This post covers the paper that Kevin Wallsten is presenting at HICSS at the e-government minitrack. Kevin is trying to assess the relationship between the blogosphere and journalists. He looked at the A-list blogs by combining two main authority indices of blogs – Karpf’s BAI index and The Truth Laid Bear. His findings: Since 2004 […]
This week something happened. Countries were waiting impatiently for the publication of 250,000 classified cables which leaked/stolen by Wikileaks. The reason – these documents contain juicy content about how the U.S refers to other states and leaders in the world. The tension rose even more few hours before the publication was due, and the site of Wikileaks could not be accessed due to a mass distributed denial of service attack. Someone in the US administration apparently thought that blocking access to the website of Wikileaks will help the situation or stop the information from leaking. Obviously, whoever thought that this is the case, does not understand the essence of information flow and distribution in the Internet. Bringing a website down, not only does not stop the distribution of information, it even encourages users to seek the information in mirror and other sites, replicate it and continue to distribute it.
Bob Mason and I conducted a study about how executives in organizations perceive the entrance of the “net generation” into the workplace. Researchers (see Tapscott for example) refer to the Net Generation as the generation of people born between 1978-1994. They label them as such because of the researchers’ perceptions of this generation as growing […]
Wired to Share posted their recommendations to follow the following 10 Blogs that deal with Gov 2.0 issues: Maxine Teller – MiXT Media Ari Herzog – AriWriter Steve Radick – Social Media Strategery Jefferey Levy – Government 2.0 Beta Mark Drapeau – Cheeky Fresh Gwynne Kostin – On Dot-Gov Andrew Kryzmarzick – Generation Shift Nick […]
ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) signed a new affirmation of commitment document with the US government (see the video clip). The document is another milestone in a series of reforms that ICANN started six years ago. The goal of this reform to transform ICANN to a more independent entity (in other words, less dependent on the U.S), more transparent (there were many complaints around this issue), and more egalitarian (i.e., its board will be more global).