Niels Hausgaard om Uriasposten + Rif

Nu er blogs omsider mainstream. Niels Hausgaard har forfattet en sang til kommentatoren Bodil, der har kaldt ham et “stalinistisk svin” på Uriasposten. Nye tider. Læs mere her.

Sangens indhold er for øvrigt interessant, fordi den minder næsten ned til detaljer om Klaus Rifbjergs tilsvining af Rune Lykkeberg her. Det er den samme gamle kulturradikale sang – alle der er uenige med os er smålige, bange mennesker, der trænger til lidt kærlighed. Ja ja, Niels, men hvad så med de 25.000 kroner til Arbejderen?

Links om Digital Media konferencen

Her er lidt forskellige links til omtale af konferencen Digital Media In Repressive Regimes (som jeg tidligere har omtalt her).

P1 Orientering havde et 14 minutter langt indslag med mange spændende interviews.

Patrick Meier, der selv var til stede ved konferencen og som havde et godt indlæg om kvantitativ undersøgelser digitale mediers politiske betydning, har skrevet en række gode indlæg på sin blog, bl.a. dette.

Et dansk indlæg her fra Jonas Erck, som jeg også kort mødte til konferencen.

Desværre har jeg næppe tid til at skrive ret meget om konferencen, men den var ganske inspirerende. Flere links kastes op her, hvis jeg finder dem.

Update: Her er link til Institut for Mennskerettigheders samlede oversigt over præsentationerne.

Notes on Rising Voices and Ushahidi

Here’s an article by Danish journalist and editor of blogs at daily newspaper www.politiken.dk, Kim Elmose. The article focuses on the admirable Rising Voices project,  especially Cristina Quisberts blog Bolivia Indigena. The Rising Voices project gives money and support to various blogging and web-community projects in the developing world, and some of them were presented with great succes at the summit meeting. “Feel good” (in a good sense) trailer here.

The Rising Voices projects have shown impressive results at a very low cost, but lets not forget that there’s more to social and economic development than giving “a voice to the voiceless”. Communication is important, but so is better property rights, non-discriminatory rule of law and entrepreneurish funding schemes like mirco-credit.

Another impressive link:  During the election crises and the following “media blackout” in Kenya this spring, a group of Citizen Journalists and bloggers put together the site Ushahidi, which used mash-ups of Google Maps to report live on violence and other important events. One of the organisers, Juliana Rotich, gave a great presentation and talked about the possibility of making a downloadable tool, which could be used by bloggers in any crisis situation. I think this project shows great promise, as it gives us a new way of seeing the hundreds of fragments posted online by bloggers and photographers. This could be an aggregator for seeing “the whole picture” – or whatever the editors decide should be the whole picture.

Anti-semitism in Iranian blogs

Interesting article by Hamid Tehrani, who also presented at the GlobalVoices Summit.

In recent years, Iranian president and Holocaust denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has organized cartoons on the Holocaust in Iran and invited notorious international revisionists to a conference to Tehran, surprising the world. Reading these blogs will help us to explore anti-Semitism in Iran as an old and dynamic “ideology.” Ahmadinejad’s comments and actions are just one visible and official part of it.

Links from GlobalVoices Summit 08

Gee, what a great summit! And what great people! And what a great city – with cheap beer.

Back again from Budapest. Here’s a list of fresh links from the GV Summit. To be updated.

Pictures: GV has a great strategy of pointing out a common tag to be used for all pictures, posts etc. For this summit the tag is gvsummit08. Flickr pictures can be found here (I might add my own later). 986 and counting…

Task for web 3.0 (the aggregated web): Creating common tags out of pictures/posts with no common tags. How could we make a program automatically tag a picture ‘gvsummit08’ even if the author doesn’t tag it? Coordination of tagging must be one of the next web-hurdles.

Videos of the presentations: Some found here. Confusing clips, not too good sound. More might be added.

Liveblog archive found here.

Plaxo

Ok, nu begynder det at blive rigtig smart. Plaxo er et social networking site, der samtidig synkroniserer din adressebog og din kalender med både computer og mobiltelefon. Det betyder, at du altid er opdateret med dine venner og arbejdskammeraters kontaktinformationer, så du meget nemt kan overføre dem til en ny computer eller telefon.

Man skal dog huske på, at forbindelserne nu vil have ens kontaktoplysninger downloadet på computeren, hvor man ikke selv kan slette dem. Derfor skal man – som altid – tænke godt over, hvem man forbinder til eller hvor meget information man selv vil af med.

Min offentlige side er her.

Er det her faktisk web 3.0?

Kort over Irans blogosfære

Fra den nye store undersøgelse hos Berkman‘s Internet & Democray projekt. Bemærk hvor varieret udvalget i blogosfæren er. Der er mange flere konservative og religiøse hoveder i Iran, end vi forestiller os:

In contrast to the conventional wisdom that Iranian bloggers are mainly young democrats critical of the regime, we found a wide range of opinions representing religious conservative points of view as well as secular and reform-minded ones, and topics ranging from politics and human rights to poetry, religion, and pop culture.

2 hjerner, 1 selvmord

En af de mest interessante artikler, jeg har læst længe. To AI-pionerer bruger næsten den samme metode til at skabe kunstig intelligens – og dør næsten samtidig på identiske måder.

Læg også mærke til den intelligente brug af internettet og links til research og baggrundsmateriale. Den indlagte suicide note fungerer utroligt godt, og var næsten mere interessant end artiklen.