Deliberate illiteracy and the Twitter effect?

Hagar the horrible was one of my favorite cartoon characters growing up. Of all the great strips that I read the one that has always stood out for me was when Hagar – an unapologetic barbarian – questioned his somewhat nebbish son as to why he would waste his time reading books. His son responded, … Continue reading

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Who really owns your Twitter followers?

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If you haven’t heard of the case of the writer who was sued by his former employer over the ownership of the company’s Twitter account followers, then you are in for an eye opening read. If you have been following the case between Noah Kravitz and PhoneDog, read on anyway because this might provide a … Continue reading

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How Facebook May Be Violating Your First Amendment Rights (Part 2)

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Note: The following article was originally posted to the 49th Parallel Forum Blog under the title “Are there entities even more powerful than the government that should be held accountable for violating First Amendment Rights? (Part 2).” The First Amendment applies to the government — to protect individuals from government censorship. While the text of … Continue reading

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Twittering Money Away: API Service Review of Twitter Counter

Under the headline from their “Featured” web page, Twitter Counter boldly states “Become a featured user and gain more followers.” An interesting proposition to be certain, especially as I am always looking to expand the size and reach of my collective social network which at this time includes the PI Window on Business and Procurement … Continue reading

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Does Ning CEO Rosenthal Announcement Mark the Beginning of the End of Our Social Networking Free Ride?

so I’ve come here to give you a hand and lead you into the promised land so… come on and take a free ride [free ride!] Lyrics from the song Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group Denise, a member of my Facebook community shared a link earlier today regarding a major announcement from Ning’s new … Continue reading

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Death of Print Newspapers in 5 Years (J. William Grimes)

Newspaper, magazine and broadcast media continue to lose audience and revenues to new forms of content that sprout up daily in digital forms. With a 45-year career in the media industry, Grimes will highlight important industry trends, examine changing business models, and talk about social, environmental and economic impacts of the changing media landscape. from … Continue reading

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