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Jon Stewart Starts Twitter Slapfight Between U.S. Embassy And Egypt [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart is hilarious and his observations are dead-on. If you don’t like him, you’re humorless (and won’t like this post).

But we wonder if he ever scares himself with how far his influence and irreverent humor travels? For example, one would assume starting a slapfight between two nations would be a tad stressful.

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Speak2Tweet Helping Syrians Stay Connected During Crisis

Just when you think Twitter is turning evil, something happens to remind you that the microblogging platform really isn’t so bad at the heart of it.

Twitter and the Google Monster joined forces last year during the riots in Egypt and developed a speak-to-tweet service. And that service is coming in handy this year for Syrians facing an Internet blackout.

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Al Jazeera Launches Twitter Dashboard to Track Uprisings

Al Jazeera has launched a Twitter Dashboard on its blog today which tracks Twitter keywords and hashtags, the number of tweets, and other information about how people are using Twitter to communicate during the uprisings in the Middle East.
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Twitter/Google Maps Mashup Highlights Protests in Libya, Bahrain

A tech-savvy engineer has developed a Twitter/Google Maps mashup app to display in near-real-time tweets about the protests in the Middle East and North Africa from people on the ground and around the world.
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Hear from the Girl who Started the #Jan25 Hashtag

The #Jan25 hashtag was one of the most-used tags on Twitter to talk about the protests in Egypt. Since January 25th, the first day of protests, Twitter users in Egypt and around the world were adding the hashtag to their tweets to show solidarity and to join in one of the most momentous political conversations of their time. The hope 140 blog, an official Twitter blog about good social movements occurring on Twitter, was able to talk with the young girl who was the first to use #Jan25 about the power of a hashtag.
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State Department Continues Twitter Expansion, Creates Farsi Feed

Continuing on its trend of engaging with the Middle East via social media, the US State Department has created a Farsi Twitter feed.
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US State Department Creates Arabic Twitter Account

The US State Department has created another social media entity, likely in response to the protests in Egypt. Their latest Twitter account is an Arabic-language account that has largely been used to tweet about the current situation in Egypt.
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#Jan25, The Rap Song

In what may very well be the first rap song to take its name from a Twitter hashtag, a new single from a hip-hop conflagration featuring Freeway, Amir Sulaiman, Ayah, The Narcicyst and Omar Offendum called “#Jan25,” takes its name the day the protests in Egypt started — now incidentally a trending topic. Hear the result below.
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Al Jazeera Uses Promoted Tweets to Reach Western Audiences

They may have been censored, discredited and even thrown in jail, but the members of Al Jazeera aren’t backing down. Rather than bow to Murabak’s pressure that they stop covering the protests in Egypt, the Qatar-based news organization is reaching out to Western audiences – most of whom don’t have access to their English-language channel – using Twitter.
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Kenneth Cole Ignorantly Connects Egypt to New Spring Line, Twitter Erupts in Anger

In one of the most offensive marketing moves of 2011 thus far, Kenneth Cole has attempted to use the hashtag #cairo on Twitter to get people interested in buying his Spring Collection. And, as you can imagine, this did not go over well in the Twittersphere: hours after the tweet, people are still railing on the designer’s poor taste. Was the tweet actually that offensive? You be the judge.
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