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A Simple Twitter App with Ruby on Rails – Messages With Ajax

Ruby on Rails is a web application framework that promotes rapid development. Clients’ demands are ever increasing yet they still expect the same quality of output. In the first part of this three part series, we cover setting up a simple message model, which will hold the messages posted. Further to this, we will learn how to post a message asynch

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Myspace Reducing International Staff, Closing Offices

Damn you, Facebook and Twitter. Damn You!

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Seesmic Desktop: More Facebook Comments, Less Twitter Spam

When Seesmic Desktop first launched we thought it had great potential to be a threat to TweetDeck. Then after adding Facebook integration, we were convinced that it was indeed a fierce rival.

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The Rules of Engagement for Journalists on Twitter

A look into how the journalism industry is dealing (or not dealing) with Twitter including guidelines and censorship and thoughts on their obligation as professionals to use Twitter appropriately.

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Best Handset For Freedom?

Father Thomas Dowd writes “The pictures we are seeing of Iran are being captured on cell phones and the text is being twittered over SMS. Still, the government has some control over the networks, and we are all familiar with fears of wiretap technologies to spy on users. If the cell phone is the new tool of freedom, what would the best ‘freedom handset’ contain? I’m thinking of a device with an open OS, where each phone could be a router for encrypted messages passed through Bluetooth/WiFi/whatever, thereby totally bypassing physical infrastructures when necessary. Of course, some sort of plausible deniability encryption a la Truecrypt would also be good, in case the secret police catch you with your phone. What else might we need?”

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Man Attacked In Ohio For Providing Iran Proxies

David Hume writes “electronicmaji is reporting on the Daily Kos that the individual known as ProtesterHelp (also to be found on twitter) was attacked in Ohio for providing network security for Twitterers in Iran, setting up private networks to provide secure proxies, calling for media networks to remove the Iranians Twitterers information from their broadcast, and providing counter-intelligence services (including Basiji and Army Locations) within the Twitter community. ProtesterHelp was allegedly attacked by a group of men while walking to class in Ohio. The men, who appeared to ProtesterHelp to be either Iranian or Lebanese, drove up besides him and threw rocks at him while shouting, ‘Mousavi Fraud.’ ProtesterHelp further reported that his personal information has been leaked, and is currently being spread both online and inside of Iran amongst the government.” Relatedly Wired is also reporting that Google and Facebook have rushed out support for Persian. This move has allowed many pro-democracy groups to connect and translate their message to a broader audience.

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Man Attacked In Ohio For Providing Iran Proxies

David Hume writes “electronicmaji is reporting on the Daily Kos that the individual known as ProtesterHelp (also to be found on twitter) was attacked in Ohio for providing network security for Twitterers in Iran, setting up private networks to provide secure proxies, calling for media networks to remove the Iranians Twitterers information from their broadcast, and providing counter-intelligence services (including Basiji and Army Locations) within the Twitter community. ProtesterHelp was allegedly attacked by a group of men while walking to class in Ohio. The men, who appeared to ProtesterHelp to be either Iranian or Lebanese, drove up besides him and threw rocks at him while shouting, ‘Mousavi Fraud.’ ProtesterHelp further reported that his personal information has been leaked, and is currently being spread both online and inside of Iran amongst the government.” Relatedly Wired is also reporting that Google and Facebook have rushed out support for Persian. This move has allowed many pro-democracy groups to connect and translate their message to a broader audience.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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Week in review: Twittering for Tehran

Protesters usurp attempts to suppress news of a voter revolution, while the iPhone 3G S and the iPhone 3.0 OS make their debut. Also: Google’s digital books.

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Twitter-Clueless Rep. Hoekstra is the new Ted Stevens

You can’t make this stuff up: Representative Peter Hoekstra, a Republican from Michigan, set off a political-blog firestorm when he posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday that “Iranian twitter activity (is) similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House.”

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How (Twitter and) I Crashed Iran’s Propaganda Web Sites

A top new-media activist looks back on his role in the Twitterati’s rise to power this week — and why it didn’t stop Ahmadinejad’s.

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