"If a government gets nervous about people having full freedom to share maybe they are hiding something, right? "
Freedom of speech is a fundamental right, but this does not exclude the government's duty to protect its people from harmful information disseminated online by terrorists and other predactors. Now question is how far should the government go in the name of homeland security? I think that is the role of legislators to decide.
Yes, that's a great thing about it. And I insist, we have to defend the freedom of speech as much as we can. If a government gets nervous about people having full freedom to share maybe they are hiding something, right?
I do agree with you. I hate when "an invisible hand" interferes with people's freedom like this.
As the internet based communication media and social networks evolve and allow people to share thoughts freely, it is interesting to see how the governments who seemingly support human rights etc. show their true stance. Most governments get nervous about people having the full freedom to share and to increase the collective awareness via the net. It looks like as long as the governments are in control, people can exercise their freedom. However, as soon as the control mechanisms start to slip, freedom ceases to appear as a good thing.
The way I see it is no matter who does what, internet keeps on exposing the true intentions of people and entities and I think that's what is great about it.
Yes, I find some useful information there, too. I believe the secret is to be selective when deciding who to follow instead of just following everyone back for the sake of following who follows you, which seems to be an erroneous "social media etiquette", one I don't follow, and find quite annoying as it's just a fake.
The unwanted crappy stuff is found in any social media network, though, not only on Twitter. Although it is true that on Twitter is where you find it most frequently and in huge amounts.
You may be quite close to the truth. As for what I daily see in the news and social media news feeds there seems to be a new power emerging that is little bu little controlling everything and everybody.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.