Archive for March, 2010

In recent years the web has made the world a more transparent place. Social media encouraged users to voluntarily share personal information about their selves on the web and companies have found out, this sharing involves discussing their services online. These users do this to their own advantage, although they do not always oversee the […]

As February featured both the bankruptcy of and the kick-off of its bookish equivalent, the crowdfunding business model has been in the center of attention again. Is the bankruptcy of SellABand a sign the business model that helped Obama become president is flawed? Is the model still viable once the newness wears off? […]

News about News


The Pew Internet Project studies the social impact of the internet. It is an initiative of the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Their most recent report is called “Understanding The Participatory News Costumer” and deals with the way […]

One of my favorite speakers at TED is Tim Berners-Lee. Tim Berners-Lee is seen as the ‘inventor’ of the world wide web and more recently he became a promoter of the idea of the semantic web and promoter of web access of the third world. At one occasion Tim Berners-Lee made an apology for the […]

Michel Bauwens is a world wide promoter of what he calls p2p economy. In this introductory lecture Bauwens introduces the most important building blocks for his thinking. The lecture was given at the College of Social and Behavior Science Center for Communication for Sustainable Social Change on November 25, 2008 and originally called ‘Network Civilization’. […]

Last week 2 NRC journalist (Ernst-Jan Pfauth and Peter Teffer) tried to live and work without using any Google services for a week and wrote a blog about it. The effort turned out to be quite hard, as Google is ubiquitously present on the web. Not only a number of major services on the web […]

Jane Hart, a Social Learning Consultant and founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. Publishes a yearly list of most popular (web)tools for learning. The list is very helpfull in figuring out which social web tools help in sharing knowledge and ideas and which you might want to check out yourself. In that […]