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Archive for the 'Internet' Category

Twitter, We Have A Problem

by @ Sunday, August 8th, 2010. Filed under Internet, Technology, Twitter

Twitter recently added a “Who To Follow” feature on the sidebar of it’s homepage listing people you might want to follow, based mostly on who your own followers are following. Here’s what came up this morning for me: Umm, guys……… For the most part this is a reflection of the fact that my followers are […]

Justices Scalia, Breyer Not Quite Familiar With Twitter

by @ Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Internet, Supreme Court, Technology, Twitter

From a Congressional committee hearing today about technology in the Court system: Justice Scalia: “I don’t know even what it is . . . I’ve heard it talked about” Justice Breyer: “remember when they had that disturbance in Iran . . . there were some Twitters as I call them . . . but there […]

How To Fix Your Facebook Privacy Settings In Two Minutes

by @ Saturday, May 15th, 2010. Filed under Facebook, Internet, Technology

There’s been plenty of discussion over the past few weeks about the new privacy settings that Facebook has established. This video explains everything you need to know about them, and how to change the privacy settings on your account if you want to: H/T: HuffPo

Sean Hannity Gives Free Airtime To Website That Facilitates Adulterous Affairs

by @ Thursday, May 13th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Internet, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sean Hannity, Technology

Sean called it an examination of American morals, but Sean Hannity essentially gave eight minutes of free airtime on America’s highest rated cable network to the founder of AshleyMadison.com: Watch the latest news video at video.foxnews.com Sean, if you were so outraged, why have the guy on the air to begin with ?

Why YouTube Shouldn’t Censor The Hitler Parody Videos

by @ Thursday, May 6th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Internet, Technology

Reason’s Nick Gillespie makes the case: 1. It’s fair use! The parodies, which transform a few minutes of a three-hour movie, are clearly legit under existing copyright laws. Because they clearly transform the original and have no possibility of confusing viewers, the parodies are clearly protected speech. 2. This is free promotion! As George Lucas could […]

I’d Rather Have Bureaucrats Looking At Porn Than Regulating The Economy

by @ Friday, April 23rd, 2010. Filed under Internet, Technology

An audit reveals some rather interesting web-surfing going on at government offices: On a day when President Obama argued for more government regulation over the financial industry, a new government report reveals that some high-level regulators have spent more time looking at porn than policing Wall Street. The Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to […]

Hitler Parodies Removed From YouTube Based On Ridiculous Copyright Claims

by @ Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Humor, Internet, Technology

One of the most ubiquitous Internet memes of the past two years looks like it’s about to come to an end: NEW YORK — Adolf Hitler, for years a vessel of frustration in a popular Internet meme, has been quieted. “Downfall,” a German film released in 2004 about Hitler’s last days, has been adopted for […]

Library Of Congress Acquires Every Tweet Ever

by @ Wednesday, April 14th, 2010. Filed under Internet, Technology, Twitter

The Library of Congress announced today that it had reached an agreement with Twitter to acquire the entire Twitter database: Have you ever sent out a “tweet” on the popular Twitter social media service? Congratulations: Your 140 characters or less will now be housed in the Library of Congress. That’s right. Every public tweet, ever, […]

So Does This Make Me The Worst Person In The World ? Keith Olbermann Twitter-Blocked Me !

by @ Sunday, April 11th, 2010. Filed under Internet, Politics, Technology, Twitter

First Karl Rove blocks me on Twitter, for reasons I still haven’t figured out, now I get blocked by Keith Olbermann even thought I wasn’t following him ! And all because I said this when I saw a ReTweet of a tweet of his showing him sticking his tongue out on the streets of New […]

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Major Blow Against Net Neutrality, Major Blow For Economic Freedom

by @ Tuesday, April 6th, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Internet, Media, Politics, Technology

The U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. today hand a major defeat to the Net Neutrality crowd: WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. Tuesday’s ruling by the United […]

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