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| 98 notesCNNMoney Tech Tumblr: CNNMoney is trying to buy Facebook IPO shares
Facebook’s initial public offering has many people asking: “If I want to buy shares, how do I do it?”
We at CNNMoney wondered the same thing, so we decided to find out the direct way: by trying to buy a small handful of Facebook shares.
Interesting experiment from CNN Money - on the other side of things, here’s Dominic Rushe’s five reasons not to buy Facebook shares
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Over seven days The Guardian is taking stock of the new battlegrounds for the internet. From states stifling dissent to the new cyberwar front line, we look at the challenges facing the dream of an open internet
Day two: the militarisation of cyberspace
Internet attacks on sovereign targets are no longer a fear for the future, but a daily threat. We ask: will the next big war be fought online?
Day three: the new walled gardens
For many, the internet is now essentially Facebook. Others find much of their online experience is mediated by Apple or Amazon. Why are the walls going up around the web garden, and does it matter?
Day four: IP wars
Intellectual property, from copyrights to patents, have been an internet battlefield from the start. We look at what Sopa, Pipa and Acta really mean, and explain how this battle is not over. Plus, Clay Shirky will be discussing the issues in a live Q&A
Day five: ‘civilising’ the web
In the UK, the ancient law of defamation is increasingly looking obsolete in the Twitter era. Meanwhile, in France, President Sarkozy believes the state can tame the web
Day six: the open resistance
Meet the activists and entrepreneurs who are working to keep the internet open
Day seven: the end of privacy
Hundreds of websites know vast amounts about their users’ behaviour, personal lives and connections with each other. Find out who knows what about you, and what they use the information for
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An image of a burning bus in Tottenham was one of the first to spread rapidly via Twitter. Photograph: GA/Rex Features
We’ve posted a number of pieces on guardian.co.uk as part of our Reading the Riots study about how social networks and technology were used during the UK unrest in August. Here’s a round up of some of our coverage:
- How BBM and Blackberry was used to plan the riots
- Twitter and the riots: how the news spread
- A superb interactive showing how various rumours spread and were quashed on Twitter during the UK riots
- How 2.6m tweets were analysed to understand reaction to the riots
- How mainstream broadcasters also contributed to the spreading of the London riots
- A look at how technology has often been blamed in times of unrest
- A video showing interviews with rioters on how they used social media
- Q&A with Paul Lewis and Tim Newburn on the study
See all the reports from the Reading the Riots study here.
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We found that regardless of how much we improved the product or the marketing message consumers’ memories about the brand were too strong to allow them to view Myspace with fresh eyes and an open mind,” he added. “We could not escape their images of animated GIFs… I don’t think a large consumer campaign would have significantly changed the outcome for Myspace,” he said. “In the end, I believe Myspace would have had a better chance for success if we had relaunched it as an entirely new brand.
The former chief executive of Myspace on the demise of the once-dominant social network. Read more here.