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Social Media companies on notice in Germany as new legislation passes

June 30th, 2017 Comments off

Back in March we wrote about a proposed German law to fine social media companies that did not remove hate speech. The New York reported that the law has passed and things are about to get tricky for social media companies doing business in Germany. There is plenty of speech that is obviously wrong to […]

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Closing on DropCatch tomorrow a UDRP in waiting

March 22nd, 2017 Comments off

Tomorrow the domain is closing on DropCatch. The domain is currently at $3,750. The domain was originally registered way back in 2006. The other factor when these types of domains drop is the current auction participants have no idea if the reason the domain dropped was the previous registrant got a cease and desist […]

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Facebook Refuses To Take Domain Back from Registrant

April 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Here is an odd one. Facebook filed a complaint with U.K. Internet authority Nominet over The registrant Steven Cameron said he did not register the domain name or have anything to do with it. According to an article on, Mr. Cameron did offer to give Facebook the domain but Facebook refused it, opting […]

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Former VP of ICANN Hired By Facebook For “New Domain Name System Strategy & Management Team”

November 6th, 2015 Comments off

Denise Michel who was formerly with ICANN as VP of Strategic Initiatives and Advisor to the President,  has been hired by Facebook to work on Facebook’s new “Domain Name System Strategy and Management Team” which she says “will help improve the global framework for domain names, IP addresses, numbers and related elements.” Denise “will be […]

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Study on Facebook Users: 14% Check It During A Funeral; 15% in The Shower

September 28th, 2015 Comments off
Stop Procrastinating published the results of a survey of 2,000 people that use Facebook Regularly and it contains some pretty interesting results: 56% described their Facebook use as compulsive and of these, 68% were worried by their inability to control their use of Facebook. Examples include: Leaving a restaurant meal with friends or their partner […]

Facebook Surpasses Google as top Referrer for Digital Publishers

August 20th, 2015 Comments off
Facebook has now surpassed Google when it comes to referrer traffic, a recent report from revealed data showing that Facebook has become number one when it comes to referring traffic to websites. I can say that does not hold true for, this relates more to the largest online publishers. reports: Until recently […]

Twitter and Facebook Gaining in Popularity when it comes to News

July 15th, 2015 Comments off
Twitter and Facebook are becoming go to sources for news An article published today on Marketing Land looked at a recent survey that showed Facebook and Twitter gaining credibility when it comes to getting news. I would say the one cautionary note about all this is the millions of spoof accounts out there, or sites […]

Facebook is Opposed to Designbook getting trademark

May 29th, 2015 Comments off
Facebook opposes trademark of start up Designbook WPTZ is reporting that Facebook wants to block the trademark of Vermont based Designbook, Facebook seems to think they are the only one’s entitled to use the word book. From the article: Designbook is a nearly year-old online community that connects startup businesses with investors and collaborators. In […]

Facebook Acquires Single Letter Domain Name

April 9th, 2015 Comments off
Facebook Inc. has acquired the single letter domain name for an undisclosed amount. It is unknown at this time if this domain name will be used with the domain also owned by Facebook.

Facebook Warns Page Owners Their Number of Likes May Drop on March 12

March 5th, 2015 Comments off
Venture Beat post an article that Facebook will be removing inactive accounts from a Facebook pages’ like stats and that page owners will see a dip in the number of likes on their page. From the article: In a blog post this morning, Facebook said, “To make audience data even more meaningful for businesses, we’re […]
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