06 avril 2018

This Is Your Deep Link on P2P

This Is Your Deep Link on P2P

NewsBooster, the company ordered by a Danish court last year to cease deep linking to news articles, is circumventing the court order by using a peer-to-peer network instead. More...

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Payloads for RSS

Payloads for RSS
An "enclosure" is an RSS link that points to a large digital object, such as Grateful Dead song sored in MP3. The purpose of enclosures is to enable high-bandwidth tansactions - such as the downloading of said song - to occur in the middle of the night so that the resulting multimedia will pop up fresh, fast and local the next day. More...

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Three Tiers of Identity

Three Tiers of Identity
This article distinguishes between three types of identity: identity that is assumed by oneself, assigned that is assigned by a second party (such as a corporate profile or social insurance number), and identity that is created in an abstract manner (such as a profile created by a marketing company). More...

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04 avril 2018

The Impacts of Technology on Perception

The Impacts of Technology on Perception
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kevin Kelly, Katinka Matson, George Dyson, Edge, 2018/03/22
"New technologies mean new perceptions." So says Katinka Matson in her artist's statement introdducing an exhibit where she scans ordinary objects to see them in new ways. More...

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A Few Responses to Criticism of My SXSW-Edu Keynote on Media Literacy

A Few Responses to Criticism of My SXSW-Edu Keynote on Media Literacy
danah boyd, Medium, 2018/03/22
This is quite a good response from danah boyd to some of the criticisms raised after her talk at SXSW last week. She has been offering the argument that some of our efforts to teach critical thinking may be doing more harm than good. See here. This isn't an argument against critical thinking per se but an insight into how it is taught. More...

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The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news
Philipp Schindler, The Keyword, Google, 2018/03/21

Google has launched a subscription service for news content. Called Subscribe, it offers bundled access to participating publications and centralizes payment using Google's existing payments system. It's part of a wider Google News Initiative. I would imagine that Subscribe will replace Google News, or at the very least, show up as a premium service, effetcively converting Google News into advertising for its Subscribe service. More...

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Dimensional Modelling by Example

Dimensional Modelling by Example
Barry Williams, 2018/03/21
This short book (132 page PDF) contains an overview of the concept of 'dimensional modeling' and then a ton of examples. You can find the origin of dimensional modelling in Ralph Kimball's 1997 Manifesto. More...

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Short eLiterate Course on Analytics and Adaptive Learning

Short eLiterate Course on Analytics and Adaptive Learning
2018/03/20
This is a nice collection of six videos on the topic. Topics covered include continuous formative assessment, memory decay, and adaptive learning. More...

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OERu social network

OERu social network
Wayne Mackintosh, OERu, 2018/03/20
OERu has launched it's on Mastodon instance. In an email Wayne Mackintosh writes, "We are excited to announce the launch of mastodon.oeru.org - OERu’s own social network to support learners and the wider OERu family. For information on how to sign up on mastodon.oeru.org, please consult the OERu support site." Mastodon is an open source social network application that creates a distributed network of instances (instead of a commercialized central service like Twitter). More...

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Defining Virtual Reality: Dimensions Determining Telepresence

Defining Virtual Reality: Dimensions Determining Telepresence
Written by an author who along with Lou Rossetto, Howard Rheingold, and others, co-founded Wired.com, and later helped launch C/NET, this paper is a foundational document in the history of cyberspace. Yet it is not (to my perception) widely known, hence, its inclusion today. More...

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