Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Twitter Blog: @anywhere

Twitter Blog: @anywhere: "@anywhere
Monday, March 15, 2010
When we designed Twitter, we took a different approach—we didn’t require a relationship model like that of a social network. Keeping things open meant you could browse our site to read tweets from friends, celebrities, companies, media outlets, fictional characters, and more. You could follow any account and be followed by any account. As a result, companies started interacting with customers, celebrities connected with fans, governments became more transparent, and people started discovering and sharing information in a new, participatory manner."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Midcourse Corrections » Blog Archive » Connecting: A Radical New Vision For Conferences And Events

Midcourse Corrections » Blog Archive » Connecting: A Radical New Vision For Conferences And Events: "I’ve been having some fuzzy thinking in the corners of my mind lately about conferences, community and connections. Those thoughts have come to center stage and gained a more compelling clear focus after weeks of reflection of conference attendance.

I am struck by what I remember the most from my past five conference attendance–my connections with others."

The Charitable Registration Decision Tree Project

The Charitable Registration Decision Tree Project: "Prospective Canadian charities, listen up. A Nova Scotian legal team specializing in voluntary sector matters is currently in the process of drafting what they believe will become the country's first charitable registration decision tree - a document designed to guide charitable organization hopefuls through the sometimes sticky morass of the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) rules on how it makes its decisions before conferring charitable status upon an organization. It also covers what you should know if you're granted charitable status.

Scheduled to be launched online on March 31 courtesy of a joint effort between the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS), itself a charity, and the CRA - the agency is helping to fund the project through its Charities Partnership and Outreach Program to the tune of $90,000. LISNS's Charitable Registration Decision Tree project will help clarify the 'requirements and obligations of charitable registration and alternatives to registration,' according to the CRA."

SXSW 2010: Can you copyright a tweet? – Telegraph Blogs

SXSW 2010: Can you copyright a tweet? – Telegraph Blogs: "A panel at SXSW this morning looked at whether it’s possible to copyright a tweet. Fred Benenson, who teaches at NYU and works at, pointed out that there have been copyright lawsuits over haikus so why couldn’t somebody sue over a tweet?"