Monthly Archives: June 2009

Business models and the future of media – MITKNC

MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media is hosting the annual meeting of Knight News Challenge winners at MIT. In typical MIT fashion, we’re given technical goodies to play with – nametags that include a massive QR code and small, flashing … Continue reading

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links for 2009-06-17

The Revolution Will NOT Be Twittered | techPresident Tom Watson warns of the dangers of viewing the Iranian protests via a lens of US politics and suggests that Andrew Sullivan and others are overemphasizing the social media role in these … Continue reading

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Cluetrain at Ten – a conversation at Berkman

Ten years ago, when the internet was young and innocent, four provocateurs posted their manifesto, The Cluetrain Manifesto. It was snarky, it was smart, it sold well, and it influenced a lot of thinking. It’s ten years old now, and … Continue reading

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Beth Kolko and Design for Digital Inclusion

Beth Kolko manages the Design for Digital Inclusion research group at the University of Washington, a group that includes undergrads, grads and faculty across fields, focusing on a wide variety of topics: technology in Central Asia, non-instrumental uses of techology, … Continue reading

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links for 2009-06-16

CNN%u2019s Coverage of Iran Protests Criticized – New York Times on CNNFail, twitter-based criticism of CNN's failure to cover Iranian protests in depth and on the ground (tags: media news iran twitter cnn cnnfail) El Oso Archive Cloud Intelligence … Continue reading

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links for 2009-06-13

Pulitzer Center Pulitzer Center is taking a close look at Somaliland and the stresses that are arising due to an unrecognized government. It's a key issue, and good to see Pulizter taking a close look, though there's not much reporting … Continue reading

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How China blocks the letter “F”

My friend and colleague Hal Roberts is one of the internet’s top censorship and filtering researchers. When Chinese authorities announced that a client-based piece of filtering software called GreenDam would be required for installation on new PCs, Hal downloaded the … Continue reading

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Invented languages, cosmopolitan dreams

Arika Okrent has a thing for languages. Born in Chicago, she got good enough at Hungarian to teach in Hungary, and learned ASL while getting a masters degree in linguistics at Gallaudet, the world’s leading university for the deaf. Somewhere … Continue reading

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links for 2009-06-12

Jonathan Torgovnik's photographs of children born of rape during the Rwandan genocide. – By Mia Fineman – Slate Magazine Powerful article about a photo series, focusing on the children of rape in Rwanda. The mothers photographed had been raped by … Continue reading

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links for 2009-06-11

Foreign Policy: Exclusive Interview with Morgan Tsvangirai Elizabeth Dickinson of Foreign Policy interviews Morgan Tsvangirai on the challenges of coalition government in Zimbabwe (tags: africa zimbabwe economics politics interview foreignpolicy tsvangirai mugabe) Global Voices Online Caste Based Communities on Orkut … Continue reading

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