Universal Mccann International Social Media Research Wave 3

enero 6, 2010

Universal Mccann International Social Media Research Wave 3

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Universal Mccann International Social Media Research Wave 3.

YouTube – Information R/evolution

diciembre 24, 2009

YouTube – Information R/evolution.

Delete – The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

noviembre 12, 2009

Book: Delete – The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we’ve searched for and when. The digital realm remembers what is sometimes better forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all.

In Delete, Professor Mayer-Schönberger traces the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, from the ability to make sound decisions unencumbered by the past to the possibility of second chances. The written word made it possible for humans to remember across generations and time, yet now digital technology and global networks are overriding our natural ability to forget–the past is ever present, ready to be called up at the click of a mouse. Mayer-Schönberger examines the technology that’s facilitating the end of forgetting–digitization, cheap storage and easy retrieval, global access, and increasingly powerful software–and describes the dangers of everlasting digital memory, whether it’s outdated information taken out of context or compromising photos the Web won’t let us forget. He explains why information privacy rights and other fixes can’t help us, and proposes an ingeniously simple solution–expiration dates on information–that may.

Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s new book, “Delete – The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age”, published by Princeton University Press, is hot off the press and now available at online and offline bookstores, including at Amazon.

A book trailer can be found here at YouTube, and the first chapter can be downloaded for free here courtesy of Princeton University Press.

Can We Reinvent the Internet? — Mayer-Schönberger 325 (5939): 396 — Science

noviembre 12, 2009


Can We Reinvent the Internet?

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Recently, researchers who support “network neutrality” have become worried that the Internet may lose its innovative edge. They are concerned that control could be shifting from the edges of the Internet toward the service providers at the center, which would allow the providers to have “gatekeeper” capacity and would contradict the Internet's “end-to-end” principle (1–3). This core tenet states that control over information flows should take place, to the extent possible, at the end points of the network (4). President Obama supported net neutrality during his campaign (4) and in recent statements (5), and the European Parliament has added net neutrality to its recent telecom bill (6). Taking the end-to-end principle from protocols to users, Jonathan Zittrain has called for maintaining the Internet's “generativity,” the ability of users at the network's end points to create, distribute, and run whatever software code they choose (7). There are good reasons to preserve network neutrality and generativity, but it is unclear whether these are sufficient to ensure continued innovation. The larger issue is what policies are optimal to foster innovation on the Internet?

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore 259772, Singapore.

E-mail: Viktor_MS@nus.edu.sg

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Cairn.info – Presentación

agosto 25, 2009

Revista francesa sobre Antropología de conocimiento. Editada por DOMINIQUE VINCK.

Este oscuro objeto del conocimiento.

Dominique Vinck Profesor en sociología en la Universidad de Grenoble. Es miembro del centro de investigación PACTE CNRS / Grenoble Universidad donde el dirige el eje transversal “Ciencias-sociedad”. Sus investigaciones se enfocan en la sociología de las ciencias y de la innovación, sobre todo en el campo de las micro y nanotecnologías. Sus publicaciones recientes sont : Ingénieurs au quotidien. Ethnographie de l’activité de conception et d’innovation PUG, Grenoble, 1999 Everyday Engineering. Edición americana, MIT Press, 2003, Pratiques de l’interdisciplinarité PUG, Grenoble, 2000 et Sciences et sociétés. Sociologie du travail scientifique A.Colin, Paris, 2007. PACTE Politique – Organisation UMR CNRS / Grenoble Universités BP 47 38040 Grenoble cedex 9 France Dominique. Vinck@ upmf-grenoble. frDesde la subida de la ola de las ciencias cognoscitivas, muchos investigadores y responsables en política de la ciencia piensan que se produce bajo nuestros ojos un avance muy grande en la historia del conocimiento. Un avance que, ademá s, toca a supuestos fundamentos del conocimiento mismo. Durante mucho tiempo, la epistemología regía lo que convenía decir sobre este tema. Hoy, parecería que se encuentra destronada por fundamentos todavía má s sólidos en lo má s profundos del cerebro y de la neurobiología, o de la lógica y lo que revelan las sorprendentes simulaciones informá ticas. En un caso como en otro, las ciencias sociales no parecen tener nada superior que decir sobre esto. Epistemología como neurociencias manifiestamente no necesitan las ciencias sociales para construir sus afirmaciones e imponerlas como última instancia explicativa.

Artículo completo http://www.cairn.info/article.php?ID_REVUE=RAC&ID_NUMPUBLIE=RAC_001&ID_ARTICLE=RAC_001_0007

Link a LIBRO de Dominique Vinck http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11741

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Top 100 Anthropology Blogs | Online Universities.com

abril 28, 2009

By Holly McCarthy

It doesn’t matter if you’re studying capuchins in South America or the social interactions in American college bars, there is a blogger out there who shares your interests. University students, academics, professors and those who just love anthropology have helped to create a great assortment of online discourse about the field. We’ve compiled a list of 100 that are definitely worth a read.

Top 100 Anthropology Blogs | Online Universities.com.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

abril 16, 2009

What’s New?

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication’s current issue, JCMC 13(1), is the last new issue that will appear on this website. For the past year, JCMC has been available both here and via Blackwell Synergy. Starting in January 2008, new issues will be published only on the Synergy site. The journal’s format will continue to be open access, according to the International Communication Association. Also, on January 1, 2008, Kevin Wright of the University of Oklahoma assumed editorial responsibility for the journal. Please direct all JCMC-related correspondence to him at jcmc @ ou.edu.

Note: All JCMC manuscript submissions, resubmissions, and reviews will continue to be processed through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcmc. For more information, see the JCMC guidelines for how to submit a manuscript.

The October 2007 issue brings together another exciting collection of cutting-edge CMC research. The articles in the first half provide scholarly takes on everything from “beeping” on mobile phones to Creative Commons copyright licenses to political blog credibility to the validity of data from the Wayback Machine, as well as new perspectives on issues of perennial concern such as workplace interruption and flaming via CMC. The second half of the issue is devoted to a special theme section on Social Network Sites, guest edited by danah boyd and Nicole Ellison. To our knowledge, this is the first published collection of research into this popular new phenomenon.

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