And what is wrong with memorization? You have to memorize dates in history, punctuation in writing, and elements in science. Suddenly it is wrong for students to be forced to memorize the formula to find the area of a circle.
However, a company's name mistakingly placed on a list of entities for or against any bill shouldn't equate to slander.
It isn't about someone mistakenly putting a name on the list, it is about someone purposefully putting a name on the list. Slander is when you say something you know is not true. Someone could spend all day putting Slashdot on that list and X amount of people are going to see it. Some will eventually learn the truth, but there will always be those who forever think Slashdot supported SOPA.
2 very different games, I don't understand why people compare them in the first place.
Yeah, it would be like comparing Apples and Microsofts.
To create a mob you need a lot of people. Social media is definitely making it much easier to do things as a mob. At first it was used for good(?) with those flash mobs of people performing musical numbers. Now it is being used to rob stores. Without Twitter and Facebook, it would be next to impossible to coordinate what is going on currently in Britain. So, unfortunately, technology is to blame.
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