Internet & online culture
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Tapscott vs. Shirky By Don Tapscott and Clay Shirky Like a clever hook at the beginning of an astonishingly smart essay, followed up by an engaging kicker at the composition’s end, Don Tapscott and Clay Shirky opened and closed the TEDGlobal conference, respectively. Two of today’s most sought-after authorities on the networked world, Tapscott and Shirky analyzed and contextualized our era of social media eloquently—and with two distinctive, yet equally dynamic approaches. After TEDGlobal ended, we asked both of them to pose tough, stimulating questions to one another, via writing, during July and August, 2012. As you’ll see in these pages, each query was met with an elegant and thought-provoking answer likely to prompt further exploration and conversation.
What? Immaterial Labour Isn't Working #ILIW13 is a series of talks, texts and online contributions from artists, activists, technologists and writers examining how digital technology is changing our political and productive selves. Work Today, we live, work and play online, and yet we are often still stuck in ways of thinking that belong to an offline world. What does it mean to be at work now as the boundaries between production and consumption transform into a pixelated blur. What does culture look like when the tools to make and broadcast exist on every laptop? Immaterial Labour Isn't Working
La «hacker attitude», modèle social pour l'ère post-industrielle Berkeley, envoyé spécial. Il y avait la rock'n'roll attitude, il y a désormais la «hacker attitude». Pekka Himanen, jeune philosophe finlandais (27 ans) et chercheur à l'université de Berkeley en Californie, estime que les hackers sont les prototypes parfaits des citoyens de l'ère de l'information, censée succéder à l'âge industriel. Son livre The Hacker Ethic (1), publié en mars aux Etats-Unis, a déjà été traduit en dix langues. Entretien avec un «philosophe-hacker».
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Si vous avez l’habitude de lire les chroniques relatives aux nouvelles technologies, il y a de fortes chances que vous ayez déjà été confronté à ce que j’ai coutume d’appeler le «syndrome de la très chère mère». Cela arrive lorsqu’un journaliste spécialiste en informatique (le genre de type capable de passer des heures à vous parler des dernières innovations en matière de routeurs sans fils) écrit sur un appareil de type Kindle ou iPad, c'est-à-dire destiné à séduire le grand public. Il commence généralement par vanter l’intuitivité de l’interface et la facilité du paramétrage, mais finit par trouver que cette description ne suffit pas à rendre compte de la prodigieuse simplicité du produit. Il sort donc l’argument massue: c’est un produit si simple que même ma mère pourrait s’en servir. 2011, annus horribilis pour la technologie
Le succès de Google tient en deux algorithmes : l’un, qui permet de trouver des pages répondant à certains mots, l’a rendu populaire ; l’autre, qui affecte à ces mots une valeur marchande, l’a rendu riche. La première de ces méthodes de calcul, élaborée par MM. Larry Page et Sergey Brin alors qu’ils étaient encore étudiants en thèse à l’université Stanford (Californie), consistait en une nouvelle définition de la pertinence d’une page Web en réponse à une requête donnée. En 1998, les moteurs de recherche étaient certes déjà capables de répertorier les pages contenant le ou les mots demandés. Mais le classement se faisait souvent de façon naïve, en comptabilisant le nombre d’occurrences de l’expression cherchée.
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The End of the World: The State vs. the Internet A while back, I thought I saw a tweet from Evgeny Morozov that said something to the effect: “You don’t just go from printing press to Renaissance to iPad; there are revolutions and wars in between you can’t ignore.” Since I can’t find the tweet, maybe he didn’t say it or I imagined it… but it sparked a line of thinking. Technology and Change Most often, when people think of the printing press, they think of its impact on the Catholic Church – about how it enabled Martin Luther’s complaints to go viral and how the localisation of the Bible cut out the need of the middle man the priest to connect and engage with God. But if the printing press undermined the Catholic Church, it had the opposite impact on the state.
Compared to previous generations, Millennials seem to have some very different habits that have taken both established companies and small businesses by surprise. One of these is that Generation Y doesn't seem to enjoy purchasing things. The Atlantic's article "Why Don't Young Americans Buy Cars?"
The real problem with Facebook’s Timeline « remarkedly I still remember how much controversy the Facebook Newsfeed created when it was released several years ago. People worked themselves into frenzies about privacy and threatened to deactivate. Few people actually did, and ultimately the Newsfeed became one of the most dynamic (and addicting) elements of the whole Facebook platform. Could the uproar about Facebook’s new “Timeline” feature be the same type of issue?
Research - DISQUS
Every day three-quarters of all e-mail that flies across the Internet is spam. Some of it tricks customers into installing a virus or forking over personal information to use illicitly. But many spam messages are advertisements for companies that sell real goods, usually prescription drugs, knock-off watches, and pirated software. Millions of Americans see it as a way to save on drugs. “You pay the money, and you get a product,” says Stefan Savage, computer science professor at the University of California, San Diego. Over several years, Savage has helped bring together a team of more than a dozen researchers at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego to try to understand the economics of spam. Spam Works
Clinton presses companies, governments to protect Internet freedom Clinton urges private companies to consider how their products are used by governmentsShe points to examples of Internet technology used to repress dissentClinton speaks at Internet freedom conference in the NetherlandsShe has made Internet freedom a cornerstone of her foreign policy The Hague, Netherlands (CNN) -- Challenging the private sector to protect Internet freedom, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged companies to ensure their Internet technologies are not used as tools of repression. "Whether you like it or not, the choices that private companies make have an impact on how information flows -- or doesn't flow -- on the Internet and mobile networks," Clinton told an audience at the Freedom Online Conference.
Am I addicted to the internet? Maybe, but so what? Every so often, a new study comes out that says people are “addicted” to the internet, or to digital tools, or social media — describing their anguish when cut off from these services in the same way that smokers or alcoholics react when prevented from smoking or drinking. The latest is research from a UK survey company that asked 1,000 respondents to go without internet access for 24 hours, and found that more than half of those surveyed were “upset.” But is this really that surprising? Surely by now it’s become obvious that internet access and all it brings with it is a core function of modern life, like the telephone or the automobile. Talking about it in terms of “addiction” misses the point.
The Smart-Talk Trap in the Era of Social Media (and What to Do About It)
Crise des medias
Journalisme d'investigation sur le Net