One of the most prominent scholar on youth and social networking sites, Danah Boyd, is interviewed in the Guardian..
Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd talks about social networking, young people and how the web is more private than your home
Yesterday Facebook enacted a new set of privacy rules, the purpose of which is to expand the information which all users share, making it ?easier for you to find and connect with the people you?re looking for.? However, according to a great analysis by the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
When you are looking for public-domain images (handy for the underfunded archaeologist), this is a good web page to keep in mind: Wikipedia?s Public Domain Image Resources. Here are the sections:
from Stanford Center for Internet and Society by Stuart Soffer
from Mashable! by Josh Catone
Google announced Monday that it will now be streaming updates from social networking sites in real time as search results. When a term is typed into a Google search, the lead result will now be a section of constantly updating social network, news site, and blog postings pertinent to the topic.
digital divide: the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all.
The digital divide is understood to be the gap between those who use and are familiar with computers and technology and those who aren’t. I’m 17, African-American, live in a considerably urban neighborhood in Chicago, and would seemingly contradict many of the statistics about race and ethnicity and their relationship to the digital divide. I have broadband internet, I use it frequently, I know my way around the computer, and I like using it. These are just basic things, but some statistics suggests that many people of my demographic aren’t fluent in even these simple tasks. Based on what I?ve seen, I have to wonder whether the digital divide isn?t more complicated than it is sometimes described.<!–break–>
Last week saw Fleishman-Hillard host a panel debate on the use of digital tools in public affairs and politics at the European Public Affairs Action Day. The videos of the contribution of our three speakers (Alexander Alvaro MEP, Pat Cleary of FH DC and Mark Redgrove of Orgalime) are now available on our YouTube channel here.
It has been less than a year since I first suggested that Facebook?s Status API would be the death of Twitter. Almost 11 months later, Twitter is still around and much more popular than before. While Twitter hasn?t disappeared, Facebook has spent the past year doing everything in their power to duplicate the functionality of the popular ?micro-blogging? platform.