Delaminate the Bastards!
The only way to get Net Neutrality with teeth is by changing the business models of the businesses providing us with access. Bust ’em up so that the companies that connect us to the Internet don’t also sell us services over the Internet.
Mobile Technology: 2012: Online Only Video: The New Yorker
"Presentation by Younghee Jung who leads a multidisciplinary research team at Nokia called â€œInsight and Innovation.â€ She talks about what to expect next from your mobile phone, the newest ideas in the pipeline, and the questions that Nokia is asking w
Online Gender Analysis by Hugo Liu | wanderingstan
Analysis of "time" words used by men and women. It seems that women write much more about the here-and-now, near future, and on a day-of-the-week scale. And men write more about the future, and on a month scale. And much more!
Wikipedia:Trust network – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a feature that didn’t get approved. "The trust network exists to allow users to systematically document their trust-relationships, and to see which users have declared trust in another user. It is not a popularity contest or editor rating."
Using colours and contour lines maps show how long it takes to travel between one place and every other place in the area, using public transport. They also show the areas from which no such journey is possible, because the services are not good enough.
visualcomplexity.com | Segoland
Segoland is a visual representation of 1054 local blogs that supported the 2007 French presidential candidate, Segolene Royal. It displays an intricate network of sites, divided by political party and geographically placed throughout France.
Lawrence Lessig – Required Reading: the next 10 years
Lessig could have kept being the star of the free culture movement for ever but decided 10 years are enough and is time to start with a new challenge, from scratch: fix "corruption of the political process". I’m speechless and admiring.
MicroID – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An open source, decentralized identity protocol. A MicroID is a simple identifier comprising a hashed communication/identity URI (email, OpenID,..) and claimed URL. The 2 elements create a hash that can be claimed by third party services.
Category:Money – P2P Foundation
This section’s theme are generally the monetary aspects of P2P trends, and more specifically, aspects of monetary reform, that aim to make the monetary system into a participatory resource that more broadly benefits larger sectors of the world population.
O’Reilly Radar > Don’t Call Me a User!
Words shape understanding. And "user" does not inspire participation. What is your suggestion? member, participant, contributor, citizen, author, creator, editor are some. What is yours? I like "meaning creator" but it is not catchy, nor single word
Linux.com | Movable Type 4 to go Free Software (GPL)
It tool SA years to see the light but better late than never. "But we’ve also seen what amazing contributions the open source community makes, and how much more comfortable people feel knowing that, instead of data lock-in, an open process of development
Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"By using Einstein words, Lobacevskij challenged an axiom. Whoever dares to challenge an accepted truth, seemed required and reasonable for the great majority of intelligent men during at least 2000 years, risks his own scientific reputation, if not actua
Keenâ€™s â€œThe Cult of the Amateurâ€: BRILLIANT!
Genious Lessig comments on Keenâ€™s book â€œThe Cult of the Amateurâ€, calling it a brilliant self-parody and highlighting some of the serious errors in the book. You can add more on a Wiki page. Brilliant!
An Open Letter to the Open Source Community
Women represent approximately 50% of population, average female representation in Open Source is 1.5%, in the proprietary software industry is 28%. A letter by Melissa Draper (Ubuntu Member) about the conditions of women in Open Source projects.
26 Reasons What You Think is Right is Wrong
Bandwagon effect, groupthink, herd behaviour, Bias blind spot, Choice-supportive bias, Endowment effect, Hyperbolic discounting, Illusion of control, Impact bias, Loss aversion, … all of them with handy Wikipedia links and short descriptions
O’Reilly Radar > Google Calls for Real-Time Spectrum Allocation
Google filed a proposal with the Federal Communications Commission to let companies allocate radio spectrum not in a long-term service contract but instead in ongoing open auctions. "Iâ€™m hoping we treat spectrum as a scarce renewable resource which shou