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 ...

At Times, I’ve felt like a Footnote. Now, I’m officially One!

At Times, I've felt like a Footnote. Now, I'm officially One!
I’ve been Rickrolled AND I’ve now been footnoted! I am feeling a mixture of pride, amusement and  a tad of resentment [ ]. I am NO footnote! I’m the full text! You can download your own copy of Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2010, an insightful followup to the 2009 report, both authored ...

Oh What A Tweetooth we have! OverTweeted!

Oh What A Tweetooth we have! OverTweeted!
Ha! Just went to tweet and got the ‘Tweeter Is Over Capacity’. “What are you doing?,” it asks “Wondering about you,” I reply. What could the webizens be Tweeting about? Is it the time of day? Is is something in the news? I’m curiously pondering and eagerly awaiting to tweet. Let me in!!

“Dot Net”, here I come!

I’m still in disbelief: I was in the office 21 days straight. That is NOT an exaggeration, and I am sometimes prone to exaggerating ( I think that is part of my Latina DNA). Seriously: 21 days in a row, 10 to 11 hour days. I look back and I had no idea I had ...

Web 0.1 – Before the Web was Won

Web 0.1 - Before the Web was Won
This is so amusing: in the fall of 1985, Technology Review published “The Inevitable March of Videotex” a service that would allow users to buy a ‘decoder’ that translated data from a central computer for retrieval. Early echoes of what the internet is today. Get your Viewtron on! Read the full story over at Technology ...