Some sites for our talk about politics and blogging in the USA.
These were collected by Barbara Iverson and are not exhaustive, but are selective. Chicago bloggers Meetup site http://www.meetup.com/chicagobloggers/ http://driftglass.blogspot.com/ http://matthewf.net/?p=201 Matt Filipowicz National Gadfly on epluribusmedia http://discuss.epluribusmedia.net/blog/3259 Nationalgadfly blog Arvan Reese Barbara Iverson currentbuzz.org http://currentbuzz.org Tom Bevan http://www.realclearpolitics.com/Commentary/com-1_30_06_Bevan.html The YouTube President: Barack Obama’s Tech Agenda Beth Noveck, deputy chief technology officer, White House Office of…
TV networks, government in So. Korea lead crack down on copyright infringement
According to a story in Korea Times, Korean television networks and the government are going to institute a new law that will allow the government to close websites and even to take away individual Internet accounts. While this might seem fair, the problem is that the definition of what is copyrighted content, is open enough…
How common is scientific fabrication and result falsification?
clipped from www.plosone.org The image of scientists as objective seekers of truth is periodically jeopardized by the discovery of a major scientific fraud. Recent scandals like Hwang Woo-Suk’s fake stem-cell lines  or Jan Hendrik Schön’s duplicated graphs  showed how easy it can be for a scientist to publish fabricated data in the most…
Here is a novel approach to communication, though it is only talk now (supposed to be online in a few months.) It will allow “conversation” in the form of rich text wave where participants can include movies, blogs, text, images, twitters, etc. Here is a look at what one of these waves will look like:…
Internet as Disruptive Technology and What Industries Are Next in line for Disruption
Fred Wilson is a VC and principal of Union Square Ventures. His wife is Gotham Gal and his daughter Jessica Wilson blogs too. He discusses how he posted this on this blog first, and then revised his talk based on the comments people contributed. He calls it a collaborative talk.
FINALLY, A GOOD PLAY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE | More Intelligent Life
Yes, these plays have the thrill of a disaster story, a race against the clock. But the real appeal comes from the passionate and often comically exasperating exchanges that take place when one character tries to explain to another what’s going on. There’s a large and often hilarious gulf between the science and the politics,…
Howard Zinn: Changing Obama’s Military Mindset | Democracy and Elections | AlterNet
You can’t leave it to the market. If you’re facing an economic crisis like we’re facing now, you can’t do what was done in the past. You can’t pour money into the upper levels of the country—and into the banks and corporations—and hope that it somehow trickles down. We don’t need to spend the hundreds…
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: What Is Learning in a Participatory Culture? (Part Two)
Our students are already appropriating information from the Web and turning it into new knowledge. They are already learning from each other and participating in the learning of their peers. They already connect, create, collaborate, and circulate information through new media. The goal for us, as educators, is to find new ways to harness and…
A Fascinating but Sad Story from the Publishing Industry
The danger of drugs … and data | Ben Goldacre | Comment is free | The Guardian. Elsevier, a formerly reputable scientific and medical publisher has been outed in a law suit from Australia for publishing what purported to be medical journals, but were in reality marketing pieces paid for by Big Pharma. This kind…