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Wikimedia UK Education Summit #WMUKED17

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Blog post by Josie Fraser, educational technologist and trustee of Wikimedia UK (originally published on the Wikimedia Blog) If you would like to attend, please sign up on the Eventbrite page. The Wikimedia UK Education Summit takes place on February 20th at Middlesex University, ...

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Wikimedia UK Education Summit at Middlesex University

by Wikimedia UK and Middlesex University Monday, 20 February 2017 from 10:00 to 17:15 (GMT) Hendon, United Kingdom The Wikimedia UK Education Summit, in partnership with Middlesex University, aims to bring together educators and Wikimedians to share ideas and best practice ...

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Facts are scarred – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net The late Simon Hoggart once wrote that the reason to take the trouble to debunk apparently harmless paranormal beliefs was this: they were “background noise, interfering with the truth”. There were, at the time, many people ...

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Digital Democracy Manifesto workshop


Digital Democracy Manifesto team for an afternoon workshop on 27 November at Newspeak House exploring digital deliberation and how can we can design online participatory processes that work for and empower everyone. In collaboration with Cybersalon and Digital Liberties Register on our ...

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The illusion of sovereignty – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman


In the mid 1990s, John Perry Barlow, who later (1996) fleshed out his thinking in A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, used to say that on the internet everything is global and everything is local, but nothing is national. He’s ...

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Give people the vote and they will come – 18th October 2016


Recent EU Referendum in UK had a relatively high turnout and showed people’s appetite for direct democracy. On 18th October, Cybersalon.org  jointly with Digital Liberties organised an event examining new approaches to One Man One Vote or at least One ...

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Give people a vote and they will come – 18th October 2016


 Digital Direct Democracy activists are invited to our next meet up on 18th October at 7PM Newspeak House A discussion of the tools for Direct Digital Democracy, inspired by the accomplishments in Taiwan and Spain as well as tools that could ...

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Unlinked – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally posted on pelicancrossing.net When he was creating the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee did two things of note. The first was to invent the thing. The other was to make it free. I’m sure he talked about it on ...

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Return of the penguin – NetWars by Wendy Grossman


Originally published on net.wars Back in January, a motherboard malfunction led me to move my desktop machine to Linux. Some effort later, and I was mostly up and running – at least, able to work. What happened next is hard to describe. ...

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Benidorm Syndrome of Online Comments – NetWars by Wendy Grossman


Originally published on net.wars In line with increasing numbers of news sites – Popular Science, The Verge and the Daily Dot, Mic – National Public Radio has decided to get rid of its comments. The reasoning, ombudsman Elizabeth Jenkins writes, is based on numbers familiar in outline ...

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