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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by NuxRo on Mon 6th Dec 2010 00:56 UTC
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2010-09-25

Oh, come on, Eugenia, how is this surprinsing you?

All you people who gave twitter, facebook etc etc so much power really deserve to get bit back. I'm sorry.
Something like this was a long way coming and you know it. It just happened to be the wikileaks case that popped out.

Free press my ass. Especially in the country of the "free".

We need descentralized, federated social networking, like jabber for IM. Descentralized DNS will also be good. Maybe then we will have some sort of freedom on the Internet.

Until then, keep on shopping.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZJVZ2p223o

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