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Digg Sold for $500,000

Digg, the social network that was once the high flier of the social media world, has now been sold for (only) $500,000. According to the WSJ, it was once valued at over $160 million… Oh how the mighty have fallen.

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Posted in Inventions and Innovations

What Happens to Your Passwords After Your Passing?

As lawyers, we are trained to accept mortality and the myriad of consequences it may have to others.  Lawyers need to accept that we will die… and so will everyone else.  It is in this vein that I appreciate the

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Posted in Law, Social Media

Why Journalists Love Twitter and Hate Blogs

Here is an interesting comparison of Twitter and blogs: Blogging was a direct attack on MSM hegemony at both the micro (fisking) and macro levels (explanation space). I just don’t see Twitter as the same threat. It is a flood

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Posted in Blogging, Social Media

The Decline and Fall of Facebook

Facebook may have won the social media battle, but what’s the prize?  Bob Cringely predicts a finite shelf-life for Facebook. [W]hile Facebook is certainly a huge social, cultural, and business phenomenon, I just don’t see it being around for very

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Posted in Social Media

Social Media Stupidity in Trial

A Juror in a UK drugs trial decided to communicate with the defendant, who was later acquitted.  Now the 40-year-old, mother of three faces up to two years in prison for contempt of court.

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Posted in Law, Social Media