Archive for November, 2009

Google Books Settlement 2.0: Evaluating Competition | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Friday, November 20th, 2009

EFF finally moves beyond the privacy issue to address the real problems with GBS. "The public deserves a solution that is not "barely legal," but that instead encourages real, robust competition. As written, without some modification or legislative adjunct, Settlement 2.0 does not do that. Visit Google Books Settlement 2.0: Evaluating Competition | Electronic Frontier [...]

The War For the Web – O’Reilly Radar

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

"we are heading into a bloody period of competition that could be extremely unfriendly to the interoperable web as we know it today." Visit The War For the Web – O’Reilly Radar

YouTube Blog: Connecting citizens and journalists with YouTube Direct

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

"Already, we've seen ABC News, the Huffington Post, NPR, Politico, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and WHDH-TV/WLVI-TV in Boston using YouTube Direct." Visit YouTube Blog: Connecting citizens and journalists with YouTube Direct

Building Big Audiences & Generating Revenue in the Digital Age – Scott Kirsner

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Building Big Audiences & Generating Revenue in the Digital Age: The "Fans, Friends & Followers" Workshop Tuesday, December 01, 2009 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (PT) San Francisco, CA Visit Building Big Audiences & Generating Revenue in the Digital Age – Scott Kirsner

A Speculative Post on the Idea of Algorithmic Authority « Clay Shirky

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Michael Jensen’s piece, The New Metrics of Scholarly Authority, is now locked behind a pay wall by the Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/article/The-New-Metrics-of-Scholarly/5449), but it’s nicely summarized at http://scanblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/new-metrics-of-scholarly-authority.html, and well worth a read. Visit A Speculative Post on the Idea of Algorithmic Authority « Clay Shirky

Big Ideas Fest 6-9 December 2009

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

This will be good: "The inaugural Big Ideas Fest is the starting point for a movement that supports innovation in education at a time when the need to accelerate high-quality learning is truly essential for our country and our future." Visit Big Ideas Fest 6-9 December 2009

Ofcom knocks back BBC DRM plans

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

BBC plans to copy protect Freeview high definition (HD) data have been dealt a blow by regulator Ofcom. Visit Ofcom knocks back BBC DRM plans

Lost Films

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

"LOST FILMS is a new internet portal aimed at collecting and documenting film titles, which are believed or have been declared "lost". The ARCHIVE currently contains over 3500 entries, a number of which are extensively illustrated with surviving documents contributed by archives and individuals worldwide. " Visit Lost Films

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting