Archive for October, 2009

Clay Shirky’s June 2009 TED Talk on social media

October 20, 2009

How Social Media Can Change History – “Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors”

I’ve been recommending this talk to people for quite a while so it’s about time I posted the link.


Finland makes broadband access a legal right

October 15, 2009

Finland.Europefrom, Wednesday 14 October 2009 18.40 BST:

“The Finnish government has become the first in the world to make broadband internet access a legal right.

According to local reports, the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Helsinki has pushed through a law that will force telecommunications providers to offer high speed internet connections to all of the country’s 5.3 million citizens.”

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