Today in Social

Various stories on WikiLeaks continue to lead on Techmeme today. Matthew Ingram offers a summary and analysis. He thinks WikiLeaks represents a new middleman in the journalism ecosystem. WikiLeaks has already spawned a spinoff. Who knows whether this press release (!) actually originated from the Anonymous group that launched denial of service attacks in support of WikiLeaks? What it does show is an attempt to harness social media to spread the leaked info beyond mainstream media. I’m amused by how it suggests using misleading tags to tap the momentum of more popular memes. Another signal that filtering the streams of social media is a good business opportunity.