WorldViews: Social Media

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 04/16/2014

What 100 days of social media can tell us about India’s election

And why it isn’t predicting the winner.

By Adam Taylor  |  04:34 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arvind Kejriwal, India, India election, Social media

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Which heads of state tweet, in one map

Seventy-five percent of world leaders are now on Twitter, according to a new report.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Can crowd-sourcing keep corruption at bay?

One group hopes to use crowd-sourcing to keep the Ukraine elections honest

By Olga Khazan  |  05:28 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  corruption, social media tools, ukraine, ukraine election

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Syria’s failed cease-fire and the limits of social media

Does the failure of the cease-fire on Tuesday give us a sense of what social media can’t always do?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:53 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, United Nations, social media

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Somali militia group hacked on Twitter

A Somali Sufi Islamist group had its Twitter account hacked.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:35 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, twitter, social media

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Russian government tried to close opposition social media accounts

Popular social network VKontakte refused to deactivate accounts.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Vladimir Putin, protests, social media

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Meghan McCain’s lawyer receives smackdown

“My client will not be bullied out of exercising his First Amendment right to make clear his belief that your client is a spoiled, brainless twit.”

By Maura Judkis  |  03:58 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Meghan McCain, John McCain, Red State, Blogging