable: Twitvid Revamps to Become “Open Youtube”
Tech Crunch: Twitvid Transforms Itself From Video Respository to Social Destination (See video of Mo Al Adham in this one, and some of the videos I posted)
SocialBeat: Twitvid Relaunches as a video social network, adds support for channels
The Next Web: Twitvid Launches social video network with 12 Million users and a slick video discovery experience
11 11 / 2011
Decision made to open Twitter account of Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir, who is taking the case to the Council of Europe
The Guardian: Icelandic MP and former WikiLeaks volunteer Birgitta Jonsdottir has slammed the decision by US courts to open her Twitter account to the US authorities and is taking her case to the Council of Europe.On Thursday a US judge ruled Twitter must release the details of her account and those of two other Twitter users linked to WikiLeaks. Jonsdottir learned in January that her Twitter account was under scrutiny from the Justice Department because of her involvement last year with WikiLeaks’ release of a video showing a US military helicopter shooting two Reuters reporters in Iraq. She believes the US authorities want to use her information to try and build a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
"This is a huge blow for everybody that uses social media," said Jonsdottir. "We have to have the same civil rights online as we have offline. Imagine if the US authorities wanted to do a house search at my home, go through my private papers. There would be a hell of a fight. It’s absolutely unacceptable."
She said she would press for the Council of Europe to act on the case, which she believes sets a worrying precedent for private citizens and politicians across the world.
04 10 / 2011
President Obama is calling on members of Congress to pass the American Jobs Act, his plan to create jobs and strengthen the economy. You can help keep up the pressure on Congress by urging your legislators to pass it.
To get started, just fill out your information. You’ll then be able to:
- Find your Republican legislators on Twitter
- Tweet them directly
- Invite your friends to tweet their legislators, too
11 8 / 2011
Twitter is making some big changes to make the user experience much better. I emphasise slowly rolling out these features because they already widely publicized the changes however majority of Twitter users including myself don’t even have these new features yet. But it should be here soon. In a blog post yesterday, Twitter shows two new key features that are in the works.
03 5 / 2011