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Showing posts from April, 2010

Work Can Be Social

Maybe this is what some middle manger types are worried about with the inevitable* move to social IT - social means talking which can sometimes be, heaven help us, fun. The following tweets, from earlier this year, are labelled "VodafoneNZ" and "TelecomNZ" but really, they are between two people with a sense of humour that work at places that happen to be in competition. I love it. Here's the original tweets: TelecomNZ ->  VodafoneNZ -> TelecomNZ (can't discover link, darn!) * inevitable because we are social animals and therefore all our tools inevitably become social tools.

[URGENT] Want A Free/Open Internet, The "Wellington Declaration" Is Ready For YOU To Sign

(note: you need to sign the declaration by 9am Tuesday 13th - get into it! ) ACTA, that secret( ish ) international agreement being negotiated between the governments of USA, the European Commission, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Canada, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand , Republic of Korea, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates. A quick overview of ACTA from Wikipedia : The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a proposed plurilateral trade agreement for establishing international standards on intellectual-property-rights enforcement throughout the participating countries. Its proponents describe it as a response "to the increase in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected works." The scope of ACTA is broad, including counterfeit goods, generic medicines, as well as "piracy over the Internet". A document leaked to the public in 2008 includes a provision to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide information about