Posts with tag "FTC"

CobWEBS Daily Edition podcast: Social Media is all about a shift in power

cbn1-podpost Tonight’s show with Sean and myself centers around much of the day’s news that had to to with the FTC. From making silly statements about not really knowing how to enforce their regulations on blogger disclosure through to playing footsie with tech companies in their Net Neutrality hearings.

The show’s conversation wound its way around to the talking about the copyright laws and how they are under attack as well as the effect that Social Media is having on our society in ways that is unnerving to some.

Posts referred to in the show.

FTC Not Sure How to Enforce Blogger Disclosure Rules – Wall Street Journal
Net Neutrality is a good thing as long as it screws with copyrightsThe Inquisitr

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CobWEBs Daily Edition podcast: The FTC Disclosure Fiasco – It’s all over but for the crying

cbn1-podpost Well this is a day to mark on a calendar somewhere since Sean is joined by Mark for the second day in a row but he figured that because Sean and I had our fun with the whole FTC disclosure regulations it was only fair that he got his chance.

So in light of Louis Gray’s donation to bloggers worldwide of some great disclosure icons to which Mark has added his own set Sean and Mark figured that tonight’s show could further the discussion about the FTC regulations and how they center out bloggers.

Posts referred to in the show

FTC Disclosures Made Simple For Bloggers With Conflicts – Louis Gray
12 Handy FTC Disclosure Badges [pics] – SiliconANGLE

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Louis Gray saves the blogosphere from disclosure hell

crying For those of you in the blogosphere who have been hiding under a rock the time has come to start getting all your disclosures ready for all those millions of times when you sell you soul – or at least write a post or two – for crap goodies sent to you by companies.

The only problem is that we have to write so many of them and for all different types of incredibly useful goods that it’s hard to keep track of which disclosure to use for which ass-kissing sucking up useful post.

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CobWEBs Daily Edition podcast: It’s FTC Eve, have you put out milk, cookies & disclosures?

cbn1-podpost Yes folks it’s Monday and there for the start of another week of the most excellent podcast starring Sean P. Aune and myself in tonight’s show. In light of tomorrow being the first of the month we figured that what better topic to start the week with than the impending implementation of the FTC witch hunt regulations for bloggers.

For those that don’t know tomorrow is the first day where you are going to be required to plainly disclose your relationship in every single post that has to to with review products. Doesn’t matter if the items are hardware, software, or books you have to inform your otherwise brain dead (at least this is the FTC’s opinion) readers who can’t tell that they are being shilled to.

There’s still a whole bunch of questions that the FTC has failed to answer about this whole thing. Like – where are the disclosures suppose to go? Do we have to go back through all our archives and add disclosures? Does this apply to only American bloggers whose blogs are hosted on American servers? Does this apply to bloggers who live in other countries but host their blogs on servers in the US.

In other words we know squat but can still get screwed for $11,000 if the FTC decides we messed up somehow. And a Merry Christmas to you to.

Oh and ya we also spend a minute or two on the sad heart-breaking story of the Crunchpad.

Posts referred to in the show.

Get Ready for Blogger Shameless Tuesday (And Help Us, Too) – Valleywag
Disclose This: I Can’t Disclose Everything Everywhere!Louis Gray
Why the CrunchPad mattered – CrunchGear

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