Tag Archives: Research methods

October #3

Digital Britain
Ofcom launches Consortium for Digital Participation
70% oppose internet ban for filesharers, poll shows. Guardian
Illegal downloads 150x more profitable than legal sales Torrent Freak
More than 10 million adults in the UK have never used the Internet. 4 million of them are the most socially disadvantaged. Race Online 2012

Education
Teach us a Lesson! competition for informal adult learning directory BECTA competition. £25k total
Britain’s degree blackspots – the best and worst educated places revealed Data Blog

EU Telecoms Package
Amendment 138: Parliament bows to pressure over telecoms package Euractiv
Alternatively …
EU Parliament drew back from file-sharer demands over legal uncertainty Out-law

Open Science
Webcast from the Oxford Social Media conference 09: making science public. Ben Goldacre, Maxine Clarke, Cameron Neylon

Postcodes, meet newspaper
Talis Nodalities: Postcode Paper: What you can do with the right data.

Social Media
1-in-5 Internet users now share updates: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook. From Pew Internet

Twitter
Hootsuite: Ow.ly tracking is bad for sharing links. Lots of government users cannot resist tracking.


October #2

Copyright
Remix culture: “On the Legal Consequences of Sauces: Should [..]Recipes Be Per Se Copyrightable?” SSRN

Google Book Settlement
Google co-founder Sergey Brin on book settlement NY Times

Journalism
Wikileaks devising a platform for anonymously leaking material to news outlets, others. ComputerWorld

Media Law
Super Injunctions: the Trafigura story
Libel law: Simon Singh wins leave to appeal in BCA libel case Index

Open Education Resources
A chat with Stephen Downes on OER CC Talks

Postcodes
Talis blog on #postcodes #ernestmarples and access to public data Nodalities

Privacy
Privacy policy tool failed because of browser rejection, says W3C lawyer Out-Law

Research
Open Research: The personal, the social, and the political Cameron Neylon

Twitter
US politics & Twitter: 5% of users account for 75% of activity Resource Shelf

WordPress
85 wordpress plugins for blogging journalists Online Journalism Blog


Links to 27th May

China, US

Internet Statistics: China logging on – shanghaiist.com interesting, v. diff profile from US

Digital Britain

Damian Tambini raises net neutrality as a potential loss in the Carter plan www.prospect-magazine.co.uk

Samknows: project to map UK Broadband notspots www.samknows.com

Research shows there are 3 million UK homes that need faster broadband under gov plans news.bbc.co.uk

Slow broadband? or #notspot make your vote count here www.broadband-notspot.org.uk 

Music

OUT-LAW: Companies and agencies move closer to EU-wide music market www.out-law.com

New rate from PRS for streaming music news.bbc.co.uk

Brian Eno: A living art reborn www.prospect-magazine.co.uk ‘as one business folds, several others open up.’

Security

Jack Schofield: avoid Twitter & Facebook phishing scams. OAuth hopeful www.guardian.co.uk

Last FM/CBS allegation

Last.fm rejects Techcrunch claims of illegal behaviour www.guardian.co.uk

Techcrunch challenges CBS/LastFM: deny sending user data to RIAA www.techcrunch.com

Health, research, reporting

TES ‘Fast food makes kids stupid’ media research reports fail himmelgartencafe.blogspot.com

How to read health news from NHS Behind the headlines www.nhs.uk

Ben Goldacre on recent bad reporting of health stories www.badscience.net

Freedom of Information Act

Open Rights Group: comprehensive report on the application of the Freedom of Information Act over the last four years reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk

BBC’s internal angst re Phorm www.whatdotheyknow.com (revealed by FOI request via WhatDoTheyKnow.com )

Newspapers, blogs, journalism

Padraig Reidy: on free speech ISPs, libel & Nadine Dorries www.guardian.co.uk

Mail on Sunday court apology to Tom Watson MP over Draper emails allegation: entirely untrue www.tom-watson.co.uk

Browser enhancement, Google reader

Shane Richmond: Google Reader bundles blogs.telegraph.co.uk

reframeit.com  Lessig and Rheingold on the board. Browser dependent (FF or IE7) Comment alongside web pages, then share by tweet, email or RSS.

Creative & Science Commons

Open Innovation and IP – Creative & Science Commons discussed at NESTA – webcast now up www.nesta.org.uk

Open Access, Open Knowledge

Questions for the European Parliament from the research community concerning Open Access – www.europenscience.org

Slides, audio and photos from Open Knowledge 2009 are now available okfn.org

Research Information Network developing a scholarly communications toolkit www.earlham.edu

Paying fees for open access publishing: strategic response needed | RIN www.rin.ac.uk