From the NYT: Three Google executives were convicted of violating Italian privacy laws on Wednesday, the first case to hold the company’s executives criminally responsible for the content posted on its system.
For major events, the digitally adept are watching on TV and interacting using tools such as Twitter and Facebook.
More like the social Web, or hyperdistributed Web, but the Associated Press is trying an experiment that observer Steve Rubel thinks is visionary — possible because Rubel himself has entertained similar ideas.
Peter Horrocks, director of the BBC World Service, speaks with PDA, the Guardian’s digital content blog. An excerpt: Up till now, the BBC was quite cautious regarding social media. The 2009 guidelines mention social media only once, in a warning tone. Will this attitude change? “We need to apply our ethical principles in the same [...]
From the NYT: Are you a member of Facebook.com? You may have a lifetime contract. Some users have discovered that it is nearly impossible to remove themselves entirely from Facebook, setting off a fresh round of concern over the popular social network’s use of personal data. While the Web site offers users the option to [...]
From the NYT: Faced with its second mass protest by members in its short life span, Facebook, the enormously popular social networking Web site, is reining in some aspects of a controversial new advertising program. Within the last 10 days, more than 50,000 Facebook members have signed a petition objecting to the new program, which [...]
Globeandmail.com posted a CP story about how the CBC/Facebook wish list project got hijacked by special interest groups (something the blogosphere has noted for some time).