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What Are You Thankful for?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I am thankful that Wall Street is still a festering sump pump of illogic, hubris and greed, and will continue to provide me with plenty to write about for the foreseeable future.

The Case for the Internet: A Human Right

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David D. Burstein

Finland and France have declared internet access a legal right for all citizens. Here's why I hope the United States and all other countries will follow their and grant internet access as a human right.

Jimmy Fallon's Valued Online Audience Returns Little Value

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

In the past few months since Fallon debuted, he's led regular and occasional features targeting, among others, an online audience that doesn't stay up for Fallon.

Dead Media? Not So Fast, Bub

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

You go to an airport and all you see is magazines. Even the books look like magazines. There are at least seven separate magazines still interested in Jon and Kate. Dead? Magazines? Who says so? The Internet.

The New Media Epiphany

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Two years ago, I had a personal epiphany at the Personal Democracy Forum: New media could change everything... From communications to politics to culture. At PDF '09: more revelations.

At Stake: The Future of Getting News to Americans

Alberto Ibargüen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alberto Ibargüen

If the future of democracy's news and information is online, then we must ensure everyone is online, and bring technology training, digital literacy and higher quality networks to our local communities.

Jackson's Death Once Again Shows Newspapers Are Irrelevant

Marcia Meier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia Meier

Every day, most newspaper headlines literally shout: We are irrelevant!

The Solipsist and the Internet (a Review of Helprin's Digital Barbarism)

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lawrence Lessig

Helprin's thesis is simple and familiar to any intelligent sort who first comes to think about the way the law regulates creative work: that there's something fundamentally unjust about the law of copyright.

The Internet Is Absolute Democracy -- Be Very Afraid!

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

Like Guttenberg's printing press, the Internet has created radically new opportunities and systems that have put us at the beginning of a seismic cultural shift and yet, something is terribly wrong.

I Just Quit Facebook

John DeBellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John DeBellis

I got tired of getting messages from people I hadn't heard from in twenty years, who still haven't figured that I didn't want to hear from them until I read their names in the obituary.

Prostitutes, the Internet, and Regulation, Part I

Jane Minogue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Minogue

Prostitution, whether illegal, tolerated and regulated, institutionalized, or on the Internet, is part the fabric of society.

Democracy 2.0: Obama and Citizen Engagement

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

For far too long, we've been living in what I've called a broadcast democracy. Voters only count during election time.

Bundle Internet Access with Unemployment Support: Netcentric Recovery Plan

Martin Kearns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Kearns

Those who are suddenly jobless lose the connections that are so vital to fighting their way back into the workforce. Internet access could help eliminate or at least alleviate many of those challenges.

Geolocation Filtering: How to Alienate Business Customers Without Really Trying

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jillian York

Just as DVD region codes limit viewing to a geographic area, the geofiltering of web-based videos and other sites limits viewers from outside of a particular region from accessing them.

Another Point of View: The Internet is Neither Friend nor Foe of Participatory Democracy

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric K. Clemons

The internet simply moves the war of the parties and their funding machines, not just the battle of ideas, to a new domain.

Kinky Sex Is On The Rise: ABC News

ABC News | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Eroticism is in the eye of the beholder. In Japan, some women turn to electrically charged squid for sexual satisfaction. In the American world of mas...

Journalism Does Not Need To Be Saved, Newspapers Do

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

I see editorial writing in U.S. mainstream media, with a very few exceptions, as propaganda deprived of intellectual reflection. The public senses this as well, distrusts the media instinctively.

A Googlement Above the People, Around the People, and Ahead of the People

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Randall Amster

Who else would you want keeping track of stuff, watching your back (and front), fighting our undeclared cyber-wars, and making the trains run on time? Next stop, Googletopia!

A Bold, Old Idea for Saving Journalism

Walter Isaacson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Walter Isaacson

I hope that 2009 will be the year when creators of valuable content start charging and readers begin paying for the journalism they want.

Dive into Google Earth's New Ocean Exploration Features (Sans Snorkel)

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

It was with plenty of excitement for the revival of my inner marine biologist-girl that I read through the New York Times' coverage of Google Earth's new application.

GOP "Webification" Effort Could Backfire

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

One of the reasons the Democrats have taken such a significant percentage of under 30's is the internet and what the internet has done to the neuropsychology of these Millennials.

Liberals Try to Counter Conservatives on Twitter

Stefan Deeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stefan Deeran

Conservatives are currently better connected than progressives on Twitter through their use of hashtags, a code users paste inside each tweet which tags posts that are relevant to specific audiences.

Look Who's Following me... Yikes!

Julia Bovey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julia Bovey

Someday, coal-fired electricity plants will likely be able to capture and store their global warming pollution, and that's something that NRDC encourages, as long as it's done well.

Dear President Obama: In Talking to China, Remember its People

Rebecca MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca MacKinnon

If you really want to take U.S.-China relations to a new level that rises above the day-to-day issues, you need to find new ways to engage the Chinese people themselves -- not just their government.

Join the National Teach-in on Global Warming, Feb 4-5!

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

Get a group of people together, find a room, and let the National Teach-in know that you want to talk to your congressional representatives about their plans for dealing with carbon emissions.