Rules For The Revolution: The Podcast » Episode 020: Net Neutrality
Great podcast on the current state of network neutrality. Even though it’s a lawyer interviewing a wonk, they do a great job of explaining the “so what” of this seemingly arcane but very important issue in plain English. (tags: audio podcast law net+neutrality analysis tidbits+fodder problems business technology)
House OKs extension of ban on Internet access taxes – Los Angeles Times
“The House unanimously voted today to ban Internet taxes for seven more years, clearing the way for President Bush to sign the extension before the current moratorium ends Thursday.” (tags: e-commerce business government economics law)
Citizen Journalists of India: Citizen journalism vs. professional journalism
Someone who disagrees with me about citizen journalism. (tags: citizen+journalism)
Twitterbar :: Firefox Add-ons
Post to twitter by typing text into the firefox address bar. Click the icon to post, mouseover tells how many characters left. You can also post by typing ‘ –post’ or hit the grey arrow when visiting a webpage to carry out a URL tweet (tags: social+media microblogging tools)
|My Blogging Ethics panelists. Clockwise from top left: Graydancer, Toby Bloomberg, Christopher Calicott, and Charlotte-Anne Lucas.|
As I’m preparing for my Nov. 8 BlogWorld Expo panel on Blogging Ethics, I’m trying to map out the territory. Specifically, what are the main ethical issues that bloggers encounter?
Based on my initial research, it seems that these issues fall into two main camps: issues of form (since blogs generally have certain commonalities of presentation and delivery, regardless of content) and issues of function (the purpose of your blog, the kind of content you’re trying to deliver through that blog, and which communities you’re trying to connect with).
It seems to me (and please comment below if you disagree) that, as with most communication media, blogging ethics aren’t absolute. That’s because blogs are a tool with myriad uses.
…That said, it seems like the issues of form might be closer to absolute across the blogosphere than issues of function.
I’m trying to map out the key root-level aspects of blogging that entail ethical issues. Here’s where I’m at so far. I’d appreciate your help with designing this list…
|Swivel: Fun free tool for data visualization. Basic, but useful.|
|Radio-controlled clocks can be… entertaining…|
No, daylight savings time 2007 did NOT end in the US today. That’s next Sunday, Nov. 4. Over in the EU the clocks did change today, but not here. So why did the radio-controlled clock in my living room, which is governed by the WWVB radio signal from the atomic clock at the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST, which is right here in Boulder, CO) think today was the day to roll back an hour?
I tried resetting the clock, but got the same result. Eventually I had to change the setting to Central time (an hour ahead of my Mountain time zone) to get it to show the “right” time. And next Sunday, I suppose I’ll have to switch it back.
Did this happen to anyone else today?
Blogging as process: “Taking the cue from Amy Gahran I am also going to be blogging on my own research I’ve been doing for my Canadian Graduate Scholarship proposal on the topic of web 2.0 and the art world.”
“Intense Debate is the premiere commenting system on the internet. We provide a comprehensive solution in the way of an easy to install widget that can be used to completely change the commenting experience on the blogs of our publishing partners.”
Great podcast I just listened to exploring the overlap and differentiation of blogs, media, journalism, citizen journalism, and participatory media.
On Oct. 18 I posted about how Google’s free Gmail service has been gradually increasing the storage space allocated to its users. Around Oct. 15 the space in my account was at about 2.9 G, with 59% of it used. As of today, I’m at just over 4.4G, with only 40% of that space used.
So what? For me, it matters because I rely on Gmail to manage my tasks and priorities via GTDinbox. One reason I do that is because Gmail has an excellent search capability for the content of messages. So for me, more space means that I can search back over a longer history. And free matters to me because, well, I prefer to save money where it makes sense to do so.
However, I know other people have taken to using Gmail as a backup service — either by e-mailing important files to themselves, or by using utilities like GMFS.
Personally, I don’t use Gmail as a backup service because I want my backup to be something I can easily restore to my computer in the event of hardware loss or damage, or accidental deletion. I back up my computer regularly to both and external hard drive and a cheap online backup service (Mozy). Also, as far as I know Gmail’s search functions does not yet include the content of attachments, which for me significantly reduces the temptation to use Gmail for backup purposes. (I like to be able to search for specific stuff in my backup, occasionally). But that’s just me.
Anyway, I’ll continue to update my own storage space below. (All times listed are in the U.S. Mountain time zone):
- 12:20 pm: 4439 MB
- 5:00 pm: 4467 MB
- 1:00 pm: 4494 MB
- 5:00 pm: 4520 MB
- 1:00 pm: 4548 MB
- 11:15 am: 4580 MB
- 1:00 pm: 4602 MB
- 6:45 pm: 4635 MB
- 7:00 pm: 4683 MB
- 3:00 pm: 4712 MB (39% used)
OK, I’m officially looking forward to the Mac Leopard OSX. check out this video of the top 10 features.
“One global media giant is extending its intranet to offer its employees not only the online tools of the trade but fully-featured social networking capabilities, creating an informal community of employees around the world.”
“Traditional media orgs are adopting various elements and tools. Individuals are creating new ways to apply them. And over time, government agencies and other organizations will more proactively use the tools to proactively notify their audiences.”
|Collaborative news sites like NowPublic: The forefront of Web 2.0 news.|
- Paul Kedrosky: The Web 2.0 Disaster
“I keep wondering if the current fires in southern California are the first Web 2.0 disaster. No, not for the whole idea of Web 2.0, or even for a specific company, just the first disaster to use wholesale the various Web 2.0-ish technologies.”(tags: disaster collaboration web2.0 citizen+journalism tidbits+fodder)
- Is This the End of News?, by Michael Wolff: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com
“What about a sliding bar?” Mike Wu, a software engineer, offers just a little grudgingly. “Like from hard to soft news. So you can set it where you want to?” “Really? From serious broadsheet to scandalous tabloid?”(tags: media+evolution technology journalism news+biz)
- BusinessWeek Debate Room E-mail Faces Deletion
On services like Twitter and Jaiku: “Everything gets a permalink and a URL. So if I want to link to it or pass it around or get it into search engines, problem solved. You can’t link to an e-mail.”(tags: email future marketing microblogging technology web2.0 usability knowledge+management)
|Twittermap is one way to find recent individual “tweets” from the wildfire region — or anywhere.|
HyperGene Media Blog noted yesterday that the free mobile-friendly service is being used by news outlets and emergency services to deliver text updates. (The best example of this so far, in my opinion, is from NPR affiliate radio station KPBS in San Diego.) And of course, many individual Twitter users in the affected regions are posting their own updates — one way to find these is TwitterMap.
My question for Twitter users: Are you using Twitter to follow (or post) news and updates about the Southern CA fires?
- Is this useful for you?
- Which kinds of news/updates are most helpful or significant to you? (Give examples)
- Which fire-related tweets do you think are least helpful, or even annoying or potentially harmful? (Give examples)
Please comment below. Thanks!