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Today’s Scarlet Letter is ‘Conspiracy Theorist’

It’s time for us to decide if we really want a free Internet. Certainly many of us do. Some of us think we do, but we don’t really understand what this entails or what the consequences might be. Then there is a rising tide of increasingly loud voices who do not believe in an unfettered, level playing field for human ideas, who are frightened by the radical extremes of people’s opinions, and who would seek to control thought itself. And some of these folks would like to fundamentally change our online lives as we know them.

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How to beat the Facebook censorship algorithm

Here’s the 13min episode I recorded with the Smashing Pixels podcast with Trevor Cherewka and Robert Lavigne to talk about beating the Facebook censorship algorithm. If you want to reach your maximum potential audience on Facebook, it is a must to understand how this works.

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SOPA is dead, the same way a zombie is dead.

This last week was an apparent victory for opponents of SOPA and PIPA, but advocates of free speech and a free internet had best stay vigilant. As Mashable so aptly put it, “SOPA and PIPA are dead, but only in the way a zombie is dead.” Not only is the battle against the piracy of copyrighted material far from over, but there are also a myriad of political interests who are continually arguing for greater control over internet content.

(Source: Mashable)

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A lot of Instagram peeps have come over to listen to my new SoundCloud radio show and podcast, and I want to thank everyone for doing so. Y’all are awesome, and I appreciate you so much!!!
Today I posted a new program, “Cameras are the New Guns,” and this has to do with how photographers, and phoneographers too, are increasingly being treated as if photography is somehow a crime. Very important topic for all of us creatives, so I hope you can listen in and help spread the info.

A lot of Instagram peeps have come over to listen to my new SoundCloud radio show and podcast, and I want to thank everyone for doing so. Y’all are awesome, and I appreciate you so much!!!

Today I posted a new program, “Cameras are the New Guns,” and this has to do with how photographers, and phoneographers too, are increasingly being treated as if photography is somehow a crime. Very important topic for all of us creatives, so I hope you can listen in and help spread the info.

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I know these self-promotional posts never get as many likes as my other images, but i absolutely LOVE IT when we #Instagram friends hook up on other networks.
If you haven’t listened to my new SoundCloud #radio program yet, I’d really enjoy hearing from you there. Either go grab the free #SoundCloud #app for your iPhone from the iTunes store, or simply point any web browser to http://soundcloud.com/mouselink
In this week’s #broadcast, I voice my concerns over how the #London riots have spurred urges form world governments to shut down and more tightly control #social #networks such as #Twitter and #Blackberry. (Taken with instagram)

I know these self-promotional posts never get as many likes as my other images, but i absolutely LOVE IT when we #Instagram friends hook up on other networks.

If you haven’t listened to my new SoundCloud #radio program yet, I’d really enjoy hearing from you there. Either go grab the free #SoundCloud #app for your iPhone from the iTunes store, or simply point any web browser to http://soundcloud.com/mouselink

In this week’s #broadcast, I voice my concerns over how the #London riots have spurred urges form world governments to shut down and more tightly control #social #networks such as #Twitter and #Blackberry. (Taken with instagram)

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Giving governments the power to shut down hurtful information may also contribute to the censorship of helpful information. In the face of riots & demonstrations, should governments force companies like Twitter or BlackBerry to shut down their services?