Welcome back to Dave’s Digital Digest, with more interesting/useful picks from this week’s world wide web, with particular relevance to Life Online, [Open source] and working with children, young people and older people and the internet. There’s been a lot of Creative Commons things this week, as well as the exciting Net Neutrality news in the Dutch parliament, as well as the usual selection of cool and interesting resources the web throws up all the time, it seems like a bumper week of fun!
Right, on with the show.
The Best Bits
The Life Online Open Commission – pass it on to any artists you know!
A history of social media
Dutch pass Net Neutrality law
Internet Safety, Child Protection and young people on the web
Workshops for young people with the Beeb
http://spillnow.com/ – interesting looking resource for vulnerable people to get help
– Public Service video around threatening behaviour
Social media learning and note taking
http://speirs.org/ – a great blog of a teacher pioneering the use of new technologies in the classroom
http://www.rminsight.co.uk/surveys/WebQuests/WQEducatorsSurvey/ – web survey for educators
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A1=ind1106&L=MCG – online open source resources for E-Learning
Older people and online inclusion
http://www.publicservice.co.uk/news_story.asp?id=16649&utm_source=web&utm_medium=twitter – young people working on Digital inclusion with silver surfers
Applying for a Community Connections Award
Generational-Differences-in-Online-Activities 2009 – US only but interesting.
Open Source and Creative Commons and that sort of thing (Net Neutrality)
https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/27193 – creative commons music
The-museum-of-photographic-arts adds Creative Commons images
Making future collabration – eventbrite invite
Hints, Tips and Tools and Cool stuff
https://jolitics.com/ – politics online. Might be useful for campaigns &c
/intels-new-campaign-you%E2%80%99ve-never-seen-youtube-quite-like-this – click here to go straight there http://www.youtube.com/inteltheescape/
http://www.ning.com/ – specialist social networking
http://mashable.com/2011/06/20/club-penguin-offline/ – always check!
http://puredyne.org/ – via @tcwoolley – very geeky…
Big Business using social media for marketing – some of these are cool
English attack! – language learning 21C-style
http://keepmeout.com/en/create/ – useful for internet junkies
How to find the RSS feed for a Twitter user
There’s also be a spurt of stories about online music, no doubt inspired by the announcements of iCloud and the Amazon and Google streaming proposals. Some of the more interesting include Turntable.fm and 8tracks.com/
Building+the+Internet+of+Things+-+Arduino+and+Ethernet at Madlab
Reports and studies and editorials
Could-you-quit-the-internet? and on a similar theme: johann-hari-how-to-survive-the-age-of-distraction
anonymous, anarchy and getting things done through do-ocracy
Bandwidth caps round the world
One meme this week seemed to be the death of email, see http://opensource.com/life/11/5/noemail-why-are-some-technologys-early-adopters-abandoning-their-email, users-abandoning-desktop-email-clients-for-mobile-study-reports and Internet-Data-Provides-Context-for-the-Facebook-Messages-Announcement.aspx
Diagrams and Infograms
Lastly, as this is a Friday email, a few #FFs (that’s Follow Fridays) for those of you on Twitter looking for more regular streaming of interesting and useful content.
I get a lot from the following:
@TheNextWeb @CapeUK @museweb @jemimakiss @full_circle_art @MuseumNext and of course @newmediaupdates which is updated by the Life Online team