Blogging: Thoughts about Micro.blog

Micro.blog is “a network of independent microblogs. Short posts like tweets but on your own web site that you control.” For $5 a month the service will host your micro.blog. You can use your own domain if you wish. You can export your data anytime you want. There is no advertising. For an additional $5 […]

Podcast: ‘Explaining The Holocaust to Millennials’

The Tipping Point podcast is a weekly podcast about Israel produced by The Israel Project, a non-partisan American educational organization dedicated to informing the media and public conversation about Israel. In Episode 101 — “Explaining The Holocaust to Millennials” – the moderator interviews two young Jewish Israelis (Eli Teplow and Batya Medved) about what the […]

Rolling Stone Interviews Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: ‘I just ate my salad”

Brian Hiatt of Rolling Stone has published a wide ranging interview of 42 year-old Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Here are a couple of nuggets: Hiatt asked Dorsey whether being a “professed white nationalist” is grounds for removal from Twitter. Dorsey responded that it’s grounds for suspension “if they align themselves with a violent extremist group, […]

Twitter Users in China Face Detention and Threats in New Beijing Crackdown – The New York Times

Paul Mozur reporting for The New York Times: “If we give up Twitter, we are losing one of our last places to speak,” said Wang Aizhong, a human-rights activist who said the police had told him to delete messages criticizing the Chinese government. Has the West become too dependent on China?

Targeted Advertising: What Should We Do?

Dr. Nathalie Maréchal, a senior research fellow at Ranking Digital Rights, writes in Motherboard: Online tracking is ubiquitous, Tim Libert, of Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, told me in an email. “Across the top one million websites you will be tracked on 91 percent of sites. I’ve been doing these types of […]