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Three Douchebags Who Shook the Earth

Will Douchenet change the world? Don't bet against it.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  05-29-2012  |  Tech

PIPA is the New SOPAnew

Keep Tweeting to protect an open internet.
San Diego CityBeat  |  CityBeat Staff  |  01-17-2012  |  Policy Issues

Simmering SOPAnew

Will a proposed law prevent piracy—or stifle free speech?
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Joey Peters  |  01-09-2012  |  Policy Issues

I Can't Stop Reading Commentersnew

Calling black people animals, references to monkeys, phrases like "welcome to the jungle, baby" and "That’s how it go in da hood" are all standard comments beneath crime stories on when the perp is black. And we haven’t even gotten to the anal rape fantasies that regularly litter sexual offender and police corruption stories. So why do I read them?
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  10-19-2011  |  Commentary

Google Politely Asks Minnesota's Small Businesses to Get a Websitenew

Minnesotans have a lot of room to grow in terms of internet usage, and Google is essentially saying, "Come on in, there's plenty of room."
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Mike Mullen  |  09-27-2011  |  Tech

California Streaming: The Best of Coachella via YouTubenew

Not that it did any good, it's easy to rationalize missing out on the Coachella Music and Arts Festival this past weekend. It was something like 98 degrees out in Indio, Calif., all the people were probably on drugs and Kings of Leon suck.
YES! Weekly  |  Ryan Snyder  |  04-21-2011  |  Music Selling Junk Onlinenew

In 2008, New York City's Special Narcotics Prosecutor began leading a team of undercover investigators targeting the drug dealers who used Craigslist to advertise their wares. Three years later, drug dealing on the classified-ads website is still blatant and ubiquitous.
The Village Voice  |  David Shapiro and Joe Coscarelli  |  04-20-2011  |  Drugs

'The Confession': A TV Show That Doesn't Require A Pesky TVnew

The Hulu-only show fits more substantive dialogue into seven minutes than the entire DVD collection of Grey's Anatomy.
Boise Weekly  |  Damon Hunzeker  |  04-13-2011  |  Movies

Is Net Neutrality Doomed to Failure?new

The debate over net neutrality hasn't gotten much smarter since 2006, when Ted Stevens, of Alaska, opposed the Net Neutrality Act by infamously declaring that the Internet was "a series of tubes" -- but it has intensified along predictable partisan fault lines.
Boston Phoenix  |  Carly Carioli  |  04-11-2011  |  Tech

Atlanta City Court Should Waste Less of our Timenew

Making more fines payable online would unclog the court and save citizens grief.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Editorial Board  |  04-06-2011  |  Policy Issues

Net Neutrality Vote Will Bring One Net to Rule Them Allnew

On December 21, the FCC will take a long-awaited and historic vote determining whether President Obama’s promise to preserve the Internet as the most democratic medium in communication history will be honored.
San Antonio Current  |  TechTease  |  12-09-2010  |  Tech

Patch, the WalMart of News?new

AOL takes on longtime local bloggers with its hyperlocal news sites in Los Angeles.
L.A. Weekly  |  Tibby Rothman  |  09-30-2010  |  Media

Communities Go Gaga for Google's Fibernew

It was just a month ago when Google announced it was looking to partner with a U.S. city to launch its newest project. But already, several hundred communities have set their sights on securing a partnership.
INDY Week  |  Samiha Khanna  |  03-11-2010  |  Tech

Too Much of a Bad Thing: The Internet Lures Kids into Porn Addictionnew

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, viewed as the bible among shrinks, doesn't recognize pornography addiction as an official disorder, although scientists in recent years have become more vocal about the notion.
Dallas Observer  |  Paul Knight  |  02-22-2010  |  Tech

In a New Britain Newspaper Saga, the Future of Small-Town Papersnew

If you can read this, you can probably recite what's plaguing the newspaper industry: plummeting ad revenue, online competition and some really dumb choices. But most stories focus on the major players, even though there are more than 1,000 daily and 8,000 weekly newspapers in America.
New Haven Advocate  |  Craig Fehrman  |  01-05-2010  |  Media

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