Illegal downloads of popular shows and movies seem to spike with increased social media sharing. Could the two be related?
Two distinct schools of thought have emerged about Bitcoin: It is a stable and decentralized currency or it’s a junk fiat currency.
While the fate of net neutrality remains undecided, ISP’s and Internet-based companies are starting to make some very non-neutral moves.
Copyright and attribution seem like quaint concepts if you’re browsing the Internet these days. While finding and sharing images has never been easier, a lot of users and accounts take a fairly complacent approach to letting you know where the image is from.
Many hail the sharing economy as the new economy, but like any economy there are dark sides. What seems so innovative and new may just be the same old taxi company, or car hire firm, operating right on the edges of the law.
There may not be another great migration between social media platforms anywhere in the near future, but it’s not unthinkable. For now at least, new services seem content to be social media pilot fish, feeding on the scraps of bigger networks.
Earlier this week, one mother decided to publicly shame her daughter, Hailey, in a post that soon went viral. Many are applauding the post – but should they?
Maybe it’s more important to worry about things that matter, instead of worrying about the ethical implications of twerking.
Kim Stafford is just another example of how social networks like Tumblr, Twitter and Imgur are designed to strip stories of their context and reduce everything to a single line — or image.
2013 has been the year of viral. Memes go viral, ideas go viral, sharing goes viral, and even well thought out, introspective journalism goes viral on occasion. But more often than not, what spreads like wildfire across the internet are a slew of half-truths, misreported stories, and even outright lies.