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  • Weymouth school board bans online friendships between students and teachers

    12/20/2010 11:57:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 11+ views
    Wicked Local ^ | 12/20/10 | Ed Baker
    Weymouth school board bans online friendships between students and teachersBy Ed Baker Wicked Local Weymouth Posted Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:50 AM Weymouth — Teachers will not be allowed to share personal information with students at online social websites like Facebook under a policy unanimously approved by the school committee. “I support the policy,” said member Gerald T. Murphy during a Dec. 16 meeting at Weymouth High School. “There should be levels of professional boundaries between students and teachers.” Mayor Susan Kay, who serves on the committee, said that the policy is meant to protect teachers from false accusations of...
  • Politico online news editor dumbstruck that mandatory auto insurance is constitutional

    12/14/2010 9:21:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/10 | Jeff Poor
    Russ Walker, online news editor for Politico, is confused why the government can mandate one type of insurance and not another Leave it to one of the wizards of allegedly objective Politico to trot out this tired analogy. Russ Walker, who describes himself as an editor and a Politico employee, declared his confusion why it was “constitutionally OK” to mandate auto insurance but not health insurance after a federal judge deemed the mandatory health insurance provision of ObamaCare unconstitutional.
  • Online sales see 16 percent spike on Black Friday

    11/27/2010 8:05:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers who skipped the crowds on Black Friday gave online merchants a 16 percent spike in revenue, according to data released Saturday. That increase came partly from shoppers who spent more per online purchase during the traditional opening day of the holiday shopping season, according to Web research company Coremetrics. The average order rose to $190.80. That's a 12 percent increase over $170.19 on the same day last year. The solid increase adds to a 33 percent online spending spike on Thanksgiving day, and signs of bigger-than-expected crowds in stores.
  • The Rise of the 'Edupunk'

    11/06/2010 2:43:24 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    InsideHigherEd.com | Nov 5, 2010 | Jack Stripling
    FReerepublic rejects excerpting and linking of this article with a message saying it must be excerpted and linked. It's an article saying students are going to change how colleges do business if colleges don't change for themselves. Some in the college administration feel that they must find ways to credential information that students are finding outside the college system. Some see the day approaching that a student will read a negative review of a professor online, elect to take an online course outside the college system instead and then ask the school to give him 'credit' for having acquired the...
  • Newt Gingrich Hosting Online Election Event

    11/02/2010 3:22:08 PM PDT · by seanhackbarth · 12 replies
    Amerian Solutions ^ | 11/02/2010 | American Solutions
    Newt and Calista Gingrich along with GOP strategist Rich Galen will be hosting a live online event. The show begins at 9:30 pm ET. Guests will included Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Haley Barbour, and Michael Steele. They'll be monitoring returns and providing instant analysis. You can watch the live coverage at American Solutions' website: http://www.americansolutions.com/take-action/2010/11/election-night-live-stream.php
  • Hacker infiltration ends D.C. online voting trial

    10/05/2010 5:34:30 AM PDT · by tlb · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2010 | Mike DeBonis
    Last week, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics opened a new Internet-based voting system for a weeklong test period, inviting computer experts from all corners to prod its vulnerabilities in the spirit of "give it your best shot." Well, the hackers gave it their best shot -- and midday Friday, the trial period was suspended, with the board citing "usability issues brought to our attention." Here's one of those issues: After casting a vote, according to test observers, the Web site played "Hail to the Victors" -- the University of Michigan fight song. "The integrity of the system had...
  • FREEPER ALERT Rand Paul Online Moneybomb Telethon - September 29-30, 2010 Great Lineup of Speakers

    09/28/2010 6:45:25 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 7 replies
    Rand Paul 2010 ^ | September 28, 2010 | steelers6
    The money bomb officially starts at midnight EST Tuesday 9/28/10 We will be hosting an "One In the Senate" Money Bomb Radio Marathon on September 29th - Be sure to tune in. More dates and info to be announced! Radio Marathon Lineup Preview : Hosted by: Kurt Wallace 9am-11am Jack Hunter 11am-1pm Robert Scott Bell 1pm-3pm Wes Messamore 3pm-5pm Confirmed Guests: (Many more to come - check back soon...) Peter Schiff 9:00 am Joe the Plumber 9:30 am Dave Nalle 10:00 am Randy Brogon 10:30 am Glenn Wilson 11:00 am Wayne A. Root 11:30 am Tom Mullen 12:00 noon Jesse...
  • Video: 15-Year-Old Flees To Brazil For Boy ( mom helped to falsified info)

    09/08/2010 8:46:20 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 13 replies
    A Florida father is fighting to get his 15-year-old daughter back from Brazil. The teen flew to the country over a week ago to be with a man she met online.
  • Freep this poll (Politico): Do Democrats have a chance of holding on to the majority in the House?

    09/07/2010 11:19:57 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Sept. 6, 2010 | Politico Staff
    Lets make it 100% against!
  • Prominent Brazilian daily 'JB' gives up on print for the net

    09/01/2010 5:43:49 PM PDT · by csvset
    France24 ^ | September 1, 2010 | Joseph Bamat
    One of Brazil’s oldest and most prominent newspapers has given up on its print edition to become the country’s first "all-digital daily" on Wednesday. From September 1st, the Rio de Janeiro-based daily Jornal do Brasil - one of the oldest and most eminent newspapers in South America - will only exist on the Internet. The newspaper printed its last copy Tuesday and will now fully embrace what it calls its “new digital phase.” Widely referred to by its initials, the "JB" was founded in 1891 and quickly established itself as a source of quality and independent reporting, despite sporadic government...
  • Google, AP forge content accord

    08/31/2010 3:33:36 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 31, 2010
    Google and The Associated Press have agreed to a new deal after years of wrangling over alleged misuse of AP's content. As part of the pact, Google has said it will help AP better understand how its content is being used across the Web and what stories are gaining widest distribution.The deal could help AP modify its story selection based on what's popular. "AP and Google will work together in a number of new areas, such as ways to improve discovery and distribution of news," the news organization said ..... News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has argued in recent months...
  • On Poker: Federal online gambling legislation clears big hurdle

    08/09/2010 6:19:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | August 5, 2010 | Chuck Blount
    Maybe there are some teeth in the push for legalization and sensible federal regulation of the Internet gambling industry after all. Sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) — chairman of the House Financial Services Committee — HR 2267 is a bill designed to establish federal oversight of an online gambling industry that currently resides in murky legal waters for U.S. players. It passed overwhelmingly 41-22 via committee vote last week, advancing the legislation to the House floor, where it hopefully will be voted on before the end of the 2010 session. If it gets that far, it will be the...
  • Anyone have any insiders scuttlebutt of Netflix POV on USPS losses?

    08/06/2010 8:54:10 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 78 replies
    Friday, August 6th, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Does anyone have any knowledge of what the thinking at netflix is, in regards to USPS's losses, their threat to cut Saturday feliveries, and possible postage tate hiles? Is Netflix taking this as a wake-up call to start hot footing their efforts to move more of their content onto their online 'Watch Instantly' libraries, and away from their DVD delivery service? IMO they really need to develop this method with all due speed. And not just because I prefer my content from online, but because it may soon be their best, if not only option that they can reasonably profit...
  • WikiLeaks: Group vows to put more documents online

    07/26/2010 1:04:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/26/10 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON – It has no headquarters and its public face — a wiry, silver-haired Australian with a physics Ph.D. — carries his desktop computer in a backpack as he moves from place to place. WikiLeaks is a bare-bones organization on a mission to root out the secrets of the high and mighty, from Sarah Palin to the Church of Scientology. Its founder, Julian Assange, said his group's biggest coup so far — the publication of tens of thousands of classified U.S. military reports on Afghanistan — will likely unleash a new wave of leaks. "It is our experience that courage...
  • 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • The Obamacare Maze, Now Online (Transparency Inc. makes 907 pages of Commiecare™ user-friendly)

    07/10/2010 2:36:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Business Week ^ | 7/08/10 | Drew Armstrong
    The Obamacare Maze, Now OnlineHealthCare.gov tries to make 907 pages of legislation user-friendly By Drew Armstrong July 8, 2010, 5:00PM EST Health-care reform may have been signed into law four months ago, but in this day and age you don't really exist until you've got your own website. Obamacare now has a digital home in HealthCare.gov, an Internet destination designed by the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. to help consumers navigate the health overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama in March. In book form, the legislation fills up a hefty 907 pages. The site, launched on July...
  • Vanity - Online Voting in the pipeline for Military Voters

    07/09/2010 2:03:27 PM PDT · by highnoon · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Texas County Clerk via phone call 3:30 pm Central | 07/09/10 | highnoon
    Just got off the phone with a longtime customer (a County Clerk in Texas) and was told of a program that is in the planning stages for Military voting procedures. HAVA (Help America Vote Act) and the EAC (Election Assistance Commission) play a large part in how BBM (Ballot by Mail) materials are printed and distributed to voters. According to my source, a federal representative of the HAVA accidentally let slip that HAVA are working on a process that would allow Military voters to a). request a ballot by mail via email b). be able to send the (voted upon)...
  • Uncle Sam Wants You to Have an Online ID

    07/02/2010 3:18:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/2/10 | Jay Bavisi co-founder of the EC-Council
    As our daily interactions and transactions have become increasingly “wired,” we have yet to see any truly comprehensive attempts at securing online identities. Our complex system of usernames and passwords is astoundingly outdated and increasingly prone to security breaches and theft. Yet, so far it has been mostly up to the individual to protect himself against various forms of identity fraud—with larger corporations taking relatively little responsibility.
  • The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

    06/25/2010 10:55:29 PM PDT · by cryptical · 13 replies
    White House Blog ^ | June 25, 2010 | Howard A. Schmidt
    Cyberspace has become an indispensible component of everyday life for all Americans.  We have all witnessed how the application and use of this technology has increased exponentially over the years. Cyberspace includes the networks in our homes, businesses, schools, and our Nation’s critical infrastructure.  It is where we exchange information, buy and sell products and services, and enable many other types of transactions across a wide range of sectors. But not all components of this technology have kept up with the pace of growth.  Privacy and security require greater emphasis moving forward; and because of this, the technology that has brought many...
  • Kagan documents to go online

    06/04/2010 10:08:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 562+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/4/10 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The National Archives has announced that about 46,500 pages of documents from Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s four years of service in the Clinton White House will go online at 1 p.m. E.T. Friday, providing a fresh trove of information for Kagan’s supporters and opponents to pore through in search of ammunition for her confirmation hearings set to start later this month. White House counsel Bob Bauer indicated in a letter last month that Kagan’s work as a lawyer and policy adviser for President Bill Clinton generated about 160,000 pages of material, including 80,000 pages of paper documents and 79,000...
  • Labour candidate dropped after online sex talk (boasted about his sex life online)

    04/28/2010 7:22:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 329+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/28/10 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – The Labour party has suspended a candidate ahead of the May 6 general election, it said Monday, after he boasted about his sex life online. John Cowan, 35, was also accused of saying he "would not be happy" if his children dated a Muslim, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper said. Describing his sex life, Cowan reportedly wrote: "Why limit it to just one woman? I would prefer one for each day of the week!" He was dropped two weeks after Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour banned another candidate, Stuart MacLennan, from standing in a Scottish seat due to...
  • 7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

    04/15/2010 9:14:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,403+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/10
    A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers. The retailer, British firm GameStation, added the "immortal soul clause" to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul. "By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now...
  • Privacy Issues -Online Information about YOU!

    04/14/2010 5:17:32 AM PDT · by CharlotteVRWC · 36 replies · 1,276+ views
    spokeo ^ | 04/14/10 | internet information
    FYI EVERYONE: There's a site called spokeo.com which is an online phone book that has name, address, phone number, credit score, income, profession, age, how many people live in the house, their names, price of house, etc, etc. Remove yourself by the Privacy button on the bottom right. They will send you an email,,and you can then 'delist' yourself with the info sent. CUT, PASTE AND REPOST! Look on the very bottom for the Privacy button.50 minutes ago clear
  • New Blog Online Radio Show,The Jim Vicevich Show – Monday Morning at 10 A.M. ET,April 12,2010

    04/12/2010 4:00:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies · 332+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | April 12, 2010 | Biggirl
    After a couple of weeks of research and planning, the Jim Vicevich Show kicks off right here on Radio Vice Online tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. ET. We’ll be using the Blog Talk Radio infrastructure to deliver the show live from 10 a.m. to noon ET. Of course, the phone lines will be open for you to call into the show, and Jim will have guests through out the week.
  • Join the online tax revolt

    04/04/2010 4:06:49 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 3 replies · 276+ views
    Online tax revolt ^ | 04/10/01 | Judi
    Join the virtual march to Washington, DC. Pick your Avatar and your team.
  • Wall Street Journal to charge 17.99 dollars a month on iPad

    03/25/2010 8:04:22 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 20 replies · 670+ views
    Reuters via Brietbart ^ | 03/25/10 | Staff
    The Wall Street Journal plans to charge 17.99 dollars a month for a subscription to the newspaper on Apple's upcoming iPad, it reported Thursday. The News Corp.-owned Journal is one of a number of US media outlets which have developed applications for the iPad tablet computer, which is to go on sale in stores in the United States on April 3. The electronic edition of The Wall Street Journal for Amazon's Kindle e-book reader costs 14.99 dollars a month. The New York Times, which has also developed an iPad application, reported meanwhile that advertisers have been spending heavily to buy...
  • Hook Up with GameCrush (Play Video Games With a Pretty Girl)

    03/23/2010 1:24:19 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 49 replies · 1,380+ views
    GameDaily.com ^ | 3/23/10 | Chris Buffa| More
    New online site links players and sexy ladies for some Halo 3. Online gamers know what happens when a female (or a dude pretending to be female) joins a match. Every sex-starved dude pounces on her like a dog in heat. She doesn't even need to speak if her handle contains words like "chick" or "lady". You can guarantee that at least one tongue-wagging guy will flood her inbox with messages or attempt to harass flirt his way into her heart, completely unaware that she's probably a hideous monster. On that note, it's tough competing with all that testosterone, and...
  • Islam Online faces collapse after Cairo staff revolt over ‘religious pressure’

    03/17/2010 8:55:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 276+ views
    times on line ^ | 3/17/10 | Ashraf Khalil, Cairo
    The widely read and influential Islamic news website Islam Online was on the brink of collapse yesterday after a mass walkout and strike in its Cairo-based newsroom. More than 300 employees of the site, which is run by a Qatar-based religious non-governmental organisation, were negotiating a severance deal that could gut the website’s staff. “By Sunday there probably won’t be an Islam Online. It will be an empty building,” a striking employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
  • TAX PROTEST! MARCH ON WASHINGTON [Online. A revolution in Free Speech.]

    03/06/2010 11:38:54 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 13 replies · 584+ views
    We'll make the announcement today on the show. I've never seen anything like this done before ... but the short version is that you'll be able to participate in a march on Washington for tax reform [online]. It doesn't matter whether you support the FairTax, a flat tax, or just lower tax rates. If you want to see reform they you should participate. The march will culminate with a rally in Washington on April 15th ... and yes, you can be there in person or participate * * from home * *. This will be innovative and fun ... so...
  • First Ever Online Music Trade Show to Debut in October 2010

    02/16/2010 10:58:47 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 178+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published February 16, 2010 by | Alice Winters
    The first ever online Music Trade Show will debut in October 2010. This is the very first trade show for the music industry. The show will contain music artists, both individuals and bands, MP3 download sites, music video producers, film producers, filmmakers, and people in both PR and Media relations and record labels. The point of the show is to display individual and company artists, the contact information, exposure on Facebook and MySpace, live chats, and of course detailed information about the artists and their companies.
  • New Online Annoyance: the ‘elationship’

    02/11/2010 2:24:37 PM PST · by alllinone · 10 replies · 536+ views
    These suitors aren't interested in a real-life hookup, just the virtual kind!
  • What is the name of this comic?

    02/11/2010 6:43:14 AM PST · by wbarmy · 9 replies · 653+ views
    UNK ^ | UNK
    Source URL of this online comic strip.
  • Internet rape case jolts Wyoming city

    02/06/2010 1:13:39 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 915+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 6 | BEN NEARY
    CASPER, Wyo. - Authorities say a Casper woman was assaulted at her front door, raped at knifepoint in her living room and left bound on the floor, and they say one of the men charged in the brutal attack claimed that he thought it was invited. Two men are accused in the crime. One is charged with carrying out the rape. The other, the woman's ex-boyfriend, stands accused of posing as the victim online and claiming she harbored a rape fantasy and wanted to be assaulted.......
  • New York Times Ready to Charge Online Readers (BARF)

    01/17/2010 7:20:41 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 61 replies · 1,240+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/17/10 at 09:59 AM | Sulzberger Jr.
    New York Times Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. appears close to announcing that the paper will begin charging for access to its website, according to people familiar with internal deliberations. After a year of sometimes fraught debate inside the paper, the choice for some time has been between a Wall Street Journal-type pay wall and the metered system adopted by the Financial Times, in which readers can sample a certain number of free articles before being asked to subscribe. The Times seems to have settled on the metered system.
  • China Responds To Google: Go To Hell

    01/14/2010 11:14:10 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 663+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1-14-2010 | Henry Blodget
    China Responds To Google: Go To Hell Henry Blodget Jan. 14, 2010, 5:13 AM China's initial public response to Google's threat is in, and it's what one would have expected: Go to hell. Now the two can start negotiating quietly behind the scenes. We still expect this war to be resolved in a compromise in which both parties declare victory and reserve the right to kill each other later. There's a substantial chance, however, that Google will be forced to actually follow through on its threat and leave the country. (Backing down at this point would be a disaster). There's...
  • Sex sting in Poconos nets former chief U.N. weapons inspector (Scott Ritter!!)

    01/14/2010 4:23:12 AM PST · by prez234 · 255 replies · 10,453+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | 01/14/2010 | Andrew Scott
    A former chief United Nations weapons inspector is accused of contacting what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room, engaging in a sexual conversation and showing himself masturbating on a Web camera. Scott Ritter of Delmar, N.Y., who served as chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991-98 and who was an outspoken critic of the second Bush administration in the run-up to the war in Iraq, is accused of contacting what turned out to be a Barrett Township police officer posing undercover as a teen girl.
  • Facebook fuelling divorce, research claims (Facebook cited in almost 1 in 5 divorce petition)

    12/21/2009 3:42:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 1,438+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/21/2009
    The social networking site, which connects old friends and allows users to make new ones online, is being blamed for an increasing number of marital breakdowns. Divorce lawyers claim the explosion in the popularity of websites such as Facebook and Bebo is tempting to people to cheat on their partners. Suspicious spouses have also used the websites to find evidence of flirting and even affairs which have led to divorce. One law firm, which specialises in divorce, claimed almost one in five petitions they processed cited Facebook. Mark Keenan, Managing Director of Divorce-Online said: "I had heard from my staff...
  • Netflix Revisited.

    12/02/2009 9:41:46 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 45 replies · 1,935+ views
    Personal experience. | Dec 3, 2009 | DGHoodini
    Several years back, I had a summer with a goodly amount of free time, and I got a Netflix membership, at $19.99/mnth, 3 DVDs out at a time. It seemed like a good deal, but after a month or so, I noticed no matter how quickly I watched and mailed back the DVds, it was no better than renting movies from the local shop.. The movies just didn't "turn around" all that fast, and I assumed it was beacuse they all came from a California distribution center. So after a few months, I discontinued the service. a year or so...
  • Online FNC& FBN Live watchers: FBN announcement.

    10/19/2009 3:35:02 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 6 replies · 743+ views
    Imus commercial on FBN | 10/19/09 | DGHoodini
    Was watching Imus this morning and they did a business news break, and one of the items was, that as of today FBN was putting up their live broadcast on the internet? My, my, and this, days after their lawyers did the whole cease and desist bit with online sites hosting their programming! >B-) Anyone know if FNC is, hopefully, doing the same?
  • War Game Imagines Obama on the Run

    10/16/2009 10:12:00 PM PDT · by Saije · 27 replies · 1,774+ views
    Game Politics ^ | 10/16/2009 | staff
    The year is 2011. President Obama has just outlawed the private ownership of firearms, announced that the Constitution has been dissolved and revealed that the United States is going to be replaced by the North American Union, an amalgamation of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Revolution breaks out. Your part in this is to help capture Obama and the renegade Cong (former Congressional leaders). This is the premise of a new online community and game calling itself United States of Earth. The extensive site is almost overwhelming in the sheer amount of information it provides, but centers around a browser-based...
  • Social Media Starter Kit

    09/09/2009 2:14:27 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 264+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 09/09/2009 | Tracey Fuller
    If you're new to social media, it can be extremely overwhelming. While social media courses are available, all it really takes is trial and error on your part in order to learn the basics. For example, a lot of people don't know how important it is to have separate personal and business accounts for Twitter, Facebook and Myspace. Customers and future clients do not want to hear about where you went to eat for lunch or your religious or political views. Unless you are an expert columnist on religion or politics, people don't care to see it. Plus, you could...
  • The Party's Over: Murdoch - To charge for Online content

    08/05/2009 8:47:15 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 12 replies · 838+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 8-5-09 | cakid1
    This is big. ... Not because its Rupert Murdoch who said it (the chairman of News Corp) Its big because it could set the trend for others to follow. Murdoch says he plans to charge for all the online content. (Would I be blogging on this if I had to pay for it? Would you be reading this if you had to pay for it? ) So when will he start charging?
  • AP "news registry" to track online use

    07/23/2009 3:59:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 357+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/09 | Chris Lefkow
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US news agency the Associated Press, in a move aimed at protecting its content online, announced on Thursday it was building a "news registry" that would track the use of its stories on the Web. The New York-based AP, a cooperative owned by more than 1,400 US newspapers, said that the news registry will "tag and track all AP content online to assure compliance with terms of use." "The system will register key identifying information about each piece of content that AP distributes as well as the terms of use of that content, and employ a...
  • New services promise online life after death

    07/15/2009 2:14:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 314+ views
    Your husband, an avid gamer and techie, dies of a heart attack, leaving his vast online life ­-- one you don't know much about ­-- in limbo. Eternal Space lets loved ones create customized online gravesites and memorial pages. His accounts, to which you don't know the passwords, go idle. His e-mails go unanswered, his online multiplayer games go on without him and bidders on his eBay items don't know why they can't get an answer from the seller. Web site domains that he has purchased, some of which are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars,­ will expire, and...
  • Senate Approves Disclosing Office Expenses Online - transparency, ah, later this year...

    07/07/2009 6:43:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 373+ views
    7/06/09
    Link only - Senate Approves Disclosing Office Expenses Online
  • Most Dead Newspapers Not Doing Well Online (Dinosaur Media GraveTender® Update)

    07/01/2009 4:50:25 AM PDT · by abb · 35 replies · 1,040+ views
    Silicon Valley Insider ^ | June 30, 2009 | Preethi Dumpala
    Falling circulations and shrinking advertising revenues have forced dozens of newspapers to close down their presses over the last three years. Among that many, a brave few -- eleven since 2007, by Erica Smith of Paper Cut's count -- have decided to go where the readership and advertising is moving - online We decided to check in on them to see how they're faring. With a few notable exceptions, it wasn't pretty.
  • Online Newspaper Announces "I Am Conservative America" Movement

    06/19/2009 9:49:27 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 19 replies · 599+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 06/19/2009 | Stacey Winder
    In an Opinion/Editorial article titled, “I Am Conservative America”, from today’s The Cypress Times, Publisher John G. Winder announced the start of a new conservative movement in the U.S. Mr. Winder calls the movement, “I Am Conservative America”. The concept is simple enough in that Mr. Winder is asking conservatives everywhere to take a picture of themselves, holding a signs which reads, “I Am Conservative America” and then email that picture to the newspaper. “We’ve already created a new section in The Cypress Times to showcase all the photos we get from conservatives all over America,” said Mr. Winder. “Right...
  • Toddler buys real digger online

    05/22/2009 9:42:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,246+ views
    bbc ^ | 22 May 2009
    A New Zealand couple nearly found themselves in a financial hole when their three-year-old daughter bought an earthdigger in an internet auction. The child, Pipi Quinlan, was trying out her online skills while her parents were asleep in bed. They only unearthed the truth when they received an email demand for NZ$20,000 (£8,000) from the seller. Pipi's mother, Sarah, had left the computer logged on.
  • Murdoch leads charge to get readers to pay online

    05/08/2009 8:15:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 870+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/09 | Chris Lefkow
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – As US newspapers shrivel up and die, an unlikely figure is emerging as their potential savior: News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch. The much-villified Australian-born media tycoon is preparing to battle against the practice many hold largely responsible for newspapers' current plight -- the "original sin" of giving away their content for free online. The 78-year-old Murdoch announced this week that the days of free are over. He said he planned to begin charging readers of the websites of News Corp. newspapers "within the next 12 months," testing the scheme "first on some of our stronger ones. "We...
  • On-Line Shopping E-Tax Is Un-Constitutional

    05/01/2009 10:15:52 PM PDT · by nateriver · 10 replies · 708+ views
    Many states are looking for ways to increase their tax revenue by taxing purchases made online. This extends to third party solicitors located in another state. Our Constitution infers that states are restricted from enacting laws that burden or restrict interstate commerce. Let’s stop this tax now.