William Gibson on Twitter, Antique Watches and Internet Obsessions

from Wired Top Stories by Geeta Dayal
William Gibson once spent nearly five years studying the complexities of watchmaking, indulging in the accumulation of knowledge for its own sake. “I wanted to grow my own otaku-like obsession,” he said in a phone interview with Wired. Part 1: William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong Part 2: William Gibson on Twitter, …

Twitter Surrenders Occupy Wall Street Protester?s Tweets

from Mashable! by Joann Pan

Twitter Reluctantly Coughs Up Occupy Protester’s Data

from Wired Top Stories by David Kravets
Twitter on Friday reluctantly complied with a judge’s order to divulge the tweets and account information allegedly connected to an Occupy protester. The case was being closely watched as the authorities increasingly monitor and move to access material posted on social networks. The development comes two months after the micro-blogging site reported that, for the first six months of the year, the authorities sought information on Twitter user accounts 679 times.

From Personal Clouds to Community Clouds

from Wired Top Stories by Jon Udell
When your data is of interest to your community, your personal cloud will work with others to create a new thing: the community cloud.

3 Policies Often Neglected by Facebook Page Admins

from social media vb by nancyperkins313
Avoid getting burned by making sure that you?re not violating Facebook?s policies on managing brand or company pages.

Despite Zuckerberg, Facebook is Still ?Bullish? on HTML5

from Mashable! by Emily Price

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on Samsung patent verdict: ?I hate it and I don?t agree with it?

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

Women Prefer Pinterest, Young Adults Choose Instagram [STUDY]

from Mashable! by Andrea Smith

Social Media?s Surprising Economic Power

from Sysomos Blog by Mark Evans

It?s one of those stories that companies dream will happen to them: Rod Works, a home décor company with retail locations in the western U.S., had a moderate social media presence and no e-commerce on its site, but it did have a strong product line.

GOP op-ed on cybersecurity a mix of incorrect statements and terrifying privacy policy

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm


France’s Hadopi finally punishes someone for infringement — a guy whom everyone agrees isn’t an infringer

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
The French Hadopi agency has prosecuted its first user under the country’s insane anti-piracy laws, which provide for disconnection of whole families from the Internet if someone using their connection is accused of multiple acts of file-sharing. The first person to be convicted is a 40-year-old man whose ex-wife admitted to downloading some songs on his connection. The law ascribes blame for infringement to the person with the Internet account, not the person who infringes, so he is paying the ?150 fine. He will not have his Internet connection taken away.

Report: 1 in 5 Women Use Pinterest. So Where’s the Money?

from Wired Top Stories by Sarah Mitroff
A new report says 1 in 5 U.S. women who go online belong to Pinterest. So why hasn’t the company pinned down a way to turn that love into money?

Top 5 Misconceptions About the Cloud

from Mashable! by BrandSpeak

The Algorithmic Copyright Cops: Streaming Video’s Robotic Overlords

from Wired Top Stories by Geeta Dayal

Livestream and automated copyright blocking algorithms don’t play very well together; and from the looks of things, the problem is only going to get worse.

Amazon just agreed to a tablet price war with Apple and Google; this is going to get ugly

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

Android, Apple, Starbucks & NASA: What inspired these four world-famous logos?

from The Next Web by Mez Breeze

Are We Heading to a Post-Blogging World?

from social media vb by Adrian Lurssen
Let’s look at the rise of blogging platforms on branded media sites (like HuffPo and Forbes) and what this might mean for online self-publishing and professional content marketing in general.

5 Tools to Create Images for Pinterest

from social media vb by gsosk
Including photos on your blog is increasingly important?especially now that Pinterest is the fourth largest traffic driver in the world? but we?re not all first-class photographers. Here are five tools to help you create pinable images.

3 Digital Marketing Trends To Watch in 2012 and Beyond

from social media vb by mlewis1
When marketers first adopted social media, success was generally measured as volume of amassed friends, followers, and ?Likes?. While this had been the prevailing notion of success, companies no longer feel satisfied with those metrics.

Yandex, the ‘Google of Russia,’ Erects Own GDrive

from Wired Top Stories by Klint Finley
Yandex — the Google of Russia — has unveiled its cloud storage service along the lines of Dropbox or, yes, the Google Drive

Social Networks and Mythology

from Wired Top Stories by Samuel Arbesman
Scientists analyzed the social networks presented in several fictional mythological stories, including Beowulf, the Iliad, and the Tain, an epic Irish poem. Some myths showed properties similar to real-life networks, where highly connected individuals are also connected to one another, suggesting they may have some basis in reality.

Zuckerberg: ?Betting completely on HTML5 is one of the, if not THE biggest strategic mistake we?ve made?

from The Next Web by Brad McCarty

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Mobile, IPO, Search, And Facebook?s Future

from All Facebook by Justin Lafferty

Five Epic Hacks That Never Happened

from Wired Top Stories by Robert McMillan

There are hacks and then there are epic hacks. And then there’s the epic hacks that well, just weren’t actually hacks, despite the news stories.

Interview with the ACLU: TPP Is a Major Threat to Free Speech, Privacy, and Due Process

from EFF.org Updates by Carolina Rossini

?So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we’ll be called a democracy.? – ACLU Founder Roger Baldwin

MPAA: Hotfile is the Most Blatant ?Pirate Site? of All

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto

As one of the ten largest file-sharing sites on the Internet, Hotfile has become a prime target for Hollywood.

February last year the inevitable happened when the MPAA filed a lawsuit against the file-hosting service. Since then there have been dozens of court filings and Hotfile even sued MPAA member Warner Bros. right back for allegedly abusing its copyright takedown tools.

Is Google the most innovative tech company on the planet?

from The Next Web by Christopher Jackson

Underground Brings Drama to Julian Assange’s Teenage Hacker Days

from Wired Top Stories by Angela Watercutter

Long before Julian Assange was known as the founder of WikiLeaks, he was known as a teenage hacktivist that went by the handle Mendax. The new film Underground looks to expose that side of Assange, even as the media attention around the founder continues to reach epic proportions. Underground, which premieres Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a study in how Assange became Assange. Based on Suelette Dreyfus’s 1997 book of same name, the film traces how a Melbourne teenager in the late 1980s became a member of the hacker group International Subversives and first got on the radar of authorities all over the world.


What lawmaking can learn from Wikipedia (News)

from EurActiv.com

The European Parliament is readying the publication of its software source code, a move that would open up the details of its lawmaking processes. Meanwhile a number of political activists are undertaking their own initiatives to make not only lawmaking processes, but also content more transparent.

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