Social Media LAW Milestones infographic

Social Media LAW Milestones infographic
With the recent events  of the internet SOPA blackout of January 19th in mind, this infographic from Socially Aware presents a Social Media law timeline that starts with 1984’s Sony v. Universal Studios – Wikipedia reads: Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984),[1] also known as the “Betamax case”, ...

Social Media Milestones Infographic from the Barbarians

Social Media Milestones Infographic from the Barbarians
In their 2011 Timeline of Social Media Milestones post the Barbarian group presents 65 of the most memorable milestones. How did your Higher Education Institution keep pace with the many lightningspeed changes in 2011?

One Law Professor Creates a Teachable Moment out of the Web Blackout of January 18, 2012

One Law Professor Creates a Teachable Moment out of the Web Blackout of January 18, 2012
Yesterday, Junuary 18, 2012, thousands of websites perticipated in a virtual anti-SOPA/PIPA sit-in: Google, Reddit, Wired, Craigslist, Wikipedia, WordPress, Mozilla, MoveOn.org, and O’Reilly to name a few. Widener University School of Law’s Professor Tonya Evans joined the list of internet sites and created a teachable moment for her students: She explains: We’re doing a law ...

WikiPedia to Shutdown! Occupy SOPA Protest!

WikiPedia to Shutdown! Occupy SOPA Protest!
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has confirmed that the free online encyclopedia will shut down on Wednesday, January 18 in protest of the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), two anti-piracy bills that are currently being debated in Congress. Jay Rosen, professor of journalism at NYU had posted on Twitter, “Wikipedia Will Shut Down on ...

The Cleanup at YouTube Continues

The Cleanup at YouTube Continues
YouTube Staff reported on the YouTube Creator blog that the video site would be stepping up their efforts to ensure that subscriber counts are as fair and accurate as possible.  To this end, they will be removing inactive and closed accounts. UPDATE (1/11/12): We will be holding off on the single day adjustment (the January ...

Is Google+ the Next Facebook? Maybe Not so Much….

Is Google+ the Next Facebook? Maybe Not so Much....
The comic strip xkcd explains it best: the difference between Google+ and v …is.. well? There are a few differences to note: while G+ integrates well with other Google products, it’s a bit more tedious to cross post to and from other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Also, if you use ...

How to Get a Handle on Your Social Media Mentions Search!

How to Get  a Handle on Your Social Media Mentions Search!
Like most of you, we have set up Google and Yahoo alerts to track mentions on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, microblogs, news outlets, etc. However, like many of us, we are probably not tracking every single mention out there. Here is where these social-media search sites come to the rescue. We have been using Social Mention ...