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Rescooped by Aulde de Barbuat from EDTECH ~ ICT | Thinking, Tips & Tools - the Internet Tracks & Trails -Besides... QUESTIONING them all !
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"Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is" | The Guardian - ICT

"Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is" | The Guardian - ICT | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"[...] They [Snowden's revelations] tell us, for example, that no US-based internet company can be trusted to protect our privacy or data. The fact is that Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are all integral components of the US cyber-surveillance system. Nothing, but nothing, that is stored in their "cloud" services can be guaranteed to be safe from surveillance or from illicit downloading by employees of the consultancies employed by the NSA. That means that if you're thinking of outsourcing your troublesome IT operations to, say, Google or Microsoft, then think again. [...]"


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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, August 1, 2013 7:43 AM

The article highlights a critical issue : Snowden's being focused on by the media -he well deserves it !-...  yet, we'd better delve further into the internet's future to check how it is managed on our behalf...

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Social media -explained with HUMOUR

Social media -explained with HUMOUR | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, April 1, 2013 4:07 AM

The poster above appeals to social networkers' self-mockery and I've completed it with a few questions to have the pupils/students decode it…

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Its author (kalokwong1 - on 9GAG.com, a fun sharing community) has selected a few social media networks to illustrate each of them with a mocking key-sentence.

Some of these networks are worldwide famous, yet others might be less familiar to French pupils/students : that's why I've added a few questions and suggest clues, key-words and links to help pupils/students discover them.

Hope it may be of some use to you  -should it be, thanks for your feedback :-)

Rescooped by Aulde de Barbuat from EDTECH ~ ICT | Thinking, Tips & Tools - the Internet Tracks & Trails -Besides... QUESTIONING them all !
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« La liberté d’information souffre, il faut réagir » - Ecrans Libé

« La liberté d’information souffre, il faut réagir » - Ecrans Libé | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"L’Américain David Talbot lancera à l’automne Open America, site dont l’ambition est de créer une passerelle entre journalistes d’investigation et lanceurs d’alerte.

A 61 ans, David Talbot, pionnier du journalisme web aux Etats-Unis et fondateur en 1995 du site politique Salon.com, se lance dans une nouvelle aventure consacrée à l’investigation qui, avec l’affaire d’espionnage par la NSA révélée par Edward Snowden, prend tout son sens."


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Aulde de Barbuat's comment, July 16, 2013 7:23 PM
Also check http://www.icij.org/ , The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists " an active global network of 160 reporters in more than 60 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories" Among other things, they have published the secret files about tax havens.
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Body Image – The Internet and Video Games | MediaSmarts

Body Image – The Internet and Video Games | MediaSmarts | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"Digital media such as the Internet and video games have become increasingly important in the lives of children and youth. [...] nearly all the media they consume, from TV shows to toys, have Web pages, virtual worlds, video games or other digital spinoffs associated with them."


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Aulde de Barbuat's insight:

Very clever, interesting analysis:Thanks

 

Example: "players can be just as insecure about their virtual bodies as they are about their real ones: as one writer puts it, "instead of providing an escape from our bodies, virtual worlds have tended to encourage a meticulous scrutiny and obsessive fascination with our bodies." Virtual bodies reinforce gender stereotypes

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