September #2

Digital Britain
Featured Artists Coalition opposes disconnections policy ISP review
Split in the organisations representing musicians. FAC vs Musicians Union, PPL Observer
The BIS consultation on disconnections ends on 15th September.
FT: UK government to approve TV product placement Uturn

ebooks
David Byrne “… scariest for publishers I guess, is that inevitably someone will hack the Kindle (or other formats) — and the books will become shareable… and copiable and infinitely reproducible, just like MP3s.” http://j.mp/SvF2y

Filesharing
Mobile phones in Japan may be installed with software to block music piracy http://bit.ly/9aJKo
Video: The Worst Anti-Piracy Ad Ever? –http://bit.ly/2LAHL

Higher Education
With some academics giving their time + free software you can start a university. Courses have begun at Peer to Peer University http://p2pu.org/
Interview with Michael Wesch “A Sense of Purpose” in EduCause. http://digs.by/J9s on use of social media and video in higher Education. Note, however, that you can read the extract in a couple of minutes. The podcast takes longer.

Internet Radio
Start-up Mixcloud is invitation-only at present. Register to try it. Runs in the browser, social media features. Mixcloud

Innovation
FT on London Twitter-based start-ups http://bit.ly/2ABosJ See also, hypecycle Gartner report. And don’t try to build a business which depends on Twitter.

Journalism
Fox network and Judge Sotomayor inauguration
“With journalists being laid off in droves, ideologues have stepped forward to provide the “reporting” that feeds the 24-hour news cycle. The collapse of journalism means that the quest for information has been superseded by the quest for ammunition.” The Atlantic
Linked data and journalism: what’s the future? Paul Bradshaw (Birmingham City University and Help Me Investigate) chairs the discussion. journalism.co.uk

Open Government
Re-usable data in the Home Office http://bit.ly/16L6Hl
Non-personal datasets published by the Home Office http://bit.ly/1av1JL
Clay Shirky, Government 2.0 The social psychology of crowdsourcing http://www.blip.tv/file/259…
Government 2.0 Aneesh Chopra: Agencies to publish engagement plans+release machine readable data http://blip.tv/file/2591923

Research tools
Colin Meek: How to customise your browser for effective online research http://bit.ly/6BhFM

Social Media, history of
100 years ago, postcards were microblogs. Poor punctuation + ungrammatical form sparked moral panic: http://j.mp/2ta3l9 fyi, this is a Daily Mail link.

Tools
25 Useful Data Visualization and Infographics Resources http://ff.im/-7Wqhg

WordPress & education
Slides from Joss Winn’s ALT_C 2009 presentation. WordPress Multi-User: BuddyPress and Beyond http://bit.ly/QPOss


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