Jun 062011

As Dave Winer writes in the end, it would be better if this was avoided without government intervention, But it’s undeniable that both Twitter and Facebook are getting too much undeserved support for the kind of companies they are,

Amplify’d from scripting.com

In the United States, the media are making a huge mistake re Twitter and Facebook by treating them as if they were open systems like the web or email. In fact, and they know this, they are corporations with eponymous services (that means the companies and the services have the same name). Permanent link to this item in the archive.

In France, in the spirit of being open to competition, the government has prohibited the media from using the names of the services unless the story is specifically about the company. I think this is very smart, compared to what we’re doing and not doing here. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

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