Articles: The Best and Worst Internet Laws Date: Apr 20, 2007 By Eric Goldman. Over the past dozen years, the lure of regulating the Internet has proven irresistible to legislators. For example, in the 109th Congress, almost 1,100 introduced bills referenced the word Internet, and hundreds of Internet laws have been passed by Congress and […]
The Living Edge: David Sifry has just put up The State of the Live Web, April 2007. To explain the Live Web, he points to a pair of pieces I wrote in 2005. If you’d like a more visual explanation, follow the slides from this talk I gave at OSCON last summer, starting here. —– […]
U Michigan Unveils Master’s Degree in ‘Social Computing’: The University of Michigan’s School of Information (SI) announced a graduate-degree specialization in “social computing” through a Master of Science in Information. The university said the program is the first in the country to focus on social computing, the term describing the wave of open technologies that […]
Announcing the release of the International Journal of Internet Research Ethics Call for Papers for the Premier Issue of IJIRE Description and Scope: The IJIRE is the first peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated specifically to cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural research on Internet Research Ethics. All disciplinary perspectives, from those in the arts and humanities, to the social, behavioral, […]
Links for 2007-03-09 [del.icio.us]: Big Brother State – an animated short by David Scharf fantastic animated short about government surveillance and our rights — i’m going to show this to my students. ————- Dan points toward this cool flash video explaining the nature and issues with the big brother state and mass surveillance.
Internet should be run by key players: new ITU boss | Tech&Sci | Internet | Reuters.com: The Internet should continue to be overseen by major agencies including ICANN and the ITU, rather than any new “superstructure”, the new head of the International Telecommunications Union said on Friday.Hamadoun Toure, who took up the reins of the […]
The $100 laptop: What went wrong – MSN Money: Anyway, in general a free computer to everyone on the planet it interesting. The tool is cool. And there are many massively problematic issues involved. But thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s interesting is that this article is publishe din MSN Money. MSN isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t part of this. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve read the M$ […]
Largest archive of free culture to be built in the Netherlands: From the Netherlands, the “Images for the Future” project is building a large-scale conservation and digitization project to make available 285,000 hours of film, television, and radio recordings, as well as more than 2.9 million photos from the Netherlands’ film and television archives. A […]
Web Curator Tool: The Web Curator Tool (WCT) is a tool for managing the selective web harvesting process. It is designed for use in libraries and other collecting organisations, and supports collection by non-technical users while still allowing complete control of the web harvesting process. ——- this looks like a great tool.
Around the Corner v2 – MGuhlin.net – Librarians are obsolete: A few folks–David Warlick (2cents) and Chris Harris (InfoMancy)–are complaining about how librarians have been left out in the cold, found to be obsolete/irrelevant to a world that can do its own research, work out information literacy on its own, and really, come on, do […]