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Mapping the growth of the internet

Mapping the growth of the internet

FOKO: The Power Of Storytelling Security Forces in Analakely during the 2009 Malagasy Protests (by Avylavitra) Lova Rakotomalala of the Rising Voices grantee FOKO writes that Internet is becoming a threat to the authoritarian regime in Madagascar: It is interesting that indeed, authoritarian regimes have become increasingly suspicious of online networks. Even in countries where internet penetration is minimal like Madagascar (1% of the population had access to internet in 2008), the current government born from a coup in March 2009 still went through the trouble of shutting down one of the largest online platform of the country, topmada.com, with physical threats to the owner of the website. The most agreed upon theory is that in developing countries largely dependent on international trade and aid, such documented examples of offenses against human rights often result in economic sanction that in turn could lead to the downfall of the regime, if it is already standing on fragile political ground. Voatandroka insect.

» Facebook au Québec, des estimations détaillées | Richard Piedalue sur mtltechno.com Facebook au Québec, des estimations détaillées Un premier tableau à titre d’introduction, les données sont tirées de la plateforme publicitaire de Facebook et donc elles sont de rudes estimations sur le nombre réel d’utilisateurs fréquents. Tout de même, si l’on estime les usagers actifs de Facebook à 50% de ces chiffres, on peut alors supposer que parmi la tranche active de la population .. .. plus de 900 000 Québécois de 18 à 50 ans utilisent Facebook. (Source: facebook.com/advertising/) Démographie : Facebook au Québec Ma seconde compilation de données compare la démographie des utilisateurs de Facebook au Québec versus la démographie réelle au Québec. Encore une fois, perfectionnistes ! Il sera très intéressant d’utiliser ces données au moment d’évaluer le poids de marques québécoises sur les médias sociaux. Bonne analyse à vous !

In Which Eben Moglen Like, Legit Yells at Me for Having Facebook By Adrianne Jeffries 12/13/11 2:26pm Share this: (flickr.com/andwat) Yesterday afternoon, this reporter was scrambling to finish reporting a forward-looking story about how banks are exploring the possibility of using social media data to judge loan and credit applicants . My editor wanted a quote from a privacy advocate, so I immediately thought of Eben “ Spying for Free ” Moglen, a militant digital privacy advocate, founder of the uber-secure personal server FreedomBox , and the inspiration for the decentralized social network Diaspora . In hindsight, perhaps I should have just called Cory Doctorow . Mr. Everyone who uses Facebook, Twitter and the like shares the blame for the serious and ongoing global erosion of privacy enabled by the internet, he said. As are reporters who write about privacy issues with social media without first closing their Facebook accounts . (I call Mr. Me: I’m looking for… like, whether this is a privacy issue? Mr. Me: Right. Mr. Me: Have… I? Mr. Me: No, I can’t!

Netcraft - Internet Research, Anti-Phishing and PCI Security Ser Foursquare Confirms Restaurant Dashboard Alpha Testing In a new article in trade magazine Nation’s Restaurant News, Foursquare‘s Tristan Walker (at right, who is making business development waves with deals with Zagat, Bravo and others) reveals a few very interesting tidbits about how Foursquare is working to cater to restaurant owners (excuse the pun). Restaurant Analytics Dashboard Testing The most revealing statement is a confirmation that 30 hand-picked restaurants are alpha-testing, “an analytics dashboard for Foursquare, where [restaurant] owners can pay to create custom offers and badges.” Walker goes on to say, “All of them [restaurant owners] care about two things: retention and acquisition. We help with acquisition by letting you see who comes in where, when, and where they go before and after they stop in.” How Foursquare looks at Restaurant Chains Another interesting part of the article is about how Foursquare looks at restaurant chains. “It all comes down to how you use the platform. Future plans

NewsPress encore et toujours : Quand la désinformation TGV vire Par Lalatiana Pitchboule devise shadok Je ne m’étais pas depuis longtemps secoué les neurones sur ma marotte préférée : les hallucinantes dépêches de NewsPress, agence de communication, qui se fait passer pour une agence de presse française … et qui malheureusement y arrive… je my suis moi même laissé prendre … … Ma dernière alerte ne m’a pas déçu… A en juger sur les 5 premiers communiqués successifs restitués sur le site newspress.fr quand en zone de recherche on lance une requête sur le terme "madagascar" : Madagascar : vaste rassemblement les 4 et 5 mars pour préparer les élections Agence NEWS Press – 02/03/2010 Premier communique … Premier sourire … si le même terme « vaste rassemblement » caractérise aussi la foule sur la place du 13 Mai … le mythe de la prétendue représentation et légitimité populaire du TGV en prend un coup dans l’aile … 900 participants est un « vaste rassemblement » … oui … Mais pour une soirée mondaine. Celle là est carrément moins drôle … tsssss …. Like this:

CENTRE FRANCOPHONE D'INFORMATISATION DES ORGANISATIONS (CEFRIO) | Communiquer, s'informer, magasiner... Que font les Québécoises sur Internet ? MONTRÉAL, le 8 mars /CNW Telbec/ - Dans le cadre d'une conférence organisée par Infopresse qui aura lieu le 10 mars prochain, le CEFRIO dévoilera des données toutes récentes sur l'utilisation que les Québécoises font du Web. "Au Québec, les femmes semblent prendre une place de plus en plus importante sur Internet. À preuve, la proportion d'internautes féminines a crû de 106 % depuis 2000, passant de 34 à 70 % en neuf ans", déclare Najoua Kooli, directrice de projet au CEFRIO. Bien que les hommes demeurent plus nombreux à utiliser Internet (76 %), l'écart qui subsiste à ce chapitre entre eux et les femmes ne cesse de diminuer depuis les dernières années. Selon les résultats de l'enquête NETendances 2009 du CEFRIO, le profil de l'internaute québécoise tend à se démocratiser. La plupart d'entre elles ont entre 18 et 44 ans (89 %) et habitent surtout les RMR de Montréal (75 %) ou de Québec (74 %). Jaser, communiquer et... Sans grande surprise, les femmes aiment échanger sur Internet.

VIDEO: Meet Windsor's Millennials - Windsor Join the Conversation This is the first story in CBC Windsor's There's No Place Like Home series, an in-depth local look at the city's generation Y. Join the conversation on Twitter #cbcwdr or by logging onto cbc.ca/windsor and Facebook to discuss how Windsor can attract and retain the best and brightest Millennials. They are young, tech savvy and babies of the Baby Boomers. They form the next generation to inherit the earth. But just who are they? Millennials are members of Generation Y, a huge demographic born after 1977 and stretching into the 1990s. To be considered part of the Millennial Generation a person needs to have been born in the 1980s or 1990s, meaning the generation includes those in their teens to their early 30s. But some say this is will be the first generation in modern history that can not expect to be more successful than their parents. If the word Millennial isn't ringing a bell, there are a few different terms the generation has been labelled with.

Internet Usage World Stats - Internet and Population Statistics Instant Tweetup iPhone App Helps You To Do Just That Recently released iPhone app Instant Tweetup provides a straightforward interface that, if the developer knocked off the $1.99 price tag (UPDATE: the app is now free, see comments), it could be an instant smash. We came across Instant Tweetup (@instanttweetup) while browsing through the Twitter app directory, oneforty. With no reviews either on oneforty or on Apple’s App Store, it seems as if this very useful app has gone completely unnoticed since its launch in late January 2010, and we suspect that US$1.99 price tag was partially to blame. That’s too bad, because this well done, simple app, does exactly what the name implies – it lets you find and invite nearby Twitterers to an impromptu tweetup. Here’s how the app works. You can click on any of the resulting profiles to learn more about the person and then, after logging in with your Twitter credentials (which was painless), you can then either invite one or many of these Twitterers to meet you for a Tweetup by sending them a tweet.

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