Patent for Self-Regulating Social Networks

By Michael Flanakin @ 7:47 PM :: 1067 Views :: Technology, Microsoft :: Digg it!

Well, a busy day at Slashdot means longer time posting a few comments and opinions for me. This will be one of 7 posts touching on different Slashdot posts. This is the most I've seen on Slashdot that I've actually felt the need to comment on in a while. Here goes...

First up to bat is yet another gripe about Microsoft and patents. I have to say that I'm getting very annoyed with the patent issue. This patent covers a method for the self-regulating social networks (i.e. MySpace and YouTube). The post was pretty negative, but I honestly don't see any harm in the patent. If you don't like it, don't use any system that utilizes it. Plain and simple. I'm not going to get into the patent issue, yet, there's more to come. All I really have to say is that, with all the time wasted to spam and the like, I see this as a good thing. Honestly, if I could track down who sent me an unsolicited email and reduce their bandwidth, I would. Wouldn't you?

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