It’s five, and my Firefox windows is a few tabs away from crashing. Let’s go through ’em, shall we?
- Bristol Palin is now a celebrity spokesperson for the teen pregnancy prevention run by the Candies Foundation. You may have heard of Candies, a tween/teen clothing store which markets the “floral lace thong” for 7-16 year olds. I’d add a link or a photo, but it’s icking me out. But, of course, the Foundation’s “celebrity messages” have included: “Be Sexy: It Doesn’t Mean You Have to Have Sex.”
- Another iPhone application blocked. This one “Me So Holy” lets you paste your face onto religious figures. Apparently, this application violated the user agreement that “Applications must not contain any obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content or materials of any kind (text, graphics, images, photographs, etc.), or other content or materials that in Apple’s reasonable judgement may be found objectionable by iPhone or iPod touch users.” (From Me So Holy’s blog). What’ll be next?
- Facebook bans some of the Holocaust-denying groups from the site. Pushing the conversation back into the margins…
- Minnesota’s law to block online gambling sites a) would probably block many non-gambling sites b) probably not constitutional, c) is pretty easy to skirt.
- Reason magazine’s analysis of cyberbullying legislation proposed by Rep. Linda Sanchez.
- Do not be scared of cyberbullying. An article from Techdirt (from the good-to-know-*before*-the-witch-hunt dept) parses the term and proposes modifying the bullying/harassment policies already in place rather than creating an entirely new category for activities that occur online.
- A portrait of Michael Savage conservative radio talk show host who’s banned from entering the UK, and his abruptly aborted appearence on National Public Radio.