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Social Media, Politics and the State

Announcement of a forthcoming collected volume (2014): Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Edited by Daniel Trottier and Christian Fuchs New York: Routledge This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised [...]

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Why Social Media Research Matters for Occupy

Do social media really with necessity result in more democracy and a better society? What is the And if such states of society are achieved, are they then the result of technology or of the struggles of humans who take risks in activism? What is the relationship of technology and society? What is the relationship between the opportunities and risks of “social media“? The Internet researcher Manuel Castells has in his recently published book “Networks of outrage and hope: social movements in the Internet age“ voiced a view that is quite similar to the one by Shirky.

Jörg Haider – Zitate, Jörg Haider – Quotations

“Außerdem ist das Recht der Inländer auf Heimat stärker als das Recht der Ausländer auf Familienleben. Österreich soll daher von der Europäischen Menschenrechtskonvention abgehen”. (Salzburger Nachrichten, 6.10.1995) “Also the right of natives for their country is stronger than the right of foreigners for family life. Austria should therefore eixt the European Human Rights Convention” “Dieses [...]

Right-wing extremists reach 29% of the votes in Austrian general elections

The Austrian general elections on September 28, 2008, resulted in a strong shift towards the right. The Social Democrats SPÖ (29,7%) and the Conservatives ÖVP (25,6%) reached their worst results ever, also the Green Party lost (9,8%) voters. The big winners are the Freedom Party FPÖ (18,0%, +7,0%) of Heinz Christian Strache and the BZÖ (11,0%, +6,9%). These two right-wing parties together now hold 29% of the votes.

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STANDART: Analphabet Wilhelm Molterer, Illiterate Wilhelm Molterer

The Austrian conservative front-runner Molterer proves his lack of knowledge of German.

General Elections in Austria: Income Distribution and Corporate Domination are Neglected Issues

General election will take place on September 28, 2008 in Austria. The topics that the competing parties have thus far presented are superficial and neglect the actual problems that people are facing in their everyday lives, such as income inequality and corporate growth at the expense of the income of the masses.