The Russian president tweets

The Russian government has started a presence on Twitter in the form of two accounts under the name of the ‘President of Russia,’ one in Russian and one in English. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tweeted his first thoughts yesterday in the type of greeting message often seen by people starting…

Messaging the moving target

The California Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the state to begin researching the use of electronic license plates for vehicles, reports  MercuryNews.com. The move is intended as a money-maker for a state facing a $19 billion deficit, the paper says. […] The device would mimic a standard…

Facebook supreme

Not only has Facebook gathered huge numbers of members – half a billion at the last count – but the social network has also become the number one social presence in many countries, displacing some home-grown domestic social networks. A glance at the world map of social networks 2010 you…

Mirror images

Business confidence among UK firms has seen its biggest drop since 1995 due to the government’s rhetoric on spending cuts, a survey suggests says the BBC. This news item brings to mind an apt analogy in The Economist this week: Bagehot’s comparison of the England football team and the 2010…

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