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Horizon highlights – Geek culture edition

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Our regular roundup of sci-tech stories from across the Web includes: How Facebook aided a protest in Saudi Arabia, a great online sci-fi short, and World of Warcraft (home to 10 million subscribers) unlocks a massive new chapter. Let’s kick it off:

Profile: Geek Pop Star
"Malcolm Gladwell’s elegant and wildly popular theories about modern life have turned his name into an adjective – Gladwellian! But in his new book, he seeks to undercut the cult of success, including his own, by explaining how little control we have over it." [via New York magazine]

E-politics: Facebook boosts participation in rare Saudi hunger strike
"The two-day protest, publicized on Facebook, drew 60 fasters and 800 online comments." [CSMonitor Middle East]


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