Classic lessons on how to spot disruption and disinformation tactics
- Techniques of Truth Suppression
- The Fifteen Rules of Web Disruption
- David Martin’s Thirteen Rules for Truth Suppression
- H. Michael Sweeney’s 25 Rules of Disinformation
- Brandon Smith’s Disinformation: How It Works)
Online Defamation - Defamed Online
Stanley Fish published a column in the Times online edition touting a new book from scholars
primarily associated with the University of Chicago, who complain at length about all the nasty anonymous
expression that can be found online and whose remedy is, apparently, to gut the immunity provided for the
providers of interactive computer services by section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
In this essay, I pick apart their argument, which so far as I can tell proceeds from ignorance about what the law currently is - that someone who is defamed online can readily enforce a subpoena to identify the defamer so long as they have a good factual and legal case for defamation.
I sent the piece to those whose opinions I criticized and invited them to respond. They have not yet responded publicly, but what I have learned to date tends to confirm my impression that they were basically ignorant of the "Dendrite" line of cases about the procedures for piercing anonymity when they went after section 230.
Paul Alan Levy
Public Citizen Litigation Group
1600 - 20th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
- How do I get my page out of Google?
Robot Exclusion Protocol Explained.
- Google Page Rank is actually
controlled by humans who decide if you are in or out.
- GOOGLE CLICK FRAUD
- TOOLS to SECURE your COMPUTER
- Buy Used Books
- Need a signup sheet that allows 30 volunteers to pick a time they'll be on-site to man the station.
- Email Tools
- TOOLS For monitoring your articles on the Web against theft
- Photo Release Form
- Port Knowledgebase
- Free Web Page
- Make a Tiny URL
- TRANSLATIONS of online text
- FREE Internet Learning Sites
- FREE Tutorials and Applications
- Hot Technology Tips
- Get the Info Out to the Community
- Real Time Technology Tools
- Viral Marketing
- FREE CLASSROOM COURSEWARE TOOLS
HANDY DANDY DIGITAL GOODIES AND GIFTIES
- Worldometers.com shows real time statistics on government, society, energy, health and more. It is called Worldometers and is FREE. Students will be amazed as they see the current number of babies being born around the world, number of overweight people, and much more. Treat yourself, too. Great material for math problems, critical thinking assignments, and social studies among others.
- FREE FILE HOSTING
- rollyo.com You can create your own searchroll (create your own set of sites to search) or use other people's searchrolls.
- download.com Free or cheap software downloads find tons of useful goodies here. Specifically, these caught my eye, as a graphics/digital photography enthusiast: Easy Thumbnails (generates web thumbnails on the fly), Webshots, Font Thing, Cute PDF Writer, Colorpic, etc.
- Post your PowerPoint presentation online (it creates an online slide show) -
- Create pdfs for free - http://www.pdf995.com/
- Track what's being said on the web, track press releases - http://www.pubsub.com
Are blogs talking about you (or your org.)? - http://www.technorati.com
- Receive email updates with the latest relevant Google results based on your topic. http://www.google.com/alerts
- Save a .ppt file as .pps, so the reviewer doesn't even need PowerPoint to view your presentation. Other shortcuts: press "B" for blank screen, press "N" for the next slide, press "P" for the previous slide.
- Monitor website changes: http://www.changenotes.com/
- Bypass Compulsory Web Registration: http://www.bugmenot.com. Type in the website you'd like to access, and you'll get some bogus login info, that you can use instead of registering. e.g.
- Shutterfly.Com allows you to set up independent
websites to share photos, and there is no file size limit.
- Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE:
- Firefox Web Developer Toolbar extension:
- Don't forget Firefox and Thunderbird!
- How about a suite of productivity applications that run from a portable USB drive?
- SKYPE www.skype.com online phone and video... for realtime interaction and free communications (unless long distance charges apply...)
- A whole page of digital goodies http://www.cooltoolsforchange.org/resources.ph
- I also like the word-html cleaner here: http://textism.com/wordcleaner/ and backpackit
- Free, disposable personal organizer
- Google Search Operator Technique:
really learn how to find a needle in a haystack.
REAL TIME TOOLS
One of a number of tools to track planes (both commercial and private) as they travel across Canadian and U.S. airspace. It's also possible (although sometimes unreliable) to track international flights either coming or going from the U.S or Canada. Many similar services exist (expect coverage of them soon). We like FlightAware because:
+ Track by tail number, airline/flight #, or airport
+ See all flights coming/going from a specific airport
+ If you register (free and easy) pages will autorefresh
+ Archive of past flight info
+ Near real-time location info (example)
+++ Amtrak Real-Time Train Status
+++ What's Playing on Sirius Satellite Radio Right Now
+ Page auto-refreshes as new songs/shows hit the air
+ Also searchable
+++ City of Seattle Real-Time 911 Dispatch
+ Also searchable back to 2003.
Near real-time access to music played on most commercial radio stations in the U.S. Search for stations and then review the list. 24hr archive. Example.
+ New York City Traffic Cams and Video Streams
Select your borough and go. A mobile version of this site is also available here.
+ Currently on the House Floor
A "virtual ticker" of what's being debated/voted on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Seven day archive available.