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How I respond to the haters

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I am no longer an employee of Bleacher Report. For many years, I quietly allowed a litany of “haters” to criticize the website that I co-founded. In many cases, I took their anger to heart and helped make the site better. In very few of those cases did I offer...
How I respond to the haters

The web has become a bizarre synthesis of toilet wall and Thomas Paine | Jonathan Myerson

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Far from being a crucial brick in the wall of free speech, online anonymity debases debate and devalues the national dialogueWhen Martin Luther triggered the Reformation by nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of a Wittenberg church, he didn't sign it GloomyGripe65. He put his name to the document....
The web has become a bizarre synthesis of toilet wall and Thomas Paine | Jonathan Myerson

5 Extreme Examples of People Hating Farmville

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I like Farmville, so don’t rant against me for the fact that I’ve enjoyed compiling this selection of 5 rants against the game. Farmville, like partisan politics and pizza toppings, has the power to bitterly divide the population, and it’s nowhere as evident as when you look at the number...
5 Extreme Examples of People Hating Farmville
No surprise: Browett's reign over Apple retail a short 7 months

How I survived 7 days in Chromebook exile

www.pcworld.com
I'm not a Google fangirl. I have Gmail accounts for personal and work use, and I spend some time in Google Docs and Calendar, but that's about it. And until a few weeks ago, I had never even more than glanced at the Chrome OS or browser, let alone...
How I survived 7 days in Chromebook exile

Why racist, nasty comments are better than none at all

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Above the Law is a tabloid blog where the legal community comes to get news and gossip — and to say terrible things about one another. Many of the reader comments on the site are so mean or hurtful that they make notorious troll forums like Gawker feel like a...
Why racist, nasty comments are better than none at all

Go easy on RIM - BlackBerry 10 actually looks pretty good

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I, for one, am happy that BlackBerry 10 looks like it’s not going to suck. In fact, going by an extended hands-on demo posted on TechCrunch today, one might even go so far as to say that it’s really good. That’s welcome news, and if you’ve ever had anything...
Go easy on RIM - BlackBerry 10 actually looks pretty good
'Start Using Your Full Name' Begs Desperate YouTube Message

Losing market share? Litigate, don’t innovate!

thenextweb.com
My phone rings, and a friend is there. He has a point, and idea really, that explains much about the current legal landscape in tech. You need to know about it. Enter the excellent Michael Celiceo [@mceliceo]. What follows is a slurry of his ideas, my synthesis, and a decent slug of vitriol. That in...
Losing market share? Litigate, don’t innovate!

Nice Alert: Our Annual Request for Civility in Comments

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One of the joys of running a Web site is the constant interaction with readers from around the globe. At any time of the day or night, you, our readership, can read what we write and respond with censure, praise and ideas that take our work in new directions....
Nice Alert: Our Annual Request for Civility in Comments

Here's The Privacy Line That Facebook Just Crossed...

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I think Facebook’s problem lately with its disliked like button (and Google’s problem with the start of Buzz) is that they confuse the notion of the public sphere—that is, all of us—with the idea of making a public—that is, the small societies we create on Facebook or join on Twitter....
Here's The Privacy Line That Facebook Just Crossed...

Like It Or Not, I Think 3D Printing Is About To Get Legislated

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As the race – and it’s basically a race – to release as many 3D-printed gun parts as possible heats up, it’s never been harder for me to come down on the side of the “Freedom To Tinker” crowd. Last weekend Defense Distributed, a group dedicated to releasing plans...
Like It Or Not, I Think 3D Printing Is About To Get Legislated

Iran Says It May Sue Google Over Dropping Persian Gulf Name On Google Maps

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This morning comes more saber rattling from Iran, the troubled Middle-Eastern regime that routinely issues threats against real and perceived enemies. This time the object of the Iranian leadership’s vitriol is Google. Google has dropped the name of the body of water historically known as the... Please visit Marketing Land...
Iran Says It May Sue Google Over Dropping Persian Gulf Name On Google Maps

Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

www.guardian.co.uk
Newsrooms with one or both eyes on digital trends are going to produce what provokes an online reaction. But where does that leave detail and complexity?Listen to the editor of the Daily Telegraph talking about his job and a day stuffed full of "data-influenced decisions". Here's a news story, breaking...
Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

The reaction to Viva Brother's break-up proves we love being part of a mob

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Viva Brother's split and Samantha Brick's Daily Mail article provoked torrents of abuse. Why? Can't we separate a person's worth from the quality of their workIt's a commonplace in consideration of art: separate the work from the person. Larkin's poetry is not diminished by the racist, sexist content of his...
The reaction to Viva Brother's break-up proves we love being part of a mob

How to abuse people on Twitter and get away with it

www.guardian.co.uk
The attorney general has published guidelines to legally acceptable behaviour on social media. Here's our take on how to insult with impunityOffensive tweeters of the world, rejoice. The Crown Prosecution Service has issued a 14-page guide to social media prosecutions, and the people of Twitter are free, once again, to...
How to abuse people on Twitter and get away with it

Old Media Doesn't Get New Media, Chapter 203: The Sheryl Sandberg Attack

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Take one Silicon Valley exec. Who is rich. Who is a woman. Who seems, on the superficial surface at least, to have it all. Mix with high-profile book she has penned about gender issues in the workplace and a social networking effort to organize around. Sprinkle in some fear,...
Old Media Doesn't Get New Media, Chapter 203: The Sheryl Sandberg Attack
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3: A tablet that can make phone calls, whether you like it or not

Trolls - pass notes No 3,268

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Adele has been targeted by an internet troll. Or has she?Age: As old as the internet chatroom.Appearance: Faceless, vile - and all over the tabloids.Tabloids? On Monday, the Sun's front page noted that "TROLLS TARGET MUM ADELE." And then a MailOnline headline, reporting the ideas of said trolls, wondered: "Is...
Trolls - pass notes No 3,268

Apple in China: From Dissed to Darling in a Day

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“We approve of what Apple said.” – China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei As expected, Apple’s rare public apology to China for its allegedly unfair warranty and repair policies has proven a fast-acting and effective antidote for escalating tensions in the country. Not 24 hours after its publication, and already...
Apple in China: From Dissed to Darling in a Day

Qualcomm warns FTC against 'serious judicial challenge' in FRAND enforcement context

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Yesterday I quoted and summarized a few select passages from Apple and Microsoft's submissions to the FTC concerning the proposed Google consent decree. Apple and Microsoft are the targets of Motorola's deemed-abusive SEP enforcement activities. Among the two dozen submissions the FTC received there are also some that advocate SEP-based...
Qualcomm warns FTC against 'serious judicial challenge' in FRAND enforcement context
Android Measuring Stick

Mumsnet bloggers converge on London

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Hundreds of 'mummy bloggers' shared tips on hosting, posting and handling trolls at the first ever Mumsnet BlogfestCall them "mummy bloggers" if you must, but don't underestimate the power of a woman with something to say and a place online to say it.On Saturday, at the first ever Mumsnet Blogfest,...
Mumsnet bloggers converge on London

Dell board member James Breyer will not run for reelection as the firm looks to head private

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Today Dell announced that its board member James Breyer has declined to “stand for reelection.” He’s out, in other words. The news isn’t particularly surprising, as Dell is enduring external pressure and internal turmoil as its business contracts and its founder attempts to take it private. Michael Dell, along with Silverlake...
Dell board member James Breyer will not run for reelection as the firm looks to head private

24 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed

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If we had to choose one word to sum up this week’s essential resources, it would have to be “business.” If you own a business, work for a business, or even give money to businesses in exchange for goods and services, you’ll want to scroll on down and take...
24 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed

Charlaine Harris threatened by fans over final Sookie Stackhouse novel

www.guardian.co.uk
Author of longrunning vampire saga - inspiration for TV's True Blood - becomes target of online vitriol for her choice of endingDeath threats, suicide threats and more prosaic threats to cancel book orders have followed the publication of Charlaine Harris's final novel about the telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse this week,...
Charlaine Harris threatened by fans over final Sookie Stackhouse novel
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Women juggle work and family — and now their online identities too

gigaom.com
It’s hard not to note the irony of a discussion about authentic identity at a festival where most people are posting the same overexposed iPhone pic of their morning latte to Instagram. But inside the Austin Convention Center at SXSW Interactive this year, identity and privacy took center stage. In...
Women juggle work and family — and now their online identities too
More Post-Newtown Fallout: Gun Owners Vs. Journalists In New York
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