Rapid Fire – Tuesday, July 08

MediaPost Publications – Judge: Complaint Web Site Protected From Suit – 06/27/2008

“A federal court has thrown out a defamation lawsuit against the site ConsumerAffairs.com, which posts people’s complaints about retailers. Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of Alexandria, Va., ruled that the site is protected from suit based on user comments under the federal Communications Decency Act. The case involved a franchise of car dealers–Nemet Chevrolet of Jamaica, N.Y., and Thomas Nemet, the proprietor of Nemet Motors–who sued the Fairfax, Va.-based site in March after users complained about the dealerships.”

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Amazon.com: Gary Vaynerchuk’s 101 Wines: Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World: Gary Vaynerchuk: Books

I had no idea that Gary from Winelibrary.com recently published a book. I’m not even in a wine drinker and I’m considering a purchase!

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Brains On Fire Blog » Blog Archive » Social Community Shortcuts

“It’s tactic-itis people. It’s throwing applications against the wall and hoping to god that one of them sticks. When you jump in the middle of the process, you sacrifice the most important component of what makes a community work (and what makes it sustainable, too) – the groundswell. The legwork of going out and talking to people and asking them what they want from you. How you can support them. Connect them. Empower them.”

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Capture web pages of Firefox and Internet Explorer with FireShot!

“Firefox and Internet Explorer extension for capturing screenshots of web pages. Looks to be pretty robust.”

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louisgray.com: TinyURL Adds Custom Alias Feature To Shortened URL Service

Very cool new feature that makes TinyURL even more functional.

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