Relived my @facebook IPO bearishness on @CBSThisMorning

Ohanian admitted he had some reservations in May before Facebook's IPO but believes the company, which is dependent on advertising revenue, can rally "if they can invent their way to a new business model, one that still respects users." And while he added that "expectations have been set really, really high," he maintained that "I think they've got the right people in the company to do it."

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Great shoutout for redditors #SOPA pressure on Paul Ryan in @Mashable @CNN

The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, was almost universally vilified by those in the tech community. Ryan never co-sponsored the bill, but that didn't stop rumors from circulating that he supported it.

Eventually, Ryan was at least partially forced to make a statement on the bill by pressure from a group of anti-SOPA Reddit users who either found his stance vague or believed he supported the bill. That group began "Operation Pull Ryan," a grassroots effort to support Ryan's opponent in an upcoming Congressional race.

Soon after the Reddit group began gaining momentum, Ryan announced his opposition to SOPA, saying that it would create "the precedent and possibility for undue regulation, censorship and legal abuse." He added that the Internet is "one of the most magnificent expressions of freedom and free enterprise in history" and it should "stay that way." He did, however, add that Internet piracy was a "legitimate problem."


The American people spoke up on January 18.

Now let's work to get the open internet into both the Democrat and Republican party platforms!