Unless you haven?t been paying attention, you?ve probably at least heard of Creative Commons or seen its licenses around on various sites.
However, there?s a great deal of misunderstanding regarding what Creative Commons Licenses actually are, how they function and what their purpose is. For a freelance writer to decide if they should license some of their work under Creative Commons, they first need to understand thse things as well as how to correctly use CC-licensed conten.
The UK government has promised that it will not use disconnection as part of its campaign against illegal downloading.
from Freelance Writing Jobs by Robin Parrish
Facebook and other social media like Twitter appear to be increasing their influence upon the blogosphere, according to Technorati?s State of the Blogosphere 2010 report, released today.
A new browser called RockMelt will offer users a way to stay connected to their friends and indeed, their “world,” as they navigate web pages. “Why not build the world right into your browser?” a blog post on RockMelt.com asks.
RockMelt’s fundamental goal seems to be making browsing the Web a personal experience. Users will have to log in to use RockMelt, and as all the information entered is stored in the cloud, a user’s account can be accessed from anywhere with all its settings. It connects with Facebook and other social sites and allows users to chat with friends directly through the browser, and keep track of what they are doing. A sharing function has been built directly into the browser so that users can share to Facebook or Twitter with one click. They can keep their favourite contacts always visible along the left-hand side and share links with them simply by dragging and dropping.
from Mashable! by Evan Wexler
from Mashable! by Sharlyn Lauby
In the process of getting un-hitched from your spouse? You might not want to flaunt your extramarital exploits on Facebook, since anything posted to your social network may be used against you in divorce court.
Sometimes, when I?m in the field, I find teens who have strategies for managing their online presence that are odd at first blush but make complete sense when you understand the context in which they operate. These teens use innovative approaches to leverage the technology to meet personal goals. Let me explain two that caught my attention this week.