@ Violynne, no one has a right to be heard, okay? Speak, yes, but be heard? Hell, no. Actually, I would argue that the right to be heard is inherent in the right to speak. However, that doesn't mean that others don't have the not to hear any speech they don't want to.
Yes, but the act of reporting hides the comments from others. The reporters themselves have already seen it and decided for others that the comment needs to be hidden. Yes, but the act of clicking on the post unhides it, allowing others to see it and decide for themselves whether or not it needs to be hidden. Going by what I've seen after unhiding posts here, I'm happy to trust the judgment of others.
By denying people the power to share, we are helping to oppress those who need to make their voices heard on a different scale from what has historically been possible. These voices will not be allowed to increase in number and volume. They should be ignored. FTFY, Zuckerberg.
Antitrust? Come on, Google may have forced other search engines to close with its innovations, but not all of them, and its main competitors (Bing and Yahoo!) sprang up after Google got market share. Basically, Google is big because people like its results, not through antitrust.
Add to that the fact that the patent itself talks about putting podcasts on "audio cassettes and compact discs", Mike. In fact, I would argue, just from the Autistic readable parts, that this patent covers selling podcasts on tapes and CDs, not podcasting itself.
If you go to the patent page via the link provided in this article and scroll down far enough, you can read the following: More recently, “Internet radio” sources has been introduced which make files of audio program material available for downloading on the World Wide Web using conventional web browsers to locate and request specific files which are then played in real time by special programs, including the popular “Real Audio” program offered by Progressive Networks. Basically, Jim Logan stated the fact that radio stations were already podcasting in his patent application. Which idiot was examining patents at the USPTO that day, I wonder?
could you please ban OOTB, Mike? Not only is he continuing to post his own shit, he's now reposting the 'censored' shit of others (regardless of the fact that would be impossible if it was truly censored).