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Social networking: the dark side

An article about the use of "Twitter bombs" -- a lot of Twitter accounts all sending basically the same message at the same time -- to influence political campaigns. Apparently a thousand or so simultaneous messages are sufficient to attract the attention of Google Real Time, which then gets millions more people to read the tweet and re-tweet it without checking whether any of it is true.

So what am I doing? Re-posting the article, without checking whether any of it is true :-)

http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Releases/2010/050310.html

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