Forget Generation Y: 18- to 34-Year-Olds Are Now ?Generation C?

from Mashable! by Zoe Fox

 

HTML Editor Calls HTML5 Video Copy-Protection Proposal ‘Unethical’

from Wired Top Stories by Scott Gilbertson
Google, Microsoft, and Netflix have teamed up to propose a copy protection protocol– AKA DRM — for HTML5 video. It’s just a draft right now, but already the response from other W3C members has been overwhelmingly negative.

 

Swedish Piracy Crackdown: #2 Torrent Site Calls It Quits

from TorrentFreak by enigmax
On February 1st, Sweden?s Supreme Court announced that it would not be granting leave to appeal in the long-running Pirate Bay case. This means that the prison sentences and millions of dollars in fines previously handed out to the four defendants will stand.

Google Chrome will support Do Not Track, as advertisers back the Web privacy drive

from The Next Web by Martin Bryant

White House, Google, and Other Advertising Companies Commit to Supporting Do Not Track

from EFF.org Updates by rainey
When Stanford researcher Jonathan Mayer uncovered a Google workaround to circumvent the default privacy settings on Safari, EFF called on Google to change their tune on privacy by respecting the Do Not Track flag and building it into the Chrome browser. We specifically praised the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) multi-stakeholder process, which for a year has been convening consumer advocates, Internet companies, and technologists to craft how companies that receive the Do Not Track signal should respond. Today, in conjunction with the White House?s new publication Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World (PDF), the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) announced (PDF) that it will embrace Do Not Track. (The DAA is the latest self-regulatory organization for online advertising companies.) This is a big step in the right direction for securing user privacy rights in the digital environment, but we?ve still got a long way to go. And, unfortunately, it looks like online advertisers are already working to water down the Do Not Track protections.

 

Piracy v. do not track

from BuzzMachine by Jeff Jarvis
Consider the similarities between piracy and do not track. They?re greater than you think, for both reduce value for content creators. And both are excuses for internet regulation.

 

F-Commerce: Where next for retail on Facebook?

from The Next Web by Edward James Bass

STUDY: Bullies Outnumber Victims 4:1 On Facebook

from All Facebook by Jennifer Moire
Only about half of all parents are aware of cyberbullying incidents involving their children, in part because more kids are accessing Facebook using chat applications and cell phones away from their family.

 

How to Convert Social Media Skeptics into Believers

from social media vb by jcsocialmarketing
The social media converts and die-hards are fun to talk to because we are usually on the same page and have some ideas to bounce off of each other.

Google continues G+ integration, adds Circles to Google Voice

from The Next Web by Harrison Weber

Bradley Manning formally charged with ?aiding the enemy? for purportedly leaking files

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm
Bradley Manning, a hero to some and pariah to others, has been formally charged with ?aiding the enemy,? among 21 other counts.

Soldier Bradley Manning Formally Charged in WikiLeaks Case

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

Tumblr Takes a Stand Against ?Self-Harm? Blogs

from Mashable! by Zoe Fox

The Pros And Cons Of Facebook Credits, For Merchants

from All Facebook by David Cohen

YouTube is now available in 58 languages, adds India?s Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam & Telugu

from The Next Web by Anna Heim

Obama Administration Unveils Promising Consumer Privacy Plan, but the Devil Will Be in the Details

from EFF.org Updates by marcia
Today the White House proposed a framework for protecting privacy in the digital age. The plan, laid out in detail in a white paper (pdf), includes a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights based on well-established fair information practice principles. EFF, which has previously proposed a Bill of Privacy Rights for Social Network Users, believes this user-centered approach to privacy protection is a solid one.

Satphones, Syria, and Surveillance

from EFF.org Updates by jillian
Yesterday morning, journalist Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times of London was killed, along with French photographer Rémi Ochlik, in the beseiged city of Homs, Syria, where more than 400 people have been reported dead in recent weeks.

Filmmaker: MPAA Is a Censorship Group, Go Torrent!

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto
Many independent filmmakers don?t see the MPAA as a group that represents their interests.

How To Make A Killer Timeline App For Facebook Retail

from All Facebook by Jackie Cohen

How Internet Companies Would Be Forced to Spy on You Under H.R. 1981

from EFF.org Updates by rainey
Online commentators are pointing to the Internet backlash against H.R. 1981 as the new anti-SOPA movement. While this bill is strikingly different from the Stop Online Piracy Act, it does have one thing in common: it?s a poorly-considered legislative attempt to regulate the Internet in a way experts in the field know will have serious civil liberties consequences. This bill specifically targets companies that provide commercial Internet access ? like your ISP ? and would force them to collect and maintain data on all of their customers, even if those customers have never been suspected of committing a crime.

Occupy + Commons: The Beginnings of a Beautiful Relationship | David Bollier

from Social Network Unionism by OrsanSenalp
Monday, February 20, 2012
The Occupy movement is beginning to discover the commons, and the result could be a rich and productive collaboration.  This was the lesson that I took from a three-day conference, ?Making Worlds:  A Forum on the Commons,? hosted by Occupy Wall Street in Brooklyn this past weekend. Rarely have I seen so many ordinary people from diverse backgrounds embrace the commons idea with such ease and enthusiasm.

10 Non-Profits Leveraging Pinterest for Social Good

from Mashable! by Matt Petronzio
There?s no question that Pinterest is the hottest social network right now. From your friends and family to celebrities, athletes and designers, everyone?s pinning visually interesting content. But did you know that non-profit organizations are pinning, too?

Twitter Co-Founder: Spending Too Much Time On the Site is ?Unhealthy?

from Mashable! by Todd Wasserman

Potential Pinterest Dangers and Proper Pinning Etiquette

from social media vb by Jacqui MacKenzie
While Pinterest makes it easy for users to credit images and link back to the original source, it?s also very easy not to. This article discusses improper pinning and how to avoid it.

5 Social Media Management Tips for Non-profits

from social media vb by hamgav
The non-profit world is not very different from the business world in the strategies that should be employed to connect with your base. Social media management in the the modern world is key to getting your name in front of as many people as possible, engaging them, and monitoring that engagement.

5 Steps for Successful Social Media Monitoring

from social media vb by hamgav
Social Media is critical to your organization’s success, especially going forward as more and more customer connections and engagement are moving there. With millions and millions of people spending more and more time on social sites, it only makes good business sense to be there with them. Just like any business decision, this should be thought out and not jumped into haphazardly. Here are 5 great tips for success in using this valuable avenue.

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