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Break the Cyber-Utopian Myth

Who do you associate with online? In a brief video from 2010, internet activist Ethan Zuckerman argues that cultural barriers are preventing us from using the internet to tackle global issues. 40 more words

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Decentralization: The Future of Online Social Networking

Social networking forms an important part of online activities of Web users. However, social networking sites present two problems. Firstly, these sites form information silos. Information on one site is not usable in the others. 126 more words

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Digital Nomads, the Eyes and Ears of Urbanization

To manage our cities, we need a work culture that encourages mobility, balances profits with purpose, and values autonomy. Cities need a workforce that can meet challenges where they are. 2,378 more words

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NY Times to Experts: Fix Facebook

Experts have weighed in onĀ how to pick up after Facebook. Most realistic? Eli Pariser, who would flay the social network for science. A stretch, given how it’s “in many cases impossible for researchers to independently look at behavior on the platform.” 90 more words

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Global Philanthropy Data Charter 2E

WINGS and Foundation Center released the second edition of the Global Philanthropy Data Charter. Launched in 2014, the charter is designed to unite the sector around data and global development. 33 more words

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Madrigal's Quilt of Horrors, or, How Did Facebook Fail Democracy?

Last week, Alexis Madrigal dropped a bomb in The Atlantic so big, we’re looking at the social network we’ve given our lives to for a decade and wondering if we can ever trust Facebook again. 28 more words

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Wild Wild Web

Dirty algorithms. Gladden Pappin says, “The filters which prevent web searches from going astray give you no hint about what course of action is virtue and what is vice.” 69 more words

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