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#SMW12: Who Was Really Behind Internet Blackout Day?

  Benevolent Media is an official blogging partner of  Social Media Week in Washington, D.C. (#SMWWDC). To learn more about social media for social good events worldwide, read our Benevolent Guide to Social Media Week (#SMW12).  Audience member Yiming Roberts said she had hoped to hear more about the “backstory” and a “nuts and bolts” account at […]

#SMW12: Twitter and Democracy

  Benevolent Media is an official blogging partner of Social Media Week in Washington, D.C. (#SMWWDC). To learn more about social media for social good events worldwide, read our Benevolent Guide to Social Media Week (#SMW12). A few floors beneath an original, sepia and yellow copy of the U.S. Constitution, panelists from the left and […]

#SMW12: Quotables from #SocialMediaProblems

  Benevolent Media is an official blogging partner of Social Media Week in Washington, D.C. (#SMWWDC). To learn more about social media for social good events worldwide, read our Benevolent Guide to Social Media Week (#SMW12). At Blue State Digital‘s inaugural Social Media Week event, “#socialmediaproblems: Digital Challenges and Opportunities for Real World Movements,” NYU […]

Techlomats? Diplotechs? The Rise of Technological Diplomacy

We have freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Freedom of the press. What about the “freedom to connect”? It’s what U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton espoused last year during an event about Internet freedom held in Washington, D.C. “…the freedom to connect – the idea that governments should not prevent people from connecting to […]