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British Columbia?s Capital City Officially Names June 30 Social Media Day



EXCLUSIVE: First Teaser For ?The Social Network? [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Christina Warren

Facebook Unleashes Open Graph Search Engine, Declares War On Google

from All Facebook by Nick O’Neill

While there was a lot of speculation about Facebook?s search strategy, the company has confirmed with us that ?all Open Graph-enabled web pages will show up in search when a user likes them?. Earlier this week we published about the new Facebook SEO that?s possible via the Open Graph, but now it?s clear that this is the beginning of Facebook?s internet search strategy. The race is now on for publishers to optimize their sites for Facebook?s search engine.

Facebook?s ?War Declaration? Was Actually The Building Of A Boat

from All Facebook by Nick O’Neill

-Like Link Break-I thought it would be useful to post one more update regarding Facebook?s supposed ?War Declaration? against Google with their Open Graph search functionality. In multiple instances Facebook has downplayed the appearance of search results, as they should. For Facebook to tell Google that they are planning to take on the search giant at their own game when the army hasn?t been assembled yet is not smart. To be fair, Facebook wasn?t the one declaring war, that was only our interpretation.

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, Steven Levy interviewed by Dale Dougherty

from Boing Boing by David Pescovitz

Most Liked Types of Facebook Pages

from “Online and offline are siblings” (Social media proverb.)

Viacom v Internet: round one to Internet

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Viacom v Google: Who is the Least Cost Avoider?

from Stanford Center for Internet and Society by Larry Downes

I?m late to the party, but I wanted to say a few things about the District Court?s decision in the Viacom v. YouTube case this week and. This will be a four-part post, covering:

Risky Behaviors and Online Safety: A 2010 Literature Review

from apophenia by zephoria

I?m pleased to announce a rough draft of Risky Behaviors and Online Safety: A 2010 Literature Review for public feedback. This Literature Review was produced for Harvard Berkman Center?s Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative, co-directed by John Palfrey, Urs Gasser, and myself and funded by the MacArthur Foundation. This Literature Review builds on the 2008 LitReview that Andrew Schrock and I crafted for the Internet Safety Technical Task Force. This document is not finalized, but we want to make our draft available broadly so that scholars working in this area can inform us of anything that we might be missing.

Risky Behaviors and Online Safety: A 2010 Literature Review

ACTA Communique: ?ACTA is the predictably deficient product of a deeply flawed process?

from Stanford Center for Internet and Society by Alex Feerst

Representatives from the US, the EU, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand will convene this Monday in Lucerne for the Ninth round of ACTA negotiations. President Obama has expressed his commitment to ?conclude these negotiations soon.?

Last week, a group of 90 academics, practitioners and public interest organizations gathered to analyze the most recent ACTA draft and have released this statement detailing the ways ACTA threatens public interests.


from Stanford Center for Internet and Society by Colin Rule

Jan Hoffman in the NYT today:

“The seventh-grade guidance counselor says she can spend up to three-fourths of her time mediating conflicts that began online or through text messages.

In April, the burden of resolving these disputes had become so onerous that the principal, Mr. Orsini, sent an exasperated e-mail message to parents that made national news: ‘There is absolutely NO reason for any middle school student to be part of a social networking site,’ he wrote. If children were attacked through sites or texting, he added, ‘IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE POLICE!'”

An update on China

from The Official Google Blog

Ever since we launched, our search engine for mainland Chinese users, we have done our best to increase access to information while abiding by Chinese law. This has not always been an easy balance to strike, especially since our January announcement that we were no longer willing to censor results on

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