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Stories from RuNet Echo from March, 2011

31 March 2011

Russia: “iPad 2 Smuggling in Full Blossom”

Russia: The Most Fierce DDOS Attack On LiveJournal Analyzed

Russia: Voting For The BOBs Blog Award Has Started

On march 22, 2011 voting for "The Best Of Blogs" Awards, event annually organized by German media corporation Deutsche Welle, started. The award is getting more popular every year. This...

30 March 2011

Russia: Online Media 2010-2011 According to Yandex.ru

New Yandex.ru report "Media sphere of RuNet. September 2010 - January 2011" suggests that Russian online media are growing but still have a long way to go to become a...

Russia: Mapping Bribery Online

Russia: Real Life Super Hero From Chelyabinsk

Russia: Blogger Translates Articles on Alexey Navalny

25 March 2011

Russia: Unexpected Results of Radiation Mapping

The crowdsourcing project of mapping radiation levels in Russia measured by private dosimeters not only became an interesting case of digital activism, but also showed some effects its creators didn’t...

21 March 2011

Russia: Human Bots Fight Opposition

As Internet control becomes more and more sophisticated, new techniques join the arsenal of online deception and discreditation. Vadim Isakov analyzed the phenomena of 'human bots,' paid commenters willing to...

Russia: First Candidates for the ‘Net Parliament’

Russia: Photos of Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Moscow

17 March 2011

Russia: Reaching Out to the President

Many projects have been recently created in Russia on the basis of crowdsourcing (or user-generated content (UGC)), when information on any particular topic is collected by internet users. Almost each...

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