This Week in Review: Twitter?s ongoing war with developers, and plagiarism and online credibility

from Nieman Journalism Lab by Mark Coddington
[Since the review was off last week, this week’s review covers the last two weeks.]

 

Prominent Academics Respond to the TPP

from EFF.org Updates by Carolina Rossini

We asked several academics to let us know their thoughts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The TPP is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement, and it will do so in a way that will have extensive negative ramifications for users? freedom of speech, privacy, access to information, and ability to innovate. Their responses are below.

 

Can a Reddit Fundraising Platform Magnify the Internet?s Generosity?

from Mashable! by Joann Pan

Jury in Apple v. Samsung “Skipped” Prior Art Because It Was Bogging Them Down

from EU Pundit by Andis Kaulins

Facebook, YouTube and Google dominate the mobile Web in Asia: Opera

from The Next Web by Jon Russell

 

Apple unsuccessful with Samsung patent lawsuit in Japan

from The Next Web by Jon Russell

Here?s Samsung?s own (lengthy) hands-on video with the Galaxy Note II

from The Next Web by Josh Ong

 

Google Map Maker gets the Google+ treatment so you can ?map with your friends?

from The Next Web by Robin Wauters

Rojadirecta: The Government Reverses Course and Returns Domains Without Explanation. Again.

from EFF.org Updates by Julie Samuels
The government has decided to return two domain names it improperly seized and held in its possession for well over a year, without so much as an explanation. This time, it was Rojadirecta.com and Rojadirecta.org, Puerto 80?s popular sports streaming sites, which the government seized back in February 2011.

 

Anti-Pirates Caught Spying on Thousands of Torrents

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto

 

The Myth of Search Engine Optimization

from social media vb by joycearoda
Just as Time magazine has but one back cover to sell, Google has but 10 top spots for the keywords you want. If you have the means to purchase your place on that page, and you deem it to be a productive use of your marketing dollars, then you should do it.

 

The Google Alphabet: An Autocomplete Snapshot From A to Z

from Mashable! by Amy-Mae Elliott

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