Dave’s Digital Digest #4

Welcome to this week’s digest. As ever, we start with the essentials.


The Best Bits

The Document… check out the happy museum project

The News… The news on the news (apart from NOTW) was about the launch of the huffington post uk site. Also worth knowing: as-of-july-31st-all-google-profiles-will-be-public

The Scandal… this week’s Twitter storm (at least until the NOTW took over) was about this, Opera North’s community project in Bridlington. After some furious tweeting and a couple of updates from ON, it seems the project is back on…

Of course, people were also trying to get their heads round Google+ with talk of bumping and sharing. It’s still in beta and still personal but soon it’ll be everywhere! There’s more here Guardian talks Google+ and Facebook here Google and Intellectual Property and a cool tool here http://socialstatistics.com/

And there was a great first in the US with Barack Obama’s Twitter- town hall


E-Learning and Digital inclusion

There were a couple of articles about South Korean schools going paperless by 2015 which seemed interesting and potentially very cool. I’m use they’re thinking about all those upgrade costs…

There’s also been talk about games and education, with Michael Gove weighing in. Also worth reading is edte.ch/blog/category/gamesbasedlearning/ and this interview with Dawn Hallybone.

Other things to check out were, https://www.facebook.com/Digitising.Disabilitykhan-academy-does-computer-science/, and serco mobile youth research. There was also love out there for the crowd-sourced Tate movie project.

The new social network appears here Professors and Google+ and check out this: http://www.yoomee.com/blog/show/25


[open source]

Less Open Source linkage this week, it has felt as if every day cool new Open Source projects were bursting on to the web/world. However, that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some interesting bits here and there. Open Source.com asked: Was-independence-day-built-open-source-way and there were OS innovations such as Open Source wireless router made from trash and qbo the open-source -robot.

Also worth reading, The Power of Openharmonygoogle, facebook and the closed webEd Vaizey, ‘The Future of Digital Entertainment’ , Prime-minister-commits-to-new-open-data-on-health-schools-courts-and-transport and Students to programme open source software for Danish government.


There were less links about copyright too, though @copyrightgirl is still a great source of info. Bits I saw were

Developer takes game down due to piracy with a twisthttp://www.getambition.com/poaching preventionAre-google-music-and-amazon-cloud-player-illegal? and Law professors come out against protect ip


Also, not much digital Art hit my browser this week (shame). I was left to gawp at the 4th July tribute http://www.boingboing.net/2011/07/03/code-for-americas-tw.htmlhttp://www.hideandseek.net/2010/10/06/cant-play-wont-play/ and http://forsakenidentity.co.uk/

Facts and blather

However, there were large dollops of fact and blather on the web this week (on the web I hear you cry? No! But yes!) You may have noticed that I get alot of my links and facts from the following web site, so I reckon they probable deserve their own section. Readers, I give you…From the Next Web:







google+ and social gaming





And the rest…

Twitter reacts to the NOTW closingstumbleupon unseats facebook traffic driverhttp://basbasbas.com/thesis/For-the-Future-of-Tech-Look-to-Kids-Not-Adults/People-over-35-made-up-80-percent-of-entrepreneurship-activity-during-the-recessionhttp://www.imls.gov/news/2011/062711.shtmGoogle-chrome-used-for-fifth-of-all-web-browsing-internet-explorer-in-declineWhy-the-internet-is-america’s-greatest-weaponHavanna tweetersInterview with karina brisbyMitchel ResnickThe Internet and the brainDo your Social Media background checkThe-high-price-of-cloud-computing/http://elidourado.com/blog/theory-of-google/http://www.derekhaines.ch/vandal/Study-says-technology-could-transform-society.html

Cool stuff, hints and tips

As ever, this is a ragtag collection of links to things that I basically saw and thought “cool”. No editorial as such here, just dive in and swim in the mess.

A day on earth as seen from space                             http://lifepath.me/                                    augmented-reality-the-past-present-and-future

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mpt7qAnQ6Z8         Arts Council – digital capacity for the arts

http://digitalcapacity.artscouncil.org.uk/           pranav mistry – the_thrilling_potential_of_sixthsense_technology

http://fontfonter.com/                                                 http://www.yamlabs.com/                    24 symbols launches as-spotify for books

http://www.businessinsider.com/apture-2011-6          Find-famous-tv-and-film-locations-near-you-with-spott

http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/ http://theserendipityengine.tumblr.com/ http://central.ly/ http://www.youtube.com/cosmicpanda

https://www.writeonglass.com/ Love this Twitter trying out a Facebook wall? The-age-of-the-social-dj-has-arrived  http://getcomparisons.com/ soundtracker.fm percolate http://www.fbreportcard.com/http://typekit.com/http://goodsie.com/

marketing-charities-facebook-friends                          grace dent and twitter http://www.facebooksearch.us/ http://geeje.com/

Next Web did a feature on it, but I found a couple more: some cool Twitter apps:












Tips box

The Internet is a great place to go to for advice and hence this is the Tips Box.






Looking for a new job? Try the Twitter job application!


and that’s it for another week

The end!


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