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Reuters Hacked With Fake Story About Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister (Huffington Post)
The Reuters news agency says hackers have broken into one of its websites for the second time in two weeks and posted a false story saying Saudi Arabia's foreign minister had died.

How the Presidential Candidates Use the Web and Social Media (Project for Excellence in Journalism)
The Obama campaign posted nearly four times as much content as the Romney campaign and was active on nearly twice as many platforms. Obama's digital content also engendered more response from the public-twice the number of shares, views and comments of his posts.

BBC Online Breaks Records with Olympics Coverage (SemanticWeb)
The BBC broke traffic records with its online Olympic coverage, delivering 2.8 petabytes of data on a single day. "The peak audiences for Team GB's medal moments were bigger than anything we've ever seen. Over a 24 hour period on the busiest Olympic days, Olympic traffic to bbc.co.uk exceeded that for the entire BBC coverage of FIFA World Cup 2010 games," said Cait O'Riordan of BBC Online.

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