July 10th, 2012
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A Challenge to Digital Influencers: Join The #One4One Game - Forbes
Sick of looking at lists of media influencers that aren’t inclusive or don’t showcase the folks you think should be highlighted? Join The #One4One game by nominating someone on Twitter and follow the results on the game’s website.
From co-creator Deanna Zandt:
"A bunch of us who work in the tech and information industries are tired of pointing out that women and people of color are missing from lists, from panels, from articles about the industry, and that it’s the same six straight white guys having conversations about the future of media, technology and, well, everything. And a lot of people are tired of hearing it. So, let’s jump in and do something, and, as Rachel Sklar has been pushing for, change the ratio.”

A Challenge to Digital Influencers: Join The #One4One Game - Forbes

Sick of looking at lists of media influencers that aren’t inclusive or don’t showcase the folks you think should be highlighted? Join The #One4One game by nominating someone on Twitter and follow the results on the game’s website.

From co-creator Deanna Zandt:

"A bunch of us who work in the tech and information industries are tired of pointing out that women and people of color are missing from lists, from panels, from articles about the industry, and that it’s the same six straight white guys having conversations about the future of media, technology and, well, everything. And a lot of people are tired of hearing it. So, let’s jump in and do something, and, as Rachel Sklar has been pushing for, change the ratio.”

July 9th, 2012
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Perhaps The Google was broken, the people thought, but then The Yahoo too did not load. Nor did Hotmail. Nor USAToday.com. The land was thrown into panic. Internet Explorer 6 was minimized then maximized. The Compaq Presario was unplugged then plugged back in. The old mouse was brought out and plugged in beside the new mouse. Still, The Google did not load.

Some in the kingdom thought the cause of darkness must be the Router. Little was known of the Router, legend told it had been installed behind the recliner long ago by a shadowy organization known as Comcast. Others in the kingdom believed it was brought by a distant cousin many feasts ago. The people of 276 Ferndale Street did despair and resign themselves to defeat.

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July 2nd, 2012
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What do you think about the Declaration of Internet Freedom? 

shortformblog:

mrshl:

Announcing The Declaration Of Internet Freedom | Techdirt

Backed. Core principles of freedom that are hard to argue with.

This is important, all. A lot of sites are standing behind this. Is yours?

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June 28th, 2012
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The internet is no more killing journalism than home taping killed music. The internet is changing journalism, which is frightening for traditional hacks. …
June 28th, 2012
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ruineshumaines:

America Revealed

  1. Visualization of internet distribution;
  2. The pinpointed distribution of the unemployed;
  3. Domino’s Pizza’s raw ingredients’ delivery routes in the Northeast;
  4. U.S. electricity network routes;
  5. Traced paths of deceased bodies being transported to their hometowns;
  6. U.S. imports and exports of beef;
  7. All the people in America’s towns and cities.

Full episodes of the series can currently be viewed online for U.S. residents only.

That internet distribution map! 

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June 28th, 2012
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Scientists have been working on a new way to transmit data wirelessly, and they can now transfer a scorching 2.5 terabits of information per second.

Let us put that another way: that’s over 8,000 times faster than Verizon’s fastest wired home internet connection, FiOS, that only manages a paltry 300Mbps. Or, to put it in real terms, it’s the same as transmitting seven full Blu-ray movies per second.

June 4th, 2012
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May 7th, 2012
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Being online does change your brain, but so does making a cup of tea. A better question to ask is what parts of the brain are regular internet users using.
Mo Costanza, one of the finest science writers working today, tackles a question surrounded by much pseudoscience and alarmism in his BBC Future column: Does the internet rewire your brain? (via explore-blog)

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April 27th, 2012
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April 24th, 2012
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Press Background Briefing: SOPA Redux: The Problem with CISPA With Rainey Reitman (EFF) and Josh Levy (Free Press)

Looking for more information on CISPA? Call in today, April 24, at 5pm EST.

From the Media Consortium:

There’s a new piece of legislation moving through Congress that experts are calling just as dangerous to online freedom as SOPA and PIPA - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (HR 3523) or CISPA. Civil liberties experts worry that the language in CISPA, like SOPA, is so broad that it may spur unintended and undemocratic side effects. Concerns are that CISPA will allow widespread Internet monitoring and more extensive surveillance of personal communications and lacks information-sharing restrictions. Groups like EFF and Free Press argue that alternatives exist.

The Media Consortium, a national network of over 60 leading independent media outlets, has assembled an in-depth press briefing on CISPA. This briefing will help reporters understand the specifics of CISPA, including where it differs from SOPA. Reporters will also get an update on where the bill is in Congress, who is supporting and opposing the bill, and what actions are being taken. All journalists are invited to attend.

The call is free, but the Media Consortium is requesting that you register in advance


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