The Greentaret survey touched on an interesting “invisible user” phenomenon. The research reflects that 68% of respondents use social media to “listen” exclusively. So, if a blog isn’t generating comments or tweets aren’t being retweeted, that does not mean in-house counsel aren’t depending on these platforms for information and hiring decisions. Social listening campaigns to measure the effectiveness of a blog’s content strategy — compelling metrics for consumer-oriented blogs — don’t necessarily apply to the in-house legal community.
Then there are the militia groups, whose pronounced fealty to the Constitution is exceeded only by their apparent refusal to read it. They too throw out a lot of sentences with “freedom” and “tyranny” (in fact, a decent portion of sovereign citizens are also militia members), then wave around their pocket version of the Constitution, but the Founding Fathers would be stunned to hear the mumbo jumbo mouthed by militia members about their greatest creation. Start with the obvious: The Constitution is not some philosophical tract composed with soaring words about freedom; it is the blueprint dictating how the American government is supposed to function, while the amendments are the enumeration of citizens’ rights. The recent flurries of militia madness, with camo-clad warriors spewing angrily about constitutional freedoms, run directly counter to the words of the document those people claim to cherish.
The European Union has been pushing for the delinkings requested by EU citizens to be implemented by Google not just in European versions of Google (as in , , etc.), but on and other international subdomains. Regulators want delinkings to be implemented so that the law cannot be circumvented in any way. Google has refused the French Data Protection Agency's demand to apply the right internationally.  Due in part to their refusal to comply with the recommendation of the privacy regulating board Google has become the subject of a four-year-long antitrust investigation by the European Commission.  In September 2015, the French Data Protection Agency dismissed Google's appeal.