Media Policy For Everyday Folks


In which Facebook goes to war with copypasta (on behalf of page managers – not users)

In late January of 2015, TechCrunch reported on Facebook’s attempts at limiting the viral spread of copypasta, and spammy often clickbait laden spam:

“Every few months it seems a new diatribe goes viral, where people accuse Facebook of appropriating ownership for their content. They copy and paste a status update claiming this legally reserves their ownership. This is […]

Facebook… the ISP? That one time Zuck 180’d on Net Neutrality

Nerds, discuss:

About three weeks ago, the New York Times reported on Facebook courting news organizations (read: content producers) for a new joint venture. The social media monolith had quietly held talks for months, “with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook rather than making users tap a link to go to an […]

Yelp & Memories Pizza

Right or wrong, protecting the rights of some, or infringing upon the rights of others, the trolls that lead the closing of Memories Pizza’s made online free speech and expression activists look childish. The internet doesn’t have to be a tool for hate – the more these situations happen and permeate the national conversation about […]

First Post Prepopulated Title

“Nobody likes an empty blog” – everybody

Je Suis Charlie

New Year’s Resolution 2015

Maybe it is a little early for a ‪#‎newyearsresolution‬, but screw it. I pledge to march triumphantly into 2015 refusing to click to page two of any article that promises 15 items of X while only delivering the first 3 on the first page – not because of length, but purely for the change in […]