Voyager 1, the little plutonium-powered spacecraft launched 36 years ago by NASA and equipped with primitive technology by today’s standards
Twitter’s announcement this week that it was going to enable country-specific censorship of posts is arousing fury around the Internet. Commentators, activists, protesters and netizens have said it’s “very bad news” and claim to be “#outraged”.
2011 was a good year for protest and a bad year for government. 2012 will be a good year for both if our political leaders can figure out the connection.
Recently, the so-called “social media” has created quite a bit of trouble for various governments across the globe. The still on-going “Arab Spring” in the Middle East and the “Occupy Movements” around the world are testament to such “trouble” created and nurtured by the social media.
Rupert Murdoch, the world’s most powerful media tycoon is himself making news — news he could do without. A man whose style of business has made him a very rich, powerful and much despised, he is now fighting for the survival of his empire.