A late tribute to Lina Ben Mhenni, Tunisian Free Expression Activist and Revolutionary… #Cyberculture agenda

In Memory of Lina Ben Mhenni, Tunisian Free Expression Activist and Revolutionary EFF.org Updates Like so many of her friends, colleagues, and admirers around the world, we were devastated to hear of the death of Lina Ben Farewell to Lina Ben Mhenni, Tunisian blogger and human rights defender Global Voices Online Lina Ben Mhenni, June … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: PEW report on “Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences”

50,000 printers hacked to help PewDiePie keep his YouTube crown The Next Web by Ivan Mehta The battle for YouTube supremacy between Swedish vlogger PewDiePie and Indian record label T-Series is getting more intense than you could imagine: In order to give PewDiePie an edge, someone hacked 50,000 printers around the world to ask people to subscribe … Read more

Journalism agenda: Pew Report on Countries, press freedom and national security…

Countries differ in support for press freedom, especially for reporting on national security 11 A new Pew report finds that beliefs in the freedom of the press vary substantially by country, with support for both free speech and a free press “contingent on the topic.” In general, while “large majorities across the globe” believe that the … Read more

one in four in US owns an e-reader (new PEW research)..Breaking Bad Creator: Illegal Downloading Raised Brand Awareness… a Cyberculture roundup

Pew: One in three Americans owns a tablet, one in four owns an e-reader, and 43% have one or the other One in three Americans now owns a tablet, or 35 percent of the population aged 16 and older. At the same time, one in four US citizens at least 16-years-old now owns an e-reader. Mixing … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Google vs. Facebook on Waze, Wikileaks documentary attacking Assange…

Wikileaks Documentary Attacks Assange, Excuses Manning Julian Assange is a villain, Bradley Manning is a hero: That is the message of We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, a new documentary now showing in theaters nationwide. REPORT: Google Battling Facebook For Waze Facebook?s talks to potentially acquire satellite navigation startup Waze may have hit a … Read more

Pew Report: Teens still use Facebook and know about privacy settings… A Cyberculture roundup…

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy: New Survey Findings from Pew and the Berkman Center Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, … Read more

PEW report says Online Political Engagement Can Lead to Offline Activism… EFF Surveys Major Tech Companies’ Privacy and Transparency Policies…A Cyberculture roundup…

What Is TPP? It’s the Biggest Global Threat to the Internet Since ACTA from EFF.org Updates by Katitza Rodriguez and Maira Sutton and Maira Sutton The United States and ten governments from around the Pacific are meeting yet again to hash out the secretTrans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) on May 15-24 in Lima, Peru. The TPP … Read more

Journalism roundup: Algorithmically constructed news and more…

Dan Gillmor says journalists are uninformed about who controls the platforms they publish on from Nieman Journalism Lab by Caroline O’Donovan Dan Gillmor is writing a book (maybe), and he has a lot of questions. The project, which will probably be self published, will probably be called Permission Taken. Gillmor already owns that domain, so … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Teens and Technology 2013 Report… Aaron Swartz’s unfinished monograph on the “programmable Web”

Teens and Technology 2013: New Survey Findings from Pew Research Center & Berkman Center from Berkman Center Newsfeed by ashar The Berkman Center for Internet & Society and its Youth and Media Project are pleased to share a new report, the second in a series discussing issues of youth and privacy in collaboration with the … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: PEW report on the demographics of Social Media users… Victory for Wikivoyage…

The Demographics of Social Media Users ? 2012 from Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports Young adults are more likely than older adults to use social media. Women, African-Americans, and Latinos show high interest in sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. A victory for Wikivoyage and free knowledge by leyla keser berber Settlement of litigation between … Read more

New PEW report: Where people get information about restaurants..and a cyberculture roundup…

New Report: Where people get information about restaurants and other local businesses The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources. Part 1 » Restaurants, bars, and clubs Part 2 » … Read more

New PEW report on social media use and American teens…

New Report: Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites Social media use has become so pervasive in the lives of American teens that having a presence on a social network site is almost synonymous with being online. Fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80% of those online teens are … Read more

PEW reports: 28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based services and more…

    PEW Report: 28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based services More than a quarter (28%) of all American adults use mobile or social location-based services of some kind. This includes anyone who takes part in one or more of the following activities: 65% of online adults use social networking sites     Fully … Read more

New PEW report: Global Publics Embrace Social Networking

Global Publics Embrace Social Networking Computer and Cell Phone Usage Up Around the World Another report: Generations 2010 by Kathryn Zickuhr Generation Y Likes Facebook More Than Television from All Facebook by Jackie Cohen If you have deja vu seeing statistics like these, join the club: Some 81 percent of affluent Generation Y adults logs … Read more

PEW Featured Report: Americans and their gadgets

PEW Featured Report: Americans and their gadgets In recent years the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, and consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for “anytime, anywhere” access to news, information, friends and entertainment: Facebook And Zynga Sued Over Privacy from All Facebook by Caitlin … Read more

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