Tag: sopa

by Lawrence Lessig

The following is the opinion of Lawrence Lessig and is a post that first appeared on his personal blog shortly after news broke that Aaron Swartz — activist, writer and Reddit co-founder — had committed suicide. (Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every mixed emotion needs [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. The Guardian expands open journalism experiment with new live blog (10,000 Words) 2. ProPublica will release its work in e-book form (The New York Times)   3. Kindle Fire takes over Android tablet market (Mediabytes) 4. Findings: Consumers use smartphones [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Users can’t opt out of Google’s new privacy changes (Washington Post) 2. Facebook plays instant feedback of State Of The Union  (All Facebook) 3. Can Yahoo’s new CEO end the media vs. tech debate? (GigaOm) 4. Former L.A. Times editor [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Can online protests make a difference? In the past, they’ve had mixed success but with enough people pushing against the twin anti-piracy bills, SOPA and PIPA, the U.S. Congress was forced to pay heed. They have now put off bringing the bills to a vote, while contemplating rewrites and changes to the bills. Google alone [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. House and Senate leaders postpone SOPA/PIPA bills (paidContent) 2. Anonymous goes on Megaupload revenge spree (Gizmodo) 3. How journalists can use Pinterest (Poynter) 4. Facebook expands Timeline, promotes 60 lifestyle apps (Online Media Daily) 5. Apple says consumers not harmed [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 34th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali. This week the show is mainly focused on the huge day of protest online Wednesday against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) before the U.S. Congress. After [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. TV news starts covering SOPA after fleet of major sites go dark (TV Newser) 2. Did the anti-SOPA protests work? (PC World) 3. Apple unveils iBooks Author, an app for easy self-publishing (GigaOm) 4. Why the news industry should mimic [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Today was an important day in the history of the Internet and activism. While the U.S. Congress expected to quickly pass two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), mounting opposition online has led them to reconsider. That all came to a head today when various sites such as Wikipedia [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Google joins anti-SOPA campaign (AdAge) 2. Inside Jerry Yang’s departure from Yahoo (All Things D) 3. AP tweaks social media rules on incorrect tweets (Poynter) 4. Social media ROI metrics remain ‘chaotic’ (Online Media Daily) 5. New York Post launches [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. If Twitter is anti-SOPA, should it blackout like Wikipedia? (gov20.govfresh) 2. Phone hacking possible at Daily Mirror during Piers Morgan’s tenure (Huffington Post) 3. Beta testing part of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s web makeover (Poynter) 4. Will original, web-only shows win over [...] more »