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2012

Digital Governance. Gamification. 50 Must-Listen-to Lectures for Tech Lovers. As an online student and tech lover, you’re probably aware that there are lots of educational resources available to you online. But did you know that you can find excellent lectures from universities online? It’s true-and we’ve highlighted 50 of the most important lectures for tech lovers to check out. Culture In these lectures, you’ll learn about the culture of technology, and how technology affects culture.

Folk Cultures and Digital Cultures: Find out how literary criticism and cultural history have accommodated and embraced contemporary media from this lecture. Information These lectures deal with information technology. Books and Libraries in the Digital Age: Robert Darnton discusses the ocean of digital information. Marc Andreessen on Why Software Is Eating the World.

The Man Who Makes the Future: Wired Icon Marc Andreessen. Storytelling: digital technology allows us to tell tales in innovative new ways. The Edinburgh international book festival begins this week, featuring a fortnight of storytelling and literati self-promotion.

Storytelling: digital technology allows us to tell tales in innovative new ways

Looking at the 17 packed days of a programme filled with debates, talks, readings and keynotes, I've noticed that there is virtually no reflection on the cards for the "dead tree" version of the story that is threatening to shake-up publishing's centuries-old foundation. More so, it is surprising given the "digital first" bent of its headline sponsor, the Guardian, that there's no mention of apps, digital extensions or the new, multiformatted way of telling stories that's emerging among a new and talented crop of content creators supported by innovative and risk-taking storytelling outlets. But I admit, picking on the book festival is unfair; linear stories still dominate the page, our TVs, our radios, our games consoles and the theatre. Yet the process of telling a story doesn't have to be unidirectional. Rose believes stories are in an exciting period of flux.

Les salariés demandent de nouveaux outils pour communiquer plus efficacement. Retweet & Sexting Are Now Words In Oxford English Dictionary. The Concise Oxford English Dictionary has added 400 words to its dictionary, including retweet, woot, sexting and cyberbullying.

Retweet & Sexting Are Now Words In Oxford English Dictionary

The 12th edition of the dictionary is a recognition that modern technology and social media have greatly impacted the English language. Retweet, the act of resharing a message on Twitter, is our favorite addition, though sexting and woot are a close second and third. Baidu Shuts Down Twitter-like Service. China's largest search engine Baidu has pulled back from the country's Twitter-like services market after the company said it would shutdown its own microblogging website.

Baidu Shuts Down Twitter-like Service

Called Baidu Talk in English, the site was search giant's attempt to tap into the country's booming microblogging market. Rival sites from Chinese companies have established their own Twitter-like services, with active microblogging users now at 174 million, according to Beijing-based research firm Analysys International. Baidu Talk was launched last September as a social networking platform that incorporated Twitter-like features. But the site had tried to set itself apart from the competition by originally requiring all users to register with their real names. In the first three months of operation as closed beta, the site attracted more than 1 million registered users. Repressing the Internet, Western-Style. La surveillance massive d’Internet révélée.

En partenariat avec WikiLeaks, OWNI révèle l'existence d'un nouveau marché des interceptions massives, permettant d'écouter toutes les télécommunications à l'échelle d'une nation.

La surveillance massive d’Internet révélée

Ses acteurs vendent leurs produits en Europe, aux États-Unis et à des dictatures. WikiLeaks rend public aujourd’hui près de 1 100 documents internes, plaquettes commerciales et modes d’emploi des produits commercialisés par les industriels des systèmes de surveillance et d’interception des télécommunications. The Surveillance Catalog - The Wall Street Journal. As the Internet has grown to handle more data, monitoring companies have had to keep up.

The Surveillance Catalog - The Wall Street Journal

Le palmarès des villes surveillées. Facebook 'Like' Button Declared Illegal In Germany. Secure Your Digital Life In The Time It Takes To Have A Coffee Break. As long as we’ve had computers and gadgets, there’s been a tension between security and ease of use.

Secure Your Digital Life In The Time It Takes To Have A Coffee Break

On one extreme, there are the passwords that are so complex you intentionally can’t remember them, and emails that involve sending an encryption key to your recipients. On the other side, there’s the iPhone that you Slide to Unlock, then use to manage your email, finances, and photos from last night’s karaoke. The middle space is hard to find. Qu'est-ce que la cyberguerre? Qu'est-ce qui constitue un acte de cyberguerre?

Qu'est-ce que la cyberguerre?

Avant d'y arriver, le terme en lui-même nous donne quelques indices: on parle aujourd'hui davantage de cyberguerre que de guerre cybernétique. Pour le Département de la défense des États-Unis, le cyberespace est un cinquième domaine d'intervention, après l'air, la terre, la mer et l'espace. The darkness at the heart of Anonymous. Louise Mensch, the Conservative MP, didn't react as perhaps the sender of the threatening email she received on Monday had hoped.

The darkness at the heart of Anonymous

She came out swinging - as anyone who knows her even a little might have been able to predict. "Had some morons from Anonymous/LulzSec threaten my children via email. As I'm in the States, be good … to have somebody from the UK police advise me where I should forward the email," she tweeted. Pentagon Wants a Social Media Propaganda Machine. You don’t need to have 5,000 friends of Facebook to know that social media can have a notorious mix of rumor, gossip and just plain disinformation.

Pentagon Wants a Social Media Propaganda Machine

The Pentagon is looking to build a tool to sniff out social media propaganda campaigns and spit some counter-spin right back at it. On Thursday, Defense Department extreme technology arm Darpa unveiled its Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) program. It’s an attempt to get better at both detecting and conducting propaganda campaigns on social media. SMISC has two goals. First, the program needs to help the military better understand what’s going on in social media in real time — particularly in areas where troops are deployed. De l’influence des réseaux sociaux et du numérique sur les mouvements de contestation. La folle année 2011 restera riche en révoltes populaires marquées par l’utilisation de nouvelles formes de communication.

De l’influence des réseaux sociaux et du numérique sur les mouvements de contestation

Social media, tipping points and revolutions. The Rise of the New Global Elite - Magazine. F. Les créatifs culturels : émergence d'une nouvelle culture - Par Patrice van Eersel. Productivity Future Vision (2011)

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