Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Monday, April 16, 2012

FaceBook Responds


It's working: Nearly 200,000 people have signed our open letter, and Facebook is responding to our criticism of its support for CISPA.
Will you help us break 200,000 signatures?
Even if you already have, please use this link to help us push our campaign viral on Facebook -- you'll be getting Mark Zuckerberg's attention, by plastering the image at right all over his website:
[fb]If you're already on Facebookclick here to share with your friends.
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CISPA is the new bill that would obliterate online privacy, give the military crazy new abilities to spy on the Internet, and potentially let ISPs block sites and cut off users accused of piracy.
Facebook released a statement that says:
The overriding goal of any cybersecurity bill should be to protect the security of networks and private data, and we take any concerns about how legislation might negatively impact Internet users’ privacy seriously.
That's good news, and it means the pressure we're putting on Facebook is working.  
But it also means that Facebook never should have signed up as a supporter of CISPA to begin with.
Even if you already have, please use this link to help us push our campaign viral on Facebook:
[fb]If you're already on Facebookclick here to share with your friends.
Or you could just forward the email below on to your friends and/or link your website back to our petition page.
Thank so much!
Demand Progress

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