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2012

Digital Governance. Gamification. 50 Must-Listen-to Lectures for Tech Lovers. 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. The Concise Oxford English Dictionary — which is celebrating its centennial birthday — now has more than 240,000 words. 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. Repressing the Internet, Western-Style.

La surveillance massive d’Internet révélée. 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

Interception now can mean taking all the traffic from the Internet backbone and funneling it through devices that inspect the packets of data, determine what is inside them, and make decisions about whether to copy them for law enforcement. 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

Qu'est-ce que la cyberguerre? 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. 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. 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

Depuis la Tunisie et l’Egypte jusqu’aux événements récents observés à Londres, médias, gouvernements et citoyens ont pu expérimenter à grandeur réelle les nombreuses possibilités offertes par les réseaux de téléphonie mobile, Twitter, Youtube, et autres. Les évolutions observées dans le déploiement de ces révoltes indiquent qu’une course-poursuite infernale s’est engagée entre les contestataires, les forces gouvernementales et les médias chargés de rapporter les événements.

Une course où les rebelles sont toujours bien installés en tête. L’empathie numérique tunisienne Illustrant superbement la situation de millions de personnes condamnées au surplace alors même qu’elles étaient arrivées au seuil de la modernité, l’immolation par le feu de Bouazizi le 17 décembre dernier a vite acquis valeur de symbole. La contagion égyptienne L’essoufflement ? Social media, tipping points and revolutions. The Rise of the New Global Elite - Magazine. F.

The Rise of the New Global Elite - Magazine

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