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1.0 logic from a 2.0 guy

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Scott Karp of Publish 2.0, who I've met and is a nice guy, says the kind of thing we rail against on Rebooting the News. Scott Karp: "Apple could generate $1 billion in iPad revenue this quarter. Wonder who is smarter, Steve Jobs or his critics? You do the math."...
1.0 logic from a 2.0 guy

Would better forum software make the internet a nicer place?

www.guardian.co.uk
Jeff Atwood is redesigning online discussion with his Discourse project - starting with its fundamental building block, the forumForums are a fundamental building block of the internet, used by millions of people every day. So you need quite a bit of gumption to call the software behind many of them...
Would better forum software make the internet a nicer place?
Obama and Romney clash over Apple, Made in China

Taking online discussions up a notch

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With Potluck, co-founder Josh Miller and crew want to take the idea of egalitarian Internet chatter even further. FORTUNE -- The way 22-year-old Josh Miller sees it, there's no shortage of ways for Internet users to blog or make comments. But a place to hold high-quality discourse? That's harder to...
Taking online discussions up a notch

The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman Tells FunnyJunk Lawyer to Please Just Chill Already

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Discourse. (Photo: The Oatmeal We’re not going to lie: We’ve enjoyed following every single development of the FunnyJunk/Charles Carreon-versus-Oatmeal/Matthew Inman fustercluck. But at this point, with a lawsuit targeting the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society, it’s getting a little ridiculous. And if Mr. Carreon digs himself any deeper, he’s going...
The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman Tells FunnyJunk Lawyer to Please Just Chill Already

Civil Fucking Conversations, Finally

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It's hard to say what I hate worse: the disjointed nature of trying to have a conversation on Twitter, or blog comments. Actually, no it's not. It's clearly blog comments. They are quite possibly the worst and most useless thing on the internet. But both of the aforementioned things...
Civil Fucking Conversations, Finally
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian calls out 'fellow geeks' for ostracizing, sexist behavior

Insult someone on Twitter or Facebook? A crime in Grenada

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Lawmakers on the island of Grenada are tired of online "mischief." So they've banned it. How might this affect the nation's discourse? [Read more]...
Insult someone on Twitter or Facebook? A crime in Grenada

Marketing Day: February 8, 2013

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the Web. From Marketing Land: Marketing Biz: Mobile App Insights, Local Deals 3.0 & Better Discourse This week in marketing revolved around three major themes: mobile... Please visit Marketing Land...
Marketing Day: February 8, 2013

YouTube Asks Users to Post Real Names in Bid to Clean Up Comments

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It remains to be seen whether this move by Google will clean up the discourse in the comments section....
YouTube Asks Users to Post Real Names in Bid to Clean Up Comments

Fun Friday: The AVC Book Club

www.avc.com
We talked about books last December on AVC. It was a good one. RichardF suggested in wednesday's disqussion that we talk about books again. He's going on vacation and so am I and we both need some good books to read. I will kick this off. I am finishing The...
Fun Friday: The AVC Book Club

Andrew Dubber's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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My criteria for "favorite Techdirt blog posts of the week" are necessarily shaped by what I do for a living. As the leader of an MA in Music Industries at Birmingham City University, it's important for me to understand the key issues shaping the sector in the digital age. Especially...
Andrew Dubber's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Video: Can Google Make a TV That Will Listen When I Talk to It?

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A visit to YouTube's lab, where they are building the TV of the future TV works great when it's TV. You turn it on, a moving picture displays something. You use a rudimentary device to tune into different programs. Repeat. Internet video works great when it's Internet video. You...
Video: Can Google Make a TV That Will Listen When I Talk to It?
RW10: The 10 Most Important Stories In ReadWrite's History

The complete guide to Twitter's language and acronyms

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The beauty and challenge of Twitter is stuffing your most sophisticated thoughts and feelings into a measly 140 characters (or less). Unfortunately, our traditional methods of communication have proven to be a poor training ground for micro-messaging, and even the most savvy platform users have sighed in exasperation as those...
The complete guide to Twitter's language and acronyms

Rendezvous Blog: Watch Your Language! (In China, They Really Do)

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Fifty cents. Scaling the wall. Buying soy sauce. Mayor Lymph. River crab. These words - mild, silly, inoffensive - are part of the subversive lexicon now being used by bloggers to ridicule the government and confound the Internet censors in China. The so-called "resistance discourse" online is due for harsher...
Rendezvous Blog: Watch Your Language! (In China, They Really Do)

You're calling that a troll? Are you winding me up? | James Ball

www.guardian.co.uk
Real trolling can have charm – a childish, even funny act of provocation. It's certainly never used to include vicious abuse"When I use a word,' said Humpty Dumpty to Alice, of Wonderland fame, "it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less." The words of...
You're calling that a troll? Are you winding me up? | James Ball

The Benefits and Challenges of Internal Social Networking

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This is a guest post from Samantha Peters. When we talk about social networking, even from a corporate and business angle, we are almost always talking about public social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These networks allow people and businesses to join freely and interact freely. For a company,...
The Benefits and Challenges of Internal Social Networking

How an Opera Explains the Question of Modern Technology Best

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How do you understand the vast ways technology shapes our leaders, our discourse, our citizenship? You watch people sing about diplomacy....
How an Opera Explains the Question of Modern Technology Best
ProBoards Upgrades Its Forum-Building Tools With A New Dashboard And Live Search

How Reddit Got Huge: Tons of Fake Accounts

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Is Reddit the most powerful website on the Internet? Yeah, that’s a pretty bold question to even be asking, especially considering it’s only ranked 121 on Alexa. But in terms of power, not traffic, Reddit is certainly up there. It’s huge, it’s deep, and it’s got an uncanny ability to...
How Reddit Got Huge: Tons of Fake Accounts

Discourse.net: Brad DeLong Seeks Your Advice About What to Do About John Yoo

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Discourse.net: Brad DeLong Seeks Your Advice About What to Do About John Yoo

The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 12AM ET!

www.engadget.com
Another week, another heavy dose of wireless news. Speaking of dosage, Myriam and Brad are on the mics again, and drugs will likely once again play a large role in the discourse -- though perhaps not as much as last week. Either way, it should be a fun show,...
The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 12AM ET!
Are comments 'bad business' for online media?

Reddit rising: U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren intends to tap the social site for legislative ideas

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Reddit has become a political hub of sorts, sporting a stream of politicians who come to the site to answer questions, and promote their agenda. This trend came to a head when Barack Obama, the President of the United States spent time on Reddit answering user questions. Traffic to that...
Reddit rising: U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren intends to tap the social site for legislative ideas

Agree with you @mathewi, links are the threads in the fabric of discourse: http://bit.ly/bwHTGR

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Agree with you @mathewi, links are the threads in the fabric of discourse: http://bit.ly/bwHTGR
Fixing online comments -- how do you automate trust?

The State of the Twittersphere 2010

www.briansolis.com
Original Artwork by @Natasha The state and future of Twitter is passionately debated as users and industry pundits explore whether or not the platform and the relationships that connect one another are in danger of slowing or worse, regressing.  Over the last year, Twitter experienced its most phenomenal growth...
The State of the Twittersphere 2010

Isis still quiet about expansion plans: will happen 'when we're ready'

www.engadget.com
Over six months ago, a joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon called Isis launched a trial of its nascent mobile payment service in Austin and Salt Lake City. Not only was its debut already delayed, we also haven't heard more than a peep from the company since. CEO...
Isis still quiet about expansion plans: will happen 'when we're ready'

Educators battle Eternal September by teaching digital citizenship with MinecraftEdu

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Eternal September is now somewhat of an antiquated term, but its relevance as a concept is nonetheless alive and kicking on the internet today. Once upon a time, September was the month when a whole new group of individuals -- primarily college students -- were introduced to Usenet discussion...
Educators battle Eternal September by teaching digital citizenship with MinecraftEdu
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