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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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Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices

Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
University wants scientists to make their research open access and resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls
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Mais que veut dire au juste Tim Berners-Lee lorsqu'il parle de "propriété des données" ?

Mais que veut dire au juste Tim Berners-Lee lorsqu'il parle de "propriété des données" ? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
les individus puissent devenir « propriétaires de leurs données »
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The role of Twitter in the future Hillary Clinton's campaign

The role of Twitter in the future Hillary Clinton's campaign | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The first presidential debate in 2012 took place between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama at the University of Denver. The second debate took place that same day on Twitter between their supporters.
The Oct. 3 debate generated a record-setting 10.3 million tweets of jokes, analysis, quotes and observations, according to Twitter. Before the event had even begun, its Twitter chatter dwarfed that of all the 2008 presidential debates combined.
After the election, Obama adviser David Axelrod reflected on
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Grand openings

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Information wants to be free IN 2001 a meeting on scientific publishing held in Budapest by what was then called the Open Society Institute (now the Open Society...
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Vladimir Putin ready to 'unplug internet' as emergency measure against the ''unpredictable'' West

Vladimir Putin ready to 'unplug internet' as emergency measure against the ''unpredictable'' West | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The web is seen as the last bastion of glasnost - or openness - in Moscow, but now there are fears new curbs will be imposed
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White House Names Google's Megan Smith as New Chief Technology Officer

White House Names Google's Megan Smith as New Chief Technology Officer | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The future of the federal governments technology infrastructure is now in the hands of a Googler -- Megan Smith.
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Fàtima Galan's curator insight, September 8, 2014 10:29 AM

"Smith had been at Google for more than a decade and helped oversee deals that led to some of the company's most ambitious and successful products, including Google Maps and Android. "

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International Council for Science endorses open access to scientific record; cautions against misuse of metrics

International Council for Science endorses open access to scientific record; cautions against misuse of metrics | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The General Assembly of the International Council for Science today endorsed open access principles and provided key recommendations guarding against the misuse of metrics in the evaluation of research performance.
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How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK)

How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK) | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Google is allegedly working on a free, open access platform for the research, collaboration and publishing of peer-reviewed scientific journals
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Beyond Open Standards and Open Access

Beyond Open Standards and Open Access | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

A concern about ODF was raised in respect of the likely result of multiple formats and impacts on interoperability. Examples of existing tools were raised that implement ODF 1.2, although the Board suggested that care would need to be taken to avoid adopting a different type of monoculture. The Board also recognised that standards-based document interoperability requires more work in terms of guidance than a monoculture requires.


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More than 20,000 people are now suing Facebook in Europe over privacy

More than 20,000 people are now suing Facebook in Europe over privacy | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
An Austrian “class action” suit against the social network is proving very successful in picking up participants — so much so that the suit’s organizers will soon impose a cap so they can process applications.
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Macmillan invests in "Google Docs for researchers" firm WriteLaTeX

Macmillan invests in "Google Docs for researchers" firm WriteLaTeX | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

The London startup’s product, Overleaf, lets researchers collaborate on scientific papers that use the LaTeX markup language.

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Marc Andreessen’s first six months on Twitter were unbelievably epic

Marc Andreessen’s first six months on Twitter were unbelievably epic | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Marc Andreessen—co-founder of Netscape, now a venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz—officially registered his @pmarca Twitter account more than seven years ago, on May 10, 2007. But after posting one tweet—"Twittering!"—and a second in 2011, Andreessen only started tweeting in earnest this year, on Jan. 1, at 12:01am Pacific time. "Hello? Hello? Is this thing on?" And then he was hooked,...
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[Poster] Which Creative Commons License is Right for me?

[Poster] Which Creative Commons License is Right for me? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The poster explains the rules associated with the various types of Creative Commons license visually and helps you pick the right license for sharing your work.
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Democracy 2.0, The Power of Integrated Human Networks

Democracy 2.0, The Power of Integrated Human Networks | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The concept of integration can work for your own mind, your family and society at large. We need to invest energy to unleash the power of integrated human networks....
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Turkey's leaders defend press freedom record but agree to address delegation's concerns - Committee to Protect Journalists

Ankara, October 3, 2014--In unprecedented meetings with a joint delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute, senior Turkish government officials defended their country’s press freedom record while agreeing to take steps to improve conditions for journalists. The meetings, which included President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime...
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Turkey's President Erdogan "I am increasingly against the Internet every day"

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World Wide Web inventor about "net neutrality" and Internet fast lanes

World Wide Web inventor about "net neutrality" and Internet fast lanes | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
America will lose its tech advantage without strong net neutrality rules,according to Timothy Berners-Lee.
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Putting open science into practice: A social dilemma? | Scheliga | First Monday

Putting open science into practice: A social dilemma?
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Physicist George Ellis Knocks Physicists for Knocking Philosophy, Falsification, Free Will | Scientific American blog

Physicist George Ellis Knocks Physicists for Knocking Philosophy, Falsification, Free Will | Scientific American blog | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Biologist Rupert Sheldrake, whom I interviewed in my last post, wasn't the only fascinating scientist I hung out with recently at Howthelightgetsin, a festival hosted by ...
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The rise and rise of Creative Commons: Over 1.2M CC Licensed Scholarly Articles - PLOS Opens

The rise and rise of Creative Commons: Over 1.2M CC Licensed Scholarly Articles - PLOS Opens | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
In our call to the STM Association to withdraw their model licenses we drew attention to the fact that Creative Commons licenses are a de facto global standard. But sometimes it is claimed that (as the STM Association did in …
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Public Wi-Fi users in Russia will have to log on with ID, reports say

Public Wi-Fi users in Russia will have to log on with ID, reports say | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Russia’s clampdown on internet freedom continues, this time with a measure designed to counter “those interested in destabilization.” However, there is some confusion over which hotspots are affected.
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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 registration of Russian bloggers has begun

The registration of Russian bloggers has begun | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The first to receive notices demanding that they join a censorship-happy register reportedly include prominent novelists and satirists, who are now expected to abide by the same rules as journalists on their blogs.
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"Technology isn’t a section in the newspaper any more. It’s the culture" | TechCrunch

"Technology isn’t a section in the newspaper any more. It’s the culture" | TechCrunch | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
"Technology isn't a section in the newspaper any more. It's the culture," quoth Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, prompting some eyebrow-raising by Guardian..
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Google will shut down Orkut social network at end of September | Digital Trends

Google will shut down Orkut social network at end of September | Digital Trends | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Looking to shift more attention to the Google+ social network, Google will be officially shutting down the Orkut social network as of September 30, 2014 an
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