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MINDMAPPING. TRANSPARENCY. BIG DATA. OPEN DATA. DATA VISUALIZATION. ALGORITHMS. 2015 Internet Trends Report. Perspective on information overload by Anaïs Saint-Jude. Viewcontent. All about Coggle. Coggle gives you a clear way to share and understand complex information. It's a collaborative document that simplifies complex things and a shared workspace to help your team work more effectively together.

It's free, and we promise it always will be, but we still promise to look after your data the best we know how, to keep backups, and to take security seriously. Our mission is to change the way that people work and collaborate forever, to make you more productive, to make it easier to share information with others, and to do it in a way that's beautiful, and a pleasure to use. A mind map is a simple way to visually map out a topic in an organic way. It starts with one or more central topics then repeatedly branches out, breaking down information into a hierarchy of its components. Mindmaps are useful for anyone to plan, take notes, visualise information, brainstorm, solve problems, study, and share information (to name just a few). WTISD 2013: Message from UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. Committed to connecting the world WTISD 2013: Message from UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon You are here Home > World Telecommunication and Information Society Day > WTISD 2013: Message from UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon Share ​WTISD 2013: Message from UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon ICTs and Improving Road Safety I welcome the focus on road safety for this year’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

Road accidents kill nearly 1.3 million people every year. They leave millions more injured or permanently disabled, placing a heavy economic burden on families and countries. The United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety from 2011 to 2020 is dedicated to helping to make roads and vehicles safer worldwide. Information and communication technologies provide many options. Intelligent Transport Systems and navigation devices can help reduce congestion. Radars can help to prevent collisions with other road users – including pedestrians.

Ban Ki-moonUN Secretary-General Back to top. Network of Excellence in Internet Science Research Project. Watch this: Clay Shirky on why the future of government will be open source. Author Clay Shirky has made a name for himself by championing the internet as a source of new ideas and creative collaboration, so it's no surprise that he thinks it will also transform government as we know it... eventually. In a recently published TED video, Shirky draws from the rise of the scientific journal and the open source movement — the first made possible by the printing press, the second by computers — to argue that new technology could let us preserve the benefits of central governance while letting people collaborate on better laws and policy. "A new form of arguing has been invented in our lifetime. "Shirky's talk gives a very clear and entertaining explanation of how a hierarchical system like software version control can become more egalitarian without sacrificing the structures that make it work, and a high-level discussion of what this could mean for government.

Shirky gives some hints, but even he acknowledges that change can take decades or even centuries. E-learning and Digital Cultures.


JOURNALISM. Opaque Projections. Last night (April 10, 2012), I spoke at the San Francisco Swissnex office on a panel entitled " Data is* the New Oil. " When I was told the title of the panel, it struck me as an odd metaphor. Oh, I understand the intent: oil was the fuel for the 20th century industrial economy, and information is the fuel for the 21st. But oil has a key characteristic that simply isn't true for data. Oil is limited -- we have a declining stock. Whether you think peak oil happened a few years ago, will happen soon, or is still a ways off, the truth is the same: there is a finite supply of oil, and unless we stop using it there will at some point be no more to extract. Data (or information), conversely, is growing in availability. In other words, information and data aren't scarce, they're increasing rapidly and dramatically.

But a related phenomenon is scarce, is declining in availability and increasing in value: opacity. Information isn't the new oil; opacity is the new oil.


CURATION. New Pollution. Home. All of Wikipedia brings ALL of Wikipedia to your iPhone & iPad for offline reading. There isn’t a single application that has had a greater influence on my knowledge of trivia than All of Wikipedia. In the few days I’ve owned the app I’ve learnt (amongst many other things): that Steve Jobs is Disney’s largest shareholder, that there are more languages spoken in London than in any other city in the world and that if two pieces of metal touch in space, they become permanently stuck together.

Agreed, not the most actively used pieces of trivia but fascinating none the less. Why? All of Wikipedia brings literally all of Wikipedia to your iPhone and iPad for offline reading and browsing, it’s not the only app to do it, but it is the best. While I still enjoy sitting back and reading from my Instapaper account, I’ve become obsessed with researching articles on every remotely interesting topic that comes to mind – occasionally I even put the app’s “random article” feature to use.

But I digress. The App. Drbazuk | Random musings of a fledgling medical informatician… The Case Against Data Lock-in. Related Content Browse this Topic: Queue on Reddit Brian W. Fitzpatrick and JJ Lueck, The Data Liberation Front Engineers employ many different tactics to focus on the user when writing software: for example, listening to user feedback, fixing bugs, and adding features that their users are clamoring for.

The Problem of Lock-in Until recently, users rarely asked whether they could quickly and easily get their data out before they put reams of personal information into a new Internet service. It's typically a lot easier for software engineers to pull data out of a service that they use than it is for regular users. Locking your users in, of course, has the advantage of making it harder for them to leave you for a competitor. A Sense of Urgency Locking users in may suppress a company's need to innovate as rapidly as possible. If you don't—or can't—lock your users in, the best way to compete is to innovate at a breakneck pace.

What Data Liberation Looks Like The User's View Case Study: Blogger. About this blog. I believe that it is only a matter of time before enterprise software consists of only four types of application: publishing, search, fulfilment and conversation. I believe that weaknesses and corruptions in our own thinking about digital rights and intellectual property rights will have the effect of slowing down or sometimes even blocking this from happening. I believe we keep building layers of lock-in that prevent information from flowing freely, and that we have a lot to learn about the right thing to do in this respect. I believe identity and presence and authentication and permissioning are in some ways the new battlegrounds, where the freedom of information flow will be fought for, and bitterly at that. I believe that Moore’s Law and Metcalfe’s Law and Gilder’s Law have created an environment where it is finally possible to demonstrate the value of information technology in simple terms rather than by complex inferences and abstract arguments.

English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout. English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout From the Wikimedia Foundation Jump to: navigation, search To: English Wikipedia Readers and Community From: Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Date: January 16, 2012 Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). This will be the first time the English Wikipedia has ever staged a public protest of this nature, and it’s a decision that wasn’t lightly made. It is the opinion of the English Wikipedia community that both of these bills, if passed, would be devastating to the free and open web.

Over the course of the past 72 hours, over 1800 Wikipedians have joined together to discuss proposed actions that the community might wish to take against SOPA and PIPA. But although Wikipedia’s articles are neutral, its existence is not. Make your voice heard! Views. How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation. Over the weekend, the Obama administration issued a potentially game-changing statement on the blacklist bills, saying it would oppose PIPA and SOPA as written, and drew an important line in the sand by emphasizing that it “will not support” any bill “that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.

" Yet, the fight is still far from over. Even though the New York Times reported that the White House statement "all but kill[s] current versions of the legislation," the Senate is still poised to bring PIPA to the floor next week, and we can expect SOPA proponents in the House to try to revive the legislation—unless they get the message that these initiatives must stop, now. So let’s take a look at the dangerous provisions in the blacklist bills that would violate the White House’s own principles by damaging free speech, Internet security, and online innovation: The Anti-Circumvention Provision The “Vigilante” Provision. Public Knowledge | Fighting for your digital rights in Washington. Infographs. Want To Make Your iPhone’s PIN More Secure? Repeat A Digit. Here’s one for today’s “Yeah, I probably should’ve thought of that” pile. If you’ve got anything even remotely private on your phone (and who doesn’t?

Your phone has access to your email, and thereby access to everything else), you’ve hopefully got a security PIN on the lockscreen. But which numbers should you use? 4 unique numbers would be most secure, right? Not quite, and here’s why: we’ve got nasty, nasty fingers. While 4 unique digits (each an unknown digit from 0-9) might seem like the most secure option for a 4 digit pin (with 10,000 possibilities), our greasy mitts introduce a bit of an issue: our fingerprints. (Before we dive in: Cheers to Skeleton Key Security for bringing this up and Presh Talwalker for having done the math a bit earlier.

Go ahead: punch in your pin, lock the phone again, and tilt the phone a bit until the light catches the oil residue. So, what are you to do? “But wait,” you say. “24 to 36 isn’t a huge jump. OmniGraffle for Mac. Research. Project Gutenberg-DE - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International. 100 Useful Tips and Tools to Research the Deep Web. By Alisa Miller Experts say that typical search engines like Yahoo! And Google only pick up about 1% of the information available on the Internet. The rest of that information is considered to be hidden in the deep web, also referred to as the invisible web.

So how can you find all the rest of this information? This list offers 100 tips and tools to help you get the most out of your Internet searches. Meta-Search Engines Meta-search engines use the resources of many different search engines to gather the most results possible. SurfWax. Semantic Search Tools and Databases Semantic search tools depend on replicating the way the human brain thinks and categorizes information to ensure more relevant searches. Hakia. General Search Engines and Databases These databases and search engines for databases will provide information from places on the Internet most typical search engines cannot. DeepDyve. Academic Search Engines and Databases Google Scholar. Scientific Search Engines and Databases. PSI.

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AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY The American Public University System (APUS) consists of two online universities: American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU). APUS' origins reach back to 1991, when James P. Etter, a Marine Corps officer who taught at Marine Corps Base Quantico, retired from active service and launched one of the first 100% online universities, American Military University. Dr. Dr. Dr. Public Data Explorer. Information Ecology Crawl. Open Definition : Welcome to Open Library.

Environmental Protection Agency: w408. Information. Numerology. Complexity. Information aesthetics. Nieman Lab (NiemanLab) Information Is Beautiful | Ideas, issues, concepts, subjects - v. Global Information Industry Center. How Much Information? 2009 Report on American Consumers (PDF) Date of Publication: December 2009 Last Update: January 2010 Executive Summary In 2008, Americans consumed information for about 1.3 trillion hours, an average of almost 12 hours per day. Consumption totaled 3.6 zettabytes and 10,845 trillion words, corresponding to 100,500 words and 34 gigabytes for an average person on an average day. A zettabyte is 10 to the 21st power bytes, a million million gigabytes. These estimates are from an analysis of more than 20 different sources of information, from very old (newspapers and books) to very new (portable computer games, satellite radio, and Internet video).

Information at work is not included. We defined "information" as flows of data delivered to people and we measured the bytes, words, and hours of consumer information. Previous studies of information have reported much lower quantities. Despite this, computers have had major effects on some aspects of information consumption. LinkedData vs Ontology. About Quora. Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.


Digital Culture. From TV to Twitter: How Ambient News Became Ambient Journalism | Alfred Hermida | M/C Journal. In a TED talk in June 2009, media scholar Clay Shirky cited the devastating earthquake that struck the Sichuan province of China in May 2008 as an example of how media flows are changing. He explained how the first reports of the quake came not from traditional news media, but from local residents who sent messages on QQ, China’s largest social network, and on Twitter, the world’s most popular micro-blogging service.

"As the quake was happening, the news was reported," said Shirky. This was neither a unique nor isolated incident. It has become commonplace for the people caught up in the news to provide the first accounts, images and video of events unfolding around them. Twitter has emerged as a key medium for news and information about major events, such as during the earthquake in Chile in February 2010 (see, for example, Silverman; Dickinson). Twitter shares some similarities with other forms of communication. Obviously, not everything on Twitter is an act of journalism. Ang, Ien. Media. Information Ecology Crawl. About « The Overview Blog. This blog is about the “Overview Effect”, the most commonly used term in the space community to describe the effect of space travel on the minds and lives of the astronauts.

It’s dedicated to exploring every aspect of this experience; what causes it, the astronaut’s descriptions of its many aspects, as well as how the experience has affected them personally and often shaped their later lives; effects that they have nearly universally described as positive and often life changing. Effects they think will change the world. “No one who went into space wasn’t changed by the experience…I think some of them don’t see what happened to them.” - Dr. Charles Berry (the astronauts’ personal physician and surgeon) “Seeing this has to change a man.” - James Irwin (Apollo 15 “Moonwalker”) Such a time is now upon us with the imminent arrival of commercial space travel or “space tourism.” “…there was a startling recognition that the nature of the universe was not as I had been taught.” - Dr. Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Will Quora find its place among the stars? | From The Clubhouse. Google Books.

Royal Pingdom » Internet 2010 in numbers.