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Every '90s Tween's Favorite Angst Outlet Xanga Will Shut Down Unless You Pony Up $60K

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(Photo: Flickr) Xanga, one of the original online diary hubs for tweens too cool for Livejournal but not so cool that they didn’t know to eschew blogging altogether, may soon shut down. Who wants to drive around in mom’s station wagon cranking Saves the Day in protest? In a post...
Every '90s Tween's Favorite Angst Outlet Xanga Will Shut Down Unless You Pony Up $60K
Ars Technicast, Episode 23-Ghosts of online services we abandoned

Yahoo Ups Its Battle with Facebook…And Picks One with the Open Source Movement

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Facebook has just posted an update to its S-1, disclosing a new threatening letter it has received from Yahoo. Yahoo is warning of 16 more patents that it believes Facebook may be infringing on. From the filing: “…we received a letter dated April 23, 2012 from Yahoo indicating that they believe 16...
Yahoo Ups Its Battle with Facebook…And Picks One with the Open Source Movement
Journal site Xanga tries to fend off an impending shutdown with fundraising drive

10 of the Most Disturbing Communities on the Web

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The Internet has made so many parts of our lives easier, from commerce to communication, created countless jobs and revolutionized communication and the media. But there’s a darker side to the Web – communities that range from saddening to sickening, some comprised of troubled souls and others of downright terrible...
10 of the Most Disturbing Communities on the Web

Russian President to Appear on Twitter Personally Unhappy with Actions of Fake President’s Account

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Can you name any field that you want to get news on and somehow don’t manage to find relevant sources on Twitter? I certainly can’t as Twitter has definitely become a brief copy of the entire internet and you can get to know almost everything that exists online via Twitter...
Russian President to Appear on Twitter Personally Unhappy with Actions of Fake President’s Account
Facebook Finally Testing LiveJournal Feature Nobody Missed

Google, Facebook and Twitter sued in Kazakhstan over distribution of extremist content

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In a lawsuit, the public prosecution office of Almaty, Kazakhstan has demanded from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and blogging platform LiveJournal, which is particularly popular among Russian-speaking bloggers, to stop publishing content from opposition media, Novosti-Kazakhstan reports. In other words, prosecutors want Google and others to shut down pages, groups, and/or blogs that...
Google, Facebook and Twitter sued in Kazakhstan over distribution of extremist content

Russia Uses New Internet Censorship Bill To Silence Prominent Reporters Who Criticized The Government

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Last summer, Russia passed an internet blacklist bill which required ISPs to censor certain sites. At the time, of course, Russian officials insisted it would be used to "protect the children" from "harmful information," including child porn, suicide instructions, and pro-drug propaganda. They insisted it would not go beyond that....
Russia Uses New Internet Censorship Bill To Silence Prominent Reporters Who Criticized The Government

Not Long After Passing Censorship Legislation, Russian Government Censors All of LiveJournal

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Not too long ago, despite the protests of several sites, Russia passed its own little version of SOPA. It did so for the typical "for the children" reasoning. Even though this new censorship power is only a couple of weeks old, the Russia government wasted no time in taking advantage...
Not Long After Passing Censorship Legislation, Russian Government Censors All of LiveJournal

Google shutters Quickoffice R&D offices in Russia and Ukraine, affecting more than 100 people

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Editor’s note: This article was written in collaboration with our partner East-West Digital News, a leading English-language resource on Russian digital industries and related venture activity. One thing Google apparently forgot to announce yesterday at its annual I/O developer conference (see our list here) is that it has cancelled its contract with...
Google shutters Quickoffice R&D offices in Russia and Ukraine, affecting more than 100 people
Russian photographers secretly scale Pyramids to capture gorgeous images

Ustream Is Facing Its Biggest DDOS Attack Ever, Reportedly Targeting One Russian Citizen Journalist

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Ustream.tv have been in contact to tell us they are currently under the largest DDOS attack they have ever experienced, apparently targeting one Russian user, Reggamortis1. Of course, Russia is yet again in the middle of another protests, timed to concur with the inauguration of returning Russian president Vladimir Putin,...
Ustream Is Facing Its Biggest DDOS Attack Ever, Reportedly Targeting One Russian Citizen Journalist

Russia Blacklists Cultural Wiki Without Explanation, Site Just Moves To Circumvent Block

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Techdirt has been following the worsening censorship situation in Russia for some time. Back in July, the country's parliament passed a new law ostensibly designed to "protect the children". It took only a couple of weeks before it was used to shut down the whole of LiveJournal for part of...
Russia Blacklists Cultural Wiki Without Explanation, Site Just Moves To Circumvent Block

BlogBooster To WordPress Fans: Don’t You Wish Your iPhone App Was Hot Like Me?

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WordPress fans take note: it looks like we now have an iPhone app that may remove the pain from blogging upon our iDevices without resorting to “the way of the geek.” BlogBooster has released an iPhone app that allows you to not only insert multiple images, but also includes a formatting...
BlogBooster To WordPress Fans: Don’t You Wish Your iPhone App Was Hot Like Me?

WordPress Turns 7 (Thanks For The Memories)

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A long time ago (or rather 7 years which is ancient in geek time) a Matt Mullenweg unveiled WordPress to the world! These were the early days when services like LiveJournal and Xanga ruled the blogosphere, along with a zillion do-it-yourself blogging platforms. WordPress was a new comer to the scene,...
WordPress Turns 7 (Thanks For The Memories)
'Game of Thrones' Thrives on Social Media. Its Author, Not So Much

A big shift in Russian online media: Rambler-Afisha merges with Livejournal's parent SUP Media

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Big news out of Russia today. Two of the largest Internet groups in the country – Rambler-Afisha (part of holding company ProfMedia) and SUP Media – are to merge, creating a combined entity that the two firms say will have the third-largest Internet audience in Russia. Outlets that broke news of...
A big shift in Russian online media: Rambler-Afisha merges with Livejournal's parent SUP Media

PayPal Stops Personal Payments In Singapore

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PayPal will stop allowing personal payments in Singapore on February 20. It said in an email to members that this was due to “regulatory instructions”. People will still be able to make commercial payments for goods and services with their accounts, such as at online merchants, or receive funds, but...
PayPal Stops Personal Payments In Singapore
What I’ve learned taking photos every day at 8:36 p.m.

For the love of Tumblr! Experts weigh in at Social Media Week

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“For those in the audience who don’t know, Tumblr is somewhere between Twitter and WordPress,” explained Amy Vernon, a Tumblr expert and former journalist. She is also known known far and wide as The Bacon Queen (and is also a writer for The Next Web!). In January, we announced that Tumblr serves 120 million people and 15 billion pageviews...
For the love of Tumblr! Experts weigh in at Social Media Week
#Cutting: one artist reacts to the Internet's self-harming problem

Gimme the cache! memcached turns 10 years old today

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One of Ars Technica's many memcached server graphs. Look at all those misses! Today, memcached, a piece of software that prevents much of the Internet from melting down, turns 10 years old. Despite its age, memcached is still the go-to solution for many programmers and sysadmins managing heavy workloads. Without...
Gimme the cache! memcached turns 10 years old today

Russia adopts stringent internet controls amid censorship concerns

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New act will place Russia behind a 'great firewall' similar to China's, critics sayThe Russian parliament on Wednesday unanimously adopted a controversial bill that boosts government control over the internet, despite a campaign warning that it will lead to widespread censorship.The bill must now be signed by Vladimir Putin, Russia's...
Russia adopts stringent internet controls amid censorship concerns
Photobucket Gets a Major Redesign to 'Take Back Control' of Your Photos
Kollabora Raises $2.3 Million for Crafty Supplies
Facebook takes a page from Livejournal and Xanga by letting you share feelings and activities
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?