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…
Other things to check out were, https://www.facebook.com/Digitising.Disability, khan-academy-does-computer-science/, and serco mobile youth research. There was also love out there for the crowd-sourced Tate movie project.
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 Open, harmony, google, facebook and the closed web, Ed 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 twist, http://www.getambition.com/, poaching prevention, Are-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.html, http://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:
And the rest…
Twitter reacts to the NOTW closing, stumbleupon unseats facebook traffic driver, http://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-recession, http://www.imls.gov/news/2011/062711.shtm, Google-chrome-used-for-fifth-of-all-web-browsing-internet-explorer-in-decline, Why-the-internet-is-america’s-greatest-weapon, Havanna tweeters, Interview with karina brisby, Mitchel Resnick, The Internet and the brain, Do your Social Media background check, The-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.
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/
Next Web did a feature on it, but I found a couple more: some cool Twitter apps:
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