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More on Bono’s filesharing hypocrisy: Gigi Sohn of Public Knowledge

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Public Knowledge founder Gigi Sohn tackles Bono’s recent NYT op-ed, in which the rock star suggested we follow China’s lead on net-filtering technology to limit the scourge of file sharing. Ms. Sohn writes: bonohed.jpgBut the most absurd thing about Bono’s endorsement of draconian copyright enforcement is that it undermines just about everything else he professes to stand for. Look at the activities and goals of One, the nonprofit organization Bono co-founded. One is “committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.” It “campaign[s] for better development policies, more effective aid and trade reform. We also support greater democracy, accountability and transparency to ensure policies to beat poverty are implemented effectively.” Among the specific issues One works on are the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDs and malaria, increasing access to quality education and ensuring trade policies that “create economic growth and opportunities for the poorest people.”

Twitter as a US foreign policy and psyops tool?

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

In his Foreign Policy magazine article “Twitter vs. Terror,” Senator Richard Lugar proposes that the US government promote social networking services as psyops tools, or as he puts it, a form of “21st-century statecraft” to promote freedom and democracy throughout the world.

New e-reader Skiff unveiled

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Elizabeth Redman

skiff_01.jpgThe buzz is building with all the speculation about an Apple tablet, but for now it’s Hearst Corp. making headlines after unveiling their new e-reader, the Skiff Reader.

What is Euroblogging?

by Julien Frisch

Nobody knows what Euroblogging is, and nobody ever asks because if one asked there would be a risk to get an answer like this Euroblogging post.

Amazon Kindle DX Goes International

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

Amazon Brings Out the Kindle DX Global Wireless

from Daily Bits by Arnold Zafra

We knew this was coming, Amazon has just launched the latest iteration of its highly successful e-book reader ? the Kindle DX Global Wireless version. Nothing ground breaking here. Just an updated version of the 9.7-inch Kindle with wireless content delivery to over 100 countries.

Prediction: e-readers on the up and up

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Elizabeth Redman

ekindle_dx_hands.jpgSales of the Amazon Kindle e-reader will double again this year, and again in 2012, after already doubling last year, if predictions by the Consumer Electronics Association prove to be true.

The Kindle era,

by openDemocracy
Author:
John Jackson
Summary:
The author looks forward to the ‘Kindle Era’, predicting that the Kindle will facilitate self publishing online, and so break publishing houses’ ‘commerical’ oriented grip on what can be published

Since, some two weeks ago, I avoided the cold damp miseries of our British winter by moving myself to southern California (and avoided disruption of my daily activities by moving my laptop with me), I have been investigating the world of self publishing by e-book ? digital self publishing.

BBB Lists Top 10 Scams and Rip-Offs of 2009
Source: Better Business Bureau

….

  • Acai Supplements and Other ?Free? Trial Offer
  • Stimulus/Government Grant Scams
  • Robocalls
  • Lottery/Sweepstakes Scam
  • Job Hunter Scams
  • Google Work from Home Scam
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue/Debt Assistance
  • Mystery Shopping
  • Over-Payment Scams
  • Phishing e-mails/H1N1 spam

is Google good for history?

from if:book

Following are Dan Cohen’s prepared remarks for a talk at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, on January 7, 2010, in San Diego. The panel was entitled “Is Google Good for History?” and also featured talks by Paul Duguid of the University of California, Berkeley and Brandon Badger of Google Books. This is cross-posted from Dan’s blog

The Boing Boing Guide to the 2010 Indie Games Festival

from Boing Boing by Brandon Boyer

HOW TO: Erase Your Online Past [HUMOR]

from Mashable! by Dave Borgenicht

The Nexus One Vs. Philip K. Dick?s Daughter

from Mashable! by Barb Dybwad

What Do Deal Hunters Think About the Nexus One?

from CenterNetworks by Allen Stern

nexus oneTwo days ago Google launched their own phone ? an HTC-manufactured device with Google sticker) ? named the Nexus One. The device is apparently is the hottest thing going today. One tech blogger who, only a few weeks ago, said the Motorola Droid was the most awesomest phone is now googling about the Nexus One?s superphone super-awesomeness.

Motorola Unveils Another Android Phone, the Backflip

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

What Do Deal Hunters Think About the Nexus One?

from CenterNetworks by Allen Stern

nexus oneTwo days ago Google launched their own phone ? an HTC-manufactured device with Google sticker) ? named the Nexus One. The device is apparently is the hottest thing going today. One tech blogger who, only a few weeks ago, said the Motorola Droid was the most awesomest phone is now googling about the Nexus One?s superphone super-awesomeness.

Ford SYNC Will Soon Stream Pandora Radio

from Mashable! by Jennifer Van Grove

How Social Media Has Changed Us

from Mashable! by Mike Laurie

The Rise of Digital Music & The Return of the Record

from Mashable! by Brenna Ehrlich

Using Google Wave to engage a news audience

from CyberJournalist.net by Jon

?Many people are still trying to figure out what to do with Wave technology. Not the folks at the Chicago Tribune?s RedEye. Every weekday at 10:30am CST, the RedEye dedicates 30 minutes to a live public Wave on trendy news topics.? ? Hilary Fosdal, who is the Interactive Content Manager for Barrington Broadcasting in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

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  • Adam

    Even Osama Bin Laden is outraged by Bono’s anti-filesharing stance…

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