Australian government launch new web archive The Australian Government Web Archive is a new site launched by the National Library of Australia. It complements the Library’s long established PANDORA Archive. The AGWA is a collection of Commonwealth Government websites dating from June 2011. Selected older government web content will continue to be found on the […]
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What role do mobile phones and social media play in modern relationships? Latest data from the Pew Internet and American Life project taken from a survey of couples in the USA: http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/02/11/couples-the-internet-and-social-media/ According to the report 25% of married or partnered adults who text have texted their partner when they were both at home together!
Is Twitter full of racist abuse? Read the new report from Demos on anti-social media: http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/antisocialmedia Over a 9 day period they examined 126,975 tweets. Find out from the results on how much was classified as containing hate speech by downloading the full 51 page report.
Global Risks 2014 Released by World Economic Forum. Analyses 31 global risks. The 2014 edition includes special in-depth investigations into youth unemployment, digital disintegration and geopolitical risks.
Media@McGill’s Participatory, Open, Online Course (or “POOC”) on The Participatory Condition Addresses the history, problems and possibilities of participatory media in contemporary society. It was launched to coincide with Media@McGill’s international colloquium on The Participatory Condition, which took place in Montreal on November 15th and 16th, 2013 and also includes video content from this. There […]
…from the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, UCLA . Both capture snapshots of chinese websites periodically since 2012, preserving the content and can be searched by keyword. Shanghai Chronicles Local government Shanghai Chronicles is under the leadership of the Shanghai Municipal Government. Websites are captured regularly from 2012 onwards and searchable by keyword content. […]
Northeastern University Launches Digital Archive of Boston Marathon Bombings Entitled Our Bombing it has crowd sourced journalist materials. It includes photographs, interviews and eye witness testimony. There are also social media postings and stories from the Boston Globe.
Blocked on Weibo Site maintained by Jason Ng Google Policy Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and author of Blocked on Weibo, discusses his work and other censorship issues relating to social media and China. Includes lists of blocked words. For other information try. Herdict a user-driven platform for identifying web blockages as they happen; from the […]
State of Broadband 2013 report released by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development. ITU and UNESCO set up the Broadband Commission for Digital Development in response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s call to step up UN efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Topics covered include connections, speed and affordability of broadband. The focus […]
Government requests for data from Facebook Which governments request information the most from Facebook? First report from Facebook covers 6 months from January-June 2013. Governments make requests to Facebook and many other companies seeking account information in official investigations. The vast majority of these requests relate to criminal cases, such as robberies or kidnappings. In […]