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Twitter's Prowess: Use Booms in Banned Turkey

Turkey's prime minister may be set on blocking the micro-blogging site that has fueled political rallies across the globe, but tech-savvy Turkish revolutionaries aren't concerned.Tweets from Turkey have been streaming in on a heightened level since Friday as protestors find workarounds to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's strategy of "eradicating" social media from the country. In fact, data from several Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) analytics companies showed a boost in usage from Turkey post-Twitter ban, with Somera reporting a 33% increase on Friday and Hootsuite saying usage tripled in 24 hours."Turkish Twitter users are finding many different ways to circumvent the ban, including a simple change of their DNS settings," Hootsuite said on its blog.The surge in usage further underscores the powerful role of social media in political revolutions, especially among a well-educated populous in relatively democratic societies."In Turkey, people will find a way to get around the blockage of Twit...

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  1. Election’s Impact on U.S. Dealings With Iran

    FNC Middle East expert Walid Phares on how Obama will deal with Iran in his second term.

  2. If Romney Wins, Will Iran Change its Tune?

    Ali Alfoneh, AEI resident fellow, on why he believes Iran would be more cooperative if Romney were to win the election.

  3. Was Bloomberg Right to Tell Obama Not to Come to NYC?

    Former New York Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg telling the President not to come to the city to view the damage from the hurricane.

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    Iran's vital seaborne trade is buckling under the weight of Western sanctions, deepening hardship for a population deprived of basic imports and heaping intense pres...

  5. OIL FUTURES: Crude Slips as Europe's Debt Worries Weigh

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    Crude oil futures traded higher in London Friday, supported by a stronger euro against the dollar and continued concerns about the potential for future supply disrup...

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