Lauren Rhue (NYU): The Pins that Bind: Preference Affirmation, Social Norms, and Networks on Pinterest. Emanuela Todeva (Surrey) and Donka Atanasova Keskinova (Plovdiv): The Studies of Blogs and On-Line Communities: From Information to Knowledge and Action. Andrew Tutt (Yale): The New Speech. Censored by Google: Joel Whitney on how the search giant is becoming the Web’s unofficial policeman. What is “evil” to Google? Ian Bogost on speculations on the company's contribution to moral philosophy. Can Facebook, Twitter and Youtube change the world? Jun Valila reviews The Emerging Role of Social Media in Political and Regime Change by Rita Safranek. Paul Ford on the hidden technology that makes Twitter huge. Jeff Elder goes inside a Twitter robot factory: Fake activity, often bought for publicity purposes, influences trending topics. Shaun Randol interviews Nick Bilton, author of Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal. My Facebook page may be part of my identity, but can it give me a virtual afterlife? Facebook is for grandparents: Jonathan Saragossi on what we need in a next-gen social network. Why are so many social media managers dipshits? Mark Copyranter Duffy wants to know. David Rolph on defamation by social media. From The Kernel, James Cook on the woman trapped on the internet, and on what it’s like to be “YouTube famous”; and Jeremy Wilson on the creepy world of “cappers”, and on the vilest sites on the internet. Is the Internet trustworthy? Chris Syme wonders. Harry Cheadle on how the Internet is a giant lie factory. Hadley Freeman on how the Elan Gale internet hoax sums up all that is rotten about our online lives.

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