Legal delays have blown a hole in UK’s digital heritage Guardian
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
It’s business not a gold rush. Developers aren’t getting rich
Home Office Safer Streets -map where you feel safe /unsafe in Solihull
The wraps come of data.gov.uk private beta preview
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
Improbable research IgNobel prizewinners 2009
Guide to the Research Excellence Framework Consultation. Have your Write To Reply
The myth of the page fold: evidence from user testing
Techcrunch: Twitter’s upcoming lists feature
Google Book Settlement
Huffington Post Pamela Samuelson: Google Book Settlement 1.0 Is History
UK academics: JISC seeks your views on the US Google book Settlement. A Write To Reply service.
San Francisco App Store, open data – staff and citizens encouraged to build the government they want Mashable DataSF App Showcase
COI: benefits of government website auditing: open, transparent and accountable Digigov
Full List of UK Councils now online (and accessible via API) CountCulture
Opening up local government information. Chris Taggart’s presentation to Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information
Survival of the flattest: how to futureproof your website’s IA Mission Creep
Read newspapers on your home computer! (1981 video) YouTube
Five projects on the frontier of text-based data analysis and visualization Nieman Lab
DocumentCloud: investigative journalism organisations+ Open Calais Nieman Lab interview
Full audio and transcript of Clay Shirky’s talk at Harvard on the future of news Nieman Lab
Pie chart: what an education company (Pearson) that owns a newspaper (Financial Times) looks like
FCC & net neutrality: Boing Boing notes inconsistency
Why open access? University of Salford’s Vice-Chancellor Martin Hall makes the case
Improving data visualisation for the public sector DataViz
Useful round-up of remote user testing services Website Magazine
Book sharing site Scribd rejects claims of copyright infringement Guardian
CC publishes study on interpreting “non-commercial” under CCBY & CC0 Creative Commons
Attitudes to supporting non-BBC regional news from the licence fee. Preliminary findings. DCMS study.
How exactly is Facebook making money? Guardian
How Facebook tried to put a shine on $9.5m privacy suit Guardian
Usability, council websites and the obligation to promote democracy Local Democracy
Nieman Reports Fall 2009: Journalism & Social Media <- essential reading
Shane Richmond article for Nieman Reports about the development of My Telegraph
Murdoch hails electronic reading devices “no paper, no printing plants, no unions,” said Mr Murdoch, behind the FT paywall.
5 US universities commit to open access publishing Digital & Scholarly
OUT-LAW: Hidden Flash cookies track even opt-out users on web’s biggest sites.
New York Times on the Simon Singh case: the high costs of English libel law for science writing
Sense about science Keep Libel Laws Out of Science campaign
Paul Graham: The list of n things is the cheeseburger of essay forms