Tag Archives: open data

SIGNAL TO NOISE: Beyond Search

Recently I got a new pair of trifocals. The optometrist made a strong correction for the astigmatism I have in my right eye. By the end of the first day of wearing them I noticed that the lens for long … Continue reading

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Reflections on the year — Thoughts for the next

This is my first year back on the Web after a 5 year break. No, I’m not a Luddite; I did check my e-mail and Google News from time to time from a public computer. Having been intensely involved (addicted?) … Continue reading

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Wiki Week – A picture equals 1000 words

This graph by Melanie Chernoff is what the past week has been about – DATA, open and closed. The graph makes a very clear point as to where the areas overlap for everything out here on the WildWildWeb.  As Melanie says: … Continue reading

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7 Tabs to Rule Them All

In the olden days (1993), when I first started on the Web, it was all fairly simple. I signed into AOL and kind of went from there; used Netscape to browse and a few sites and articles from PCMag, etc. … Continue reading

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A Perfect Storm – Internet Freedom vs. Security

I went to bed last night counting my blessings; one of which is to be living in “the Land of the Free”. I woke up this morning thinking of Kristallnacht and Joseph McCarthy. The Twitter and Blogger spheres are awash … Continue reading

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Caveat User: Internet Freedom, Open Data and Net Neutrality

Recent events have me wondering. DHS takes over cybersecurity by shutting down torrent sites and threatening providers (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/the-rise-of-web-censorship/375); BitTorrent responds  (http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-based-dns-to-counter-us-domain-seizures-101130/). Comcast charges one of its backbone providers for providing Netflix (http://gizmo.do/dNWO31); Credoaction responds (http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/comcast_netflix/index2.html?rc=tw2). Amazon charges for free books … Continue reading

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