Today, Ross Ulbricht, known by his online alias “Dread Pirate Roberts,”was convicted for running the illegal Silk Road drug marketplace. Ulbricht faces life in prison. The Manhattan jury took three hours to find him guilty of all seven charges. When arrested, Ulbricht’s computer was found to have evidence connecting him with Silk Road and even attempts to hire a hitman for the murder of five people who threatened the anonymity of his service.
Don’t get caught up in the fear and loathing over Title II. Details are what will count in the net neutrality debate.
More content marketers and businesses are turning to video for their online marketing efforts. This is due to the widely held belief that video is the future of content marketing. This is a well founded belief as the level of personal touch that you get with a video that has a regular host is beyond any other form of media. There’s nothing like the feeling of having a human face and voice speaking to you.
New reports indicate that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators have agreed to language that would bind its 12 signatory nations to extend copyright terms to match the United States’ already excessive length of copyright.
A Facebook page that posts the same picture of an Italian singer every day has become the central part of a research project to understand how we use social media.
Researchers at the University of Winchester performed a study, commissioned by First Direct Bank, observing the different personality types of those of us on social media. As shared on Buffer, the research consisted of 30-day, non-stop monitoring of participants’s social media use, coupled with a nationwide survey of social media habits. The observational takeaways from these experiences were that social media sharers consist of 12 different personality types:
- Ultras – Check feeds dozens of times per day
- Deniers – Maintain that social media doesn’t control their lives, then get anxious when they’re unable to log on to social media
- Dippers – Infrequent use, can go days or weeks without posting
- Virgins – First-time users
Many of the ideological supporters of the Silk Road have described its sprawling online black market for drugs as an experiment in victimless crime and a nonviolent alternative to the bloody turf wars of the streets. But prosecutors in the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old accused of running that anonymous bazaar, have pointed to one conversation […]