Google marks Artsakh IP addresses as Armenian, but Twitter marks them as Azerbaijani

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That must be very frustrating, to live in Artsakh and to see twitter greetings in Azerbaijani, specifically when you are struggling for your freedom, and get bombed by Azerbaijani military.

I know the feeling. When I am driving in Artsakh, I tend to not open Google Maps, but use some Open Street Map software.

Because once I open google maps, then this is time to panic! Why there are Azerbaijani/Turkic locality names around? Where am I? Didn’t I get lost? Will they shoot me now? Oh, may be that’s google? But wait, then what this locality name means? Yes, I can read Latin letters, but what this locality name correspond to? Aaaaa… God save me! Please.

But openstreetmap shows a line of contact, shows Armenian locality names, and I see native homy letters. That feels safe. Everything is as it should be.

So, no, nobody can force me to use google maps, instead of OSM. (: No. Not possible. No. (:

#google #twitter #maps #osm #openstreetmap #artsakh #nkpeace #panic #dont_panic

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Social media have provided instrumental means of communication in many recent political protests. The efficiency of online networks in disseminating timely information has been praised by many commentators; at the same time, users are often derided as “slacktivists” because of the shallow commitment involved in clicking a forwarding button. Here we consider the role of these peripheral online participants, the immense majority of users who surround the small epicenter of protests, representing layers of diminishing online activity around the committed minority. We analyze three datasets tracking protest communication in different languages and political contexts through the social media platform Twitter and employ a network decomposition technique to examine their hierarchical structure. We provide consistent evidence that peripheral participants are critical in increasing the reach of protest messages and generating online content at levels that are comparable to core participants. Although committed minorities may constitute the heart of protest movements, our results suggest that their success in maximizing the number of online citizens exposed to protest messages depends, at least in part, on activating the critical periphery. Peripheral users are less active on a per capita basis, but their power lies in their numbers: their aggregate contribution to the spread of protest messages is comparable in magnitude to that of core participants. An analysis of two other datasets unrelated to mass protests strengthens our interpretation that core-periphery dynamics are characteristically important in the context of collective action events. Theoretical models of diffusion in social networks would benefit from increased attention to the role of peripheral nodes in the propagation of information and behavior.

The Critical Periphery in the Growth of Social Protests

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via @{Արգելիոն Argelion ; aragev@spyurk.am}

#paper #protest #twitter #social_media #internet #research

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#BBCtrending: The president who threatened war on Twitter

ilham aliyev

The novelty of his approach was not lost on his audience, who offered a live commentary on Aliyev’s posts. “Shows how far Twitter has come as a diplomatic platform. Now even wars are declared here…” wrote one user. And of course, it left him open to being heckled in real time. “@presidentaz just try :) we will kill you and your soldiers,” said one, “Dream big, fail big,” said another, and “Go home Ilham, you’re drunk,” replied a third.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-28710785

#azerbaijan #aliyev #armenia #war #peace #twitter #threat

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nice one
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but let’s remember, that in the West you still have relatively strong freedom of speech, while in some countries, like Russia and others, with corrupted dictator regimes, all mass media is controlled by government, and they can manipulate their people better. Also, they don’t do posters like this.

#freedom-of-speech #usa #twitter #facebook #government #media #mass-media #press #youtube #propaganda #freedom

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Probably, my main problem with many saas services, including facebook, is that they quietly substitute ideas of technology with exact services. The verb “to google” is a perfect example, because we all know that web search is not limited to google.

Companies like facebook and twitter avoid using standard technologies, so that people think of services provided by company, forgetting that Internet is a network, and it’s about technologies, not companies. It’s a space where anyone can create a service, by using common underlying and free for all technologies.

That’s why saas avoids usage of rss, for example. That’s why there is a question “what’s your name on skype?” instead of “what’s your chat id?”, as we do with email.

#Internet #saas #web #facebook #technology #rss #email #smtp #jabber #xmpp #google #search #twitter #technologies #service #skype #chat #email #decentralization #freedom

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