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Twitter by telegram

Eleri Harris June 1, 2009

An American Twitter nerd has started a very odd free service for the Twitterati: you send him a tweet and he writes it on a piece of paper and posts it to you. Post-modernism or post-sanity? You decide.

Does Facebook lead to adultery?

Crikey June 1, 2009

Indonesia's media have worked themselves into a frenzy after Muslim clerics recommended creating rules on Muslims can use Facebook, amid concerns the site could lead to illicit affairs, adultery or "worse".

Wikipedia clams up Scientologists

Wikipedia clams up Scientologists

Crikey June 1, 2009

Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology from editing of Scientology-related articles after a four-year "editing war" between Scientologists and critics.

Hello world: News Ltd’s <em>The Punch</em> swings in to action

Hello world: News Ltd’s The Punch swings in to action

Crikey June 1, 2009

The Punch is a new opinion website, writes editor David Penberthy. It’s not a fancy, la-di-dah site aimed at people with three university degrees, nor is it a site for yobbos who want to engage in mindless abuse.

The social media Trojan Horse: beware of geeks bearing gifts

The social media Trojan Horse: beware of geeks bearing gifts

Crikey June 1, 2009

Businesses beware: engaging in social media means actually interacting with your customers. Some of them will be jerks.

On the street and online

Crikey June 1, 2009

They have a Facebook, Myspace and Twitter -- but nowhere to live; America's homeless go online.

The downfall of Matt Drudge

Crikey June 1, 2009

With American politics moving to the left, is the Drudge Report's Matt Drudge losing his sway?

Publishers hold secret talk; will they soon charge for online content?

Crikey May 29, 2009

Newspaper heads are meeting discreetly in Chicago to discuss what next, says James Warren. But do they have the creativity to do what's needed? Here's hoping.

The crowd has spoken: what Boyle and Werbeloff have in common

Crikey May 28, 2009

Australia's chk-chk-boom girl and Britain's frumpy singing sensation Susan Boyle are two bookends of the same phenomenon, argues Miranda Devine.

Russians buy a slice of Facebook

Crikey May 28, 2009

Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies has invested $200 million in return for a 1.96% stake in Facebook.