Internets, Mostly Twitter Edition
Twitter is determined to deal with abuse. We have heard this many times before, of course, so I'd reserve judgement until something actually happens. Tweets to reappear in Google search results sometime soon. Twitter actually makes money. Amuse yourself with promoted tweets.
So, Net Neutrality eh? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC has proposed rules on regulation that have surprised many by just how tough they could be. No fast lane Internet for those prepared to pay and no outright blocking of the Web. There's a vote in three weeks, so I look forward to much wailing in the interim from the telcos.
It all adds up to the most significant intervention ever undertaken by federal regulators to make sure the Web remains a level playing field.
"My proposal assures the rights of Internet users to go where they want, when they want," Wheeler wrote, "and the rights of innovators to introduce new products without asking anyone’s permission."
Ars Technica has a more detailed explanation of the techno-legal bits and pieces, if that's your thing.
Back in the real world Argentina is experiencing its own GUBU moment. Bribes, wiretaps, presidential arrest warrants, it has it all.
Railways by the sea, confronting a troll, inside album leaks, robot journos and groundhog bites back.
Finally, see ¯_(ツ)_/¯ expressed perfectly by a Golden Retriever at 0:12 in this video.
Yours etc., @loughlin
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