The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)



Etiquette mavens say the book on manners must be rewritten, literally, to take into
account new technologies and social media (AFP Photo/Ed Jones)

A 2012 survey by Intel found that in several countries, a majority said they were put
off by "oversharing" of pictures and personal information on the
internet and smartphones (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Spanish law forcing out Google News 'short-sighted and dumb'

With Google News set to leave Spain due to a new law that favors the newspaper industry lobby, DW examines the impact of the new legislation in Spain and Europe.

Deutsche Welle, 11 Dec 2014


Aggregator Google News will stop displaying content on December 16 in Spain due to new legislation, the Internet giant has announced. The Spanish law taking effect in January requires news aggregators to pay publishers for displaying content even if they want to offer it for free. In addition, the law requires Google News and similar services to pay a fee to the association of Spanish newspapers (AEDE) for displaying content. A failure to pay the fee could result in a fine of up to 600,000 euros ($746,000).

Small publishers to lose big

Efforts by the association of Spanish newspapers to get Google News and other aggregators to pay for displaying the content of its members is likely to backfire at its members.

"It was short-sighted and relatively dumb because they don't see Google as a partner in the advertising and distribution of the content, but as a competitor," says Philipp Otto, editor in chief of online magazine irights.info.

The new law will lead to massive losses in traffic, especially for smaller publishers, Otto explains.

While major publishing houses can offset loss of traffic by shifting the location of where content is published, smaller businesses are unlikely to move such operations abroad. And their work won't be taken seriously online if it cannot be found easily, Otto says.

"That will bring with it many problems and will cost jobs at publishing houses," he adds.
 Spanish papers on abdication of their king.

The major Spanish publications can publish articles in other countries so that
they are included on aggregator sites

German publishers couldn't beat Google

In Germany, an attempt to get Google to pay for content already backfired. The country's 2013 Leistungsschutzrecht (ancillary copyright law) allows publishers to charge news aggregators for displaying their content. However, Google News was able to circumvent the law because it isn't as restrictive as the Spanish equivalent. The search engine can ask publishers to opt-in (to offer content for free) or out of Google News.

Publishers that chose to opt-out soon discovered how much they rely on Google. In November, Germany's largest publisher Axel Springer had to stop blocking Google News from displaying snippets of its content because it experienced a significant decline in traffic.

So Google and the publishing industry have to work together because they profit from each other, says Philipp Otto, irights.info's editor in chief. Publishers get to advertise their content for free while Google profits by being able to publish snippets of the content.

"There's no problem. You don't have to make regulations. It's a free market, and both parties have to work together for that to work," Otto says.

Earlier this year, an open letter to Google by Axel Springer CEO Mathias
Döpfner caused a stir in media industry

An unhealthy relationship?

But the dependence of many news sites on Google and Facebook for traffic is viewed as a problem by many. Frédéric Filloux, head of digital news at French business daily Les Echos, recently criticized the Internet giant's influence in an article, "How Facebook and Google now dominate Media Distribution." The relationship between the Internet giant and the publishers is unequal because their algorithms for displaying content aren't transparent, he writes.

But for Otto, the major problem lies with the publishing industry. Several players don't understand how the Internet works, he says. "Publishers can come together to promote their content, either by producing their own things where there are links for users to come, or they can work with other players."

Otto believes new ideas, innovation and collaboration by players in the newspaper industry could help reduce their dependence on Google. But there has to be a change in the mindset of publishers.

"[Facebook, Google, Twitter and co] are their best friends because they are getting a great service," Otto says. "That's why they should get rid of their fear."

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