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WSJ Online Videos: Online Trolls, Geeks, Queen and a Cuban Blogger

Here’s some videos you might have missed from WSJ Online.

The first is about Web “trolls,” who plague politicians’ Web sites by posting negative comments and links; the second looks at the Geek Squad of Best Buy; the third is about Queen Elizabeth II’s new YouTube site; and the fourth looks at a blogger who posts critically while also living in Havana, no easy task.

Internet Trolling

Geek Squad

YouTube Save the Queen

Cuban Blogger


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work