Well, I started out blogging in French, about the influence of Web 2.0 issues on society. Guess I would like to do the same in English...

@BeerBergman
How Web archivists and other digital sleuths are unraveling the mystery of MH17
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Web archivists and other digital sleuths are playing a potentially pivotal role in trying to determine what happened to the Malaysia Airline flight downed by a missile over eastern Ukraine.

BeerBergman's insight:

Rewriting history becomes difficult in the era of web archives… An example with the #MH17 crash in the Ukraine / July 2014


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— 7 hours ago

La France, en route vers la censure d’Internet | Site mobile Le Point
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Lisez l’article : La France, en route vers la censure d’Internet sur votre mobile.

BeerBergman's insight:

Une loi considérée comme inefficace, inappropriée et qui aura des effets contraires à ce que le législateur souhaite atteindre comme objectif… comme d’habitude, je dirai presque… Extrait de l’article.

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Contournable en un clic

Comme c’est le cas dans les pays pratiquant déjà la censure d’Internet, la commission craint un contournement facile du blocage. Et c’est une crainte plus que fondée ! L’utilisation par les internautes de réseaux privés virtuels (VPN), par exemple, leur permet - en quelque sorte - de se connecter de façon chiffrée via le réseau d’un autre pays et donc d’échapper aux blocages décidés par un État ou par un autre. Ces services, qui coûtent quelques euros par mois et rapportent gros à leurs créateurs, sont souvent étrangers, et parfois fournis par des réseaux mafieux. Leur utilisation a explosé en France depuis la mise en place du gendarme du piratage, la Hadopi. 

Les outils destinés aux cyberdissidents, comme l’excellent Tor, permettent aussi d’échapper à la censure, gratuitement et en un clic. L’utilisation de Tor explose dans les grandes démocraties, de plus en plus adeptes de la cybercensure. Résultat : il est encore plus difficile de repérer les activités illégales. Lors d’un précédent projet de censure des sites terroristes en 2013 (celui de Manuel Valls), le juge antiterroriste Marc Trévidic avait expliqué que c’est justement grâce aux imprudences des terroristes sur Internet que la police peut les repérer et les arrêter…”

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Mais ce contrôle des sites bloqués impliquerait la publication de la liste noire, ou du moins sa circulation dans des cercles qui, s’ils sont restreints, ne resteront pas muets. L’État offrira alors une publicité inespérée aux sites qu’il souhaite bloquer, car à l’ère des WikiLeaks et autres Edward Snowden, la diffusion de la liste ne sera qu’une question de temps. C’est ce qu’on appelle sur Internetl’effet Streisand : quand on veut à tout prix étouffer quelque chose, on finit par le promouvoir. Dans ce cas, l’État aura gentiment constitué les marque-pages du parfait petit terroriste.”


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— 8 hours ago

La culture numérique vaincra-t-elle ?
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Je suis né au milieu des années 1970, en province, dans un milieu modeste. Sur ce plan, je me reconnais tout à fait dans la description de ma génération telle qu’elle est donnée par Tristan Garcia…

BeerBergman's insight:

Billet de Stéphane Vial sur l’avenir du design et de la culture numérique. Extrait.

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En effet, au-delà des facteurs individuels plus personnels, c’est très exactement pour cela que j’ai cru à l’Internet dès que j’y ai touché : parce que j’ai pensé qu’il pouvait nous amener non seulement à « concevoir une autre culture » mais encore à la faire advenir, une culture où les citoyens auraient plus de pouvoir et vivraient autrement le lien social, classiquement saturé de verticalité et de privilèges. Et, d’une certaine manière, en 15 ans, c’est ce qui s’est passé avec l’essor des cultures numériques et la perspective d’une « troisième révolution industrielle » (Jeremy Rifkin) organisée autour d’une « économie de la contribution » (Bernard Stiegler) et s’appuyant sur la « démocratie Internet » (Dominique Cardon) et ses nouvelles « liaisons numériques » (Antonio Casilli).”


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— 8 hours ago

The other side of the infamous “Auschwitz selfie”
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The funny thing about viral images is how endlessly easy it is to misunderstand them.

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#selfies may have stories behind them, and knowing contexts is important before judging. Article about the infamous “Auschwitz selfie”. Excerpts.

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And yet, the funny thing about viral images is how endlessly easy it is to misunderstand them. The selfie is already a politically and socially fraught form of expression, as many sociologists and social media theorists have written before; while self-portraits are understood by many to be little more than a flagrant show of narcissism or a plea for attention, they may mean something different to the taker herself. It’s less a matter of self-glorification than self-documentation — “I was here.” “This is who I was that day.” “This happened.”

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“Self captured images allow young adults and teens to express their mood states and share important experiences,” the clinical psychologist Andrea Letamendi told Time last September. In other words — to paraphrase Jennifer Outllette, who recently published a book on “the science of self” — selfies aren’t merely a “look-at-me!” attention-grab. They’re an attempt to place oneself in a context, to understand how we fit into a bigger picture.”

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Maybe it would have been more productive to discuss the fact that many, many people take selfies in self-evidently inappropriate places, and why they do that, and what it means. Maybe it would have been more accurate to point out that this isn’t an isolated incident, but a greater sociological phenomenon — and one that deserves real consideration.”


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— 9 hours ago

Digital Death and Afterlife Online Services List | The Digital Beyond

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A list of services designed to help you plan for your digital afterlife or memorialize your loved ones.

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— 9 hours ago

Google: Tell Us What to Do With Your Account After You Die
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You’ve written your will. You’ve talked to your family about end-of-life care. But have you told Google what you want to happen to your Gmail or YouTube accounts?

That’s the …

BeerBergman's insight:

Google, Yahoo, … who else will help you plan your afterlife in the digital realm?


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— 9 hours ago

New ‘Yahoo Ending’ service lets users in Japan prepare for the inevitable
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Search engine offers to dispatch online personas, as well as mortal remains.

BeerBergman's insight:

From the real to the digital and around: how digital funeral services and preparation of a ‘real’ funeral go hand in hand.


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— 9 hours ago

RIP – Funérailles numériques
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RIP – Funérailles numériques

BeerBergman's insight:

Le business des funérailles numériques, et de la préparation à la disparition par soi-même… la vie 2.0 mène inexorablement à la morte 2.0 !


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— 9 hours ago

#ongepast: twitteraars lezen elkaar de les over wat mag op dag van rouw
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Een nationale rouwdag is geen traditie in Nederland, zei premier Rutte al. Een rouwetiquette ontbreekt dan ook. Geen wonder dat op sociale media de …

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Als sociale media het platform worden van de #fatsoenspolitie of, iets serieuzer uitgedrukt: kennelijk hebben we gedeelde normen en waarden die we ook online gerespecteerd willen zien… 

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In de nasleep van het ongeluk met de #MH17 in Oost-Oekraïne, waarbij 192 van de 298 slachtoffers de Nederlandse nationaliteit bezaten, werden op de dag van de nationale rouw twitteraars terecht gewezen op hun ‘ongepaste’ gedrag met de hashtag #ongepast . Interessant fenomeen :-).


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— 1 week ago

Amazon lance un service de lecture illimitée sur abonnement | Sophie ESTIENNE | Internet
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Le modèle de plus en plus populaire de la vidéo ou de la musique en ligne illimitées sur abonnement peut-il s’étendre aux livres électroniques? C’est le pari d’un…

BeerBergman's insight:

Et voilà, la prochaine guerre économique qui se déclare… il est grand temps que  nos politiques et les autres comprennent que l’achat et la possession sont en déclin…


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— 1 week ago

Sur Instagram, une jeune Norvégienne donne une autre dimension au selfie
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Le Monde.fr - 1er site d’information. Les articles du journal et toute l’actualité en continu : International, France, Société, Economie, Culture, Environnement, Blogs …

BeerBergman's insight:

#selfietime


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— 2 weeks ago

denise-oeuvre:

MIT THESISReading between the lines: Blueprints for a worker support infrastructure in the emerging peer economy
“Technologies that change society are technologies that change interactions between people.” - César Hidalgo
The normative understanding of work is imploding. Throughout most of the U.S.’ twentieth century, landing a job was equivalent to a lifetime of smooth sailing, but today’s Americans are always anticipating the next round of layoffs. This thesis kicks off with the rise and ebb of gainful employment through the 20th century. It then introduces the peer economy as a well-positioned, future work model for mainstream adoption. I run through the peer/sharing economy ideology before introducing stakeholders—providers, companies, investors, entrenched interests, regulators, cities, labor advocates, strategists, scholars and critics, and media—as well as known problems in the space.
I suggest three historical antecedents from which to draw: 
The domestic workers movement for identifying emergent needs, organizing strategies, and as a natural partner in procuring labor rights
An indictment of legal work status in the US and an exhortation to expand its classifications beyond “employee” and “independent contractor.” 
The franchise dilemma offers legal terms—”convenance of good faith and fair dealing” and “contract of adhesion”—that capture tension between providers and platforms that both groups have had difficulty articulating. These terms are necessary to carry on a truly productive conversation of ethical issues in the peer economy.
The fourth chapter summarizes qualitative and ethnographic fieldwork in New York City and San Francisco. I interviewed various stakeholders with an emphasis on social welfare. Instead of summing up known issues, the chapter conveys how providers see themselves in relation to companies and customers. 
This thesis ends by locating the peer economy within a larger movement to redefine work. It contextualizes the peer economy as one model and articulates the motivation among all stakeholders, which applies across labor models: “The excitement that I have observed around the peer economy—even when it is naïve—is a recognition that now is a chance to do things better.”
[FULL THESIS][Memos during research period]
Advisors:
César A. Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab: Macroconnections)
A. Edward Schiappa (Comparative Media Studies @ MIT)
Photo: My dear friend Jessica Goldfin (@jgoldfin) helped me map out my research timeline, what she calls “scheming for good.” 

Peer economy, sharing economy and the future of work: thesis by Denise Cheng (download). Excerpt.
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"“The excitement that I have observed around the peer economy—even when it is naïve—is a recognition that now is a chance to do things better.”"

denise-oeuvre:

MIT THESIS
Reading between the lines: Blueprints for a worker support infrastructure in the emerging peer economy

“Technologies that change society are technologies that change interactions between people.”
- César Hidalgo

The normative understanding of work is imploding. Throughout most of the U.S.’ twentieth century, landing a job was equivalent to a lifetime of smooth sailing, but today’s Americans are always anticipating the next round of layoffs. This thesis kicks off with the rise and ebb of gainful employment through the 20th century. It then introduces the peer economy as a well-positioned, future work model for mainstream adoption. I run through the peer/sharing economy ideology before introducing stakeholders—providers, companies, investors, entrenched interests, regulators, cities, labor advocates, strategists, scholars and critics, and media—as well as known problems in the space.

I suggest three historical antecedents from which to draw: 

  1. The domestic workers movement for identifying emergent needs, organizing strategies, and as a natural partner in procuring labor rights
  2. An indictment of legal work status in the US and an exhortation to expand its classifications beyond “employee” and “independent contractor.” 
  3. The franchise dilemma offers legal terms—”convenance of good faith and fair dealing” and “contract of adhesion”—that capture tension between providers and platforms that both groups have had difficulty articulating. These terms are necessary to carry on a truly productive conversation of ethical issues in the peer economy.

The fourth chapter summarizes qualitative and ethnographic fieldwork in New York City and San Francisco. I interviewed various stakeholders with an emphasis on social welfare. Instead of summing up known issues, the chapter conveys how providers see themselves in relation to companies and customers. 

This thesis ends by locating the peer economy within a larger movement to redefine work. It contextualizes the peer economy as one model and articulates the motivation among all stakeholders, which applies across labor models: “The excitement that I have observed around the peer economy—even when it is naïve—is a recognition that now is a chance to do things better.”

[FULL THESIS]
[Memos during research period]

Advisors:

Photo: My dear friend Jessica Goldfin (@jgoldfin) helped me map out my research timeline, what she calls “scheming for good.” 

Peer economy, sharing economy and the future of work: thesis by Denise Cheng (download). Excerpt.

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"“The excitement that I have observed around the peer economy—even when it is naïve—is a recognition that now is a chance to do things better.”"

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#peer economy  #sharing economy  #future  #work  #jobs  #denise cheng  #research 
Denise Cheng | hiDenise
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MIT THESIS
Reading between the lines: Blueprints for a worker support infrastructure in the emerging peer economy
“Technologies that change society are technologies that change interactions between…

BeerBergman's insight:

Peer economy, sharing economy and the future of work: thesis by Denise Cheng (download). Excerpt.

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“The excitement that I have observed around the peer economy—even when it is naïve—is a recognition that now is a chance to do things better.””


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— 4 weeks ago

Why the web isn’t as meritocratic as you think
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Social media may be easy to access, but communicating with people via social media isn’t always as easy as it might seem. Posting content online isn’t the same as getting it in front of them. It may be public, but a lot of effort is still needed to publicize what you post. In theory, social… 

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And the original article, by danah boyd. Excerpt.

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Content that is embarrassing, humiliating or grotesque spreads much more quickly than that which is sincere. Just as fear has always sold newspapers, it also pulls people in online. Content creators have started trying out novel techniques to get people’s attention in this world of overload. “Listicles”, viral videos and memes are all buzzwords referring to types of content that is designed to attract clicks like moths to a fire. This raises serious questions about what responsibility we have when we post content online, especially when we’re both trying to attract attention and be responsible citizens.”

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The question also is, why are we focusing so much on what happens mainstream and very little on the individual experience many users of social platforms have? 


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