Archive for the 'Digital Culture' Category

"So the Internet Didn’t Turn Out the Way We Hoped. Now What?"

Posted in Digital Culture on November 14th, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/14/magazine/internet-future-dream.html

Paywall Article: "Strategies for Preserving Memes as Artefacts of Digital Culture"

Posted in Digital Culture, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 18th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0961000619882070

Americans and Digital Knowledge

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on October 11th, 2019

The Pew Research Center has released "Americans and Digital Knowledge."

Here's an excerpt:

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that Americans' understanding of technology-related issues varies greatly depending on the topic, term or concept. While a majority of U.S. adults can correctly answer questions about phishing scams or website cookies, other items are more challenging. For example, just 28% of adults can identify an example of two-factor authentication – one of the most important ways experts say people can protect their personal information on sensitive accounts. Additionally, about one-quarter of Americans (24%) know that private browsing only hides browser history from other users of that computer, while roughly half (49%) say they are unsure what private browsing does.

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"Mozilla and Creative Commons Want to Reimagine the Internet without Ads, and They Have $100M to Do It"

Posted in Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Digital Culture on September 18th, 2019

https://www.fastcompany.com/90403645/mozilla-and-creative-commons-want-to-reimagine-the-internet-without-ads-and-they-have-100m-to-do-it

"1.71 Billion Websites Now Exist; Most Are Dead"

Posted in Digital Culture, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on September 6th, 2019

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370523/1-71-billion-websites-now-exist-most-are-dead

"I Visited 47 Sites. Hundreds of Trackers Followed Me."

Posted in Digital Culture, Privacy on August 23rd, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/23/opinion/data-internet-privacy-tracking.html

"I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have."

Posted in Digital Culture, Privacy on August 19th, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/technology/personaltech/i-shared-my-phone-number-i-learned-i-shouldnt-have.html

Papers by James Boyle, Cory Doctorow, Pamela Samuelson, Jessica Litman, and Others: The Past and Future of The Internet: A Symposium for John Perry Barlow

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Digital Culture, Internet Regulation on August 19th, 2019

The Duke Law & Technology Review has published a special issue: The Past and Future of The Internet: A Symposium for John Perry Barlow (entire issue file).

Here's an excerpt from the introduction by James Boyle:

John Perry Barlow passed away on Feb 7th, 2018. John Perry's name is generally followed by a long list of qualities: poet, lyricist, rancher, civil libertarian, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, teller-of-stories, organizer of parties, bringer of light. Good friend. Certainly he was all of these. The picture above gives you some sense of his personality. But he was also the author of two influential essays in the very early days of the World Wide Web—A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace and Selling Wine Without Bottles: The Economy of Mind on the Global Net. . . .

Rather than offer a simple Festschrift for Barlow, this symposium uses those two essays as the jumping off point for a reflection on the current state of the digital world.

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"How iOS 13’s ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ Will Stop Phone Spam"

Posted in Digital Culture, Privacy on August 13th, 2019

https://www.howtogeek.com/436048/how-ios-13s-silence-unknown-callers-will-stop-phone-spam/

"iPhone Designer Jony Ive to Leave Apple"

Posted in Digital Culture on June 28th, 2019

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48795057

Paywall Article: "Web Accessibility Policy and Law"

Posted in Digital Culture on June 28th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-7440-0_14

"Web@30: The 30-year Anniversary of an Invention That Changed The World"

Posted in Digital Culture on March 5th, 2019

https://www.interactions.org/press-release/web30-30-year-anniversary-invention-changed-world

Pew Research Center: Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on November 16th, 2018

The Pew Research Center has released Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms.

Here's an excerpt:

At a broad level, 58% of Americans feel that computer programs will always reflect some level of human bias—although 40% think these programs can be designed in a way that is bias-free. And in various contexts, the public worries that these tools might violate privacy, fail to capture the nuance of complex situations, or simply put the people they are evaluating in an unfair situation. Public perceptions of algorithmic decision-making are also often highly contextual. The survey shows that otherwise similar technologies can be viewed with support or suspicion depending on the circumstances or on the tasks they are assigned to do.

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"EFF, Human Rights Watch, and Over 70 Civil Society Groups Ask Mark Zuckerberg to Provide All Users with Mechanism to Appeal Content Censorship on Facebook"

Posted in Digital Culture, Internet Regulation on November 14th, 2018

The EFF has released "EFF, Human Rights Watch, and Over 70 Civil Society Groups Ask Mark Zuckerberg to Provide All Users with Mechanism to Appeal Content Censorship on Facebook."

Here's an excerpt:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and more than 70 human and digital rights groups called on Mark Zuckerberg today to add real transparency and accountability to Facebook's content removal process. Specifically, the groups demand that Facebook clearly explain how much content it removes, both rightly and wrongly, and provide all users with a fair and timely method to appeal removals and get their content back up.

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"Actors Are Digitally Preserving Themselves to Continue Their Careers Beyond the Grave"

Posted in Digital Culture, Emerging Technologies on October 17th, 2018

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612291/actors-are-digitally-preserving-themselves-to-continue-their-careers-beyond-the-grave/

"Lenovo Sets Computer to Stun, Shows Off Star Trek Enterprise PC"

Posted in Digital Culture on October 2nd, 2018

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/lenovo-unveils-star-trek-enterprise-pc/

Pew Research Center: "Internet, Social Media Use And Device Ownership in U.S. Have Plateaued After Years of Growth"

Posted in Digital Culture, Social Media on September 28th, 2018

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/09/28/internet-social-media-use-and-device-ownership-in-u-s-have-plateaued-after-years-of-growth/

NYPL: "Insta Novels: Bringing Classic Literature to Instagram Stories"

Posted in Digital Culture, Publishing, Research Libraries, Social Media on August 23rd, 2018

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2018/08/22/instanovels?utm_campaign=instanovels

"Christie’s Will Be the First Auction House to Sell Art Made by Artificial Intelligence"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Digital Culture on August 22nd, 2018

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/christies-will-be-first-auction-house-sell-art-made-artificial-intelligence-180970086/

"It’s Not Technology That’s Disrupting Our Jobs"

Posted in Digital Culture on August 20th, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/18/opinion/technology/technology-gig-economy.html

"Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap"

Posted in Digital Culture, Privacy on August 14th, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/business/behavioral-biometrics-banks-security.html

"Survey: 5.4 Million Americans Will Cut the Cable TV Cord in 2018"

Posted in Digital Culture on July 23rd, 2018

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180718/08362940259/survey-54-million-americans-will-cut-cable-tv-cord-2018.shtml

Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers, Social Media on June 20th, 2018

The Pew Research Center has released Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones.

Here's an excerpt:

Across the 39 countries, a median of 75% say they either use the internet occasionally or own a smartphone, our definition of internet use. In many advanced economies, nine-in-ten or more use the internet, led by South Korea (96%). . . .

Across 39 countries, a median of 53% say they use online social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. However, that figure conceals large differences around the world, and the relationship between social media use and national wealth is not as strong as it is for overall internet use and smartphone ownership.

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Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on May 2nd, 2018

The Pew Research Center has released Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society .

Here's an excerpt:

A sizable majority of online adults (70%) continue to believe the internet has been a good thing for society. Yet the share of online adults saying this has declined by a modest but still significant 6 percentage points since early 2014, when the Center first asked the question. This is balanced by a corresponding increase (from 8% to 14%) in the share of online adults who say the internet’s societal impact is a mix of good and bad.

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"Creepy or Not? Your Privacy Concerns Probably Reflect Your Politics"

Posted in Digital Culture, Privacy, Social Media on May 1st, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/technology/privacy-concerns-politics.html


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