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TJI: Mass Pirate Party Conference

Putting the 'Arrrr' in DRM

Forget Talk Like a Pirate Day. In the 2012 elections, November 6 will be Vote Like a Pirate Day — if you happened to have joined a growing number of hackers and Internet activists and registered as a member of the Massachusetts Pirate Party (MAPP).
Booty Call
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 09, 2012

Providencejournal.com arrives with a thud

The Providence Journal 's much anticipated new web site,  providencejournal.com , made an underwhelming debut this week.
As the ProJo Turns
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 21, 2011
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The Providence Journal makes its move

The Providence Journal , in a wraparound on the front section of its September 13 issue, announced in bold print: WE'RE CHANGING.
As The ProJo Turns
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 16, 2011
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Web hits Quiet Desperation and Karmaloop are turning Boston into must-see TV

In Boston, there are two nascent examples of Web-video projects getting flipped into legitimate TV deals.
As Seen on PC
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 28, 2011

Privacy concerns make facebook the new bad guy

There was, for a time, a pretty clear moral hierarchy in the tech sector. Microsoft was the evil overlord, Apple the virtuous underling.
Networks
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 28, 2010
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Meme police

I just woke up from some sort of bizarre dream. I was at MIT. There was a weirdo painting nudes of President Obama on a unicorn. Several adults were dressed like domestic animals.
MIT’s ROFLcon, a gathering of the Web’s biggest names, decides what will make you laugh and cry.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 07, 2010


A fusillade of tweets ring in the new year in RI

The feed is like a collective stream of consciousness, served up in tidbits of 140 characters or less (this sentence, for perspective, is 100).
New Media
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 04, 2009
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Suffrage net city

Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 28, 2007
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They have MySpace in heaven, right?

A few Thursdays ago, Larry Dobie left his daughter, äRRiel, a message on her MySpace page.
Inevitably, the social-networking site has become a virtual graveyard
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  March 28, 2006