Sweden has been conducting a radical experiment in free speech. Since December, it has been handing the @Sweden Twitter account over to a “normal” Swedish citizen to tweet as they like. “The qualifications are that they have to be interesting, Twitter-literate and happy to post in English,” reported the NYT recently, in a piece that touched on some of the more interesting missives from @Sweden, including photos of a moose hunt, a candid criticism of Sweden’s foreign secretary, a Muslim Swede’s discussion of the ubiquity of the name Muhammad among immigrants, and an 18-year-old’s listing of his favorite leisure activities, including masturbation. Read the full story at Forbes.
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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).