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Teachers Celebrate Temporary Injunction Against Facebook Ban

by Matthew L. Schafer On August 26, 2011, Circuit Judge Jon Beetem granted a temporary injunction in favor of Missouri teachers who sued the state of Missouri to prevent the enforcement of a new law preventing teachers from using social … Continue reading

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Tweeting the Revolution: Twitter Didn’t Create the Revolution, But It Didn’t Hurt It

by Matthew L. Schafer It’s hard to miss the various articles lamenting many social media supporters’ claims that Twitter and Facebook helped shepherd revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt into reality.  In one often cited example, Devin Coldeway, a writer at … Continue reading

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Weekend Project by Google, Twitter, and SayNow Allows Egyptians to Tweet by Phone

by Matthew L. Schafer Although Egyptians are suffering from a downed Internet (save satellite connections and other circumvention) and downed cell phone service, Google and Twitter are working to give Egyptians access to Twitter. The new program developed with the … Continue reading

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