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Why Isn’t Disruptive Technology Lifting Us Out of the Recession?

Why Isn’t Disruptive Technology Lifting Us Out of the Recession? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Noting that countries like the United States that lead the world in technology adoption still struggle with middling GDP growth and high unemployment, some might say that labor-saving technology is failing to drive economic expansion.
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Facebook’s New Colocation And Image Recognition Patents Tease The Future Of Sharing | TechCrunch

Facebook’s New Colocation And Image Recognition Patents Tease The Future Of Sharing | TechCrunch | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Facebook's empire was built on photo tags and sharing, but it's a grueling process many neglect.
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Full-Page Ad Inspired By Turkish Protests Is One Of Indiegogo's Fastest Campaigns Ever

Full-Page Ad Inspired By Turkish Protests Is One Of Indiegogo's Fastest Campaigns Ever | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
As protests have rocked Turkey over the past few days, three Turkish professionals in the U.S. decided on Sunday that they had to take some action.
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Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized in Twitter's Amazing Maps

Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized in Twitter's Amazing Maps | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what it would look like to plot every single geotagged tweet since 2009 on a map? Twitter has done just that.
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Tom Leckrone's curator insight, June 4, 2013 2:29 PM

We have come a long way since Einstein said, "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat.  You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles.  Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there.  The only difference is that there is no cat."

 
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Tech as a boost for development

Tech as a boost for development | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
 

Moore's Law also applies to global development. From futuristic wireless networks for rural Africa to tracking water well drilling
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The too-smart city - The Boston Globe

The too-smart city - The Boston Globe | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The smart city has become a buzzword in urban planning and university engineering departments, and a topic of breathless coverage in science and business magazines.
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Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia

Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The unmasking of a writer who took extraordinary advantage of online anonymity to pursue old vendettas
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#Ratings: How Twitter data could drive viewing figures

#Ratings: How Twitter data could drive viewing figures | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Have you started to notice the bottom of your TV screen being intermittently invaded by a twitter hashtag? What purpose does it serve? How is it affecting the way we watch?
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Twitter and TV...

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Limping al-Qaida offshoot rearms with Twitter

Associated Press historical news archive articles dating back to 1985
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The al-Qaida affiliate — known for its kidnapping raids in Mali and deadly attacks in its home base in Algeria — has had little trouble finding an audience. In its first two weeks on Twitter, it drew more than 5,000 followers, including some journalists and scholars.

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New regulations in China ban journalists from quoting foreign media

New regulations in China ban journalists from quoting foreign media | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
On the day Chinese journalists woke up to news that the New York Times won a Pulitzer for its report on former Premier Wen Jiabao's family fortune, China's media regulator issued new regulations banning reports on foreign media...
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Racing With The Machines - Forbes

Racing With The Machines - Forbes | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
While we cling to our soon-to-be-antiquated skills, the future of economic value will not reside in work as we now know it (much of which will be automated), but in our ability to connect with communities of people to share our purpose and create...
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It is a matter of historical fact that Steve Jobs created the iPod and the method in which he did so is well documented.  What is not much discussed is why he ever wanted to.

The answer is simple (and also very well documented).  Steve Jobs loved music and wanted to make a device for others who loved it too.  He didn’t hire consultants or commission market research, (in fact, he famously eschewed them), nor did he analyze the technical specifications of existing products.  He just thought MP3 players were “sucky” and that annoyed him.

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Helene Testud's curator insight, April 15, 2013 2:23 AM

add your insight...

 

 
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Facebook's Zuckerberg launches political group

Facebook's Zuckerberg launches political group | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have formally launched a political group aimed at revamping immigration policy, boosting education and encouraging investment in scientific research.
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Last year, Zuckerberg donated 18 million Facebook shares, worth close to $500 million at the time, to a Silicon Valley charity with the aim of funding health and education issues. And he pledged $100 million in Facebook stock to Newark, N.J., public schools in 2010, before his company went public in May 2012.

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Hillary Clinton on Twitter: Welcome to the new way to reach potential voters

Hillary Clinton on Twitter: Welcome to the new way to reach potential voters | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Hillary Rodham Clinton made headlines Monday when she sent her first tweet. Does this mean she's running for president as she tries to appeal to the youth vote?
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Is Wikipedia's front page for sale?

Is Wikipedia's front page for sale? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The online encyclopedia is currently struggling to address the rise of publicists and marketing agents who turn a profit by generating articles on behalf of their clients.
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Turkish PM blames riots on 'scourge' of social media, prefers the calm of state TV

Turkish PM blames riots on 'scourge' of social media, prefers the calm of state TV | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan, has condemned social media as a \"the worst menace to society\" following a weekend of anti-government
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Kyriaki Morfi Maragozidis's comment, June 3, 2013 11:16 PM
Oh right, the calm of Penguin nature documentaries while Turkey burns. !
Volney Faustini's curator insight, June 5, 2013 7:46 AM

The powerful are proud about their useless power when it comes to people's power

 

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How to Self-Publish Your Book | Mediashift | PBS

How to Self-Publish Your Book | Mediashift | PBS | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
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Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:44 PM

leí un avance en Kindle y pareciera ser una lista de vendedores de software o servicios, no vi nada libre

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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.
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L’humanité administrée par la technologie : le dernier livre d'Eric Sadin (Radio)

L’humanité administrée par la technologie : le dernier livre d'Eric Sadin (Radio) | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
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Executive Order -- Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information | The White House

Executive Order -- Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information | The White House | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
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La Sociedad de la Ignorancia y otros ensayos.


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betogomez's curator insight, June 12, 2013 4:54 AM

La Sociedad de la Ignorancia y otros ensayos. #Ebook 

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The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, fresh from a visit to North Korea in January, on why the Internet is far from an unalloyed good to the citizens of dictatorships around the world.
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Blowing up Morozov's "To Save Everything, Click Here"

Blowing up Morozov's "To Save Everything, Click Here" | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Tim Wu has written an admirably economical and restrained review of Evgeny Morozov's new book, "To Save Everything, Click Here." I wrote a long critique of Morozov's first book in 2011, and back then, I found myself unable to restrain myself from ...
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“To Save Everything, Click Here” is rife with such bullying and unfair attacks that seem mainly designed to build Morozov’s particular brand of trollism

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Book review: ‘To Save Everything, Click Here’ by Evgeny Morozov - The Washington Post

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A negative critique of Evgeny Morozov's last book

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