Category Archives: Internet Culture

Not So Simple Explanation

I don’t have time at the moment to capture my thoughts about the response to Aaron Swartz’s suicide, but I’m offended by the popular simple-minded explanation for his death: the government was prosecuting him, he committed suicide, therefore the government … Continue reading

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Linked and Merged

For many years I’ve had two LinkedIn accounts, one opened with my BU email and the other opened with Gmail. The result has been duplicate connections, connections in one account that are not in the other, and annoying logouts and … Continue reading

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All the News That’s Fit to Search

The NY Times reports that the Internet Archive–home of The Wayback Machine, the Live Music Archive, and other databases–now includes “every morsel of news produced in the last three years by 20 different channels, encompassing more than 1,000 news series that … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Darling, This Week’s Dog

Today’s first five stories from Eric Bedell’s This Web Day: Facebook stock slides for 3rd day Facebook shares opened at a low of $32.59 Tuesday morning. A Reuters report says an analyst for lead underwriter Morgan Stanley cut his revenue … Continue reading

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IPO Falling Flat on Its Face(book)

Some worthwhile analyses of why Facebook’s stock price has fallen below the float just a few days after the IPO: Roger Chen, CNET, Why Facebook’s stock is tanking–”Facebook just isn’t worth $100 billion . . . At $38, Facebook’s price-to-earnings ratio was … Continue reading

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Beyond the Reach of Law . . . Not

The story of The Pirate Bay’s server drones echoes the saga of Sealand and HavenCo, so James Grimmalmann’s story in Ars Technica–”Death of a data haven: cypherpunks, WikiLeaks, and the world’s smallest nation”–is timely, entertaining, and informative.

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April 1st Arrived Early

In its ceaseless quest to evade the law The Pirate Bay announced plans to build drone-based airborne servers–what it called Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS)–destruction of which the site said would be “a real act of war.” TPB is nothing … Continue reading

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