A geriatric assault on Italy’s bloggers – Times Online
By G8 standards, Italy is a strange country. Put simply, it is a nation of octogenarian lawmakers elected by 70-year-old pensioners. Everyone else is inconsequential. Romano Prodi, the Prime Minister, is a spry 68, knocking off 71-year-old Silvio Berlusco
(Bad) fiction in science Â« Progetto Galileo
Nobel Prize Glashow defends Italian physicist Maiani from attack of ex-showgirl and Forza Italia "onorevole" Gabriella Carluccii: "Italy should be very proud of its many scientific heroes, and not malign them".
The Appleseed Project
The Appleseed Project is an effort to create open source Social Networking software that is based on a distributed model. For instance, a profile on one Appleseed website could "friend" a profile on another Appleseed website, and the two profiles could
myExperiment.org – Home
myExperiment makes it really easy for the next generation of scientists to contribute to a pool of scientific workflows, build communities and form relationships. myExperiment enables scientists to share, re-use and repurpose workflows and reduce time-to-
Taverna project website
The Taverna project aims to provide a language and software tools to facilitate easy use of workflow and distributed compute technology within the eScience community. Free Software under LGPL
YouTube – Information R/evolution
This video explores the changes in the way we f… (more) This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming
YouTube – A Vision of Students Today
a short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime.
TagMindr – Feed yourself your delicious future
I hope Tagmindr will remind me to check Tagmindr. That’s procrastination on steroids! Tag something as "tagmindr" and "remind:YYYY-MM-DD" and Tagmindr will send it to you at that date, via RSS, SMS, Email or IM.
A Brief Message: Arrogance and Humility
Clay Shirky is a genious as well: "figuring out when to watch users and when to ignore them for this particular problem, for these users, today, is the problem of the designer."
ABOUT NOSO NOSO is a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from social networking environments. The NOSO experience offers a unique opportunity to create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends.
UC Berkeley Puts Courses On YouTube
The University of California Berkeley has started uploading video recordings of course lectures on to YouTube. The initial round of lectures covers 300 hours of video on subjects including Chemistry, Physics and Non-Violence, with more content to come.
World Freedom Atlas
Geovisualization tool for world statistics between 1990&2006 (political rights, civil liberties, corruption perception, type of regime, averaging schooling years, ethnic fractionalization,…). Allows better understanding of issues of freedom, democracy,
Do You Write Like a Terrorist? – Danger Room – Wired Blogs
A federally-funded artificial intelligence lab is figuring out how to track people over the Internet, based on how they write. If Artificial Intelligence thinks you’re a terrorist, you better run before being deported in Guantanamo, the pearl of democrac
The Social Networking Weblog: Earn Money Doing Nothing, Really
Free is not enough. "Every time someone you refer signs up and does something on Yuwie, you get paid. When you update your site, create blog entries, send messages, you get paid. When other people view your profile, look at your videos or photos or send y
The language of bias
If you don’t like something new that’s getting a lot of attention, you call it out as being all hype propelled by fanboys enamoured by an immature solution. If you like that something new, you say it has momentum that’s being accelerated by passionate adv
Toys manufacture in China (25 pics) â€” maZm
Pictures of chinese women working in toys manufacture. Wouldn’t be wiser to buy to your child something made in wood by someone close to you, maybe an old woman or man living in your street?
Dump Your Pen Friend on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Someone took a photo of a girl, released it under creative commons. Virgin used the photo for a campaign respecting the CC license. The girl didn’t know. Start a discussion about privacy today.
Around America in 2.0 Â» About
Around the America in 2.0 is an Internet-based film project created to explore trust and connectivity. The primary objective of the project is to rely solely on users of video sharing websites, such as YouTube, for food, shelter, and transportation during