the Google Books settlement agreement.
and American Life project includes links to presentations from several sessions at FutureWeb 2010, in which experts discuss the future of the internet. UK’s Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) Annual Report 2009 http://www.iwf.org.uk/documents/2010 0511_iwf_2009_annual_and_charity_r eport.pdf Reveals the existence of at least 450 distinct criminal ‘brands’ selling images and videos of the sexual abuse of children, worldwide.
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL
Social Software in Academia: Three Studies on Users’ Acceptance of Web 2.0 Services
Who are the happiest celebrities on the planet?
Analysis into the emotional content of social networking sites such as Twitter. by researchers at Edinburgh university. John Cleese ranked very highly! Historicizing Microblogging http://cs.unc.edu/~julia/acceptedpapers/Humphreys_HistoricizingTwi tter.pdf Interesting working paper Compares twitter to 19th Century Diaries, written by Lee Humphreys, Assistant Professor Dept. of Communication & Program of Information Science, Cornell University
Fate of the Semantic web http://pewinternet.org/Reports/20 10/Semantic-Web.aspx Latest report from the Pew Internet
Major German study focusing on staff and students from the University Düsseldorf Key findings. Wikipedia is the Web 2.0 application that currently plays the most important role for academic life. It is comprehensively known both to students and academic staff and has caught up with the popularity of Google. Furthermore, it is highly used in academic contexts, students and teachers/researchers use it as an information resource. But this usage is rather of passive nature. Only less than one fifth of students in Survey A have ever edited a Wiki page and 21% of academic wiki users in Survey C describe themselves as passive users. Other Web 2.0 achievements seem to play a minor role in academic work.
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