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Emaze: The Animated Gif of the 2010s

If you are old enough to remember Bob Dole, you’re old enough to remember the 1990s, when the latest thing to have for any website was an animated GIF:

Until their recent resurgence as a form of ironic retro behavior in an era of high bandwidth, animated GIF graphics were a laughingstock, derided for […]

With New Terms, CafePress Seizes Effective Ownership of Designers’ Content

Today, an American corporation dominated by Sequoia Capital seized effective ownership rights over millions of images, but you won’t hear a peep about it.

CafePress is a print-on-demand corporation that works by building relationships with people in two ways. The first is familiar: CafePress sells products, including t-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers. The second relationship […]

DailyKos continues to feature anti-Chevron Stories Despite Ads

In January of 2008, I wrote a quick note expressing disbelief that the website DailyKos would feature advertisements from Chevron. I wanted to know why Markos Moulitsas, head of the profitable corporation running Kos Media, would choose to give its advertising space to greenwashing ads that are incompatible with the political viewpoint of the website. […]

Australia Activism: No Internet Censorship, No Clean Feed

What synchronicity: just as the Green Man posted news of Australian protest against the logging of old-growth forest, I learned of another campaign of Australian activism against cutting… this time, the cutting of lines of information on the Internet.

This one’s a real barbecue stopper: did you know that the Australian government is planning to […]