"Google, which owns YouTube, says the language [of SOPA] is so broad that videos of teenagers dancing would be banned because of the copyrighted music playing in the background. And that would stifle innovation, they say."
I understand their point, and I agree -- but I never thought the phrase "stifle innovation" would be used to support videos of teenagers dancing! :)
A brand new study on the potential negative effects of a desk job. Here's a quote:
"A growing body of research is finding that sitting down for extended periods may be one of the most dangerous things we do and that the mere act of standing up - rather than doing physical exercise - is perhaps the best antidote."
I don't know if I have the technical ability to respond to that. Anyone have any thoughts/retorts?
But what about CNN, NBC, ABC, etc? I can't find a single mainstream North American-based news source that reports on these major findings with regards to soft drink intake.
Even BBC News doesn't seem to have anything on this.
It's pretty obvious that they're happy to report fluffy gossip and other irrelevancies, and are pressured to avoid stories like this that would be hurting their sponsors (i.e. the very ones making the poisonous drinks that are blasted in those articles).
My view of this as of now? Nothing that w3schools has done is against Google's guidelines, so there's no technical reason to penalize them. But I do think they are gaming the system within the boundaries, which is not ethical behaviour. If people want to block them from search results, they should be able to do so.
If nothing else, I hope this just discourages people from linking to their content, and eventually this should bring their SEO placements down somewhat.