Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2012«

Learning how to edit on Wikipedia

January 30, 2012

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I ❤ Wikipedia, but I’ve never thought about taking the time to engage is changing articles. I am excited to learn how to do this! So, I decided to look at an article on my neighborhood, Capitol Hill, and found that there were whole sections of this article with out any citation. Though it was […]

internet access=human rights?

January 30, 2012

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Thesis statement [draft]: Through my research I will explore the findings of the UN report declaring internet access to be a human right and the legal implications for supporting such a right.  Recently a UN Report “on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression[.]” concluded: The Special Rapporteur believes that […]

privacy?

January 30, 2012

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FBI plans social network map alert mash-up application …and the police state strikes again! What implications could an application like this have on our relationship with social media?

FB: changing the way we live and die

January 30, 2012

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Ok, so to put it in perspective, a few quarters ago I took an awesome anthropology class on life and death practices and ceremonies. For this presentation I thought it would be interesting to discuss ways that people are using social media as a tool to celebrate life and death.

Where to go next…

January 25, 2012

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I’ve had a flood of ideas about what to do for my project. However, I reminded myself that my purpose in learning more about blogging and social media is to learn about how to use this tool for my future career as an attorney, while integrating my activist interests. So, this is what I’ve come […]

“Imagine a world with out free knowledge”. – Wikipedia

January 23, 2012

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The Global War on Information: Intellectual Property and Copyright Laws The international community cannot agree on human rights or climate change, but the US government is starting to muscle itself into other nations copyright laws. This is not for the benefit of people but rather for the benefit of corporations. Through the internet we’ve given […]

Leaving a Trace

January 9, 2012

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As the world and relationships take to a global scale at the same time there is increasing clarity of origins of individual relationships. As discussed by Kadushin in “Basic Network Concepts”, we can analyze these global networks on a small scale to better understand their origins. When these connections between people, companies, and organizations are […]