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CISPA: Not This $&#^ Again

TweetIn the early days of this blog, I posted about SOPA, a bill that threatened to take a sledgehammer to the open internet to protect the intellectual property of a few organizations. While many of us may or may not have a pirated mp3 or a burned copy of a DVD lying around, the problem most had with SOPA wasn’t that copyrights don’t deserve protection. It was that in service of copyright protection, the legislation would’ve severely compromised many of the... Read More

Live from the Forrester Forum

TweetToday, I’m hanging out at Forrester’s Forum for Marketing Leaders. I’ll be live tweeting throughout the day: Tweets about “#forrforum @johncheek” Tweet me! Tweets about “#forrforum from:johncheek” !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");  Read More

Go Home, Firefox. You’re Drunk.

TweetDear Mozilla, I like you guys. Before the slick beauty that is Chrome, before the geeky elegance of Opera (at least before I knew about it), you were my original liberator from Internet Explorer. Your expandable add-ons always struck me as a forerunner to the app ecosystem that made the modern smartphone possible. Before Google made webmail into the best alternative, Thunderbird was a nice solution. True, you lost your lead in a big way when you took forever to update versions... Read More