Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nice sentiment, but too ignorant of the rest of the world

Does the DMCA apply outside of America, or only in the United States? Every company that you use to share videos, pictures, and thoughts (from Google search to Facebook to Snapchat to WordPress.com) relies on the DMCA to balance free … Continue reading
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Crowds revisited: How the Wisdom of the Crowds is related to the Wisdom of the Language — and also the Open Web

I usually point out how the Wisdom of the Language is different than the Wisdom of the Crowds, but it is also important to underscore how they are related. English is a global language because a lot of people can … Continue reading
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How the Internet has revolutionized publishing, and why the Internet will not change fiction publishing one iota

This is actually very fundamental with respect to online literacy, so in case you’re distracted, please either turn off whatever is distracting you or just come back later when you’re not distracted. Reading this while you’re distracted will do neither … Continue reading
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Online communities are not technically limited to a finite size, but people tend not to join once the membership or communication levels are perceived to be too high

Though not entirely astonishing, this new research finding is nonetheless fascinating: Some turnover may be necessary to allow new members to join. Online communities are not technically limited to a finite size, but people tend not to join once the … Continue reading
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Anyone who expects me to logon to twitter in order to send them a message should get off of the Internet now

If you still haven’t figured out that you are responsible for your own information, not twitter.com or gmail.com or some other spyware company, you should get off of the Internet now. kthnxbai Continue reading

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