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· March, 2011

Stories about Russia from March, 2011

21 March 2011

Russia: Human Bots Fight Opposition

RuNet Echo

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

RuNet Echo

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...

14 March 2011

Russia: Fukushima Plant Disaster Triggers Nuclear Power Debate

RuNet Echo

The natural disaster unfolding in Japan after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake on Friday 11 March, 2011, is currently the one of the most widely discussed topics in the Russian blogosphere....

Russia: Will Prosecutor's Office Use Crowdsourced Data To Fight Illegal Gambling?

11 March 2011

Russia: Sochi Mascots, Politics, and Some Twitter

RuNet Echo

In an unprecedented move, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Committee was going to let the Russian people participate in the choice of the mascots, from their creation to the very selection....

Japan: Russian Twitterers Report the Earthquake

Russia: Ramzan Kadyrov's Brazil Game

10 March 2011

Russia: The Dead Journal

RuNet Echo

Social networks strongly tie a person to themselves. The person opens a page under his/her name, puts out photographs, indicates interests, joins groups and communities, writes notes, shares impressions and...

Russia: Putin, Piano and Vanishing Foundation Create Controversy

RuNet Echo

Growing influence of online communities on Russian politics and media agenda is illustrated by the recent story that involves Hollywood stars, singing Putin, charity donations and mysterious "Federaciya" foundation.