215 comments posted · 8 followers · following 36
Check out Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - yep, really evil. Or the Black Card Circle Foundation over in L.A., where millionaires gather regularly to support charities with huge donations and benefits.
Success - brings out the best in folks, huh? ;-)
And the new Digg toolbar just takes more benefits away from the target - no real impetus for the user to visit a site if they can stay within Digg to view something.
As rightly mentioned by detractors of the plan, opinion (and the right to have that opinion) shouldn't be silenced. What does need regulating is the false marketing and sales pitches being happily given by people and companies because there is no regulation.
While the social media space can be quick to warn off bad news, this might not necessarily reach the amount of people that a warning or censure from the FTC would.
I think that's why the move should be welcomed.
While people inside the social media bubble may look at it as further acceptance of the medium, what does it really mean to the average web user? Sure, they'll know Facebook, but have a Twitter discussion stream as their main visual seems bizarre.
I guess time will tell, but I'm not really sold on this one.
Nice idea, Lisa - I'd also add yours but we should be reading it anyhoo :)