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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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PARTAGER - Le blog de la ménagère

PARTAGER - Le blog de la ménagère | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
                                                                                           Débat au Cube sur le thème PARTAGER "L’économie du partage est en outre fort
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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, May 17, 2014 3:02 AM

"L'avenir du monde ne peut plus attendre. Pour appréhender la société autrement, nous devons changer de " logiciel de pensée ".

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Firefox’s adoption of closed-source DRM breaks my heart

Firefox’s adoption of closed-source DRM breaks my heart | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
I understand the pressure to support commercial video – but the browser makers can do more to defend free and open software. By Cory Doctorow
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Microsoft and Facebook turn to white space broadband to connect Ghanaian students

Microsoft and Facebook turn to white space broadband to connect Ghanaian students | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The big U.S. tech companies’ quest to connect more people in developing countries is stepping up, with Facebook now joining Microsoft in a West African white space broadband project.
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Civic Crowdfunding – Four Things We Know, Two Things We Don't

Civic Crowdfunding – Four Things We Know, Two Things We Don't | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A blog about how technology and media impact communities and governments, and the ways they are adapting to new challenges and opportunities.
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The new metrics cannot be ignored – we need to implement centralised impact management systems to understand what these numbers mean

The new metrics cannot be ignored – we need to implement centralised impact management systems to understand what these numbers mean | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
By using the social web to convey both scholarly and public attention of research outputs, altmetrics offer a much richer picture than traditional metrics based on exclusive citation database infor...
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Forget fast lanes. The real threat for net-neutrality is zero-rated content

Forget fast lanes. The real threat for net-neutrality is zero-rated content | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
When telcos zero-rate data used by their apps and their partners’ apps, they are engaging in price discrimination and threatening net neutrality. The practice should be banned in U.S. and Europe.
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 3, 2014 10:53 PM

Here is another way the telcos are undermining net neutrality.

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Russia outlaws anonymous blogging

Russia outlaws anonymous blogging | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Russia's State Duma has passed a new law on “internet users called bloggers" that will require anyone with more than 3,000 daily visitors to register their real names and email addresses with the government and imposes restrictions on what they can publish, including a ban on "obscene language."
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India to stall Internet reform proposal at Brazil meet

India to stall Internet reform proposal at Brazil meet | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
ICANN is a not-for-profit organisation, but is contractually affiliated to the US Department of Commerce.
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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, April 23, 2014 11:25 PM

«India’s response to the draft outcome document categorically rejects the ICANN’s proposal to “transition” from a US-controlled model to a “multi-stakeholder” approach to internet governance.

ICANN is a not-for-profit organisation, but is contractually affiliated to the US Department of Commerce. Initially, NETmundial was intended to chart a “roadmap” for internet governance. In March, however, the US government announced its decision to “transition” key internet domain name functions to the “global multi-stakeholder community”, raising the stakes at NETmundial. The US, however, also made it clear that it would “not accept a proposal” for an “inter-governmental organisation”.»

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Brazil Scores Before “the Internet World Cup” Begins: Marco Civil Approved by the Senate

Brazil Scores Before “the Internet World Cup” Begins: Marco Civil Approved by the Senate | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Update (23 April 2014, 15:15 GMT): President Dilma has sanctioned the bill in the NetMundial event. Marco Civil is now a law in Brazil. Livestream: blog.planalto.gov.br In the eve of the global Internet governance event hosted in Brazil, NETmundial, the Brazilian Senate approved the one-of-kind bill of rights for Internet users,...
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Afghan voters turn to social media to fight fraud

Afghan voters turn to social media to fight fraud | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
KABUL: Fed-up with the massive rigging that took place in previous elections, Afghan voters have been using social media to highlight alleged fraud, and officials are starting to take notice. Smartphone videos of ballots being stuffed at breakneck speed, voter harassment outside polling
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Analysis of the social protest movement in Brazil

Analysis of the social protest movement in Brazil | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
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The future beyond the Web is called FIA

The future beyond the Web is called FIA | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
National Science Foundation is dolling out millions to some of America's biggest tech universities to develop the Internet beyond the Internet.

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Gorete Queiroga de Figueiredo's curator insight, May 15, 2014 10:15 PM

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"National Science Foundation is dolling out millions to some of America's biggest tech universities to develop the Internet beyond the Internet."

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Improving GitHub for science

Improving GitHub for science | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
GitHub is being used today to build scientific software that's helping find Earth-like planets in other solar systems, analyze DNA, and build open source rockets.

Seeing these projects and all this momentum within academia has pushed us to think about how we can make GitHub a better tool for research. As scientific experiments become more complex and their datasets grow, researchers are spending more of their time writing tools and software to analyze the data they collect. Right now though, these efforts often happen in isolation.

Citable code for academic software

Sharing your work is good, but collaborating while also getting required academic credit is even better. Over the past couple of months we've been working with the Mozilla Science Lab and data archivers, Figshare and Zenodo, to make it possible to get a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for any GitHub repository archive.

DOIs form the backbone of the academic reference and metrics system. With a DOI for your GitHub repository archive, your code becomes citable. Our newest Guide explains how to create a DOI for your repository.



Academic accounts on GitHub

We also know that as a scientific researcher, sometimes you're going to want to work privately. That's why we've created a discount where individual academic researchers can receive a free micro plan with 5 private repos, while research groups can receive a free silver plan with 20 repos.

To set up an academic account on GitHub, first associate an academic email address with your account and then request a GitHub Education discount.

Awesome science happening on GitHub

If you're interested in seeing all the science happening on GitHub, check out some of our favorite projects, including rOpenSci. This group recently held a Hackathon at GitHub HQ, where their team worked with collaborators from academia, business, and various research labs to build open source tools for science.
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INTERNATIONAL - Turkey no longer even 'partly free,' according to press freedom report

INTERNATIONAL - Turkey no longer even 'partly free,' according to press freedom report | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Turkey has been relegated from the league of “Partly Free” countries to the league of “Not Free” countries, Freedom House reports
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NYC wants to turn all of its payphones into a massive, citywide Wi-Fi network

NYC wants to turn all of its payphones into a massive, citywide Wi-Fi network | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
New York is planning to build a citywide Wi-Fi network — one of the largest in the U.S. — out of its aging payphone infrastructure. After converting 10 payphones into Wi-Fi hotspots last year, New ...
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The Selfie Syndrome- Great Visual ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Selfie Syndrome- Great Visual ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Via Dr Peter Carey
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 27, 2014 8:20 AM

Guess I didn't realize it was a "syndrome" yet. ;)

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Les réseaux sociaux, accélérateur de révolution

Les réseaux sociaux, accélérateur de révolution | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Depuis Facebook, il n’y a plus que trois ou quatre amis d’amis entre chaque individu, et les révoltes s’accélèrent Cela …
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Philippe Olivier Clement's curator insight, April 26, 2014 11:25 PM

Une révolution en silence 

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Is net neutrality dying? Has the FCC killed it? What comes next? Here's what you need to know

Is net neutrality dying? Has the FCC killed it? What comes next? Here's what you need to know | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The FCC is proposing new rules that would govern cable networks and other carriers — rules it says will protect the open internet. But critics say the regulator is going to cripple net neutrality and introduce a pay-to-play internet. Here’s what you need to know.
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Uber, SnapCar And Others May Not Be Able To Use Geolocation In France | TechCrunch

Uber, SnapCar And Others May Not Be Able To Use Geolocation In France | TechCrunch | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Thomas Thévenoud had an impossible job -- he was the member of the Assemblée Nationale in charge of finding an agreement between urban transportation..
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In Venezuelan protests, citizen journalists fill the information gap

This story was originally published at Journalism for Change, a news platform focused on covering issues related to citizen journalism around the globe. Follow them on Twitter @journoforchange.
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Tunisian Blog Launches Whistleblowing Platform

Tunisian Blog Launches Whistleblowing Platform | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Tunisian award-winning collective blog Nawaat has launched its own whistle-blowing platform: Nawaat Leaks.
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Scientific Publishing In The Era of Open Access | Synapse

Scientific Publishing In The Era of Open Access | Synapse | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Via Andrea Naranjo
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