Thursday, 24 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130122 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Citizen science can produce reliable data - important point (v @cochranecollab)

UK Environment Agency says you need a licence to have a list of all UK rivers - #opendata much? (v @MarkGoodge)

Pentagon Says Protests Are Acts of “Low Level Terrorism” - NB: this is the trick they are using (v @57UN @Asher_Wolf)

Microsoft refuses to release study challenging Munich Linux success - credible much? #FUD

Memory to myth: tracing Aaron Swartz through the 21st century - fine piece of long-form journalism from @verge

[RT] #WikiLeaks Reveals Aaron Swartz May Have Been A Source: Wise Move? - I have my doubts 

World's Largest Natural Sound Archive Now Online - did all the animals give permission?

Re-inventing Academic Publishing: 'Diamond' #OpenAccess Titles That Are Free To Read And Free To Publish - exciting

Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons - great #cc

great example of intellectual monopolies being used for pure bullying - nothing to do with #innovation #patents

500 Days To European Elections, Pirates Needed More By The Day - agreed; pity they seem to be imploding in germany

Romanian parliament adds obstacles to fight against graft - to throw #romania out of the #eu, perhaps? #corruption

Indian Government announces IT agenda for 2013, Wants to develop an Android watch - a watch??? #india

Italian #Wikipedia surpasses one million articles -

High level, low results: EU media pluralism and some random recommendations - sounds like a dog's breakfast

Actual #Facebook Graph Searches - clearly a privacy nightmare; will #facebook get sued into the ground? (v @webmink)

Another Reason to Use #OpenSource: Sane #Licensing - trust anything else?

Internet : Neelie Kroes n’est pas neutre - fine, fiery piece by @FrCastex(v @gbeltra)#netneutrality

France, Cradle Of 'Three Strikes' Punishment, Explores Another Bad Idea: Killing #NetNeutrality - bad #france

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy - you bet #sharing

US Corporations Win Against #Privacy in EU Parliament Consumer Committee - whose side is #ALDE on here?

Is the end in sight for international copyright laws? - "not done for copyright owner, but for the user of the works"

Tapirs thrive in remote national parks - great news for#tapir lovers everywhere...

Digital Public Library of America recommends CC0 - yay, go CC0

That HP/Microsoft “study” on the Linux Migration in Munich? Hm. - some preliminary debunking #FUD

Consultation on Enablers for EU multimodal travel planning & information services - (v @lawyer_martin @lilianedwards)

Cable Industry Finally Admits Data Caps Have Nothing To Do With Congestion - another reason to defend #netneutrality

My thoughts on Aaron Swartz, and the benefits of #openness - good to see this coming from @NeelieKroesEU 

The Innocence Penalty - terrible situation (v @normative)

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