Twitter, Your Gateway to Global Conversation and Discovery

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.  ~ Bill Gates

Twitter, Your Gateway to Global Conversation and DiscoveryImagine Christopher Columbus setting out on his voyage of exploration in search of the New World; Twitter is in effect our search for global connection in the digital world, affirmed Jack Dorsey, Chairman of Twitter and CEO of Square, during a recent interview with Charlie Rose.  Twitter, in particular, lends itself to global communication by virtue of its open environment, and to discovery by its ability to organize around interests.

Do you know how Twitter came to be a channel for real-time conversation?  In the early days, Twitter was a tool for keeping in touch like a digital walkie talkie, but it has evolved into so much more, due in part to its users having a role in charting its transformation, via the @ symbol, the hashtag, the retweet, and the 140 character update.  Twitter is all about the here and now; offering the benefits of instant access and split second feedback.  The sky’s the limit; we’ll have to see what’s around the corner for this push technology.

So do you tweet, and if so what do you tweet about?  Who do you find engaging on Twitter?  Have you viewed any events with Twitter in the background?  Share your thoughts on how the world has benefited from real-time communication.

Vanaja R.

Charlie RoseInterview with Jack Dorsey

 

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The “Grinch” Stole Showbiz’ Christmas – The Online Piracy Dilemma

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.  ~ Bill Gates

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.  ~ G.K. Chesterton

The recent release of the “Sherlock Holmes” sequel draws attention to a real life mystery:  How best to thwart online piracy?  A click of the mouse can lead to a bootleg copy which in turn impacts the movie’s bottom line.  Jeffrey Brown’s PBS Newshour interview showcases this dilemma and the opposing solutions being offered by giants of the entertainment and Internet industries, respectively, support of Congress’s SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) vs. a “follow the money” approach.

Although online piracy is a global occurence, the mystery here is not a whodunit but rather a what-to-do-about-it?  Is this the new reality – lack of intellectual property protections in the digital world?  Since the proverbial genie is out of the bottle, won’t diminished copyright protection have to be factored into today’s business models?

Just as the Grinch had no heart, online pirates profit by disregarding intellectual property rights.  In the end, they won’t prevail; Showbiz will still have its Christmas.  Share your thoughts on how we can protect intellectual property in the Internet Age.

Vanaja R.

Film, Music Industries Battle Leading Internet Companies Over Online Piracy

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