May 5 2009 12:30pm to May 5 2009 12:30pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

From the Crowd to the Cloud: Social Media in the Obama Administration

Elizabeth Losh, University of California, Irvine

Although the Obama administration is often praised in comparison for its mastery of such many-to-many computational media, Elizabeth Losh poses that its use of proprietary third-party commercial social network sites and applications dependent on cloud computing technologies raises questions about the permanence, transparency, neutrality, and continued accessibility of the public record in the digital age.

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Open Translation Tools 2009

"the polyglot Internet"

Via Open Education News: "Open Translation Tools 2009 will be held from 22 to 24 June, in Amsterdam...The event will be followed by an Open Translation 'Book Sprint' which will produce a first-of-its-kind volume on tools and best practices in the field of Open Translation." Ethan Zuckerman contextualizes this vital gathering...

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