Archive for the 'Internet' Category

Conducting Social Experiments Online

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Berkman Fellow Jerome Hergueux discusses a platform for conducting social experiments online and present some experiment results during today’s Berkman lunch.

PodCamp Boston September 24-25 Microsoft NERD Cambridge

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

PodCamp Boston 6 is being held on September 24-25, 2011 at the Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cost is $30.00 For those who need a reminder of what PodCamp is all about: “Podcamp is an unconference where newbies and advanced content makers alike come to learn more about and share their knowledge of podcasting, blogging, […]

The (Very) Unofficial Facebook Privacy Manual

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

nbsp; has a free download called The (Very) Unofficial Facebook Privacy Manual that goes over tips on protecting your privacy including: * Making sure a comment meant for your friends isn’t seen by co-workers * Understanding what it means to upload content to Facebook * Control whether others can check you in to certain locations […]

How to turn a RSS feed into a downloadable ebook with Feedbooks

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Feedbooks is providing a service that can turn any RSS feed into a downloadable ebook which then can be transfered to your e-reader. Also you can turn that ebook into an audiobook using the Text2Go software. There’s a free 30-day trial period, but there are fees involved. It appears you can create a e-book containing […]

Global Citizen Media Talk at MIT with Ethan Zuckerman

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably can guess I’m a fan of Ethan Zuckerman and the work he does with global Internet issues. Today, I’m enjoying a forum he’s moderating showcasing various international citizen media efforts. My notes follow.

BarCamp Boston April 17-18 MIT Stata Center Cambridge

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

BarCamp Boston 2010 is being held on April 17-18, 2010 at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge Mass. Registration is free, but they are asking for a voluntary $20 admission fee to cover costs. In case people have forgotten what is a BarCamp conference: “BarCamp is an unConference, organized on the fly by attendees, for […]

Ignite Boston 6 Thursday, September 17, 2009 Fidelity Center for Applied Technology

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Ignite Boston 6 will be on Thursday, September 17, from 6pm to 9:00pm at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology auditorium 245 Summer Street, Boston, next to South Station and on the Red Line. There is no cover charge or any sort of fee. Since there is limited space at the venue, you must be […]

Expanding Access to Books: Implications of the Google Books Settlement Agreement Boston Public Library July 21 6 pm

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

The Boston Public Library is holding a panel discussion on the Google Book Search Settlement called Expanding Access to Books: Implications of the Google Books Settlement Agreement on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 6 pm: Speakers: * Daniel Clancy, Engineering Director, Google Books * John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice […]

Tweet URLs may be tiny, but they can also be dangerous

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

nbsp; reports that shorten Tweet URLs may mask malicious destinations: “URL-shortening site Cligs last month sent more than 2 million Web addresses to an entirely different destination. Phishers are also taking advantage of the trust users have in TinyURL Web addresses by using them to mask malicious destinations.” “But easy solutions are available, PC Magazine […]

Undersea Cables and Internet Infrastructure

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

This article explains how undersea Internet cables work, a bit about where they go, the facilities handling them, and more about Internet infrastructure. There are also really fabulous pictures of Internet cables and neat widgets showing Internet traffic and mapping Internet routes.