Twitter's early-bird special on censorship


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2012/01/31/twitters-early-bird-special.html

Twitter’s U-turn is understandable, but that doesn’t mean we should be happy about its willingness to take down tweets on-demand for foreign governments. Rob Beschizza explains why this is going to suck.


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Another reason why relying upon a for-profit service for social media instead of a decentralized protocol is A Bad Idea. If hypertext was proprietary like this, the internet would never have happened. I see these social media companies more like a throwback to Compuserve, Prodigy, GEnie, et al. People fled those in droves for the more open systems when they were available.


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Twitter’s early-bird special on censorship

Twitter’s U-turn is understandable, but that doesn’t mean we should be happy about its willingness to take down tweets on-demand for foreign governments. Rob Beschizza explains why this is going to suck[/quote]

…in 3d person.


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…featuring Rob Beschizza!


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