Stop SOPA and PIPA

Internet on strike

I’m not going to rehash what is already getting a tremendous amount of press today, but as of midnight several of the leading Internet services and destinations have “gone on strike” to protest the proposed Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).   Continue reading

Finally WordPress connects with Facebook & Twitter

Finally WordPress connects with Facebook & Twitter – “WordPress.com Comments Gain Support for Facebook & Twitter Logins” http://ow.ly/5cET2

Given the amount of interest there has been in this topic since I published this announcement back in June, I thought it warranted an expanded commentary.  First of all, below you’ll find an excellent (albeit 12 minute) introduction to this new functionality.  Secondly and lastly this really isn’t that “big” of an announcement other than the fact that the capability was way overdue from the good folks at WordPress.  While they do produce arguably the best blogging tool in the know universe they are not an island unto themselves (to paraphrase John Donne).

Top posts for week ending 05-Sep

Humor reigns supreme this week – there’s no doubt about that fact.  On a side a note, I’ve change the cadence of the weekly summaries to correspond with the weekly tracking that WordPress uses in their stats engine (i.e., Monday through Sunday).  Here are the most popular posts from the past week:

  1. Human hay bale
  2. The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody
  3. Echo smart pen by Livescribe
  4. Very interesting; recent discovery unlocks the secret
  5. They should call this doll Baby Scare-a-Lot
  6. TED: The world’s oldest living things
  7. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
  8. Wave didn’t make it with Google’s backing, why would someone else try?
  9. Canon 7D vs. Barbie Video Girl
  10. Mattel’s Tommy Burst detective set

To my U.S.-based readers – have a great Labor Day holiday weekend!