Jaron Lanier does not understand that people do things for reasons other than bolstering their egos and making money. Those who engage in participatory media are not "robbed of dignity."
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In reality, there has been a sharp and rapid decline in Africa's lion populations; however, a new report points to two strategies that if adopted may help to revive them.
A fascinating experiment in digital philanthropy is brewing at Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City charity that has raised more than $1 billion for poverty-focused nonprofits.
One of the goals of Gov 2.0 is to increase citizens' power over their own lives by participating in their own governing.
Two of the most important decisions any of us ever make is where we decide to live and what job we choose to accept. Rush hour traffic, however, proves how wrong we all can be.
Last month we listed 50 things being killed by the internet. Now here's a selection of the trends we wish could be consigned to the waste bin - the mo...
What person in their right mind would quit their job during the worst economy since the Great Depression?
Watch the Web 2.0 Expo live through our curated Twitter lists. Do you know a tweeter who's perfect for one of these lists? Email us at twitterlists@hu...
While many have quickly lamented URB's print hiatus or reminisced about our long legacy, there is also an unfortunate feeding frenzy on even the hint of print's presumed, imminent demise.
In the mid-'90's, when I was General Counsel of a Silicon Valley software company called Synopsys, my friend Roberta Katz had a similar role at Netsc...
Over the past two months, a skunkworks team of young internet influencers has met, brainstormed, emailed and twittered -- all in the pursuit of feeding more than 100,000 of the city's hungry.
Crossposted from OpEdNews.com
Every change in communications medium causes big changes in culture, since cuneiform, then writing were introduced. Em...
The Left has no monopoly on internet organizing; the tools don't care who uses them. Tea Partiers can learn from Obama just as much as anyone else can.
A few years back, proving your platform meant whipping out your big black book of press clipping. You know, the ones that proved you could get into the media at will. Not any more.
Social media portals are changing the ways in which companies are doing business, thanks to one-on-one interactions between consumers and employees.
Though they may not get the whole fuel efficiency thing, Ford gets social media.
Bills are crowdsourced already. Lobbyists, lawyers, legislative assistants, and others have their pens out -- and their contributions, unlike Wikipedia editors', go unattributed and unnoticed.
There is no turning back the clock. We now have more public opinion exerting pressure on politics than ever before. The question is how it may be chan...
YouTube, like the Internet at large, is what the Holy Land would have been like during the Crusades if everyone in the Holy Land had too much free time on their hands.
I've tried to look at three separate agencies and look at ways that the government can either provide data or amalgamate it and present it in ways that citizens would find useful.
In the documentary We Live in Public, director Ondi Timoner focuses on an experiment in which 100 people were shut into a Soho, NY basement with all the comforts of home, plus 24/7 surveillance.
The achievable goal of G21 policies and practices is to shift information (and thus power) from governments, corporations, and groups, to individuals.
Can government become a platform of, for and by the people?
The launch of the iPhone App store--more than the launch of the iPhone itself--could be a demarking point between 20th and 21st century governance.
When I talk to others who work at the intersection of government and the Web, everyone uses the term "Gov 2.0." I've started using the term "G21," which better defines our mission.
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