Stephen E Arnold: Google: Do What We Say, Ignore What We Do, Just Heel!

Data, Education, IO Impotency, Knowledge

Google: Do What We Say, Ignore What We Do, Just Heel!
If this Reddit diagram is on the money, we have a great example of how Google management goes about rule making. The post is called “Google Can’t Pass Its Own Page Speed Test.” The post was online on June 5, 2021, but when Beyond Search posts this short item, that Reddit post may be tough to find.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Thomson Reuters: A Phase Change to Monitor

Culture, Data, Design

You may not be familiar with a beaver sejant erect proper blowing upon a hunting horn in silver with a big deer in the mix. You may not recall the origins of Thomson Reuters (TR) as a seller of radios in Ontario, Canada. You may not remember the shift from newspapers to professional publishing. That’s not a surprise. Most people do not know the names of the hundreds of specialty titles generated by the “slicing and dicing” of Thomson Reuters’ professional content. Some may be aware that Thomson Reuters is undergoing another transformation or a return to its roots.

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Worth a Look: Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigation

Data, Worth A Look

Press Release: Berkeley Law Center Creates First Global Protocol On Using Social Media As Evidence For War Crimes

PDF (104 Pages): Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations

Phi Beta Iota: If you want to be a drunk under the streetlamp looking for keys far far away, this is the best manual available. It is also a road map for FAKING digital online sources.  OSINT is HUMINT. Harnessing digital volunteers is helpful — Crisis Mappers demonstrated that until they were bought out and repressed — but anyone who  thinks online is more than 10-15% of the solution is stupid or corrupt.

Penguin: Open Source Civics in Spain

Crowd-Sourcing, Culture, Data, Design

Medialab Prado: Applying the Open Source Ethic to Civic Innovation

An open data project is exploring new ways to use shareable databases in creative, public-spirited ways.

Now Medialab Prado is trying to go global with its civic incubation model. In September and October, it will be hosting a MOOC course (in Spanish) on “how to grow your own citizen laboratory and build networks of cooperation.” The idea is to foster very localized citizen innovation labs, even in rural areas, by helping people learn how to host prototyping workshops, use helpful digital tools, issue open calls to identify projects and collaborators, and run communication plans, mediation, documentation, evaluation, etc.

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