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ABC #budgies tweets — left-wing conspiracy or just going with the flow?

ABC #budgies tweets — left-wing conspiracy or just going with the flow?

What's in a Twitter hashtag? An example of institutional ABC bias when the ABC used #budgies, according to one Liberal Party senator, sparking a new debate on news and social media.

The Twitterverse, visualised

The Twitterverse, visualised

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

How Twitter has transformed political journalism

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

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

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.

<em>Shit My Dad Says</em>: the pilot script

Shit My Dad Says: the pilot script

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

What do we talk about on new media? Old media

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

It’s Britney, bitch: how Kutcher got crushed

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

Pesce: How social networks sucked us in

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

You tweet it, they sold it

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?