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Danah Boyd int. in the Guardian, Facebook and activism and more..

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2009 at 10:28

One of the most prominent scholar on youth and social networking sites, Danah Boyd, is interviewed in the Guardian..

Danah Boyd: ‘People looked at me like I was an alien’

Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd talks about social networking, young people and how the web is more private than your home

What the New Facebook Privacy Rules Mean for Activists

from DigiActive.org by Mary Joyce

Yesterday Facebook enacted a new set of privacy rules, the purpose of which is to expand the information which all users share, making it “easier for you to find and connect with the people you’re looking for.”  However, according to a great analysis by the  Electronic Frontier Foundation:

4G network comes to Scandinavia

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Swedish and Norwegian mobile users could be among the first to use a fourth-generation (4G) mobile network.

Translated.by: crowdsourced volunteer translations to Eastern Euro languages

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Read the rest of this entry »

“Social and economic implications of Social Computing

In Cyberculture on November 21, 2009 at 15:38

Social and economic implications of Social Computing

The European Commission JRC, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
released a comprehensive report on social and economic implications of Social Computing [aka Web2.0, social media].

‘The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy’
(Eds.) Yves Punie, Wainer Lusoli, Clara Centeno, Gianluca Misuraca and David Broster
Authors: Kirsti Ala-Mutka, David Broster, Romina Cachia, Clara Centeno, Claudio Feijóo, Alexandra Haché, Stefano Kluzer, Sven Lindmark, Wainer Lusoli, Gianluca Misuraca, Corina Pascu, Yves Punie and José A. Valverde

Report: http://ftp.jrc.es/EURdoc/JRC54327.pdf
News release: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm?id=1410&obj_id=9410&dt_code=NWS&lang=en

This wide report covers different thematic areas. In addition to a cross-cutting analysis across areas in
Ch1: Key findings, Future Prospects and Policy Implications

It contains thematic analysis: Read the rest of this entry »

Global Voices introduces Threatened Voices

In Cyberculture on November 4, 2009 at 14:36
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found at Toilet-as-computer
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Introducing Threatened Voices

from Global Voices Online by Sami Ben Gharbia

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Never before have so many people been threatened or imprisoned for what the words they write on the internet. Read the rest of this entry »