Category: Internet Research

IST Results – Do ICTs improve our lives?

IST Results – Do ICTs improve our lives?: The project’s final report reveals that many of the assumptions about ICTs and their advantages or disadvantages are not entirely accurate. We assume, for example, that computer skills improve our chances to find a new job, with an estimate of 60 percent of existing jobs and 90 […]

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Economic Pluralism for the 21st Century

far too many groups in the fields that i work with accept the singular account of economics…. so i’m distributing this. —- “Economic Pluralism for the 21st Century” June 1-3, 2007 University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) In the second half of the 20th century, neoclassical economics and its derivatives came to dominate […]

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Net Neutrality Song

Net Neutrality Song: A new, downloadable song by Kay Hanley, Jill Sobule, and Michelle Lewis in favor of net neutrality. Nice, but the chorus sounds too much like it’s going to be “Hey Mr. Tambourine Man.” And coming on the heels of this gloomy analysis of the congressional vote — heck, they even got Alcee […]

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DAC 2007: Perth

DAC 2007: Perth: The call for papers for perthDAC 2007 is out. The theme of the 2007 Digital Arts and Culture Conference will be “The Future of Digital Media Culture” which, I presume, leaves plenty of room for electronic literature and other GTxA type interests. The conference will be held from 15 – 18th September […]

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Information Policy: Evaluation Report on UNESCO's Community Multimedia Centre Initiative

Information Policy: Evaluation Report on UNESCO’s Community Multimedia Centre Initiative: UNESCO’s Community Multimedia Centre initiative is contributing “to improving quality of life through access to information” according to an independent evaluation report carried out by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). UNESCO’s CMC initiative promotes sustainable local development through community-based facilities that combine traditional […]

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UNESCO’s Basic Texts on the Information Society

UNESCO’s Basic Texts on the Information Society: Article 1 of UNESCO’s Constitution states that it will “collaborate in the work of advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication and to that end recommend such international agreements as may be necessary to promote the free flow of ideas by […]

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Virginia law requires internet safety in schools

Virginia law requires internet safety in schools: The state of Virginia has passed a law requiring schools to teach internet safety as part of the curriculum, reports the Washington Post: “The measure’s sponsor, Del. William H. Fralin Jr. (R-Roanoke), said he wrote the bill after his oldest son turned 10 and started competing with his […]

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New study says Net opens closet doors

New study says Net opens closet doors: A dissertation from Malmo University College in Sweden posits the Internet has created a space where people can experiment with their sexuality. Doctoral candidate Michael Ross says many heterosexual men, who have previously fantasized about it, experiment in cyber sex with other men. —– yes, here is some […]

Read More ComparisonStudy of Free/Open Source and Proprietary Software in an AfricanContext: Implementation and Policy-making to Optimise Community Accessto ICT The SoftwareComparison research project providesthe needed background information and advice topeople who want to makesound software choices for public computer labs in Africa.Thefinal report represents the first comprehensive analysis of softwarechoicesin the African public-access context. The […]

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New Open Access Journal for human-centered ICT research

New Open Access Journal for human-centered ICT research: New Open Access journal for human-centered ICT research now available Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments is an international, scholarly online journal that presents articles exploring the many issues and challenges surrounding human-technology interaction. For more information go to the journal web site: […]

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