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22 Dec 2011 11:18


Politics: Three ways Web sites and users have been protesting SOPA

  • People upset with the Stop Online Piracy Act have a small reason to cheer this morning. The anti-piracy bill, which many Internet users feel could have a chilling effect on the Web, got tabled until early next year, giving a brief respite and an opportunity for alternative bills (such as Rep. Darrell Issa’s OPEN act) to gain footing. Being a creative bunch, many users have taken to design tricks, boycotts, even music to protest what they feel is a dangerous bill. Here are just a few examples of SOPA protests online:

11 Jan 2010 10:34


Tech: Facebook tries to open up when its users prefer privacy

  • People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people. That social norm is just something that has evolved over time.
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg • On why his site is slowly becoming less private and more open. As Twitter has created an environment best for open discussion, Facebook – a traditionally private, walled-garden site – has tried to react by stretching their privacy settings in a way that makes it easier to share information. We kinda disagree with Zuckerberg here – Facebook works best private, while Twitter works best public. They’re two different things. They work two different ways. source

02 Dec 2009 23:37


Tech: Digg might be about to do newspapers a huge favor

  • So what’s in it for Digg? While the company might sacrifice some page views, it could get an even better sense of the content being blasted around the Web.
  • Forbes Senior Editor Brian Caulfield • On Digg’s new API, which is designed to make it stupidly easy to Digg posts all over the Webb. (Whoops, sorry, we put that extra “b” on “Web” by accident.) Caulfield argues that the site is attempting at a decentralized approach much like Twitter with the move – a move that could help journalism significantly. source

26 Aug 2009 21:26


U.S.: When Mass. last had an open Senate seat, leg warmers were popular

  • 25 years since both Senate seats weren’t filled by somebody source

27 Feb 2009 10:09


Tech: Facebook makes changes to seem less evil, more open

  • The past week reminded us that users feel a real sense of ownership over Facebook itself, not just the information they share.
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg • On implementing a democratic process for people to discuss changes to the site’s policy. If enough response is created, the site will put changes up to a vote. Beats dramabombs. • source