Says David Carr about the proposed law: The open consumer Web has been a motor of American innovation and the attempt to curtail some of its excesses could throw sand in the works of a big machine on which we have all come to rely … Given both Congress’s and the entertainment industry’s historically wobbly grasp of technology, I don’t think they should be the ones re-engineering the Internet.
A report released last month provides data on how small businesses are using group deals and Facebook ads. Among the findings: The number of local merchants using daily deals has grown by 33 percent since June, while the number using Facebook ads has slowed. Cost is the most important factor when selecting a deals provider.
It appears that Google uses what it knows about a company to promote the product with targeted ads, which is not an unusual practice for any company. It's the first time that marketers have begun to see cross-promotional notifications or ads for other Google tools in the AdWords user interface. Some marketers that are familiar with the text ads seem a bit uneasy about being served the notices because it appears that account information and spend levels trigger the ads.
The Church of Kopimism, a religion whose central tenet is the free sharing of information, has been formally recognized by the Swedish government.
Kopimists believe all information sharing is “holy” and that the value of information multiplies when it’s shared. They hold CTRL+C and CTRL+V, keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting, to be sacred symbols of their religion.