#Cyberculture agenda: “The technologies that would make the web more participatory…

The technologies that would make the web more participatory  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow The early web was heralded as a revolution in participatory media where everyone could make media as well as consuming it.   Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook’s behavior to US Congress Stories – WikiTribune by Charles Turner The WikiTribune community reporting on Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “#DeleteUber: Users angry at Trump Muslim ban scrap app…

#DeleteUber: Users angry at Trump Muslim ban scrap app  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH)   Uber provided rides at JFK airport while other taxi drivers held strike over Trump’s ban on Muslim travellers. 2 big names in video games take on Trump’s immigration ban Mashable! by Adam Rosenberg   The Trump administration’s immigration ban has prompted a … Read more

#Journalism agenda: “Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News”

  Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News FiveThirtyEight » Features by Brooke Borel Fake news. We’ve used this phrase so many times in the past two months that it’s almost lost meaning — partly because it can mean so many different things. Depending on who you talk to, “fake news” may refer to satirical news, … Read more

Journalism agenda: “IPI launches database on online abuse against journalists…

IPI launches database on online abuse against journalists ipi.media – Silvia Morales – Dec 6 Spanish journalist Mayte Carrasco spent years covering deadly conflicts across the globe, from Afghanistan to Libya. But it was from the safety of her own home that she faced some of the most vivid threats to her life. Not long … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: According to Phil Ross “Social Media Predicted Donald Trump’s Victory When Few Polls Did”

Social Media Predicted Donald Trump’s Victory When Few Polls Did  All Facebook Only three days ago, the U.S. and the rest of the world were counting down the hours to a decisive Hillary Clinton victory on Election Day. The campaign infrastructure Clinton had assembled, like her performances during the debates, was the epitome of thorough preparation and … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Will be hard to find a cooler President: “Joi Ito interviews Barack Obama for Wired: machine learning, neurodiversity, basic research and Star Trek

Joi Ito interviews Barack Obama for Wired: machine learning, neurodiversity, basic research and Star Trek Boing Boing Joi Ito (previously) — director of MIT Media Lab, former Creative Commons chief, investor, entrepreneur, and happy mutant — interviewed Barack Obama for a special, Obama-edited issue of Wired   Google Warns More Than a Dozen Russian Journalists and Activists … Read more

I guess it is life… “Adblock Plus now selling ads”

Adblock Plus now selling ads  Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza Adblock Plus is to begin reselling the ads it blocks, replacing websites’ original ads with ones under its control—and which it takes a fat cut of the revenue from. Adblock Plus Wants to Make Money by Serving You More Ads MIT Technology Review A service meant to … Read more

Journalism agenda: In 2016 Mobile continues its takeover…

The State of the News Media 2016: Mobile continues its takeover  Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman Facebook, Snapchat, and other social platforms have dominated conversations around journalism over the past year. While publishers have flocked to tools like Facebook Live, Instant Articles, and Snapchat Discover to reach new audiences, they’ve also worried about changing revenue … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “World Leaders on Instagram 2016…

World Leaders on Instagram 2016 Executive Summary Most Followed World Leaders on Instagram What to Post? Accounts Worth Following Do they manage their own account? First, Let’s Take a Selfie About the Study Executive Summary Social Media, Smartphone Encryption, and Surrogate Motherhood  Slate Articles by Gabriel Roth Happy Friday, Slate Plus members! Here at Slate’s New … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Northern England under Worst floods for 70 years…

Worst floods for 70 years swamp northern England  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Around 500 soldiers brought in to deal with ‘unprecedented’ flooding in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Arresting scenes from the flooded streets of northern England Mashable! by Adam Rosenberg It’s been a soggy weekend in northern England as widespread flooding caused by heavy rains prompted the … Read more

Journalism agenda: With 40,000 paid subscribers, Dutch journalism platform The Correspondent becoming a success story….

‘The Correspondent’ is winning crowdfunded journalism with 40,000 paid subscribers The Next Web by Bryan Clark Today, Dutch journalism platform The Correspondent announced it just reached 40,000 paying members. The feat is nothing short of amazing considering it started without a website — or any content for that matter — crowdfunded $1.7 million dollars, and continued to leverage this early … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Open Access Is a Human Rights Issue

Open Access Is a Human Rights Issue EFF.org Updates by Elliot Harmon A BBC article has been making the rounds this week about #icanhazpdf, a “secret codeword” that people use to access research papers from limited-access journals. The idea is simple: when researchers—or, for that matter, curious readers—find a reference to an article that they can’t … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Ada Lovelace Day… “A long interview with Snowden…

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating the Achievements of Women in Technology  EFF.org Updates by Annelyse Gelman Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Please join us in commemorating the life of Ada Lovelace by celebrating the achievements – past and present – of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.   Snowden for drones: The Intercept’s expose on US drone attacks, … Read more

Erdoğan blackmailing EU: “Act in Syria [that is fight against Asad], or get ready to accept more refugees… Eurosphere agenda…

Erdogan tells EU: Act in Syria, or get ready to accept more refugees EurActiv.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday (5 October) urged the EU to train rebels, and to consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria, during talks to address Europe’s growing migrant crisis. US, NATO condemn Russia’s violations of Turkish airspace  EurActiv.com … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Advocacy groups call on Twitter to restore API access to Politiwoops

Advocacy groups call on Twitter to restore API access to Politiwoops  Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman A collection of advocacy groups from around the world on Friday released anopen letter to Twitter, calling on the company to restore API access to Politiwoops, a site that archived politicians’ deleted tweets. RELATED ARTICLE A eulogy for Politwoops, … Read more