Tuesday, July 06, 2010

On the NET 6 July 2010

Talkin new music: MIA, Vijay Iyer, Best Coast, etc on WAMC AM/FM today 11A-noon EST. Streaming: http://bit.ly/d45grH (via @WilliamHermes)

Bucking the trend (and all common sense, unless he knows something we don't) 80's pop icon PRINCE has gone on record to pronounce the internet dead. The 52-year old is refusing to use any digital platforms to distribute his music. (*source UK Telegraph) Prince has taken his war against the internet one step further by shutting down his official website. Quote: "“The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated."

There are some who wholeheartedly disagree with Prince's assessment, like Joanne, who blogs "Le porno sur internet en chiffres" (don't worry, the juicy parts are in English!)

Others are busy clamping down on netizens ::: Things are heating up on the Indonesian Internet ::: Indonesian police said on Monday they would charge eight suspects over a celebrity sex video scandal that has gripped the mainly Muslim nation and fuelled calls for Internet controls. Chief detective Ito Sumardi refused to name the suspects but said they did not include models and television personalities Luna Maya, 26, and Cut Tari, 32, who allegedly appear in the videos with rock star Nazril Ariel, 28. Ariel, the singer with local pop band Peterpan, has already been charged with breaches of the anti-pornography law and remains in police custody awaiting trial.

Sokari tells us that Tunisia is turning out to be the most repressive country in Africa when earlier this year the government began a wave of censorship of online sites. Tunisia is carrying out one of the most massive wave of online censorship targeting major social websites, video-sharing websites, blogs aggregators, blogs, facebook pages and profiles.

Profy blog ::: Russian Users See Political Reasons behind Suspension of a Russian Politician’s Twitter Account

And then there are the internet games. World of Warcraft. Farmville. Gen-Si.

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