We get bullshit turf battles like Tumblr not being able to find your Twitter friends or Facebook not letting Instagram photos show up on Twitter because of giant companies pursuing their agendas instead of collaborating in a way that would serve users. And we get a generation of entrepreneurs encouraged to make more narrow-minded, web-hostile products like these because it continues to make a small number of wealthy people even more wealthy, instead of letting lots of people build innovative new opportunities for themselves on top of the web itself.Anil Dash • Discussing the freedom we had with certain features of the Web—features that are now gone due to eventual changes. The title? “The Web We Lost.” Preach it, brother. (ht seldo)
Ceglia’s alleged conduct not only constitutes a massive fraud attempt, but also an attempted corruption of our legal system through the manufacture of false evidence. That is always intolerable. Dressing up a fraud as a lawsuit does not immunize you from prosecution.U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara • Discussing the arrest of Paul Ceglia, the wood chip salesperson who found an attention-grabbing side gig as the bro who sued Facebook claiming Mark Zuckerberg gave him half of it. Ceglia is alleged to have forged the legal documents giving him part-ownership of the company, leading to his arrest.