clear and intellisible approach of a the future work environment.
Twitter, as reported by the Los Angeles Times, seems to be the biggest name to make a revelation so far. The company told the newspaper it is making changes to clarify policy for users of its app. The current policy does not clearly state that Twitter downloads the entire address book of users who use the “Find Friends” feature on the app, including names, email addresses and phone numbers, and stores the data on its servers for 18 months.Twitter has joined the list of companies making sheepish confessions that it uploads your smartphone’s address book when you install its app.
Last week Path made a similar disclosure, which was followed by changes by photo app Instagram to give users more privacy controls. And that led to a bit of discovery by smartphone users themselves that nothing is truly free.
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the world’s first computer programmer and to share inspiring stories about women working in science, technology and math. Surely some of the most significant technical work done by women since this day last year includes the creation of what is said to be the fastest-growing social network in history, Google Plus.
Launched on June 28th and just opened to the public at large late last month, Google Plus is a feature-rich social network with variable privacy and sharing settings at the core of its experience. Who were the women involved in building such a big, important technology? We asked, on Google Plus, and were told about twenty two of them profiled below. They are an incredibly accomplished group of people and a great source of inspiration for young women interested in science and technology - or for anyone else who could use some powerful role models. You should share this list of women with the girls in your life, though, that’s what Ada Lovelace Day is all about.
What is a MOOC? (by davecormier)
Web 2.0, TIC and Social Media are enabling billions of voices and faces to connect and to communicate their knowledge and their skills. Why it’s so difficult for these young digital natives to create, innovate their own business on these OSS following the initial idea of creative commons and shareable benefi, beyond the fatal Enterprise 2.0 strategy? http://amplify.com/u/a144ux
Democratic discourse, the marketplace of ideas, the rational processes through which we individually and collectively make decisions, the expansiveness of our own horizons - all of those things are made richer by the proliferation of lightweight publishing tools like Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, WordPress, Flickr, YouTube, etc.
Last night Neal Gorenflo, one of these intelligent guys from California, came to the Berlin Betahouse, somewhere in ugly Kreuzberg, to present “The New Sharing Economy”.
It’s a breviaire of the unbound potential sharing economy is setting free, at any level of our daily life:
The Sharing economy is cutting stupid spending for unsafe cars, expensive clothes for kids thrown away three months later because they don’t fit any longer, tools we need just once a year. For the individuals it’s a real chance to spend less, to save more and to get out of the vicious cercle of spending money which isn’t our own, but only lent to us to entertain the vanity fair of consumer happyness.
We all agree that the 20:80 society predicted by Jeremy Rifkin is the fact we have to live with. There won’t be any more growth for Welfare of the Nations. Perhaps in some emerging countries like Brazil, India or China, but only for the 5 % of their global players living for the time of one generation the American Dream of life.
It’s not negociable, said the forme US president. But since then, the time machine is turning faster every day.
The rest of the global population has to integrate the precepts of the New Sharing Economy. Time is money, but money is time also. It’s so easy to spend less, and don’t forget, sharing makes happy .. and rich.