#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: Research libraries in Germany announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access….

  Germany-wide consortium of research libraries announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow   Germany’s DEAL project, which includes over 60 major research institutions, has announced that all of its members are canceling their subscriptions to all of Elsevier’s academic and scientific journals, effective January 1, 2017. Washington Post launches Chrome … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: KickassTorrents might be back at https://katcr.co/

KickassTorrents ex-staffers brought the torrent site back from the dead The Next Web by Mix   Back in July, millions of pirates got their hearts broken when their go-to torrent site KickassTorrents suddenly shut down following the arrest of alleged founder Artem Vaulin – but it seems not all is lost. A group of devoted ex-staffers has kicked off a … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: We might be exposed to a coordinated SM campaign in the #Aleppo drama…

Those “final messages” from Aleppo Syria look more like a coordinated social media campaign than a cry for help@AnissaNow pic.twitter.com/GzASdXPwNU — IN THE NOW (@IntheNow_tweet) 14 Aralık 2016   Trump meets with tech leaders: Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Tesla, Intel  Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin   Photo: Donald Trump speaks as PayPal co-founder … 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

Journalism agenda: “How to find breaking news on Twitter…”How can journalists use Whatsapp for newsgathering

How to find breaking news on Twitter firstdraftnews.com by Alastair Reid By its very nature, breaking news happens unexpectedly. Simply waiting for something to start trending on Twitter is not an option for journalists – you’ll have to actively seek it out. The most important rule is to switch perspectives with the eyewitness and ask yourself, “What would I … 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: “Most popular programming languages shift at Github

Most popular programming languages shift at Github Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza Driven by the web and Android, Javascript and Java reign. Ruby and C lose ground. PHP lumbers on, impervious. Somewhere in the distance, a Perl script barks mournfully. Wargames-style map shows ongoing internet attacks Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza The Norse Map is a Wargames-style … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: That’s what I have observing, too: “Teens abandoning Facebook

Study: Teens abandoning Facebook Teenagers are leaving Facebook. Why? Because their parents are on it. [Graudian] Euroteens embarrassed to be seen on Facebook But their parents insist they use it, so their personal lives can be scrutinized by the olds. They’d prefer to be on Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat. “Facebook is basically dead and buried,” says Daniel Miller, who led … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “a master list of the 10,000 worst passwords…Amazon’s drones…

Worst passwords   (click to embiggen) Mark Burnett, whose work has been featured here before, has used lists of leaked passwords to compile a master list of the 10,000 worst passwords (with accompanying wordcloud, see above); an astonishing 91 percent of all passwords used appear in the top 1000. Here’s the top 100, with their relative frequency: NSA tracks … Read more

MPAA Claims Victory as isoHunt to shut down. Probably a Pyrrhic one… A Cyberculture roundup…

  isoHunt Shuts Down After $110 Million Settlement With The MPAA For more than seven years isoHunt and the MPAA have been battling it out in court and today the case appears to end, for now. Both parties have submitted a request to end the case and isoHunt founder Gary Fung agreed to pay a $110 million … Read more

Journalism roundup: Q&A: Guardian social and community editor Joanna Geary heads off to Twitter U.K.

  Rethinking shoe leather and professional boundaries in reporting ? and academia I was clueless about pretty much everything regarding academia and my field when I entered grad school three years ago (as opposed to merely ?most things? now), and in retrospect, that cluelessness should have worried me more than it did at the time. … Read more

Journalism roundup: Al Jazeera America …The newsononics of Jeff Bezos?

Is Al Jazeera America Simply CNN, Minus Wolf Blitzer? It’s been just under a month since Al Jazeera America first hit the airwaves, and what a month it’s been — with the Syria story lurching from seemingly imminent U.S. strikes to a looming congressional vote to this weekend’s chemical weapons deal. The fast-churning news cycle … Read more

Jeff Bezos pays a visit to The Washington Post’s newsroom…

Jeff Bezos says The Washington Post can be successful if it adopts Amazon?s business philosophies Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has given his first interview since acquiring The Washington Post for $250 million. Speaking with (not surprisingly) a reporter from The Washington Post, Bezos said he would run the newspaper with the same strategy … Read more

“Partner of NSA leaks journalist held for 9 hours… a Journalism roundup

Partner of NSA leaks journalist held for 9 hours The partner of the Guardian journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to expose US surveillance tactics was detained for almost nine hours August 6, 2013 filed handout picture released by the Brazilian Senate showing Brazil-based Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who was among the first to release … Read more