October #1

Archive
Legal delays have blown a hole in UK’s digital heritage Guardian

Journalism
YouTube Video: Clay Shirky on Internet Issues Facing Newspapers from Berkman Centre for Internet & Society
Ars Technica summarizes the Knight Commission report on serving the news needs of local communities local news
Roy Greenslade: Local news start-ups need professional input Guardian

Freedom of Information
Right to inspect audit documents trumps commercial confidentiality Campaign for Freedom of Information

iPhone Appstore
It’s business not a gold rush. Developers aren’t getting rich

Mapping
Home Office Safer Streets -map where you feel safe /unsafe in Solihull

Open Data
The wraps come of data.gov.uk private beta preview

Postcodes
Royal Mail sent a ‘cease and desist’ letter to Ernest Marples Ltd, the organisation providing a post code API allowing social projects to use post code searches.
Because of this, many useful websites are no longer functioning, including PlanningAlerts.com, Job Centre Pro Plus and Healthware.
Petition the PM to encourage Royal Mail to offer a free postcode database to non-profit and community websites

Research
Improbable research IgNobel prizewinners 2009
Guide to the Research Excellence Framework Consultation. Have your Write To Reply

Usability
The myth of the page fold: evidence from user testing

Twitter
Techcrunch: Twitter’s upcoming lists feature


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