Social media and information warfare: A Thunderclap Case Study

There should be no doubt in any sane individual’s mind that Russia is waging a very hybrid war against Ukraine, which includes social media and information warfare, with all its trolls and scum that try to distract those working in Ukraine’s interest from being positive. As pointed out by Paul Goble, Vladimir Putin is clever…

A Call to Ukrainians and Supporters of Ukraine to Look at Something New

The Ukrainian community regardless of where it is, is always looking for money to support the countless projects that are underway. This has even become more of a reality in the last year. It is time that the community try to find something new in social media. Just over two weeks ago I wrote a…

Get connected and get active via Digital Maidan

Join our Twitter Storm on January 27, 2014 and make some people pay attention! Share this and be part of some of the changes in Ukraine. You will not regret it! Find Digital Maidan at the following hash tag: #DigitalMaidan Vasyl Pawlowsky Independent Consultant

DDoS on Maidan Monitoring Website – Information Wars Continue

Kharkiv – As reported by the Executive Director of Maidan Monitoring, via social media, the Maidan Monitoring site has been under Distributed Denial of Service during the last 24-48 hours. As someone involved in currating the English language part of that site, I have not been able to successfully log on and given the events…

Conjuring things up with Google for Halloween

With today being Halloween, the folks at Google got creative with today’s doodle. It allows you to join a witch in her cave to brew up some potions that lead to different scenes. Join her in her lair with her recipe book and see what you can cook up! Select your ingredients carefully, as they…

In the works…for the next few weeks

In my next couple of blogs I will be looking at a few things though they may not necessarily be in the order listed below. The problem of political capture in Ukraine, how real it is and how it has to be dealt with! What kind of spin do your social media have, a few…

Newton’s Third Law of Motion – towards plagarizm

A week has passed, and clearly the reaction to my blog posting Nothing like plagiarism… and IP rights ignored was very similar to Newton’s Third Law of Motion: “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” As a result of that post, the “target of my diatribe” as Orest put it, was his blog called…

High praise…

A few days ago I received a phone call from my pianist Ethella Chupryk, she was bubbling over with delight about some article that had appeared in one of the local papers in L’viv. Given the bad connection I thought I heard her say Postup but I was mistaken and never found the article she…

Another digression… Rule of Brute Force

Once again I digress, as there is just no other thing to do when the situation in Ukraine is as it is. To say the least things are a little tense. For the most part the taxi drivers I talk to in this city and there are plenty of them are usually a pretty good…

Disintegrating Digital Fences: Finding Business Information in Ukraine and its Neighbouring Countries

February 5, 2004 There are many different business websites available on the Internet. However when the question deals with countries in newly developing economies, in particular Ukraine, Poland and Russia, the task at hand becomes a little more difficult. The ‘disintegration of digital fences’ in the region is primarily due to the fact that businesses,…