I am a believer in local copy of all emails (and still having a cloud option!). Call me old-fashioned if you will. Since I often work on emails offline (on planes or in foreign countries where I don’t have unlimited data plan), it comes really handy. It seems I’ll have to find a new client that will cope with my 8Gb mail archive. But not sooner than in a few years, and who knows what happens till then.
Mozilla is cutting development on ThunderBird. And where’s Chandler when you need it? Seriously though, it’s probably an inevitable move from Mozilla. Desktop email clients that look like Outlook are a legacy product. And Mozilla has to husband its scarce resources very carefully these days.
Here’s an interesting thought: is being listed on Facebok a human right? Internet access already is a human right in some countries such as Estonia, Spain and Finland. Could it be that if Facebook dominance over our social status continues for next decade or two Facebook profile itself becomes a human right? The question sounds weird right now, but imagine if being on Facebook basically starts constituting your exclusive “online passport”?
In 1991 in Slovenia there was an administrative erasure of about 20k people. They were deprived of their residency status and through that of their basic rights. Now The Erased have won a major court victory at European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg entitling them to reparations. Is it just a matter of time when similar cases are going to be fought around social network accounts?
Diana Frerick felt as if her heart had stopped on Valentine’s Day of this year when Facebook pulled the plug on her profile page. The former Cedar Rapids resident, who now lives in Phoenix, Ariz., was one of many Facebook users who have mixed a healthy dash of business with social networking.
- Facebook users beware: Don’t use the word ‘Book’ (news.cnet.com)
- Employer vs Facebook: Is there a point to privacy settings? (zdnet.com)
- Is Facebook In Breach Of EU Law And Its Own Terms? The Vote Is On But Is Facebook Being Fair? (facebookprivacyandsecurity.wordpress.com)
- How Facebook users judge you (study) (zdnet.com)
I’d argue the following: Greece might currently be the most interesting place to look at for new ideas. Villages introducing their own currencies. New forms of credit. Interesting things are bound to happen when a well educated population sails into uncharted waters.
Let’s see what comes out of that.
You Think You Have It Hard? These Tech Entrepreneurs Are Building A Startup Scene In The Middle Of An Economic Disaster
ATHENS, GREECE — It’s a big cliche at this point, but it’s always said that the greatest companies are forged during periods of the greatest economic hardship. If that’s the case, I probably met some of Europe’s top business leaders last night when I spent part of an evening getting to know the Greek internet startup scene.