"Preparing the EU for the future internet

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Preparing the EU for the future internet

Source: European Commission
+ Commission Communication on future networks and the internet
Full Document (PDF; 84 KB)
+ Indexing broadband performance
Full Document (PDF; 157 KB)
+ Internet of things
Full Document (PDF; 75 KB)

Websites to continue to be banned in Turkey- transportation minister

It’s good to know why an Internet ban in Turkey is necessary…

By Internation Musing

I rather would say ‘Mind your own business’…

Web sites will continue to be banned as long as they post content inappropriate for Turkish families, according to one top minister.

Sony Reader’s new model offers interactive touch screen

By Alisa Zykova

sony.jpgSony announces that its new Reader model, the PRS-700, will feature an interactive touch screen, which will let users change pages by moving their fingers across the display, and a virtual keyboard to type up notes. The device will also have an LED reading light that will permit visibility in areas of inadequate lighting.

Evangelical Alliance Names The Ten Blogging Commandments

The Evangelical Alliance recently came up with the "Ten Blogging Commandments." The Evangelical Alliance says they are loosely based on the real Ten Commandments from the Old Testament. The Evangelical Alliance says these commandments are "intended to cause bloggers to consider the social impact of their blogging."

Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution

Source: Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

In the new global economy information technology (IT) is the major driver of both economic growth and improved quality of life. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in its 2007 report Digital Prosperity: Understanding the Economic Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution documented how IT, since the mid-1990s, has been the principal driver of increased economic growth not only in the United States but also in many other nations. However, IT is also at the core of dramatic improvements in the quality of life for individuals around the world. In our new report, we show how IT is the key enabler of many, if not most, of today’s key innovations and improvements in our lives and society—from better education and health care, to a cleaner and more energy-efficient environment, to safer and more secure communities and nations.

Social network sites in an international context

Dan Perkel reviews some of the work on social network sites presented at a recent conference at the London School of Economics.

Tactic: US Hispanic Community Organizes Online

By Talia Whyte on NCLR

Description: The Hispanic community is the fastest growing population in the United States, which, according to the U.S. Census, is projected to nearly triple, from 46.7 million to 132.8 million during the 2008-2050 period. Because of the rapidly changing racial makeup in the American landscape, activists are using this opportunity to reach out to this demographic on key issues.

Digital Tools Being Used: Facebook, YouTube

Campaign: Free Rice

By Tamara on rice

Ndop Rice (Cameroon)

Description: Agricultural statistics are difficult to attain and must always be reviewed with care. However according to the current FAO statistics, the Least Developed Countries (49 of the worlds poorest countries) produce approximately 10% of the worlds food, whilst Europe and the US produce between 20-30% each.

And so in a world of adequate food supply, food shortage is still a daily reality. About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes (according to the United Nations). This is one person every three and a half seconds.

Poverty.com in partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has started an innovative new campaign that takes one small but effective step to address this gap.

Tools: facebook, on-line petitions, blogs, wiki

Mobiles-in-a-box: Using mobile phones for advocacy

By allan

Our new toolkit, Mobiles in-a-box: Using mobile phones for advocacy (http://mobiles.tacticaltech.org/) – is a collection of tools, tactics, how-to guides and case studies designed to to inspire advocacy organisations and present possibilities for the use of mobile telephony in their work. From choosing an audience, to privacy and security issues and also countering technological challenges, Mobiles in-a-box provides

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