LA Times Owner Slams Facebook saying “Social Media is the Cancer of Our Times”

The billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Times, Patrick Soon-Shiong,  says that social media is the cancer of our times and a form of metastasis of news.

Kei Nishikori And Marin Cilic In US Open Men’s Final

Japan has a representative in a Grand Slam final for the first time since, well, ever as Kei Nishikori defeated the reigning No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to make it…

Chris Brown’s “Scary” Mansion for Sale

Attention home-buyers, Chris Brown’s house is now on the market. But before any offers are placed on the table, beware because this house used to scare neighborhood children. That’s right, Brown’s three bedroom, three-bathroom pad is for sale and has…

Area 51: CIA Releases Spy Plane Papers; LA Reporter Finds More?

It’s right out of an “X-Files” episode. But is it true? A government agency declassifies information they’ve been sitting on for years. The revelation sparks further controversy. A reporter writes a book about it. It seems the real controversy is…

Every Poll Ever: Nobody Likes Being Tracked Online

Internet privacy is steadily becoming the battle meme of 2012 and as the topic permeates the household vocabulary, one fact emerges more salient than any other: people don’t want to be tracked. To wit: a Consumer Reports survey released yesterday…

Suicides at the LA Times

An operations plant worker and a company truck driver committed suicide just recently after being laid off from the LA Times staff. The big layoff happened just before the Christmas holiday. Recently fired blogging pressman Ed Padgett had some interest…

What is Fair Use? You Tell Us.

What is fair use? It’s a question that doesn’t seem to go away. Traditional media publications often throw blogs under the bus for borrowing quotes and spreading news to their own audiences. While there are certainly plenty of cases in which blogs do trample on the concept of fair use, to say that blogs in general follow this practice is simply absurd.