2003/12/31

The Weblog Handbook by Rebecca Blood (2002)

Na sequência de uma conversa que versava sobre privacidade dos indivíduos no actual contexto que as tecnologias de informação e comunicação (TICs) colocam à nossa disposição, achei que fazia todo o sentido colocar aqui o link para o livro de Rebecca Blood (2002), remetendo para os dois capítulos que abordam estas questões, pese embora o facto de apenas existir um excerto (assinalado a seguir) mas que mesmo assim me parece muito pertinente. the weblog handbook, rebecca blood :: table of contents:
"Chapter 6: Weblog Community and Etiquette
Things to Avoid ... Weblog Etiquette ... Weblog Ethics ... Gaining Credibility ... Using Your Powers for Good
Chapter 7: Living Online
Creating a Schedule ... Online Reputation...Again ... Maintaining Your Privacy ... Protecting the Privacy of Others ... Protecting Children ... Webcams and Photos ... Online Privacy in General ... Fighting Spam ... Taking a Break"

2003/12/30

A partilha de informação...

... esteve na origem do desenvolvimento da internet - Internet Society (ISOC) All About The Internet: History of the Internet: "A key to the rapid growth of the Internet has been the free and open access to the basic documents, especially the specifications of the protocols. The beginnings of the ARPANET and the Internet in the university research community promoted the academic tradition of open publication of ideas and results." E no entanto, continuamos a encontrar barreiras organizacionais na partilha da informação. Mmm, parece-me que temos aqui um bom argumento (o desenvolvimento da internet e a criação de redes no seu sentido mais lato) para a introdução dos Weblogs ao nível organizacional, nomeadamente no que diz respeito às instituições que se dedicam à investigação.

Weblog

Weblog "Definition for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory, Forthcoming from Routledge 2005. " no blog da Jill o link para a definição em cerca de 500 palavras (501) com referências adicionais no final do texto.

2003/12/29

FP6 - Building the research infrastructure

ISTweb - First IST call in FP6: "FP6 also supports the provision of computer and communications infrastructures of the highest quality and performance to Europe's researchers. Projects in the first Call for such research infrastructures will pave the way towards the pioneering deployment of pan-European Grid-empowered e-Infrastructures. They will provide a new impetus to the establishment of virtual communities of researchers in various fields of research. Selected projects will build the largest international Grid infrastructure with the combined capacity of over 20.000 CPU's federating 70 institutions in 20 countries as well as by deploying an European distributed terascale supercomputing facility."

UE - Open Source Software

Site for Free and Open Source Software: News:
"A new DG INFSO site on Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS), is now available within the 'Information Society' website on Europa. It aims to provide information on activities conducted within European programmes and initiatives with the objective of raising awareness and understanding of free and open source software (F/OSS). Links to European activities related to open source and to some well-known websites on the subject are included."

2003/12/16

World Telecommunication Development Report 2003: Access Indicators for the Information Society

World Telecommunication Development Report 2003: Access Indicators for the Information Society:

"The 2003 World Telecommunication Development Report is a tool kit for measuring access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a synopsis of the current state of readiness worldwide for the information society. The need to rethink traditional indicators arises from today's emphasis on how the development of the information society is changing lifestyles, especially in how we communicate, work and play. Wider access to new technologies, especially the Internet, is crucial to overcoming the digital divide. It is determined not only by infrastructure but also by people's ability to afford and to use ICTs. The report evaluates indicators and statistical methodologies according to their ability to measure access to the information society, to understand national and global developments and to help make the right policy decisions."
Fica também o relatório anterior (para quem não o «apanhou») ITU Internet Reports 2003: Birth of Broadband:
"As one of the "hot topics" of the telecommunication industry in 2003, broadband is expected to be one of the highlights of this year’s show. This new report examines the emergence of high-speed, dedicated Internet connections that will greatly expand the world’s access to information. Broadband will also facilitate the long-expected convergence of three previously distinct technologies: computing, communications and broadcasting."

2003/12/15

World Summit on the Information Society - Intervenção de José Luís Arnaut

World Summit on the Information Society : Newsroom: "JOSE LUIS ARNAUT, Minister Assistant to the Prime Minister of Portugal, said that human resources, more than technological resources, were the most important assets to face the challenges and opportunities standing before the international community. Portugal wanted the information society to be based on an informed, participative and demanding citizenship, served by a transparent, light and efficient administration and by a dynamic and competitive market. The Portuguese Government had institutionalized a transversal approach for the development of the government policy for the information society. A Unit Mission with exclusive responsibilities of coordinating the implementation of this policy had been created. In addition, five strategic documents containing guidelines for policies in this area until 2006 had been created."

Intervenção completa aqui (via Cidadania na Sociedade da Aprendizagem - cobertura extensiva com diversos materiais sobre a Cimeira)

2003/12/11

The Blog Herald: What is a Blog by Duncan Riley

The Blog Herald: What is a Blog Archives: "For a decade, Net observers have talked and written about how electronic communications could foster meaningful social connections, or virtual communities. Blogs seem to be fulfilling that role." e a dita definição para Blogs "A Blog is a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, arranged chronologically, underpinned with a content delivery system which provides the ability to deliver content frequently and with little skill, which builds meaningful social connections or virtual communities on any and all subject matters." in CF&A

John Patrick on Weblogs

Expert Voice: John Patrick on Weblogs: "(...) businesses are going to be affected by this new Internet medium. Indeed, at some corporations, blogs are already being created and shared, many under the radar of top corporate managers. Their promise, says Patrick: to tap into expertise among far-flung locations and enable information-sharing with partners, suppliers and customers about everything from business problems to new-product musings. 'Knowledge management wasn't overhyped,' says Patrick, in an interview with CIO Insight Executive Editor Marcia Stepanek. 'It was underdelivered. Blogs can potentially deliver the grassroots discussions and knowledge-sharing that top-down, corporate-sponsored efforts never could.' "

2003/12/09

WSIS - World Summit of The Information Society



A Cimeira Mundial sobre a Sociedade da Informação começa amanhã - Como diminuir o fosso digital: "A Cimeira Mundial sobre a Sociedade da Informação, cuja primeira parte decorrerá nesta semana em Genebra, na Suíça, contará com a participação de uma delegação portuguesa liderada pelo Presidente da República, Jorge Sampaio, e pelo ministro-adjunto do primeiro-ministro, José Luís Arnaut. Presentes estarão ainda vários elementos ligados à Presidência da República, dos ministérios dos Negócios Estrangeiros e da Segurança Social, da Anacom e da Unidade de Missão Inovação e Conhecimento (UMIC)."

2003/12/08

Observatório da Sociedade da Informação - UNESCO

Observatory of the Information Society: An International Gateway - Página mantida e organizada pela UNESCO com recursos sobre o desenvolvimento da Sociedade da Informação a nível Global. Relatórios, estudos, governance, e-commerce e bibliotecas virtuais que podem ser seleccionadas por região, paí­s ou tópicos temáticos.

(UE) Information Society Newsroom UE

Commission launches infringement proceedings against nine Member States for not adopting new privacy rules for digital networks and services (5/12/2003)
Following the expiry on 31 October 2003 of the deadline to transpose the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications, the Commission has opened infringement proceedings for failure to notify transposition measures against Belgium, Germany, Greece, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Finland and Sweden.

2003/12/05

theSpoke - Microsoft goes Blogging

O PedroF, sempre atento a estas questões, acaba de descobrir mais uma das utilizações possiveis para Blogs: A Microsoft disponibilizou sem grandes alaridos, um serviço de Web Logging destinado a "tech-savvy people in their teens and 20s" theSpoke: "You’ve clicked on a feature that is only available to members of theSpoke. Every member of theSpoke gets space for a personal web log, an online blog reader, and the tools to start blogging immediately. We’re even working on a mobile blogging application. Members of theSpoke can also post to discussion boards and comment on other blogs." Como diria o CF&A, «Pois é...!» Parece que as organizações não estão a dormir (algumas já avaliaram o potencial desta ferramenta).