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Derek's Blog – June 2009 Archive (3)

The U.S. Government contacted Twitter about Iranian usage of the service during political protests

One of my interests, as stated on my profile page, is "the intersection of technology/new media with social and political activism."

Reuters India has an article titled, "U.S. State Department speaks to Twitter over Iran.

It is no surprise that Iranians are Tweeting. I think what was a surprise was the reported interaction between the State… Continue

Added by Derek on June 16, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin chimes in on Twitter too

On May 22, 2009, I posted an entry about the Pacific Business Newsʻ lengthy article on Twitter. CLICK HERE to read blog entry.

The Star-Bulletin, in its June 10, 2009, edition also has an article on Twitter. CLICK HERE to read article. It is not as lengthy as the PBN article, but it is somewhat interesting to read about.

Not that… Continue

Added by Derek on June 10, 2009 at 3:12am — No Comments

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority exploring new media & measuring the success of online marketing.

Two weeks after it printed a rather lengthy article on Twitter, Pacific Business News today has an article on bloggers, social media, and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. CLICK HERE or go to for todayʻs article. The article also mentions Lezley P. "Neenz" Faleafine of… Continue

Added by Derek on June 5, 2009 at 7:00am — 8 Comments


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