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For Activists, Tips on Safe Use of Social Media

By AUSTIN CONSIDINENY TimesPublished: April 1, 2011FROM Cairo to Madison, Wis., much has been made about the positive role technology has played in helping galvanize and organize populist movements.The downside? Like the dreaded telescreen in George Orwell’s “1984,” technologies like the Internet and cellphones are proving just as useful for spying as they are for communicating, making the choice to hit “call” or “send” an increasingly risky one. Read the full article here.

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5 ways Twitter changed how we communicate

In the Twitter echo chamber, all it takes is a few users with big follower counts to share something. With one click, those followers share it with their own followers. And the wildfire is set ablaze. As a result, news spreads faster than ever. Twitter's real-time news flow has been cited as a tool in citizen uprisings in Iran and Egypt and as invaluable for fundraising efforts for crisis situations like last year's floods in Haiti. Read the full article here and see what Twitter can do for you.

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Political Campaigns Thrive On Internet

Political Campaigns Thrive On Internet

Internet Donors Fuel Obama - Word of Democrat Hillary Clinton's apparent financial problems struck many as a surprise yesterday. So what explains why her chief rival, Barack Obama, was able to vastly out-raise her in January? One key lies in Clinton's comparative difficulty raising money over the Internet, from small donors, said Stephen Weissman of the Campaign Finance Institute. Coming into January, many more of Clinton's donors had already reached the $2,300 limit for individual donations. A report just completed by the Campaign Finance Institute showed that Clinton raised more than half her money in 2007 from donors who gave the maximum allowed by law. Obama, in comparison, raised just one-third of his money from $2,300 donors. "It means Senator Obama has the ability to keep going back to his donors, while she has a more difficult burden of having to seek out new donors," said Weissman, who is the institute's associate director for policy. Clinton also had more trouble attracting support from small donors, many of whom gave over the Internet. While 47 percent of what Obama raised...

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Bulls-Eye Financial Communications Launches New Site

Bulls-Eye Financial Communications Launches New Site

Twitter & Facebook Integration Key For Marketing

Old Colony Group is pleased to announce the successful launch of the newly redesigned Bulls-Eye Financi...

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Mile High Music Festival Online Success

Mile High Music Festival Online Success

Site Exceeds 4.5 Million Visits, Event Sells Out: Together with our partners at Chameleon DG , Old Colony Group was an integral part of the winning team ...

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Online Sales Spike 19 Percent

Online Sales Spike 19 Percent

New industry report says clothing overtook electronics as No. 1 most-purchased item online in '06; total online sales forecast to grow to $174.5B in 2...

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