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The Social Media Evolution
The Social Network may not have won the best picture Oscar, but social networking has been given a far greater honour - in Egypt. Parents of an Egyptian girl born during the events that recently led to the end of Hosni Mubarak’s grip on power have named her Facebook in honour of the role that the website played in the events. Perhaps the good…
Lunchbox / Soapbox
The Human Experience in the Digital Age: Conversation, Relationships and Social Connection
Latest Salvos in UK Library Battle
Detail of the British Library, via WikiCommons
Hundreds of thousands of Britons braved the February cold on Saturday to protest the closure of some 450 local lending libraries. The closures are the result of government funding cuts, and have been the subject of Dailies here and here.
The Guardian’s coverage of the protests (at times wildly creative) included an opinion piece by former…
The Cloud Atlas
Two articles recently posted on the web on related topics have questioned the future of e-books, e-reading and even the internet more broadly. Tech industry executive and academic Don Norman asks if the trend towards cloud computing is in the best interests of consumers. An excellent essay at Overland also questions cloud computing insofar as it relates to e-books.
Readings recently launched an e-publishing…
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