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Regulating the Internet and Why Online Piracy Isn’t Stealing

Two bills currently being debated in Congress should worry advocates of user-generated content and free-speech protections: the Protect IP Act in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House. Among other things, these bills seek to … Continue reading

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Analogy of the Day and How Internet kills Meaning

Freddie deBoer has a devastatingly poignant and sweepingly inclusive critique of the cultural, creative and like moral impoverishment of today’s young, tech-absorbed generation. Here’s an analogy from his essay: In much the same way as those speaking about the importance … Continue reading

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Does The Old World Have Anything To Teach Us About Social Networks?

Most European languages distinguish between an informal and formal “you.” Those of us who speak English learned about this when we studied the tongues of the old continent. When addressing people you don’t know, or simple acquaintances, use the formal … Continue reading

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Analogy of the Day

From a really interesting article on social graphs by Maciej Ceglowski. He’s pretty dissatisfied with current versions: You might almost think that the whole scheme had been cooked up by a bunch of hyperintelligent but hopelessly socially naive people, and … Continue reading

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