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The Basics of Occupy LA and How the Media are Reacting

"It is difficult to comprehend a 21st century movement from the perspective of the 20th century politics, media, and economics in which we are still steeped."
Facebook profiles will become personal timelines this week.

What to Expect from the New Facebook Updates

Facebook has always pushed openness and sharing on its users and this latest innovation is bound to spark concern among users who wish to maintain significant privacy controls over their profile and presence.
People watch a live broadcast of U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice testifying to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States April 8, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

How Do You Learn About Your Local Community?

Television remains the top source of local news for most Americans but many now turn to the internet and cast a wider net for information on specific topics, according to survey results released Monday.

Relying on Social Media and Open Data During Emergencies

In the post-Katrina era both the government and the public hope to avoid any catastrophic surprises.
The last edition of News of the World on July 10, 2011

Catch up on the 'Phone Hacking' Scandal

The ongoing "phone hacking" scandal in the UK may seem like a distant and isolated issue considering how limited the reporting has been in the U.S. press but it's possible that the media is shying away because it hits too close to home.

End Times at the L.A. Times?

It's long been a general L.A. media axiom that The Los Angeles Times' best days were behind it, but, as Edward James Olmos tells Harrison Ford at the end of Blade Runner: "It's too bad she won't live... But then again, who does?"

As Google+ Gets Going, Confusion from the Marketplace [Updated]

When it comes to Google+ accounts for brands, there is major confusion.
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