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When is a Blog, Not Just a Blog?

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Lin Costa

A video from Inveneo, one of the organizations involved in the Haiti ReWired blog. Evan Hanson from Haiti ReWired said something that really stood ...

Sharing is Caring

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Lin Costa

The slide show above includes examples of photos taken in Haiti that are available for various uses through the Creative Commons' license. "Sharin...

Why I Love Open Educational Resources!

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Fruchterman

For people who can't afford educational materials, Open Educational Resources let them better use their limited resources. And for those who learn differently, there's the chance to see a topic in a completely different way.

Open Education Resources Get a Big Boost: Cathy Casserly Joins Creative Commons Board

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Wojcicki

Long time OER champion Dr. Catherine Casserly was just elected yesterday to the Board of Directors of Creative Commons to help provide further direction for the Open Education Resources movement worldwide.

Davos: Nike and Partners Launch The GreenXchange

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don Tapscott

In a Wednesday meeting at the World Economic Forum, Nike launched GreenXchange, an online marketplace where companies can collaborate and share ideas about sustainability.

A Cup of Coffee to Build Sustainable Communities

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Through Architecture For Humanity's "Do A Latte Good" campaign, you can bid on coffee with one of our great supporters, and in return they'll contribute to help reconstruction efforts post-Typhoon Ketsana.

Old Enough to Know Better, Young Enough to Pretend: Can the Chicago News Cooperative Succeed?

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Daniel Sinker

If there was a better day to announce the News Cooperative, I can't think of it. After Mayor Daley's budget address, the two major papers ran the same cover: a 24-year-old kidnapping.

Sesame Workshop-Google Education Forum Live -- How Can We Change the System?

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Esther Wojcicki

Watch the education forum here. We have a powerhouse panel including the Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Stanford Professor Linda Darling Hammond, and NYC Chancellor Joel Klein.

Should Teachers Be Selling Lesson Plans?

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Wojcicki

While it is an interesting alternative for teachers to have the option of selling their lesson plans, realistically the culture of teachers nationwide is one of sharing, not selling.

Remixing the Book

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hugh McGuire

Writers will probably always want to keep control of their work, but who is to say that the particular collaboration between a writer and her editor results in the best possible book?

Science Commons: Lynda Resnick Interviews John Wilbanks

Lynda Resnick's Blog | Lynda Resnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Researchers around the world are hard at work on cures for most every ailment and disease. But until now, there was no system - let alone incentive - ...

Young Adult Books Needed For Braille Class

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Here's a letter by Patti Smith (not that one), a Detroit elementary school teacher of visually impaired students, sent to writer Cory Doctorow. She di...

Should Internet Content Be Free? The Best Model to Save Newspapers, Books, and Music in the Digital Age

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anis Shivani

How can we retain, even enhance, creativity in the digital age, taking advantage of near-zero costs of redistribution? Two recent books consider the question.

Copyright Needs Limits, As It Restricts Innovation

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Defenders of expanded copyright restrictions imply that content owners have been on a losing streak and have few tools at their disposal. Wrong.

How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own

David Bollier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bollier

An open culture, a sharing economy and a digital republic: the foundations for this new world actually matured during the nightmarish Bush years, beneath its contemptuous gaze.

Face/Off: How a Little Change in Facebook's User Policy is Making People Rethink the Rights They Give Away Online

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Sinker

What's got billionare Mark Zuckerberg so blue? Just that his service is claiming perpetual rights to all its 175 million users' content, even if you kill your account.

Tila Tequila Likes to F*ck...with Free Speech

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It sounds a helluva lot like Tila Tequila believes in censorship. Of the very same medium that made her, which, frankly, we find shockingly ungrateful.