The Insanity of Forcing Tech Companies to Pay For Linking to News

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I’m sure many of you have already seen the ongoing battle between Facebook, and Google, and the Australian government. The government, mostly at the behest of Rupert Murdoch, is about to pass a law that forces the “big tech” companies to negotiate with news publishers to pay them for the content that is linked to on Google News or on Facebook. 

I’m hear to argue that this is legitimately insane. … Read More

Linked: Where Did Our Lunch Breaks Go?

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My point in describing these things is not to brag about how much work I do, or how many teams I interact with, but to point out that it’s easy to find your time and energy completely blocked and scheduled for you. Fighting burn out means protecting, and sometimes fighting for, your free time, including a lunch break.

Employers who are interested in not burning out their employees would do well to recognize that as well. As the article below points out, remote working gives us all a lot more flexibility to take breaks, and then do some of our work on our own schedule, since we no longer have to commute, or be in a location, but that doesn’t mean you work all day, and then also into the night.

Breaks matter. Balance matters. Remote work is a great way to find your own level of flexibility, and to provide it to your employees. I suggest you figure that out.… Read More

Linked: Australian court rules media are liable for comments made on their Facebook pages

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Well this is disturbing. If you run a Facebook page, are you responsible for the comments people post? Australia seems to think you are. ““A person who participates in and is instrumental in bringing about the publication of defamatory matter … Read More

One Government Decided to “Do Something” About Fake News and Trolls, But You Might Not Like It

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Naturally, it was Russia and human right’s groups are not happy. President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed into law a “sovereign internet” bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country’s internet, a move decried by rights groups. I … Read More

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