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Does the First Amendment Apply to Social?

Social media once again, is pushing the boundaries of free speech. A District Judge recently ruled that clicking “like” on Facebook does not warrant protection under the First Amendment, also known as the right to freedom of speech. For years, U.S. laws have been continually tested time and time again, by new cases that often set…

Mice Nuts

“They’re just mice nuts–and I mean that in the most kind, polite way I possibly can.” Color CEO Bill Nguyen describing Instagram Sometimes you just have to sit back and watch. You can’t make this stuff up. So what ever happened to Color?

Growth vs. Value

“You’ve got to be careful not to confuse growth with value.” The recent growth of startups like Viddy and Socialcam are nothing short of astounding. The recent hockey stick growth both of these companies have received is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. FIrst, what happened that triggered the huge spike in growth and second,…

Social Supply Chain Management

Could social media used as an indicator for supply chain management? @ErnoLaszlo CEO Denton is onto something. By monitoring what consumers are saying about his products, he’s able to get a quick pulse on what’s selling and what isn’t. This isn’t a replacement for proper supply chain management but it certainly makes for a novel approach.

Facebook Organ Donor Status

The scale of Facebook enables so many potentially good things for humanity. Their Organ Donor Status lets users easily sign up with their appropriate registry and indicate it to their friends. It’s a smart way to get the word out and make a difference. The New York Times has a nice write-up on the idea.