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CODE HERO | Primer

CODE HERO | Primer | digital culture | Scoop.it

Code Hero is a game that teaches you how to make games and save the world with a code gun that shoots Javascript. Become a code hero and shape the future!

Code Hero is a co-op first-person science shooter where you use the code gun to manipulate code. Your code gun can copy code like new items and fire it like ammunition to do new things.

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Is Internet access a fundamental human right?

Is Internet access a fundamental human right? | digital culture | Scoop.it

Should Internet access be seen as a fundamental human right, in the same category as the right to free speech or clean drinking water? The United Nations says it should, but in a New York Times op-ed, one of the fathers of the Internet argues it shouldn’t. Vint Cerf is the co-creator of the TCP/IP standard the global computer network is built on, so when he says something about the impact of the Internet, it’s probably worth paying attention to. But is he right? And what are the implications if he’s wrong?

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Fabricio's comment, January 6, 2012 2:24 PM
Discussão difícil. Fui ler o texto pra descordar e achei o argumento bom.
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Digital music sales top physical sales | CNN - Money

Digital music sales top physical sales | CNN - Money | digital culture | Scoop.it

The times they are a-changin'. For the first time in history, digital music sales topped the physical sale of music. According to a Nielsen and Billboard report, digital music purchases accounted for 50.3% of music sales in 2011. Digital sales were up 8.4% from the previous year, while physical album sales declined 5%.

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The beautiful photographs of Doug Rickard's Google Street View project: Observatory: Design Observer

The beautiful photographs of Doug Rickard's Google Street View project: Observatory: Design Observer | digital culture | Scoop.it

Rickard has amassed several terabytes of Street View images — nearly 15,000 shots captured, labeled, and stored. From that massive stash, he selected only about 80 images for “A New American Picture,” of which a selection is on view at MoMA. To give you an idea of the voracity of Rickard’s Street View search, he has virtually explored almost every neighborhood in the “broken” portions of Atlanta, New Orleans, Jersey City, Durham, Houston, Watts (in Los Angeles) and Camden.

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File-Sharing Recognized as Official Religion in Sweden | TorrentFreak

File-Sharing Recognized as Official Religion in Sweden | TorrentFreak | digital culture | Scoop.it

Since 2010 a group of self-confessed pirates have tried to get their beliefs recognized as an official religion in Sweden. After their request was denied several times, the Church of Kopimism – which holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols – is now approved by the authorities as an official religion. The Church hopes that its official status will remove the legal stigma that surrounds file-sharing.

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Mapping the social media landscape for 2011: infographic

Mapping the social media landscape for 2011: infographic | digital culture | Scoop.it

We all know how popular (and often overhyped) social media has become over the past few years, but it's always good to remind ourselves of its true size with the latest statistics and figures.

Here, Dream Systems Media presents the must-know numbers from the biggest and best networks, based on AdAge data.

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Social Media: A Cure For What's Ailing Health Care

Social Media: A Cure For What's Ailing Health Care | digital culture | Scoop.it

It’s an exciting time to be a healthcare communicator as social and mobile technologies and strategies are making their way into the industry. Patients are more and more in the driver’s seat at their doctor’s appointments, but as physicians have the ability to streamline their practice and diagnostic procedures they’re starting to meet them halfway. In addition, patients now have the power to impact the brand of a hospital or medical practice with the push of a button. While the stakes are high for healthcare communicators, if they embrace social media in a pragmatic way, it can be an incredibly rewarding and worthwhile investment.

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First Facebook, Now Twitter: Social Media Under Legal Siege | Forbes

First Facebook, Now Twitter: Social Media Under Legal Siege | Forbes | digital culture | Scoop.it

A suit has been filed against Facebook in California alleging it violates a state law on commercial endorsements—namely, it bans using someone’s name for economic benefit without their permission. Based on how the California statutes reads, attorneys tell me this case has a good chance of succeeding, which would be a problem for Facebook—not to mention those brands that have invested millions in their Facebook channels for precisely such socially-oriented advertising opportunities.

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What Defines a Meme? | SmithsonianMag

What Defines a Meme? | SmithsonianMag | digital culture | Scoop.it

"Our world is a place where information can behave like human genes and ideas can replicate, mutate and evolve." 

Jacques Monod, the Parisian biologist who shared a Nobel Prize in 1965 for working out the role of messenger RNA in the transfer of genetic information, proposed an analogy: just as the biosphere stands above the world of nonliving matter, so an “abstract kingdom” rises above the biosphere. The denizens of this kingdom? Ideas.

 

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Collective sense-making | Harold Jarche

Collective sense-making | Harold Jarche | digital culture | Scoop.it

The increasing importance of fluid knowledge requires a different perspective on how we think of it and use it. If change is constant, then the half-life of codified knowledge (stock) decreases. We see this with the increasingly combative debates on intellectual property (IP) expressed as copyright.

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MIT launches online learning initiative | MIT News Office

MIT launches online learning initiative | MIT News Office | digital culture | Scoop.it

MIT today announced the launch of an online learning initiative internally called “MITx.” MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses through an online interactive learning platform that will:
(1) organize and present course material to enable students to learn at their own pace
(2) feature interactivity, online laboratories and student-to-student communication
(3) allow for the individual assessment of any student’s work and allow students who demonstrate their mastery of subjects to earn a certificate of completion awarded by MITx
(4) operate on an open-source, scalable software infrastructure in order to make it continuously improving and readily available to other educational institutions.

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Top Sources of Small-Business Financing in 2012 · Marketing Digitally

Top Sources of Small-Business Financing in 2012: The lending market for small businesses cratered during the rec...
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Highlights from the 28th Chaos Communications Congress | Global Voices Advocacy

Highlights from the 28th Chaos Communications Congress | Global Voices Advocacy | digital culture | Scoop.it

The Chaos Communications Congress is the annual meetup of Germany's Chaos Computer Club, one of the oldest hacker collectives in the world. It takes place in Berlin every year at the height of the holiday season between Christmas and New Year's Eve, a time when only the dedicated European computer obsessive would leave their family and friends to spend four days in a conference centre with like-minded hackers and geeks. The programme mixes technical talks from the security and free software worlds with talks about online rights and hacktivism, and is well known for breaking new issues that go on to be important in the wider world.

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Why it's impossible to build a digital recipe library

Why it's impossible to build a digital recipe library | digital culture | Scoop.it
When it comes to food, the web has made finding a wealth of new ideas and dishes much easier, but when it comes to storing and organizing those concepts, the web has effectively changed nothing from the days of the printed cookbook. My recipes are still bound in tomes. Some of those tomes are now digital, but they’re just as isolated from one another as the cookbooks on my shelves.
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Celebrating Brazilian Open Digital Culture: Festival Cultura Digital | www.furtherfield.org

Celebrating Brazilian Open Digital Culture: Festival Cultura Digital | www.furtherfield.org | digital culture | Scoop.it

Festival Cultura Digital took place in Rio de Janeiro between the 2nd and the 4th of December 2011. It was the third edition of the event known as Forum da Cultura Digital that happened in Sao Paulo in the first two years. It gathered 6 thousand people in about 20 open discussions, 20 workshops and 52 international and national projects presented in MAM Rio de Janeiro (the Museum of Modern Art) and Cine Odeon.

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Why The Movie Industry Can’t Innovate and the Result is SOPA | Steve Blank

Why The Movie Industry Can’t Innovate and the Result is SOPA | Steve Blank | digital culture | Scoop.it
This year the movie industry made $30 billion (1/3 in the U.S.) from box-office revenue.
But the total movie industry revenue was $87 billion. Where did the other $57 billion come from?
From sources that the studios at one time claimed would put them out of business: Pay-per view TV, cable and satellite channels, video rentals, DVD sales, online subscriptions and digital downloads.
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Towards a sensor commons | Technology Treason

Towards a sensor commons | Technology Treason | digital culture | Scoop.it

The Sensor Commons is a future state whereby we have data available to us, in real time, from a multitude of sensors that are relatively similar in design and method of data acquisition and that data is freely available whether as a data set or by API to use in whatever fashion they like.

My definition is not just about “lots of data from lots of sensors” – there is a subtlety to it implied by the “relatively similar in design and method of data acquisition” statement.

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Nielsen: Social Media Report

Nielsen: Social Media Report | digital culture | Scoop.it
Some very useful stats in this report showing the growth of social media in 2011 Nielsen: Social Media Report http://t.co/hP5CJGOZ...
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Marco Tempest makes open-source magic for the 21st century (Wired UK)

Marco Tempest makes open-source magic for the 21st century (Wired UK) | digital culture | Scoop.it

Magic tricks depend on secrecy. So it might seem counterintuitive that Marco Tempest -- a Swiss-born magician living in New York -- has gone open-source. He reveals his methods, talks to his audiences online and asks for feedback. "If someone has a good idea, I put it in my show and give credit," says Tempest, 46.

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Open Source Screenwriting App for Linux Rises from the Dead | OMGUbuntu!

Open Source Screenwriting App for Linux Rises from the Dead | OMGUbuntu! | digital culture | Scoop.it

Blyte, as it was then known, was open sourced in 2006 after disappointing sales of the commercial application dissuaded the developer from continuing work on it. This gesture, it was hoped at the time, would see the Blyte updated and maintained by the community. After five long years of no development, the film-making friendly tool has been unexpectedly resurrected like many a film franchise. Now called Trelby the app has a new developer at its helm and a new release ready for download.

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For Start-Ups, Sorting the Data Cloud Is the Next Big Thing | NYTimes

For Start-Ups, Sorting the Data Cloud Is the Next Big Thing | NYTimes | digital culture | Scoop.it

The amount of data being generated globally increases by 40 percent a year. The huge quantity of data becomes unwieldy and difficult for companies and governments to manage and understand. Big data is big enough to create new opportunities for a multitude of start-ups, many of them using the open-source software Hadoop.

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2011: The Year the Free Ride Died | ReadWriteCloud

2011: The Year the Free Ride Died | ReadWriteCloud | digital culture | Scoop.it
Services and software that has no revenue model at all makes me nervous as a user. The problem isn’t unique to Web services. I’ve watched well-supported FOSS projects grow and prosper (Firefox, Linux, Hadoop, Apache, etc.) while hobby projects that I’ve taken a liking to eventually sputter and fail because the lead (usually only) developer or developers couldn’t swing development in addition to a full-time job.

For mature, well-supported and innovative services, you need money. What’s more, you need a direct correlation between satisfied users and income. Ad revenue doesn’t cut it.

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What 2012 holds for social media

What 2012 holds for social media | digital culture | Scoop.it
With the three heavy hitters – Facebook, Twitter and Google+ – taking up most of the social media space, it’s hard to imagine a new company coming into the picture and taking people’s attention away from existing services. Instead, we’ll probably continue to see services that plug into the existing environment, like Flipboard and its many competitors, which have capitalized on how social media has become a tool for the curation of current events and news.
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Teaching and Learning with Social Media: A Case Study | Learning Technology

Teaching and Learning with Social Media: A Case Study | Learning Technology | digital culture | Scoop.it
A small case study was formulated for this purpose, taking great care to accurately reflect teacher and learner attitudes to the use of social media and, therefore, to ascertain whether the school wide implementation of this kind of technology,...
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