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Social media news

“I encourage students to avoid PowerPoint.” List of more than 100 interactive presentation media from Howard Rheingold


News today: Twitter as newspaper eg http://paper.li/hrheingold

After blowing $120MM of VC funding Ning is laying off 40% of its staff and dumping free versions of its service

37 Signals tells it like it is


#Twitter @anywhere prototypes from the Guardian Open Platform


Such Tweet Sorrow http://www.suchtweetsorrow.com/ #RSC #mudlark Romeo & Juliet, Twitter.


Posterous Releases iPhone, Android Optimized Mobile Sites The Next Web


ArchivePress – archive your blog/RSS feed using WordPress Archive Press Release Candidate


So – who’s going to WordCamp UK 2010? http://uk.wordcamp.org/





Education, OER

OpenCourseWare economics in the New York Times Creative Commons blog

Radio 4 19th April: The Report on the impact of funding cuts/poor management on UK Universities iPlayer link


Anya Kamenetz on the future of US higher education: Adapt or Decline InsideHigherEd

Anya Kamenetz on alternative education, interview video


Moodle & WordPress stats http://moodle.org/stats/ http://en.wordpress.com/stats/


Single Search Interface to Find OpenCourseware Resourceshelf


Mendeley research tool open API  Mendeley throws open the doors to academic data in the New York Times

Social Media Classroom: a social media learning environment from @hrheingold Technology and pedagogy. Free.




February #2

Infographic: gender, language
He Said / She Said – words that men and women use in blogs more than the other gender
Infographic: Regionalism in action – BIS investment intensity over time

Press standards & libel: Culture Media & Sport select cttee report in full download PDF
Libel Reform campaign petition

Mapping, OpenStreetMap
Post by Steve Coast, who started OSM
OpenStreetMap – The Best Map

Mapping, Ordnance Survey consultation
A plain English introduction from Simply Understand
Ordnance Survey: the options for Change- or not?
Mapping, Transport For London
Bus route maps using Google maps

NESTA report: Mass localism

Policymakers increasingly recognise that many of the solutions to major social challenges – from tackling climate change to improving public health – need to be much more local. Local solutions are frequently very effective, as they reflect the needs of specific communities and engage citizens in taking action. And they are often cost-effective, since they provide a conduit for the resources of citizens, charities or social enterprises to complement those of the state. Given the growing pressure on government finances, these are important benefits.
But localism presents a dilemma. Government has traditionally found it difficult to support genuine local solutions while achieving national impact and scale.

Pew Report: Net will enhance intelligence, not make us stupid.
The Future of the Internet 1V

Open Data
Rewired State events in March

Boing Boing: School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home

Beyond blogging
Joss Winn’s presentation to the dev8D conference

October #2

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

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

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

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

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

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

85 wordpress plugins for blogging journalists Online Journalism Blog

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

August #3

How long does it take to create one hour of eLearning? http://bit.ly/EeLbN
Scholarly publishing with WordPress http://bit.ly/kW34Q

New Scientist: worldwide government initiatives to block, filter and control the internet http://bit.ly/1WesNZ

Google Book Settlement
BBC on Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo signing up to Open Book Alliance re Google Book Settlement http://bit.ly/tuSSk
Peter Brantley and the Open Book Alliance – throwing the book at Google http://bit.ly/45PRvS

“The real reason why the major labels love Spotify” http://tinyurl.com/ornatz Labels OK. Artists ‘earn about the same as busking’.
From Telegraph Tech: Spotify to make ‘significant’ revenue for UK record labels ‘within six months’ http://bit.ly/KIXQs
Good news for internet radio: skipping tracks is not an ‘interactive service’ US judgement http://bit.ly/16GjPt

Digital Britain
Internet cut-off threat for illegal downloadershttp://tinyurl.com/nv4dxc
BIS press release on file sharing disconnections http://bit.ly/tCw7e

NewsTrust launches Smart Feeds: news stories by journalists on Twitter & trusted sites. http://bit.ly/15mOGj
Birmingham Post faces threat of going weekly: Trinity Mirror has confirms review http://bit.ly/j9ZtO
“Dissociated Press” James Boyle FT column on news and journalism business http://bit.ly/wZon

BBC: people who engage in media “multitasking” are those least able to do so well, according to researchers http://bit.ly/y5WJn

New blog, old blog

New URL for this blog. Same purpose: teaching, lecture notes and posts on technology, culture, law and business.

What’s new? The name is shorter.

Still to do: tidy up the archive of course material. Sidebar not ideal for navigation.

Sometimes fast is good enough: export content from old blog, import to new blog. Thanks WordPress! Isn’t XML wonderful?