10 AM Occupy Wall Street S-17 PRESS EVENT: RE-CONNECTING WITH THE 99%-Opening Ceremony
Zuccotti Park (Liberty Square)
New York, New York
In what marks a u-turn for the microblogging company, Twitter has now announced it will censor certain tweets depending on the rules of each country. Prior to this technology being activated, if Twitter blocked a tweet, it was deleted across the service globally. The new system allows it to block tweets which may not comply with a certain country’s laws just in that location, but the messages will be still be live across Twitter around the world.
Completely agree with @andrlik:
Love the key point in this piece: “Considering hustling and business stuff vulgar is just another way of saying people who want to transcend their station are vulgar.”
At the start of my career, I was often accused of spending more time promoting myself than I did focusing on my art.
While it might have been 50/50, or 60/40, or 40/60, this was probably true. I did ALOT of art. But also a LOT of business. And never slept.
Now, that I have a crew of amazing…
Maps of Geotagged Flickr pictures and Tweets from around the world
Red dots are locations of Flickr pictures. Blue dots are locations of Twitter tweets. White dots are locations that have been posted to both.
Click through for the whole set. They’re gorgeous.
Twitter is eroding our cognitive skills…
(NEW YORK) — Saying he has not been honest with his family and constituents, Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted Monday that he had Internet affairs with six women over Twitter and Facebook, but said he will not resign.
“I have not been honest with myself,” a tearful Weiner said Monday. It was a “hugely regrettable mistake.”
Weiner called the news conference but before he took the stage, the man who broke the story, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, got there first and took the mic himself.
Weiner’s personal life came into focus a week and a half ago when a lewd photograph was sent from his Twitter account to a college student.
Breitbart first said he was there to watch himself be vindicated, but then took to the podium and criticized Weiner for claiming that his Twitter and Facebook accounts had been hacked, and the media for its coverage of the story.
“This is a legitimate story,” he said from the same podium from where Weiner was set to speak. There “is a continual attempt to blame the messenger.”
Weiner, who married Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin last year, last week claimed his account was hacked when a photo of a man’s crotch in just his underpants was sent from his Twitter account to a 21-year-old college student.
But in multiple interviews, the once-rising star of the Democratic Party did not directly deny that the photograph was his, only saying that he wasn’t sure if it was him.
“I’m reluctant to say anything definitively about this because I don’t know to what extent our system was hacked,” he told ABC News last week.