Monthly Archives: November 2010

Mica Pollock and OneVille: communications to strengthen educational communities

Mica Pollock from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, an anthropologist focused on education, speaks at the Berkman Center about OneVille, an educational project focused on communication between people involved in young people’s lives. She tells us she’s written three books … Continue reading

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“Kenya Matters”

I posted a tweet yesterday afternoon: “The good news: I’ve found the co-working space I’d been searching for. The bad news: it’s in Nairobi.” Beth Kanter speaks at the iHub I’ve spent most of the past two days at the … Continue reading

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Apply for the Knight News Challenge!

In 2006, the Knight Foundation tried an interesting experiment. They invited anyone, anywhere to apply for a grant to build a tool, platform or project that helped envision the future of civic media. Global Voices applied for a grant as … Continue reading

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Backwards, towards serendipity

Kim Dulin of Harvard’s Library Innovation Lab offered a provocation a week back that I’m enjoying wrestling with. Talking about the future of libraries in a digital age, she offered the stark observation that most research today begins with Google, … Continue reading

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links for 2010-11-11

Satisfaction with coverage of different news topics | Pew Internet & American Life Project 63% of Americans are satisfied with the amount of international news they encounter. 32% would like more. The only categories where Americans are more satisfied with … Continue reading

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links for 2010-11-10

Shrinking World: The decline of international reporting in the British press | Media Standards Trust Really excellent work by our friends at Media Standards Trust – study documents a 40% drop off in international reporting in absolute terms over past … Continue reading

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Those ducking yankers who designed T9

Someone on Twitter pointed me to Damn You Auto Correct, a site that’s at least as narrow in focus as your average LOLCats site, but pretty funny nevertheless. I suppose it’s useful mostly as a warning not to invite someone … Continue reading

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John Palfrey: The Path of Legal Information

My friend, former boss, mentor and colleague John Palfrey is giving the “chair lecture” this afternoon to commemorate his new title as Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. … Continue reading

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Kim Dulin and David Weinberger: Hacking the Library

David Weinberger and Kim Dulin co-direct the Harvard Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School, a group that explores the future of libraries, “because, well, we think their future needs exploring.” The Lab came to pass after John Palfrey left … Continue reading

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links for 2010-11-04

Experimental Turk Blog that covers experiments carried out using Mechanical Turk and other online labor markets (tags: academic crowdsourcing experiment mechanicalturk mturk research outsourcing labor online sociology)

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