I’ve been a Flickr user for almost 8 years now — a paid Pro user the whole time (the first year was a gift) — and while I have been disappointed for a while (Yahoo! seemed to have abandoned the service after buying it), I was happy to forgive everything when the new Flickr app [...]
legislation, activism, etc.
Consider this photo: It shows US President Barack Obama editing the address he gave on Sunday night. It’s part of The Whitehouse Flickr stream. If you view it on Flickr, one can plainly see in the right sidebar under “License,” that this is a United States Government Work, preceded by an open circle often used [...]
Today has been an interesting day to be watching fellow urban homestead-types get wound up into a tight ball of rage spiked with solidarity and mixed with a dash of disbelief. It started this morning when bloggers started to report that they had received what were described as “cease and desist” letters from representatives of [...]
This morning Judith Griggs, the editor of Cooks Source Magazine released an official statement on what’s left of her website. In it she claims that her website and FB page have been “hacked” and that she and her advertisers are being harassed. Closer inspection shows that she pulled the content from the web and removed [...]
Lawrence Lessig is a name I’ve heard over the years but until recently, I hadn’t listened to what he had to say. Now that I have, I just want to point everyone to listen to this man. First up is Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and [...]