Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Dec 2010 00:24 UTC
Legal I'm (was?) a Twitter user. This past week I found it utterly weird that none of the words #wikileaks, #cablegate, #cables, #Assange were actually "trending". I even tweeted about this 5 days ago. Today, my fears of secret censorship seem to be coming true. It appears that Twitter is censoring all these words, so they don't appear in the (much-used) Twitter "trends" list. Update 1: A Twitter staffer replied to the blog post saying that their trending algorithm doesn't always result to the most popular terms. Update 2: More investigation about what might be going on.
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That is why Facebook and Twitter are unacceptable for me. No one party should have the power to dictate all the rules and manipulate all communication. I really hope distributed FOSS alternatives catch on (.. well a lot of people are happy with

PS. I just noticed that I haven't been on Digg for weeks... Man, the V4 really killed them.

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