Social and economic implications of Social Computing
The European Commission JRC, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
released a comprehensive report on social and economic implications of Social Computing [aka Web2.0, social media].
‘The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy’
(Eds.) Yves Punie, Wainer Lusoli, Clara Centeno, Gianluca Misuraca and David Broster
Authors: Kirsti Ala-Mutka, David Broster, Romina Cachia, Clara Centeno, Claudio Feijóo, Alexandra Haché, Stefano Kluzer, Sven Lindmark, Wainer Lusoli, Gianluca Misuraca, Corina Pascu, Yves Punie and José A. Valverde
This wide report covers different thematic areas. In addition to a cross-cutting analysis across areas in
Ch1: Key findings, Future Prospects and Policy Implications
It contains thematic analysis:
Ch2: The adoption and Use of Social Computing
Ch3: Social Computing from a Business Perspective
Ch4: Social Computing and the Mobile Ecosystem
Ch5: Social Computing and Identity
Ch6: Social Computing and Learning
Ch7: Social Computing and Social Inclusion
Ch8: Social Computing and Health
Ch9: Social Computing and Governance
WTO May Challenge Internet Censorship: ?Reuters is reporting that the World Trade Organization (WTO) is set to release a study claiming that censorship of the Internet is open to challenge by the global regulatory body due to its restrictions on trade.?
The Guardian One of the best kept literary secrets of the decade was revealed last night when 34-year-old scientist Dr Brooke Magnanti announced she was the writer masquerading as call girl Belle de Jour.
Onnik Krikorian is a British blogger, journalist, and photographer of Armenian decent who has been living in Yerevan, one of the world’s oldest continuously-inhabited cities, for the past 11 years. He is the Caucasus Editor for Global Voices where he amplifies the latest discussions taking place among bloggers in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. Most recently he has focused his efforts on covering the case against two Azeri bloggers who were sentenced to two and two and a half years in jail.
To start my participation here in DMLcentral, I want to write about social media outside the U.S., specifically in South America. Let?s take the case of Orkut in Brazil, an interesting and relatively-unknown subject that I?ve researched and followed closely for years. Orkut is very much a cultural phenomenon in Brazil. Although Brazilians had experience with other social networking sites (Fotolog, for example, was very popular among young Brazilians in 2003 and 2004, before Orkut appeared), Orkut caused a revolution in Internet access in Brazil. As Orkut grew quickly in Brazil starting in 2004, it became synonymous with the Internet. Being on the Internet meant being on Orkut. The question of course is, why?
The last post begins with the seemingly benign phrase ?the promise of digital activism is to crowdsource global political transformation.? I wrote it and I was pretty proud of myself. I thought it succinctly summed up the potential of decentralized politics, where power is defined at the edge and by the grassroot, by thousands of ordinary citizens mobilizing together. Well, Michel Bauwens set me straight.
I?m starting to feel like the only person who thinks the Google Books settlement with authors and publishers is a good deal. One voice that seems not to be heard, however, over the din of Google competitors, panicky law professors, and regulators who wouldn?t know a workable solution to a copyright problem (created by regulators) if it bit them, is anyone speaking for consumers.
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Currently the Interactive Sports News Editor for BBC Sport, Gubbay will commence his new title in January.
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On October 9, Italy’s highest Court ruled that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi‘s immunity from prosecution while in office ? guaranteed by a special law passed by his own center-right government in 2008 ? was unconstitutional. This decision has reopened two pending trials that accuse Berlusconi of false accounting and bribery.
By Patricia H. Kushlis
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OK. So call me Neanderthal.
Here?s a bold statement: Symbian S60 is simply not good enough. I?m sure that many Nokia owners and analysts who know that Symbian currently holds around 50% of the smartphone OS market would disagree. But I?ve said it before, and I?ll say it again: the new generation of smartphones ? primarily Androids, the iPhone, and webOS based devices ? are simply better than Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile (up to) 6.5 when it comes to doing what the today?s users want from a smartphone: browsing the web, using Facebook and Twitter, gaming, and finding simple apps that will satisfy their specific needs.
Short Answer: divide it.
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