“A Detroit teenager is back at home tonight after running off to the Middle East to meet a man she met online,” CBNNews writes. 16-year old Katherine Lester, a MySpace user, went off to meet a Palestinian man living in the West Bank, “one of the most dangerous places in the world,” as CBNNews puts it. (Of course, the two could’ve met anywhere, but I think online chat and dating sites/ social networks are truly blurring borders. What will that mean for the world in 10, 20 years, when more and more couples will be cross-national? For starters, the current policy of some countries of allowing only one passport, or complications in foreign work permits, don’t make much sense in that context. But the effect could be far bigger than passport or employment policies...) [Via Spiegel.]
Google Video shows this weekends’s “eliminate digital rights management” protest in front of Apple stores.
RightReading.com has an article discussing “what if historical figures had been webmasters?” Buddha would’ve had a PageRank 10 website and his philosophy would be:
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