In "Cyber-bullying cases put heat on Google, Facebook," Reuters points to increasing signs around the world that people want to hold social-media companies responsible for their users' behavior. "The Internet was built on freedom of expression. Society wants someone held accountable when that freedom is abused. And major Internet companies like Google and Facebook are finding themselves caught … [Read more...] about Can the social Web be policed?
"The Internet should not be used as a scapegoat for society's ills," Vint Cerf told the BBC. Cerf, who is considered one ofthe "fathers" of the Internet for the role he played during its early stages, was speaking on BBC Radio. He argued against over-regulation of the Net, after some members of Britain's Conservative Party proposed government limits on sites young people can use, including YouTube … [Read more...] about A Net founder comments on social Web
The term “Web 2.0” gets tossed around a lot, and I often use “social Web” or “user-driven Web” to give parents a little clearer picture of it. The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently decided to get a better fix on this new phase of the Web, as it’s so often called: who uses it and how they use it in the context of how they use the Internet and Net-connected devices in general. Pew’s … [Read more...] about Web 2.0 is teen space: Study