Sunday, March 29, 2009

Courtney Love Sued Over 'Tweets'

Courtney Love is being sued for libel because of comments she made against her former fashion designer, Dawn Simorangki, on Twitter and elsewhere online. This is reportedly the first libel lawsuit involving Twitter.

Mark Cuban Fined for Twitter Comments

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has be fined $25,000 for comments he made on his Twitter stream which were critical of officiating at a recent Denver/Dallas game.
Cuban said in another posting Sunday that he "can't say no one makes money from twitter now. the nba does."

Brad Friedman Interview

Four months after the Presidential elections and e-voting issues continue to be a serious problem. To talk about the latest, we talked with Brad Friedman of The Brad Blog and Velvet Revolution about the latest developments. We were also able to talk with Desi Doyen about their Green News Report.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Web Base Prayer Service

The subscription-based site Information Age Prayer promises to "incant your prayers each day," relieving you of the task.


Transparency and Social Networks

As social networks gather information about their users, how much of it should they make available to others? Who does this info belong to, and how easy should it be to access?

Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Photographer's Right

Following up on yesterday's program, there is a very popular online resource known as The Photographer's Right, a printable PDF document written by Bert P. Krages II, an attorney in Oregon.

The War on Photography

Our program for March 7 was about the growing problem of harassment of photographers in public places by law enforcement and security guards. Our guests were photographers Shawn Nee (known as Discarted) and Thomas Hawk, and Peter Bibring, staff attorney at the SoCal ACLU. We talked about personal experiences, photographer rights, and what photographers can do when faced with confrontation by authorities.

Shawn also brought along a VIEVU PVR-PRO 2, a wearable always-on video recorder which can be used to document situations as they happen.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Mountain Drama Plays Out Over Twitter

One snowboarder died, and another found alive after they became lost in the Swiss Alps during inclement weather. Friends of the two men used Twitter extensively during the ordeal, keeping each other updated on the status of the rescue effort, though police said the service did not play a role in the actual rescue and recovery.