Twitter Abruptly Resigns From The “Free Speech Wing Of The Free Speech Party”

Happy belated #Jan25 from San Francisco: A new¬†Twitter policy which goes into effect today allows the social network “to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country,” so that Twitter can further expand globally and “enter countries that have different ideas about the...

Gray Lady’s Paywall Will Allow Links from Blogs, Social Media

MediaPost provides details on the New York Times’ upcoming “metered” paywall — and it provides some comfort for bloggers/social media mavens: [T]he so-called “metered model” will allow readers who are referred from third-party sites such as blogs, social media networks...

G20 Aftermath: The Revolution Has a Hash Tag

The other day on Twitter, the righteously awesome Adele M. Stan of AlterNet asked me if I thought the massive police insurrection at this past weekend’s G20 Summit in Toronto had its roots in past security operations at events in the US (eg, the 2004 RNC convention in NYC). One can’t help but...

Ask the President: Single. Effing. Payer. NAO.

Sarah posted this at her other pad, and I thought I’d do the same here: As a Canadian for whom universal single-payer coverage is a given, health care is a big one for me. The fact that my American friends have to go through such fucking bullshit regarding their fucking HEALTH CARE? That is on the...