I wonder what Malcom Gladwell is thinking now about the relevance of social media as a tool for promoting social activism.
This week’s protests in Egypt, not to mention earlier mobilizations in Tunisia that managed to end the 23-year-long rule of President Zine E Abidine Ben Ali, seem to challenge Gladwell’s idea that social media doesn’t affect one’s motivation to participate in risky social movements.
By James Bosworth
Monday afternoon the Conficker Working Group (CWG) published a lessons learned report researched and prepared by The Rendon Group (TRG), an effort I was privileged to lead. I want to thank everyone in the CWG who took the time to speak with me and provide analysis of their remarkable collective efforts to combat this dangerous botnet.…
By Stephen Hayes
Facebook intern Paul Butler recently created a map that illustrates the world through a random sampling of 10 million pairs of Facebook friendship connections. (Read about his methodology here and see his high-res image here.) While the outlines of continents and countries on the map are made up solely by friendship connections, the final result amazingly models a typical world map.…
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