Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Leftist columnists anticipate government "crackdown" on social media even in US, to protect "the rich"; Mark Cuban criticizes public "whining" on CNN
Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
By the way, here's an NBC Washington embed on Irene:
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Florida substitute teacher fired for past "movie" career even under a pseudonym; "anonymity" is not working these days
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
YouTube's ContentID should deflect the existential concerns about "downstream liability"; a resource on photography of copyrighted materials (and of people)
Monday, August 22, 2011
In the case of the two Amazon reviews of my first DADT book (1997; 2000), they were not paid; the second review called it a "screed" and wasn't all that complementary (different spelling!) And, by the way, I fixed the misleading sentence about what "algebra can do" in the online version; sorry. It would help if the English language used more endings (like other languages) to force agreement.
See also related article on my Book Review blog, June 7, 2010.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Privacy advocates want Internet "erase buttons" (especially for kids); that's much easier said than done
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Florida teacher reassigned for Facebook posting ("anti-gay?"); teacher Internet public speech still a matter of controversy
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
UK Prime Minister Cameron stirs debate on clamping down on social media to control potential flash mobs; downstream liability issues come up
There are also some reports (as on CNN) that Cameron would cut off social media (Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, maybe even Blogger and Wordpress) entirely in the UK during periods of social unrest, which sounds like something China would do.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 08, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011
If government redistributes wealth, it's all to easy to "rationalize" almost any policy argument; remember "sweet lemons" (and "sour grapes")?
This recent debt crisis was different from most others in one respect: the government was "threatening" not to pay everyone for money already owed. At a certain existential level, that is dangerous in a way that ordinary pertubations in employment because of policy choices is not. Some libertarian columnists, even John Stossel in the Examiner, seemed to talk past that point.