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    Elonis v. United States Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Elonis v. United States. The case involves free speech and criminal threats in the age of the Internet and social media. At issue in the…

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    Technology and the 2014 Elections

    Stu Trevelyan and Chuck DeFeo talked about how technology was being used in the campaigns of the 2014 midterm elections. Topics included how ads target individuals through television…

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    Social Media and Campaign 2014

    Darren Samuelsohn talked about the use of digital and social media by political campaigns and how the importance of online outreach was changing traditional campaign methods.

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    Discussion on Social Media and Politics

    Panelists talked about social media’s impact on the careers of politicians and journalists such as former Representative Anthony Weiner (NY), former CBS News Anchor Dan Rather, former…

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    Future of Getting Lost

    Panelists talked about the use of technology in disaster relief, finding lost airliners and people, and the desirability of getting lost. Panelists included New York Times travel…

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    Conspiracy Theories

    Kurt Eichenwald talked about his Newsweek article, “The Plots to Destroy America,” in which he examined conspiracy theories and the threat they may pose to U.S. national…

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    Panels on Technology, Society, and Social Media

    Panelists talked about how to include more minorities in the technology industry, the critical importance of mentoring, using the Internet to make a difference, and a panel on information…

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    Feminism and Social Media

    Robin Morgan talked about the state of the feminist movement, social media, women in politics, and other subjects. Ms. Morgan is the author of Sisterhood Is Powerful and Fighting…

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    Book TV Social Media Review

    Book TV reported on some of their social media activities from the past week.

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    Book TV Social Media Review

    Book TV reported on some of their social media activities from the past week.

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    The Communicators with Nick Bilton

    Nick Bilton talked by video link from San Francisco about his book, Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, in which he traces the origins of Twitter from…

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    Future of LinkedIn and Twitter

    The chief executive officers of LinkedIn and Twitter talked about the future of their companies. This event was part of the annual Tech Crunch Disrupt Conference.

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    Photo Sharing Applications

    Evan Spiegel, the founder and CEO of ephemeral photo messaging application Snapchat, talked about the future of his company. br/ This event was part of the annual Tech Crunch Disrupt…

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    Ride Sharing

    The founders of the social media company Zimride talked about the future of ride sharing. The two turned their company into a smart-phone based ride service, Lyft.  br/ This was…

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    Twitter and Campaign Press Coverage

    Peter Hamby, who covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns for CNN, talked about his study of the impact of Twitter on media behavior and campaign press strategy, titled “Did…

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    The Communicators with Tom Standage

    Tom Standage talked about his latest book, Writing On The Wall: Social Media, the First 2,000 Years. In the book he argues that social media is not a new phenomenon. He traced the…

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    Ben Smith on Social Media and Online Journalism

    Ben Smith talked about the relationship of social media to journalism. He used slides to illustrate some points and also responded to questions from members of the audience. br/ This…

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    Impact of Digital Technology on Journalism

    Media executives talked about the impact of digital media on journalism. Among the many topics they addressed were the sale of the Washington Post, Time’s purchase of Huffington…

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    The Communicators with Lori Andrews

    Distinguished Professor of Law Lori Andrews, author of I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy, talked by remote video from Chicago about…

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    Q&A with Tevi Troy

    Tevi Troy talked about his new book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in The White House, which he calls a tale of how presidents have been…

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