Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Open Translation Manual

In a post last week about the Open Translation Tools summit in Amsterdam, I mentioned a “book sprint” that was working to put together a book on Open Translation. Well, they did it. It was released today, and it’s a … Continue reading

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links for 2009-06-30

%u2018How do we know what to translate?%u2019 Notes from OTT09, Amsterdam|Meedan Blog Lovely post from George at Meedan about one of the central problems with the polyglot internet – how do we know what we want to read if it … Continue reading

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links for 2009-06-29

Keeping News of David Rohde%u2019s Kidnapping Off Wikipedia – NYTimes.com The New York times worked hard to keep the kidnapping of David Rohde out of the news. It required some serious work to keep it out of Wikipedia, including Jimmy's … Continue reading

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links for 2009-06-27

Web Ecology Project Colleagues at Berkman analyze the first 18 days of data from tweets about the iranian elections. It's a much bigger phenomenon than the Moldova data set, with many more participants, but has a similar Pareto distribution. Fascinating … Continue reading

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Notes and reflections from the Open Translation Tools Summit 2009

If you want to know what people around the world are thinking and feeling, you need help from a translator. Recent events in Iran are a reminder that the internet and citizen media aren’t enough to give us access to … Continue reading

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links for 2009-06-26

Israeli Radio Show Captivates Iranians – WSJ.com A radio show by an Iranian jew in Israel shows the power of old media in a digital age – shortwave radio (tags: media radio iran israel diaspora) Bloggasm Tweets coming out of … Continue reading

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Twitter and the news cycle, perfect together

It’s nice to be listened to. I guess. Maybe. Though I now find myself wondering whether I wouldn’t be better off shutting up. I saw the first reports of Michael Jackson’s death on Twitter around 6pm. I ran a little … Continue reading

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links for 2009-06-23

Why We Protest – IRAN The fine folks at anonymous – the people who brought you those scientology protests – offer online bulletin boards and messaging services for Iranian activists. Points for solidarity, but unclear if these will remain accessible … Continue reading

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Chris Csikszentmihayli and a complex vision of citizen media

Chris Csikszentmihayli opens the morning’s session at MIT’s Knight News Challenge conference with an overview of his view of the world – “It’s my view from MIT – MIT wouldn’t endorse it, they’ve been quite specific about that,” he quips, … Continue reading

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Iran, citizen media and media attention

It’s been an interesting few days for people who study social media. As the protests over election results have continued in Iran, and Iranian authorities have prevented most mainstream journalists from reporting on events, there’s been a great deal of … Continue reading

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