The Declaration of Internet Freedom ... 63 Languages Strong
Last week Global Voices launched a "translathon" -- a 24-hour marathon in which people translated the Declaration into as many languages as possible. The event beautifully illustrated how the Declaration's five principles have resonated with Internet users around the world. Before the translathon even began, the Global Voices team had collaborated to translate the Declaration into 28 languages, including Aymara, Catalan, Malagasy and Swahili. But by the end of the daylong translathon, the Declaration had been translated 35 more times, for a total of 63 translations.
Obama and Romney Need to Weigh in on Net Neutrality
The next president will wield enormous power over the future of the Internet through his choices for FCC appointments, his veto power and his ability to make his case to Congress and the public. With such a huge and important sector of the national economy at stake, Obama and Romney should be forced to state their positions in more detail, giving the American people a clear choice on the future of the Internet.
Aug. 7, 1991: Ladies and Gentlemen, the World Wide Web
On this day in 1991 the World Wide Web becomes publicly available on the Internet for the first time.
Visit the Very First Web Page from More Than 20 Years Ago
It was more than two decades ago that the first Web page launched, and if you're curious to see what the Web looked like back in 1991, CERN has preserved that original site for your perusing pleasure.
Sprint Whacks Verizon and AT&T Over Data-Cap Policies
Sprint would again like to remind any wireless subscribers who are fed up with data caps that there is an alternative to AT&T and Verizon. And to demonstrate just how good that alternative is, the company has launched its new "Dare to Compare" website that breaks down in detail why its own smartphone deals simply put the competition to shame.
Fans Turn to Mobile Devices for Olympic Searches, Says Google
Fans have been turning in record numbers to smartphones and tablets for Olympics-related information in record numbers, according to statistics released by Google. Europeans account for a higher proportion of mobile Google searches than inhabitants of any other continent.
Photojournalist Group Urges NYPD to 'Do the Right Thing'
Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, has written a letter to New York City Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne about the arrest last night of New York Times photographer Robert Stolarik, who says he had his camera confiscated and was roughed up by police while documenting the arrest of a teenager in the Bronx.
New York Times Photographer Arrested While Covering Arrest
Freelance photographer Robert Stolarik was on assignment for the New York Times, shooting a "brewing street fight" in the Bronx. New York City police officers told him to stop photographing them arresting a teenager.
It's Official: Time Warner Acquires Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report, an upstart sports site powered by legions of volunteer contributors, has been acquired by Time Warner for a reported $175 million. The deal validates the unusual content-creation model of BR's founders and beefs up TW's sports spread.
Bleacher Report and the Evolution of the Content Farm
The purchase of the sports-blogging site Bleacher Report by Turner Broadcasting fills a content hole for the Time Warner unit. It also a validates the user-generated-content model behind the sports-blogging network, and is a sign of the disruptive effects that model can have.
Happiest Countries Have Press Freedom
Freedom of the press is a reliable indicator of a country's happiness, according to a new study.
Spain's Cowardly Purge of the Journalists Who Ask Difficult Questions
"No news is good news," the old dictum goes. But someone should explain to Mariano Rajoy, Spain's prime minister, that it only qualifies as good news if there really is no news. This doesn't mean firing as many journalists as you can. Even if you sack almost everybody from TV and radio, as will soon be the case if the purge of Spain's public-sector broadcasting continues, there will still be news, and that news will presumably be just as bad as it has been up until now.