Pour une Magna Carta numérique Dans une récente tribune publiée par The Guardian en date du 12 mars, Sir Tim Berners Lee, reconnu comme étant l’inventeur du Web, milite ardemment pour la définition d’une Magna Carta du réseau, soit un standard international destiné à protéger l’indépendance du support et les droits de ses utilisateurs. Inquiet des attaques répétées des divers gouvernements et multinationales enclins à façonner la toile à la forme de leurs besoins de puissance et de contrôle, le britannique estime nécessaire la promulgation de nouvelles règles capables de sauvegarder le caractère “ouvert et neutre” du réseau. “Unless we have an open, neutral internet we can rely on without worrying about what’s happening at the back door, we can’t have open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture.
Les 10 experts du web qui seront incontournable This piece is from Evivio Blog - I selected this piece because today is the beginning of the Reinvention Summit where people from all over the world gather together to hear and share stories of change. All businesses are going through reinvention, telling the right stories to connect with their audiences in a new way is crucial. Here are some highlights:**Stories are the new currency in digital marketing, as digital media allow consumers a surfeit of channels to listen to and engage on.
50 Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2012 (So Far) As we approach the Labor Day holiday, it’s a good time to look back and review all of the great content that’s been published so far this year. It’s been a busy time in the world of digital marketing, considering everything from the highly influential launch of the Penguin algorithm update to shifts in the way consumers engage with social networks and mobile devices. If you’re feeling behind the times, here are a few of the best articles I’ve seen published so far this year: SEO Industry Changes So far in 2012, Google’s Penguin update launch has been far and away the biggest story in SEO. However, don’t let the dominance of Penguin-related coverage fool you.
Selling Digital Goods Online: E-Commerce Services Compared Advertisement There’s a realization that every freelance designer must go through at some point: client work isn’t enough to ensure your long-term financial security. What if you get sick?
Ten years is a long time. Sometimes it is so long that one forgets a lot more than one remembers — like the fact that it I have been blogging for a decade. I would have totally forgotten about the amount of time that has passed, had it not been for (what else) a blog post from Fred Wilson, one of the more engaging and rigorous bloggers on the web. It just so happens he is a venture capitalist, but he would be a great blogger without the VC tag as well. His post made me ask myself: how long has it been since I have been blogging? My 10 years of blogging: Reflections, Lessons & Some Stats Too
How long a link will people pay attention? How long is a link “alive” before people stop caring? Does it matter what kind of content it is, or where you shared it? At bitly we see a lot of links, and while every link is special, we’re learning a few general principles that we can share.Let’s take a look at one particular story - Baby otter befriended by orphaned kittens - which was first shared by StylistMagazine on Facebook on Tuesday at 7:12am. If we plot clicks over time for this link, we see:
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Evgeny Morozov traces the development of the web from the laboratories of the Cold War to the world of venture capital and big money The “virtual community”: an idea that was the antithesis of Cold War paranoia The internet is a child with many fathers. It is an extremely complex multi-module technology and each module—from communication protocols to browsers—has a convoluted history. The internet’s earliest roots lie in the rise of cybernetics during the 1950s. Later breakthroughs included the invention of packet switching in the 1960s, a novel way for transmitting data by breaking it into chunks. Two decades of the web: a utopia no longer
Monitor: The net generation, unplugged
PIER 38 is a vast, hangar-like structure, perched on San Francisco's waterfront. Once a place where Chinese immigrants landed with picks and shovels, ready to build railways during California's Gold Rush, the pier is now home to a host of entrepreneurs with smartphones and computers engaged in a race for internet riches. From their open-plan offices, the young people running start-ups with fashionably odd names such as NoiseToys, Adility and Trazzler can gaze at the fancy yachts moored nearby when they aren't furiously tapping out lines of code. “The speed of innovation is unlike anything we've seen before,” says Ryan Spoon, who runs Dogpatch Labs, an arm of a venture-capital firm that rents space to young companies at Pier 38. Like many other entrepreneurs, the tenants would love to follow firms such as Facebook and Zynga, a maker of hugely popular online games including Farmville, that have been thrust into the internet limelight in the space of a few short years. Another digital gold rush
Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.
Update: There are now 122 resources, so thanks for your suggestions and keep them coming! With the amount of tools and programs cropping up all over the web for every type of person imaginable, its about time that someone wrote a massive list of resources for bloggers. Fortunately, I’ve taken up that responsibility to share with you some of the tools I use in my daily blogging life.
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zeit·geist | Pronunciation: 'tsIt-"gIst, 'zIt | Function: noun | Etymology: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist (spirit) | Date: 1884 | Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. "Zeitgeist" means "the spirit of the times", and Google reveals this spirit through the aggregation of millions of search queries we receive every day. We have several tools that give insight into global, regional, past and present search trends. These tools are available for you to play with, explore, and learn from. Use them for everything from business research to trivia answers. Take a look inside the world of search
Top 5 Web Trends of 2009: The Real-Time Web This week ReadWriteWeb is running a series of posts analyzing the 5 biggest, most cutting edge Web trends to come out of 2009. We're posting one trend analysis per day. Then at the end of the week we'll publish a major update to our standard presentation about web technology trends.
The State of the Web 2010 BBH Labs Every year Mary Meeker from Morgan Stanley amazes us with her State of the Web presentation, and this year is no exception. The presentation is immensely valuable to our profession because it highlights shifts in internet culture and identifies opportunities for businesses and marketers alike. The most provoking part of the presentation is the Disruptive Innovation slide.
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