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Press review: September / October 2011

A conference on International Semantic Web was held on October 23-27, 2011. For this occasion, several articles were published on data exploration and web content. Here are two of the main writings of the conference:


International Bloggers and Internet Control, full survey results, August 2011

The Berkman Center led a survey on bloggers’ profiles and behaviours regarding security issues.


Online Security in the Middle East and North Africa, A Survey of Perceptions, Knowledge, and Practice, Robert Faris, Hal Roberts, Rebekah Heacock, Ethan Zuckerman, Urs Gasser, August 2011

The Berkman Center’s director, M. Robert Faris, led another study on online security, this time focused on the Arab World.

Grokking #OccupyWallSt: This article posted on the blog TechCrunch draws a parallel between the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Arab Spring. It reaffirms the role played by social media in the two phenomena.

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