Bad discourse isn't a behavior problem, it's a design problem.
We are witnessing the beginning of the end of Facebook. These aren't the symptoms of a company that is winning, but one that is cashing out.
This week's news that Goldman Sachs has chosen to invest in Facebook while entreating others to do the same should inspire about as much confidence as their investment in mortgage securities did in 2008.
If America is now circling the drain, Goldman Sachs has found a way to be that drain.
I've been told many times that Google isn't a monopoly, but they apparently play one on the internet. You are perfectly free to switch to whichever non-viable alternative web search engine you want at any time. Just breathe in that sweet freedom, folks.
[But] Google, the once essential tool, is somehow losing its edge. Is the next generation of search destined to be less algorithmic and more social?
I doubt we'll see real progress. Instead, I expect Google's unwillingness to address this issue to create a critical-mass demand -- and hopefully, then, a supply -- of good content, reference information, and product recommendations.
Howard Schmidt stressed today that anonymity and pseudonymity will remain possible on the Internet. "I don't have to get a credential if I don't want to," he said.
Apple was accused in a lawsuit of allowing applications for those devices to transmit users' personal information to advertising networks without customers' consent.
Apple iPhones and iPads are set with a Unique Device Identifier, or UDID, which can't be blocked by users, according to the complaint.
The case is Lalo v. Apple, 10-5878, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).
Clarence W. Dupnik, the Pima County sheriff:
Pretty soon we're not going to be able to find reasonable, decent people willing to subject themselves to serve in public office.
So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find a reason for every thing one has a mind to do.