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Ana Keshelashvili

Currently residing in Columbia, SC, USA, working on PhD at USC. Keep trying to write posts about Georgia (the country), where I used to teach journalism and use of technology in campaigns, while spending rest of the time on learning developments in social media research, open maps and data visualization. I'm helping out mapping project in Georgia, and am on the board of Jumpstart International I occasionally blog at PostsByMe and tweet as @anano

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Georgia: Sharon Stone Seducing the Nation

The most popular topic for discussion on social networks, as well as by the online and traditional media, this weekend was the premiere of Renny Harlin's movie about the 2008 Georgia-Russia war. However, the most important guest invited for the premiere was Hollywood actress Sharon Stone.

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Georgia: Beyoncé's Girls Rule an Apocalyptic… Caucasus?

The premiere of American singer Beyoncé's "Run The World (Girls)" video on May 18 evoked much debate among bloggers and social media users in Georgia for a less than expected reason. Not that it was the first single from her highly anticipated new album, or even because of its empowering message, but rather a simple road sign that appeared 1 minute and 50 seconds into the video.

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Georgia: Social Media deployed for local elections

Local government elections in Georgia were held on 30 May and attracted huge interest from both the local and international community. Considered another test of the former Soviet republic's fledgling democratization process, both deployed and relied on online and social media technologies to monitor the vote as never before.

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