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Norwegian Politicians Nominate Snowden For Nobel Prize

Norwegian Politicians Nominate Snowden For Nobel Prize | Intriguing News and Events in Digital format | Scoop.it
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Socialist lawmakers Baard Vegard Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said Wednesday the public debate and policy changes "in the wake of Snowden's whistleblowing has contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order."
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Reform Government Surveillance

It is time for the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance.
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An Open letter to the Governments in case you missed it

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#Sentiment Analysis Tool Designed to #Predict Veterans’ Suicide Risk I #datascience

The Veterans Administration is funding the Durkheim Project, an effort to use text and sentiment analysis to predict veterans suicide risk.

Via luiy
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Re-shared because its such an important application and perhaps shows how the computational aspects are transferrable between apparently unconnected use cases. 

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luiy's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:02 PM

That’s where computer scientist Chris Poulin and a semantics-based prediction tool enter the picture. Poulin and his company, Patterns & Predictions, had developed a commercial Bayesian analytics tool for predicting events—most notably financial events—based on historical analysis. “You have a stock that went bust on a certain date,” explains Poulin. “What were the forensic features that led up to that stock going bust?”


Ten years ago, as Poulin was launching the company, his best friend committed suicide. “He posted a suicide note—and what turned out to be pre-suicide notes—on social media,” says Poulin.  As time went on, Poulin began to consider whether a similar event prediction model could parse the social media behavior of veterans to uncover those who might be about to harm themselves. Later, as a researcher at Dartmouth, Poulin partnered with Paul Thompson, an instructor at the university’s Geisel School of Medicine who specializes in computational linguistics and also lost a friend to suicide, and they took their pitch to the Pentagon. Three years ago, they were awarded a $1.7 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to combine Thompson’s linguistics work with Poulin’s event-focused text analytics to create a model to predict those with suicidal or other harmful tendencies.

 

Dubbed the Durkheim Project (after French sociologist Emile Durkheim known for his 19th century study of suicide data) the researchers ultimately hope to use opt-in data from veterans’ social media and mobile content to create a real-time predictive analytics tool for suicide risk. While the team behind the project is optimistic about its abilities to make predictions with 65 percent accuracy, the challenge at this stage is about gaining the cooperation of veterans to join the effort to gain insights into their well-being.


- See more at: http://data-informed.com/sentiment-analysis-tool-designed-to-predict-veterans-suicide-risk/#sthash.CqGn7DHl.nzAN4pbL.dpuf

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Important work in an obviously serious application surely with lessons for DH hopefully without such severe ramifications. Very interesting thanks for the share from e-Xploration.

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Facebook Admits Organic Reach of Brand Posts Is Dipping | Digital - Advertising Age

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A further fundamental change happening?

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Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory an ultimate legacy

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Welcome to the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project. Our aim is to locate, document, digitise, and provide access to all archival materials related to Nelson Mandela. This is a work in progress.
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Class on digital humanities premieres with tech-savvy approaches - MIT News Office

Class on digital humanities premieres with tech-savvy approaches - MIT News Office | Intriguing News and Events in Digital format | Scoop.it
New class offers MIT students the chance to pair technical know-how with real-world art and humanities projects at local museums. But whilst the article reads like PR - is it really true that MIT students are more equipped than most to explore and experientially learn? Really?
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salina turda salt mines turned subterranean history museum

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120 meters below the surface of the earth, one of the oldest and wealthiest salt mines in the world has become a popular tourist attraction and museum.

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Tate Britain: A walk-through of 500 years of British art - Telegraph

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The Telegraph goes behind the scenes at the new Tate Britain, as curators unveil the key pieces in their walk-through of 500 years of British art
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The Public arts centre is dead. Long live the museum

The Public arts centre is dead. Long live the museum | Intriguing News and Events in Digital format | Scoop.it
Jonathan Jones: Funding for 'sexy' digital arts venues is vulnerable, so it would be far better for local governments to invest in established but languishing museums
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The Independent Exclusive: 'Jaw-dropping' breakthrough hailed as landmark in fight against hereditary diseases as Crispr technique heralds genetic revolution

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A breakthrough in genetics – described as “jaw-dropping” by one Nobel scientist – has created intense excitement among DNA experts around the world who believe the discovery will transform their ability to edit the genomes of all living organisms,...
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Digital and imapct gathers momentum Libraries swapping stacks for bytes

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Northeastern University celebrated the work of the newly created Digital Public Library of America with a daylong series of workshops focused on the future of the online repository.
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Smithsonian treasures tell stories of the Civil War in a new book

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a href= http://www.si.edu target= _blank The Smithsonian /a offers an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at its Civil War treasures in Smithsoni
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5 Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Get Smarter Today

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Your intelligence isn't fixed it's fluid. Here's a handful of ways to improve your brain flow.
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Course: Doing Journalism with Data, First Steps, Skills and Tools

Course: Doing Journalism with Data, First Steps, Skills and Tools | Intriguing News and Events in Digital format | Scoop.it
A free data driven journalism course by the European Journalism Centre.
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Free Online data Journalism  Course, worth posting and passing on, cheers

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Mandela service, drawing half the world's leaders, presents security challenge

Mandela service, drawing half the world's leaders, presents security challenge | Intriguing News and Events in Digital format | Scoop.it
An open-air stadium packed with as many as 95,000 mourners, and thousands more surging to get close.
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Security challenge for possibly the worlds largest memorial and funeral services for the late  Mr Mandela.

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Microsoft, Feds Disrupt ZeroAccess Botnet - PC Magazine

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Microsoft, Feds Disrupt ZeroAccess Botnet PC Magazine Microsoft today announced that it has "successfully disrupted" the ZeroAccess botnet, which has infected nearly 2 million computers all over the world, and cost online advertisers more than $2.7...

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Social Media Is Not Free - Facebook Wants To Be Paid -SVW

Silicon Valley Watcher - reporting on the business of innovation at the intersection of technology and media
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Tom Foremski @ Silicon Valley Insider forecasting the demise of free distribution and god help us a drop in emphasis on content as it will be all about 'bang for your bucks' if you are a brand.

 

But isn't there also the demand for better content rising to the top , the re-emergance of' I will read it later', when I have more time, on the device and format where it suits  rather than everything must be an 'Instagram? '

 

A fan of TF's musings but wondered what anyone else might think about his views on this?

 

Guess there has NEVER been anything that was actually a free lunch in Social. The consumers have paid to this point, not with cash but by way of their aggregated data. Is the apparent paradox of wanting more privacy whilst exploiting and promoting oneself, in an insanely 'Selfie' driven culture part of the problem? (Hark at me)The vendors will then need to recover the cost of the platform provision from the brands but if privacy is a key driver, will we all withhold our data?

 

BUT, surely watch-out Facebook and Google if content doesnot improve wont the punters walk with their feet ? So aka print media and advertising you might be broadcasting at high cost but the audience may well be dwindling?

 

And then there is the impact of Mobile, increasingly advancing but still a little under 50%, is the website really dead?

 

How long will the app live and how long before Jakob Neisen's design as the complete plain words of the web, is proven right and all this mobile design ends up with interfaces as simple as the dawn of the net? Will the social infrastructure subsume into the woodwork as Tom suggests and then what next?

 

 Perhaps Semantic Linked data rules the day between feeds and links, neurally connecting, seeking to discover the associations it computes we desire but without identity perhaps with an anti-gov Tor-like annonyimity how can that be...as ever we want the best of both worlds...

 

You have got me thinking Tom and a little worried post Snowden and NSA as well whether these changes will be as painless as you suggest..

 

 

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Hackers stole 2M Facebook, Twitter, and Google passwords – here’s how to stay safe

Hackers stole 2M Facebook, Twitter, and Google passwords – here’s how to stay safe | Intriguing News and Events in Digital format | Scoop.it
Security researchers have uncovered a criminal botnet that has stolen over 2 million passwords from sites like Facebook and Google. Many of us are making it too easy for the hackers
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The Digitization of Everything or the Coming of the Internet of Flying Things

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Speed...To: Mr C.Grant Your @amazon order has been dispatched. pic.twitter.com/jg1eMmQMYj — Jingle Boles (@GeneralBoles) December 2, 2013 My post on Inside Tech Talk: The only bit of news—and a lot ...
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“What I’ve learned about creating meaningful work”

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Paul Jarvis has written an honest and engaging piece about working for yourself ,he is a Web designer and author. His latest book, Everything I Know, is now available. Working for yourself is scary stuff. When you work for someone else, it’s ...
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From our archives: Lincoln's hallowed words at Gettysburg - Saukvalley

From our archives: Lincoln's hallowed words at Gettysburg Saukvalley From our archives: Lincoln's hallowed words at Gettysburg. What we thought: 150 years ago. By From the editorial archives of Sauk Valley Media.
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The Public arts centre is dead. Long live the museum

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Smithsonian Collections Blog: Restoration of the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver: From Airplane to Archives Back to Airplane

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If You Sail Without a Compass, Will You Reach Your Destination? - Business 2 Community

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vision and strategy over-hyped yes but without them we cannot succeed. This short post helps get the process contained and dimensioned. So we can then start the difficult process of asking ourselves the important questions.
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Apple Introduces the New iPad Air

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Senior Vice President of Product Marketing Phil Schiller unveils the new iPad Air at an event in San Francisco. (Source: Bloombe...
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