Us Now. Free to download docu that looks at user participation and the potential for change from this.
Us Now follows the fate of Ebbsfleet United, a football club owned and run by its fans; Zopa, a bank in which everyone is the manager; and Couch Surfing, a vast online network whose members share their homes with strangers.
Colour Shift. There’s an app for this: pretty colours moving across the screen looking like changing wallpaper.
Conor gives his thoughts on a CIO for Ireland. The person will have to be corrupt from day 1 to get such a job. When a Govt makes it policy to not mention broadband in speeches you can bet the CIO will have to be superpositive about the piece of string people have to use in order to check email. Having a good CIO in a poisonous Government and connected to the sinister Civil Servants who are complicit in all of this will mean nothing good happens.
Science Raps Challenge is a new competition organised by the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at Univeristy College Cork and Teagasc Moorepark for Science Week Ireland 2009. All competition details can be found on http://microbemagic.ucc.ie
Interesting. Even with social networks, closeness is where power lies.
One point is crucial: We still live our lives in the real world. When we need someone to fix our roof, repair our car or educate our children, we find these things near our homes. We elect officials to govern us by geography. We pay taxes based on geography.