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Tunisian web users are poking fun at fallen president Ben Ali. Sarah Palin’s supporters are campaigning online for her to become president in 2012. And a site asking for web users’ help in finding new planets
A day after quitting the ruling party of former leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's interim President Foued Mebazaa promised a clean break with the past as protesters continued to press for the departure of the old guard.
One of the hallmarks of the protests in Tunisia is how much of it is being documented on the Internet. Each day, FRANCE 24 receives hundreds of messages via email and Facebook from readers who want to share their story.
The recent dramatic events in Tunisia owe a lot to the social networks, first and foremost Facebook. They helped mobilize the population and spread information about the situation in a country where the press was muzzled. Is is a Facebook Revolution?
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Tuesday, 11th January 2011: the world’s press leads on memorial events following the Arizona shooting in the United States. President Obama and his wife, Michelle, led the nation in paying their respects to the victims.
Tunisians are looking for ways to get around web censorship. Online impersonation is now a crime in California and punishable by imprisonment. And a site which converts social network posts into news articles.
Several strong trends appeared online in 2010. A year that was notably marked by the Wikileaks affair, the emergence of data journalism, the advent of social gaming and also a new way of predicting the future via social networks, and Twitter in particular.