One Is Half Of Two

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Facebook is the new ecosystem of news. It is understood that some media directors proclaim that they wouldn’t hire refractory journalists to use Facebook.

According to Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty, the action of observing changes the observed system. The effect doesn’t necessarily follow a cause. Therefore, we can’t determine reality if we want to interpret it. We can only come close to it through statistics, that is, the average of the interpretive results. Blogs, just like particle physics, have been the natural ecosystem of information. And lately, blogs are embedded within social networks as evidenced by LinkedIn with its new space called Pulse. The determination of reality through analyzing statistics is more precise than actual observing. Continue reading

Blacklists of conflicting clients

Blacklists of conflicting clientsAfter the controversy over false reviews on sites like TripAdvisor, I have held a debate about the blacklists that several tourism platforms have created over conflicting guests. This initiative, which allows subscribers to view the list of problematicpassengers, may affect the right to honor or freedom of expression in the words of some shysters. The Spanish economic newspaper Expansion has just published a reference I want to comment on here. Not from the law perspective, but from common sense that marks every principle of reciprocity.

According to the Charter of the United Nations, the signing states apply and develop the right to free expression – an inalienable right of every person to communicate what they think and how they think it. This right prevails in some countries like the United States, even on top of other constitutional rights such as honor, privacy and self-image. So much so that successive actions against TripAdvisor have not matched punitive judgments by the courts, except in exceptional cases.  Continue reading