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Stop the deluge of science research

Stop the deluge of science research | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The increasing pace of human discovery is a curse – we need to rethink what it means to publish the results of research
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The New Global Open Public Sphere
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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Science Students Learn to Use Social Media to Communicate Research

Science Students Learn to Use Social Media to Communicate Research | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Science Students Learn to Use Social Media to Communicate Research

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""Anyone can set up a Twitter account, anyone can set up a Facebook page, but getting people to find it and getting people to pay attention to it is probably the biggest part of the battle,"

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Princeton goes open access to stop staff handing all copyright to journals - unless waiver granted

Princeton goes open access to stop staff handing all copyright to journals - unless waiver granted | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Prestigious US academic institution Princeton University will prevent researchers from giving the copyright of scholarly…
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Eric Schmidt: Crowdsourcing will build the next $100 billion company

The Alphabet chairman believes he knows what will be behind the next major market opportunity.
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Whistle While You Work: the (Not So) Surprising Happiness of Coworking

Whistle While You Work: the (Not So) Surprising Happiness of Coworking | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
In a 2015 member survey of the global coworking community, 89 percent of respondents stated that they were happier due to coworking. This impressive stat comes as no surprise to coworking insiders, who understand first-hand the positive impact coworking can have on people.
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Who’s reading millions of stolen research papers on the outlaw website Sci-Hub? Now we know.

Who’s reading millions of stolen research papers on the outlaw website Sci-Hub? Now we know. | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A new report shows Sci-Hub is being used not just in developing countries but in Silicon Valley, the Washington D.C. region, and around major research universities.
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The growth of academic social networks

The growth of academic social networks | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
David Matthews examines the approach of ResearchGate, Academia.edu and Mendeley to profit, user data and open access publishing
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Facebook's WhatsApp Strengthens Encryption for 1 Billion Users

Facebook's WhatsApp Strengthens Encryption for 1 Billion Users | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The popular service WhatsApp has upped the ante on encryption, expanding protections so that only the sender and receiver can read messages.
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Wikipedia Doesn’t Realize It's the Developing World’s Internet Gatekeeper

Wikipedia Doesn’t Realize It's the Developing World’s Internet Gatekeeper | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Good intentions or not, Wikipedia Zero has given the community the opportunity to censor the developing world's internet experience. Angolan pirats using Wikipedia Zero

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Fab lab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fab lab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

While the Grassroots Invention Group is no longer in the Media Lab, The Center for Bits and Atoms consortium is still actively involved in continuing research in areas related to description and fabrication but does not operate or maintain any of the labs worldwide (with the excmobile fab lab).

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When free speech means hate speech, should the Internet protect it?

When free speech means hate speech, should the Internet protect it? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Those of us in America are very familiar with the rights of free speech -- we take the First Amendment very seriously. But when global platforms like Faceb
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China has gamified obedience to the State

China has gamified obedience to the State | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
With a concept straight out of a cyberpunk dystopia, China has gamified obedience to the State. China has created a social tool named Sesame Credit which gives people a score for how good a citizen they are. The system measures how obediently citizens follow the party line, pulling data from social networks and online purchase histories.
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A Comprehensive List of 1600+ Open Data Portals in the World

A Comprehensive List of 1600+ Open Data Portals in the World | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
For all Open Data geeks out there, we set up a comprehensive list of all open data portals around the world. Check it out!
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Ethiopia blocked social media for everyone because it’s “a distraction for students”

Ethiopia blocked social media for everyone because it’s “a distraction for students” | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
After university entrance exams were cancelled because the questions were posted online, Ethiopia's government has responded by blocking access to social media. The ban applies to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Viber.  Despite perceived ulterior motives, authorities insist the government has the students' best interests at heart. "It's a temporary measure until Wednesday," Getachew Reda, a government spokesman, said. "Social medi
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Browsers’ bid for relevance is turning them into time-bombs — Opinion | The Tech

Weekly student newspaper of the Massachusetts Institute Technology in Cambridge. Covering MIT news, opinion, arts, sports, and campus life.
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Is the WWW consortium *closing* the web?

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UN council says blocking Internet access violates human rights

UN council says blocking Internet access violates human rights | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The resolution passed by the 47-member council last week “condemns unequivocally measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access to or dissemination of information online in violation of international human rights law and calls on all states to refrain from and cease such measures.”
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It's time to stand up to greedy academic publishers

It's time to stand up to greedy academic publishers | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

The UK’s higher education institutions spend more than £180m on journal subscriptions every year. We need to come together and create a better system

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IRAN’S HALALNET AND THE CRACKDOWN ON ALTERNATIVE POLITICS, RELIGION, AND LIFESTYLE |

IRAN’S HALALNET AND THE CRACKDOWN ON ALTERNATIVE POLITICS, RELIGION, AND LIFESTYLE | | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
April 5, 2016 INS - Last Friday, IranWire published an article on the threat posed to free speech and civil rights by the theoretical Iranian National
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3 Tips for Building an Awesome Open Data Portal - GovDelivery

3 Tips for Building an Awesome Open Data Portal - GovDelivery | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Tips you and your team can use to start building an open data portal of your own, or improve one you already have.

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Wikimedia says it's not building a search engine to take on Google

Wikimedia says it's not building a search engine to take on Google | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that runs Wikipedia, has denied reports that it's building a search engine to compete with Google. Recently leaked documents from a grant...
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Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance

Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident
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Ana Paula Sena's curator insight, January 4, 1:37 PM

Não há como fugir de si estando em rede. Ou você é ou não sabe ainda quem é; outros certamente saberão vendo seus rastros. Mas estes eventos não podem impedir que exista confiança no ato de "Narciso" ao mirar-se no espelho.

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Brazil is blocking access to WhatsApp for 48 hours

Brazil is blocking access to WhatsApp for 48 hours | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Brazil is in the midst of a WhatsApp blackout, after a court in the country ordered access to the messaging service blocked for 48 hours, starting at midnight on Thursday, local time. A judge in...
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