Fine! The Stop Online Piracy Act, SOPA, bill has been shelved after the global protests. My stance on it: SOPA Is Off The Table For Now
Free Speech On The Internet At Risk?
Here is my take: http://fcon21.biz/440/
Unless you are living under the rock somewhere in nowhere-land you have heard about Google+ (just in case you care: John Furst’s G+ profile), the new social and sharing platform made by Google and launched a couple of weeks ago.
There is rumor that many dissatisfied Facebook users jump ship and are more than happy to have a new haven. It’s mostly privacy issues which have turned many Facebook users off.
Not surprisingly even Google had to withstand some criticism about their privacy model but it wouldn’t be Google, if they hadn’t acted fast and implemented one or two “fixes” — as requested by the community of new users — right on the spot.
One popular feature of Google+ are the Hangouts. It’s essentially a video group chat.
As a reaction Facebook just announced a deal with Skype.
Facebook users will be able to make free video calls to their friends through the site after the social networking giant announced a partnership with the web telephony service Skype.
Well, it seems that Microsoft (new owner of Skype) and Facebook are gearing up to defend Google’s social offensive.
John W. Furst