Thursday, February 26, 2015

This blog will go offline on March 23, 2015

Bigotry, hypocrisy, greed, stupidity rule the world.



AOM said...

I am so sad to hear this news. It hurts losing your vision and good taste. The web will be a much sadder and less beautiful place without your contributions. -AOM

another country said...

Thanks, Phil.

N a m o r a d o said...

Sim, realmente é uma pena... enfim.

Anonymous said...

hello from japan!

came too late for the AC party. got a few more days to enjoy this cool blog. feels like i am visiting a gallery here with awesome pics.

any plans after the blogger antibiotics?

Gaillardin said...

Allez-vous basculer sur Tumblr ?


Ernest Villa said...

There is Good new to be read, Google backed down.

another country said...

Google Reverses Ban on Explicit Material on Blogger

Just days after taking a tougher stance against sexually explicit material on its blogging platform, Google now says it won’t ban bloggers over sexually explicit material in most cases. Google never gave a clear reason why it suddenly decided to remove explicit material from Blogger. Other tech companies like Yahoo's Tumblr have tried to set stricter boundaries, too. Google said its reversal came in response to feedback from bloggers who were concerned about their freedom of expression.

Earlier this week, Google gave bloggers a month to remove explicit images and videos that didn’t fall under an umbrella of artistic, scientific or education content. It said that some blogs would be automatically set to private or shut down completely if the owners didn’t comply with the change. Google is now changing course, focusing instead on stopping the distribution of commercial porn.

In an update posted to the Blogger community forums, an employee said:

This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.

Google still wants bloggers to mark any explicit material as “adult” so that people who don’t want to see such content can avoid it. (Source: WSJ, 02.27.2015) THX, Phil !