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22 Apr 2013
LinkedIn is probably the most successful social network other than Facebook.
They've carefully positioned themselves as the network for professionals.
I've been a LinkedIn member for a long time, and have 735 connections (all
people I actually know at least a little.)
Nonetheless, I am ever closer to closing my account and dumping the whole thing.
Why? Because they are phenomenally annoying.
Consider this message they just sent me:
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/lbjobs.html
15 Apr 2013
Last week I
about a white paper Verisign sent ICANN called
New gTLD Security and Stability Considerations
in which they listed a bunch of reasons that ICANN isn't
ready to roll out lots of new TLDs.
Among the reasons were that several of the services
the new GTLDs are required to use aren't available yet,
including the Emergency Back End Registry Operators (EBEROs),
who would take over the registry functions for a TLD whose
They were supposed to have been chosen in mid-2012.
By complete coincidence, yesterday
that they had chosen the three Emergency Back End Registry Operators.
I can't wait to see what happens next week.
Stable link is https://jl.ly/Internet/ebero.html
01 Apr 2013
Culminating a year-long policy development process, ICANN today
launched its new Blocking Usage Review Panel (BURP).
The BURP provides long-needed oversight over services that
block Internet traffic.
"While everyone understands that national laws such as
the U.S. CAN SPAM define what traffic is or is not
elegible to block, legal processes can be slow and
cumbersome," said a spokeswoman.
"Since the Internet is global and traffic often
traverses multiple countries, the array of different
laws cause uncertainty."
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/ICANN/ubrp.html
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