The U.K. prime minister recently called out Facebook, Twitter and RIM to take responsibility for the content pushed through their networks. The companies will soon meet with the prime minister and responded by removing some content that could incite violence. The government may be better off fighting social media, with social media. In other news, technology being developed by MIT scientists may be able to defend against any type of viral infection. The drug being developed works by detecting cells with infected RNA and triggering programmed cell suicide. Preliminary studies were successful on human cultures and mice. And finally, in less serious news, Google recently rolled out the ability to play games on its social network Google+. This will help challenge Facebook’s impressive time-on-site generated by addictions like Farmville, and makes another way for people to waste time at work.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 12, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).