May, 2010

The Twitterverse, visualised

, May 25, 2010

Taking the "Twitterverse" idea to a new level, design studio Information Architects graph the 140 most influential users on Twitter as an entire galaxy. Epic.

How Twitter has transformed political journalism

, May 25, 2010

The Independent on Sunday's chief political commentator John Rentoul enthuses about the "joy" of Twitter. More than a social network, more than breaking news and a great way to learn about Welsh Jelly Mini-Cups regulations.

Why the end of privacy may not be so bad after all

, May 21, 2010

Yes, the internet has killed privacy -- at least as we know it -- but a world with no secrets is a far more interesting place, says Steven Johnson.

Shit My Dad Says: the pilot script

, May 19, 2010

Twitter phenom Shit My Dad Says is being made into a sitcom, and Gawker has a copy of the pilot script. It's a tired mix of racism, cliches and old man nudity -- but on the upside, it involves William Shatner.

What do we talk about on new media? Old media

, May 18, 2010

The biggest topic on Twitter is television, whether that be following #masterchef or discussing Tony Abbott on The 7:30 Report. Why? Because TV is now a social medium.

It’s Britney, bitch: how Kutcher got crushed

, May 17, 2010

Ashton Kutcher has long been the most followed user on Twitter. But Britney Spears' account is on track to beat Kutcher's to the five million follower mark, despite her tweets being mainly promotional, written by staff and only updated every few days.

Pesce: How social networks sucked us in

, May 14, 2010

Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter suckered us in and stole our privacy so quickly, we barely noticed it happening, says Mark Pesce. Now we have to fight back to keep the one thing we have left: our unique identity.

You tweet it, they sold it

, May 11, 2010

Daniel Morel was a professional photographer who uploaded his photos of the Haiti earthquake on to Twitter, where they got distributed and sold by AFP and Getty Images. Morel sent a cease and desist letter. They sued him. Who's right?

Catherine Deveny: I’m dumped and I’m devastated

, May 11, 2010

Catherine Deveny won't let herself be defined by two tweets, as she lets loose at the Twitter scandal that got her sacked, those who get offended over free speech and why she writes for her kids.