Glenn Greenwald writes: This week, the Associated Press exposed a secret program run by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create “a Twitter-like Cuban communications network” run through “secret shell companies” in order to create the false appearance of being a privately owned operation. Unbeknownst to the service’s Cuban users was the fact that […]
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Roldo Bartimole writes: I don’t tweet. I’m not a twitterer. Tweeting scares me. Why? Because I might – indeed, almost assuredly would – post something I’ll regret. It’s the quickness of the shot. So I stay away. Plus it seems juvenile. Can’t you write something more detailed and conclusive? Are these quick quips really reporting? […]
Perhaps when enough people begin to avoid those internet companies that kowtow to the draconian Bush-Obama privacy regime, free markets will assert themselves, but until then Salon has a few tips. I’ve been toying with different search engines of late and I glommed onto this bit. Obviously, Google, Yahoo, and Bing are out of the […]
This morning I decided that Facebook and Twitter are distractions in my life. I’ve deleted both. I invited all of my Facebook friends to an event as a way of announcing my departure and I’ve uploaded this post to Twitter to let my followers there know as well. I’m undecided about Have Coffee Will Write […]
When asked how I managed to shed 80 pounds in nine months my first response is always: I stop eating junk food. Watching Emily Bazelon’s presentation on girls with Autism lead me to this quote from Clifford Nass: Our research shows a link between face-to-face contact and good relationships because that’s the best way to […]
[Update @ 0801 on 8 November: From Its All Journalism: In 2008, Twitter was still a newbie and far from mainstream. But on election night of 2012, Twitter was THE source of news. In fact, the conversation in the room was sparse; the conversation online was an avalanche.] [Originally published on 5 November.] Mano Singham […]
[Updated on 8 November.] Mano Singham writes: Dana Millbank reports on what he saw during the debates. He said that the reporters were not in the auditorium but were in a separate room in which the debate was shown on a large screen. But the reporters were also glued to their laptop screens reading other […]
This is the background image that shows up about 90 percent of the time on my Twitter account.
[Update 2 0744: So, I'm not a supporter of Ron Paul, but I do agree with several of his positions on American foreign policy which I see as essentially a 21st century version of President George Washington's 18th century vision and this video echoes my Why They Hate Us meme.] When Ms. Money can describe […]
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.
Today is a particularly bad (good?) day for me, Twitter and Facebook because my very limited list of friends have linked to/featured the following stories that are just interesting enough to suck me down the rabbit hole. Here’s the list: Boy Scout Moms for Equality 1024-1039 (This will show up later todaty in an omnibus […]
Fr: Jeff Hess To: All my Facebook friends Re: My Facebook evolution As I indicated above, I’m done (mostly, sort of) with Facebook. I’ve yet to meet anyone who won’t admit that Facebook is a huge time suck and that if they had the discipline they wish they had, they’d be focused elsewhere during the […]
From the Boston Globe: A Suffolk Superior Court judge made a decision in a private conference during a hearing held yesterday about a Twitter user linked to Occupy Boston, but it will be stayed for 10 days to allow attorneys to appeal, a court official said yesterday. At the court hearing, lawyers for the American […]
Frodo, Gollum and the rest are easier to understand if you think of this movie as Peter Jackson’s remake of “Requiem for a Dream.”
Though the rapper claimed on Twitter soon after that his account had been hacked…
MYANMAR/BURMA — The phrase telegraphing his punches originally refereed to boxers whose body language alerted opponents to where the next blow was intended and, like the WikiLeaks cables, it is an anachronism. In the 21st century we don’t use telegraphs or cables but we do tweet. Too much political transparency, when dictatorial regimes are involved, […]
Dan Moulthrop at Civic Commons just tweeted: Dan Moulthrop Just posted our first job requests to Mechanical Turk. http://bit.ly/cs94Jy It’s a brave new world of globally enabled local engagement. I replied: Shalom Dan, Are you really outsourcing NEO jobs? Is there no one in NEO who can do what you want? B’shalom, Jeff What do […]
Twitter user sends world’s 20 billionth tweet Recently I returned to Twitter to find one reason to spend even one precious minute reading. I still haven’t. Can anyone, ANYONE, point me to a Twitterer who isn’t essentially wanking?
Seriously… Really… ALL internet & mobile networks are cut. We ask everyone in Tehran to go onto their rooftops and shout ALAHO AKBAR in protest #IranElection And it’s working… My next door neighbor is an Iranian immigrant who came here in 1977. He just received a SAT phone call from his brother in Tehran who […]