The Daily Show writer Jason Ross airs a makeshift TDS from theÂ writer’s strike on YouTube and really gives it to Viacom.
Comcast sued because of blocking p2p site bittorent. Comcast argues that it has the right to manage its network in order to provide all customers with a quality internet connection. This is the spiel Bell Sympatico has been has been giving us, hopefully someone will take it to court as well.
Gmail and YahooMail are working on integrating social networking platforms directly into their email services that would be ‘seamless’ to the user.Â Yahoo is calling it ‘Inbox 2.0’.Â The story here.
Daniel Kerr argued that anonymity should no longer be the goal of privacy legislation. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguards people’s private communications and financial information. Kerr: “Protecting anonymity isn’t a fight that can be won. Anyone that’s typed in their name on Google understands that.” Currently the Foreign Intelligence SurveillanceContinue reading “Since privacy is an illusion anyway…”
TechPresident is doing some really interesting stuff: “TechPresident was started by Andrew Rasiej and Micah Sifry as a new group blog that covers how the 2008 presidential candidates are using the web, and vice versa, how content generated by voters is affecting the campaign. The 2008 election will be the first where the Internet willContinue reading “the next president better know how to use a computer”
Facebook is creating a whole new way for companies to advertise using information generated from user profiles.Â The problem is that ads Facebook get ignored because people are too busy checking on the status of their first high school girlfriend or editing their profiles.Â Facebook is developing a system that will use all this greatContinue reading “facebook is watching you…”
Bob McChesney, keynote speaker at the Citizen Media Forum on November 3rd, discusses new FCC chairman Kevin Martin’s plan to relax rules regarding media ownership at a public hearing tomorrow with the Minnesota Monitor as well as issues surrounding net neutrality. He cites as an example the Telus incident in Canada, pointing out that thereContinue reading “Bob McChesney on the FCC and net neutrality”
Oprah has had her own YouTube channel for 6 whole days now (here is the story). She introduced her channel by hosting a television show with all the YouTube â€œstarsâ€. Her favorite was Tyson the skateboarding dog: â€œIf we all had the passion of that dog everyone would be successfulâ€. Really Oprah? A passionate dog?Continue reading “She’s Oprah..of course”
Yahoo China released identifying information and the content of emails to the Chinese government leading to the arrests of some of its users (Al Jazeera has the full story). One journalist has been jailed for 10 years on charges of political dissidence. For information on a petition and how to boycott Yahoo go here.
Rethinking Media Democracy and Citizenship commences its blog on matters relating to digital publics and digital dissent–welcome to Kelly Ladd, our Project Blogger! This updated Project News site will track related online events and news as we enter Year Three of this SSHRC-funded project. Since we began the Project examining digital dissent in 2005, muchContinue reading “Year Three Underway”