Friday News: Facebook faces new lawsuit, new view of a marriage proposal, rules for creative success, the evolving e-book universe
Facebook tried to dismiss the claims, saying that it didn’t break any laws and that the alleged message scans were protected under an exception in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, according to Reuters. Which one specifically? That these “interceptions” are lawful if they occur over the “ordinary course” of a service provider’s business. The presiding judge countered, saying that Zuckerberg and Co. failed to offer explanation of how the scans fell under the website’s ordinary course of business. –Engadget
After visiting the Colosseum the couple went to the Roman Forum where he popped the big question (after enjoying some delicious ice cream). Interested to chart his heart rate (bpm) during the marriage proposal he wore a heart rate monitor belt and detailed the moments before, during and after the proposal (about 40 minutes worth). Sesipikai says his typical resting heart rate is about 60 bpm. –Twisted Sifter
My success would not have been possible without the internet. I’ve used every platform, from Craigslist and Suicide Girls to Livejournal, Myspace, Kickstarter, Tumblr and Twitter. I’m both sick of social media and addicted to it. What nourishes you destroys you, and all that. The internet is getting increasingly corporate and centralized, and I don’t know that the future isn’t just going back to big money platforms. I hope its not. . . .
4. Very often people who blow up and become famous fast already have some other sort of income, either parental money, spousal money, money saved from another job, or corporate backing behind the scenes. Other times they’ve actually been working for 10 years and no one noticed until suddenly they passed some threshold. Either way, its good to take a hard look- you’ll learn from studying both types of people, and it will keep you from delusional myth-making.