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Twitter and the transformation of democracy

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John Naughton: The social networking service has the power to control the expression of public opinion in political debate
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How the algorithmic medium transforms public opinion, politics and science: open data, open science, open public space, open living labs, open politics, open innovation...
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Designing Facebook Spaces (Part 1) — Embarking on a new VR journey

Designing Facebook Spaces (Part 1) — Embarking on a new VR journey | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
In early 2016, I joined the newly formed Social VR team as its first Product Designer. The goal for that team led by Mike Booth was both ambitious and exciting: explore the future of social…
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Lawrence Lessig, les dérives du web et la « mort des éditeurs »

Lawrence Lessig, les dérives du web et la « mort des éditeurs » | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
S'il y a une personne qui a compté dans mon cheminement intellectuel, c'est bien le juriste américain Lawrence Lessig. Je me souviens encore de l'avoir découvert à travers ses incroyables conférences TED, puis la lecture d'ouvrages marquants comme L'Avenir des Idées, Remix ou Code Is Law. Initiateur du projet Creative Commons, défenseur infatigable du domaine…
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Qu’est-ce qu’une revue scientifique ? Et… qu’est-ce qu’elle devrait être ?

Qu’est-ce qu’une revue scientifique ? Et… qu’est-ce qu’elle devrait être ? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Étude critique de la place des publications scientifiques traditionnelles dans le système du savoir actuel. Et comment s’en passer… ou les dépasser.
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Instagram and Snapchat don't pay. Patreon does and it's growing like crazy.

Instagram and Snapchat don't pay. Patreon does and it's growing like crazy. | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
There, popular creators can replace the nickel-and-dime trickle of cheap ads with donations from fans
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We Need a GitHub for Academic Research

We Need a GitHub for Academic Research | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The academic paper has some inherent limitations—chief among them, that it can provide only a summary of a given research project.
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The Web-Wide World by Mark Pesce

The Web-Wide World by Mark Pesce | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The Web has succeeded beyond anyone’s dreams. We need to use the latest visualisation techniques — WebGL & WebVR — to bring the Web closer, making it easier to use, connecting Web to world with MRS.
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Twitter unveils faster Lite app for data-deprived users

Twitter unveils faster Lite app for data-deprived users | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Twitter is following in the footsteps of Facebook Lite and YouTube Go by launching a faster, smaller, data-saving version of its mobile website called Twitte
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Is Facebook a site of political engagement for young people?

Is Facebook a site of political engagement for young people? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Young people may be turning away from traditional sites of politics, but that does not mean that they are apolitical. In a recent co-authored article, Ariadne
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Are young people still using Facebook? Many of them are moving to SnapChat !
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Lessons on Creating Collaborative Political Platforms from Spanish Activists

Lessons on Creating Collaborative Political Platforms from Spanish Activists | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
How has activism in Spain produced new political platforms that are victorious in municipal elections? Are there stories, lessons, methods or tools that can be shared or translated to other contexts? How might these support the growing movement in France?
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The case against the journal article: The age of publisher authority is going, going, gone — and we’ll be just fine.

The case against the journal article: The age of publisher authority is going, going, gone — and we’ll be just fine. | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Heidi Laine evaluates the often unsubstantiated claim that the journal article is central to the research communication process. Is a formal article really such a law of nature? She argues that the…
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Web des données: les connexions qui transforment

Web des données: les connexions qui transforment | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Comme il est possible de le constater en effectuant une recherche avec Google, le web se transforme progressivement et, avec lui, les systèmes d’information. Nous passons de bases données qui…
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Meet the public service's new top tech boss, who's not afraid to speak his mind

Meet the public service's new top tech boss, who's not afraid to speak his mind | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Since taking the reins of the government's top technology job four months ago, Alex Benay has been the public service's biggest booster — and one of its loudest critics. The chief information officer has been using social media to offer running commentary on various government initiatives.

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Mark Zuckerberg explains why he just changed Facebook's mission

Mark Zuckerberg explains why he just changed Facebook's mission | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg explains why Facebook is moving on from just friendships to community building.
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Amazon to pay $6,000 per Slack user. Really? – Monday Note

Amazon to pay $6,000 per Slack user. Really? – Monday Note | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
If Amazon decides to cough up $9B for the corporate messaging app Slack, it will pay the equivalent of 9 times the valuation of a Netflix customer, or 4 times the price of a New York Times…
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#Amazon is going to buy #Slack !

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Library Genesis - Wikipedia

Library Genesis - Wikipedia

Library Genesis or LibGen is a search engine for articles and books on various topics, which allows free access to content that is otherwise paywalled or not digitized elsewhere at all. Among others it carries PDFs of content from Elsevier's ScienceDirect web-portal.

a search engine for articles and books on various topics,[1] which allows free access to content that is otherwise paywalled or not digitized elsewhere at all
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NASA Just Made All the Scientific Research It Funds Available for Free

NASA Just Made All the Scientific Research It Funds Available for Free | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
There goes our weekend.
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The role of ego in academic profile services: Comparing Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Mendeley, and ResearcherID

The role of ego in academic profile services: Comparing Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Mendeley, and ResearcherID | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Academic profiling services are a pervasive feature of scholarly life. Alberto Martín-Martín, Enrique Orduna-Malea and Emilio Delgado López-Cózar discuss the advantages and disadvantages of major p…
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Building the Future of the Twitter API Platform | Twitter Blogs

Building the Future of the Twitter API Platform | Twitter Blogs | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Twitter’s API platform enables a robust ecosystem of developers and innovators to build solutions using public Twitter data that serve a wide range of needs. Today, we’re excited t
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The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global Perspective - OpenMind

The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global Perspective - OpenMind | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Internet is the crucial technology of the information age. This global network of computer networks creates a multimodal and interactive communication.
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How to avoid a post-truth world

It is time to recognize that the integrity of information is part of the critical infrastructure of liberal democracy.
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In world first, Denmark to name a ‘digital ambassador’

In world first, Denmark to name a ‘digital ambassador’ | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Saying that tech giants like Google and Apple now have more influence than many countries, Denmark will become the first nation in the world to appoint a so-called digital ambassador.
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Professor Manuel Castells: Communication, Power and the State in the Network Society – CRASSH

Professor Manuel Castells: Communication, Power and the State in the Network Society – CRASSH | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Video by Manuel Castells about communication and power

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Video by Manuel Castells about communication and power

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La monnaie comme langage performatif

L’euro va-t-il disparaître ? Le bitcoin, monnaie virtuelle circulant sur le Net, est-il un feu de paille ? Le sol violette, monnaie toulousaine, est-il seulement une élucubration altermondialiste ? Ce billet tente d’apporte
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