Categories: reference to media

Sharing is IMPORTANT: Views from Deanna Zandt and David Weinberger
2010/8/24 (Tuesday) | Filed under: dt=book

In her terrific and inspiring new book, Share This: How You Will Change the World With Social Networking (Berrett-Koehler, 2010), media technologist Deanna Zandt describes and applauds the new information environment of widespread, prolific sharing of information. When we read a new story online, there’s usually a tool on the page that encourages us to [...]

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Reflections on a “Biblio-Social Experiment”
2009/12/14 (Monday) | Filed under: dt=book,ideas

(cross-posted from phillynetsquared.org) On our last Net Tuesday (December 1), we held the Philly Net Tuesday Book UNclub at Robin’s Bookstore.  The idea was pretty straightforward… We would discuss books in Net Tuesday’s scope of interest: social networking/media, nonprofit technology and social change.  (That’s the “biblio” part.)  And we would use the style of an [...]

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Tagging and the Back-of-the-Book Index
2009/9/26 (Saturday) | Filed under: dt=book,ideas

I like to read non-fiction books in my “field” of information and social empowerment.  And, like a lot of people, I sometimes annotate books as I read them.  In doing so, I am, in effect, “tagging” portions of the book with metadata.  I’m applying my own, personally meaningful expressions to words fixed on the page.  [...]

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Folks just want to share what they know
2009/8/23 (Sunday) | Filed under: Dissemination Station,dt=event

My wife is taking some classes at Beadfest, an annual gathering of people interested in making beaded jewelry. And it made me think of the Origami convention that a friend of mine goes to every year. (I’ve remarked on this convention before because of that event’s use of labels that attendees can wear, indicating either [...]

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Impressions from N2Y4 (2 of 2: Other Net Tuesday Organizers)
2009/6/11 (Thursday) | Filed under: dt=event

I expect that N2Y4 (the 4th annual NetSquared conference) to be the only professional conference I’ll attend this year (except, perhaps, for stuff in the Philly area).  As a Net Tuesday organizer, NetSquared generously picked up the hotel and conference registration, but I had to buy the plane ticket out to California and some meals, [...]

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Impressions from N2Y4 (1 of 2: Mobile Technology for Social Change)
2009/6/11 (Thursday) | Filed under: dt=event

I’ve just returned from N2Y4, the 4th annual NetSquared conference in San Jose, CA. The main focus this year was the N2Y4 Mobile Challenge, and the lion’s share of content was wrapped around that. Frankly, this was not especially appealing to me ahead of time. I’ve had a Blackberry for about a year now, and [...]

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The Internet Threat
2009/2/10 (Tuesday) | Filed under: dt=book,ported from old Blogger blog

In The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, James Boyle devotes Chapter 4 to “the Internet Threat”, which is the way of thinking that “Big Media” (my term–not his–for publishers, music labels, movie studios…) use to justify continuing their grip on power. His explanation helped put things into context for me. The Internet [...]

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The Public Domain: What does it look like?
2008/12/19 (Friday) | Filed under: dt=book,ported from old Blogger blog

I’m reading The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind by James Boyle and just finished Chapter 2 (Thomas Jefferson Writes a Letter). It’s hard to mentally envision the “public domain” because, while we may think about intellectual property itself, we tend not to conceptualize its opposite, the “outside” of intellectual property. The public [...]

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The Public Domain: Why Intellectual Property?
2008/12/16 (Tuesday) | Filed under: dt=book,ported from old Blogger blog

I’m reading The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind by James Boyle (pub. date: December, 2008!). I’ve long struggled with the basic dilemma of intellectual property. (I’ll focus on copyright, though similar arguments apply to patents and trademarks.) On one hand, it makes sense that an author, artist, musician, photographer, etc. ought to [...]

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Preface to this (and at least some) future posts
2008/12/15 (Monday) | Filed under: dt=book,ported from old Blogger blog

I’ve been wanting to blog more, but haven’t yet gotten into the habit (mindset, paradigm). Part of it is typical habituation, like getting started on eating differently or exercising. Part of it is focus. I have lots I want to say, but am unsure of what to grab onto and write about. And this disconnect [...]

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