- "Digital Handshakes on Virtual Receiving Lines"
Imagine what would happen if politicians SINCERELY reached out to their "friends" and started commenting? danah geniusly offers some advise about how politicians could involve young people
- 1.000.000+ smart card based OpenID-s, one for every citizen of E-stonia
Estonia is really one step forward about Internet usage. *Every Estonian eID holder (around 80% of Estonian population) has an unique OpenID with the format open.id.ee/[firstname].[lastname](.number) Example: open.id.ee/martin.paljak *No registration, n
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-APDIP International Open Source Network
Welcome to the International Open Source Network an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Asia Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) and supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada.
- How To Keep Hostile Jerks From Taking Over Your Online Community
Angry people looking for fights will inevitably try to poison successful Internet communities. Cory Doctorow looks at ways to remove the poison without killing the discussion too. In particular, learn from trolls whisperers.
- Yahoo hires economics, sociology researchers | CNET News.com
Yahoo is hiring two scientists in the areas of economics and sociology to head up its research in online markets and social networks: R. Preston McAfee (microeconomics research group) and Duncan Watts (human social dynamics research)
- Digital Ethnography Â» Blog Archive Â» The History of YouTube
Very informative video about the history of YouTube by those geniouses of Digital Ethnography
- Lunch over IP: Magazine covers: good contrarian indicators
Researchers analyzed companies featured on cover of BusinessWeek, Forbes and Fortune. Question: positive (negative) stories were associated with superior (inferior) future performance of the featured company? Asnwer: the opposite. I.e.: the coverage was a
- GigaOM Â» Here come Virtual World Intranets… Seriously
Judging by recent initiatives from Sun and IBM, the latest trend is a corporate-controlled, business-centric virtual world architected for internal use onlyâ€“ call it the intranet metaverse. But protocols must be public.
- Switching family and friends to GNU/Linux – S5 presentation slides
Great presentation about switchng friends to Linux (I would call it GNU/Linux) given at BarCamp portland. Main complaint from the father is "FreeCell is more difficult than the Windows version" ;-)
- iTWire – Has Microsoft violated the GPL?
Microsoft has effectively become a Linux distributor. It gets SUSE Linux licences from Novell and distributes them to Dell. So it is bound to the GPL, which might even violate.
- Science Commons: Scholar’s Copyright Agreement
The Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine will help you generate a PDF form that you can attach to a journal publisher’s copyright agreement to ensure that you retain certain rights.
- Science Commons Â» Blog Archive Â» Science Commons, SPARC Announce New Tools for Scholarly Publishing
Scholarâ€™s Copyright Addendum Engine is one of these tools, making it easier for authors to select and attach an addendum to the standard copyright transfer form, allowing them to amend the traditional terms of agreement with publishers
- Joho the Blog: Violate copyright? $150,000. Violate free speech? $0.
Viacom sent YouTube a list of 100,000 videos that Viacom claims violate copyright and got them removed. VC didn’t look every video, some certainly didn’t violate copyright. VC violated First Amendment free speech rights but paid 0.
- Estonia Computers Blitzed, Possibly by the Russians – New York Times
E-stonia was target of first Internet war attack but there’ll be more. In future, if you invade a country, wouldn’t you first make Internet unusable? Where citizens will get information of the invasion, then? The old easily controllable television …