Traditional social networks fueled Twitter’s spread


(…) the site’s (Twitter) growth in the United States actually relied primarily on media attention and traditional social networks based on geographic proximity and socioeconomic similarity. In other words, at least during those early years, birds of a feather flocked — and tweeted — together.

Swiss Govt: Downloading Movies and Music Will Stay Legal

After conducting a study on piracy in Switserland

They (the government) see absolutely no need to change the law because downloading has no proven negative impact on the production of national culture.

I think this is both inevitable and short sighted. Yes, the entertainment industry has been disrupted and there is nothing much you can do as a government but there is more to entertainment than national culture. That has been disrupted a long time ago.