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De siste dagene har vi i Aftenposten kunne lese at vi som forbrukere blir fratatt grunnleggende rettigheter når vi blir medlem av Facebook. Mye av bekymringen rettes mot at innhentingen og bruken av personopplysninger er i strid med personopplysningsloven .
Overview The social benefits of internet use will far outweigh the negatives over the next decade, according to experts who responded to a survey about the future of the internet. They say this is because email, social networks, and other online tools offer ‘low-friction’ opportunities to create, enhance, and rediscover social ties that make a difference in people’s lives. The internet lowers traditional communications constraints of cost, geography, and time; and it supports the type of open information sharing that brings people together.
In a survey about the future impact of the internet, a solid majority of technology experts and stakeholders said the Millennial generation will lead society into a new world of personal disclosure and information-sharing using new media.
The number of newspapers and other media entities that are erecting paywalls or launching subscription-based apps for the iPhone and iPad continues to grow, and even some smaller regional newspapers are throwing up walls to try to protect their print subscriptions .
As far as Travis Katz is concerned, it is impossible to name the single best hotel in Cabo San Lucas or the absolute tastiest cheesesteak in Philadelphia. It's not that Katz, founder and CEO of travel recommendations site Gogobot, has doubts about the quality of these products. It's that the answer "depends very much on who is asking the question."
If my grandchildren ever ask me where I was when I realised the internet was over – they won't, of course, because they'll be too busy playing with the teleportation console – I'll be able to be quite specific: I was in a Mexican restaurant opposite a cemetery in Austin, Texas, halfway through eating a taco. It was the end of day two of South by Southwest Interactive, the world's highest-profile gathering of geeks and the venture capitalists who love them, and I'd been pursuing a policy of asking those I met, perhaps a little too aggressively, what it was exactly that they did.
Seventeen-year-old Jetlir is online every day, sometimes for many hours at a time and late into the night. The window of his instant messaging program is nearly always open on his computer screen.
The question we ask ourselves when examining the state of the blogosphere is whether or not the cup is half full or half empty? Personally, I believe the answer lies in the nature of circumstances. If drinking from the glass, it is then half empty. If pouring, it is half full. With the rise of Twitter, Posterous, Tumblr and other forms of micromedia, many believed that the glass was half empty.
(Foto: iStockphoto) - Mange voksne tror at forbrytelsene som er skildret (…) er så fjerne fra barnets hverdag at de bare blir noe oppdiktet eller innbilt for barna. Men vi har oppdaget at dette er en stor feil.
Editor-in-Chief Michael Gurstein, Ph.D.
PL 61/10: Participatory culture
Gästinlägg av Johan Östlund
Printed media used to allow us to read in the places we found most comfortable. When you imagine yourself reading the newspaper it’s probably in your favorite chair, at the breakfast table, or at the cafe with an orange mocha frappuccino in your hand.
Sure e-commerce and social networking are growing at breakneck paces, but have you ever wondered how trends vary between age ranges?