On Wednesday, June 17th, Amazon.com sent an “Important Notice from the Amazon Associates Program” email to all affiliates in North Carolina. While Amazon.com is not terminating North Carolina-based affiliates, they intend to if legislation being considered by the North Carlolina General Assembly is passed in its present form. Amazon claims the bill includes an "unconstitutional tax collection scheme that would leave Amazon.com little choice but to end its relationships with North Carolina-based Associates." What is it really about?
Did your favorite third-party Twitter application begin acting strangely, or quit working altogether Friday evening? If so, don't panic, you are probably just experiencing a Year 2000 Bug for the new millennium, dubbed the Twitpocalypse. Who would have thought 2 billion tweets could cause so much trouble? Read on to learn how we got into this mess, and what will have to be done to dig us out.
We want to bring your attention to "changes announced on Tuesday" that will have a great impact upon individuals and organizations using the popular social network website, Facebook, for business. As of Saturday, June 13th, at 12:01AM, users, and administrators of pages, will be able to choose their own user names to direct people to the webpage through a self-chosen, recognizable URL. Up until this point, the URL for individuals and pages has been an assigned series of numbers.
It was twenty years ago that two scientist working at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland, developed a plan for a computer network combining hypertext, and the Internet, that evolved into what we know today as the World Wide Web, or simply, the Web.
A new web-based service will offer a wealth of information, including graphing, of the most read pages on Wikipedia. The service has a very slick user interface, and looks to be a great source for gauging interest in different subjects.
Is it ok to copy entire articles from other websites? If not what about parts, and what is this whole "fair use" thing anyway?
If a newly sponsored North Carolina Senate Bill becomes law, anyone posting false or defamatory material on their website should tread carefully. Senate Bill 46, entitled An Act to Make It Unlawful to Communicate False, Defamatory Material That is Libelous or Slanderous Through an Electronic Medium, would provide online publishers ten days to remove material, and post an apology once notified of the transgression, or face a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Raleigh will host the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2010). The conference is scheduled for April 26-30, 2010 at the newly constructed Raleigh Convention Center.
In an search for new sources of revenue to make up for state budget shortfalls, the North Carolina Legislature is debating levying sales tax on digital versions of products such as books, music and ringtones, purchased online.
In July, a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla., was filed alleging an individual broke a software program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. What makes the case so unusual is the accused is a Second Life avatar named “Volkov Catteneo.”