Saturday, 9 February 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130207 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

West Papuan freedom fighter blocked from Parliament - Greens - pathetic cowardice from #NZ politicians (v @Asher_Wolf)

Open Access : les scientifiques pas si open? - for#openaccess, we need #openminds

Communications Data Bill not dead yet -  "it's cost £405 million this far" for something we don't need, despite claims

Studie über Bürgerproteste in Deutschland – sponsored by BP - well, isn't that interesting?

Tide Becomes Drug Currency - that's. just. weird.

Meet the man who makes six figures a quarter just from using Twitter - surprisingly detailed; hard work, it seems

Women brandish knives to protest sexual harassment in Cairo - can't blame them, really (v @asteris @Besito86)#eg

Version Variation Visualisation - fascinating stuff

Google must extend payments across Europe for use of content - what were the google geniuses thinking? (v @mathewi)

Warner Threats fly over Hobbit document release - bullying much? #newzealand #foi

Response to the UK parliament and BIS on #OpenAccess; keep the CC-BY policy - good stuff from @petermurrayrust)

EU cyber security directive considered harmful - "yet another unfortunate step towards militarisation of cyberspace"

Fox News: US Solar Energy Investment Less Than Germany Because US Has Less Sun - luckily, we have #foxnews to explain

MT @mathewi depressing to see the Knight Center remove photos at Teri Buhl's request - >>wow, don't they know fair use?

Publisher launches $3,000,000 suit against academic librarian who criticized its books - free speech - who needs it?

The Impact of Wikipedia: Salah Almhamdi - "Throughout the Arab Spring in 2011, served as a reliable source of info"

2e2 cloud cash fiasco puts NHS IT and biz 'over a barrel' - this happens, you're doing it wrong #cloudcomputing

Oh Wait: MIT Already Made All Its Research Open; So Why Was It So Against Aaron Swartz? - we're waiting, MIT...

US And Europe Move On To #TAFTA: Yet Another Chance To Push Through ACTA/SOPA Style IP Maximalism - we want #Ipout

In Just 3 Years, P2P Usage Has Dropped 35% In France... - & sales have dropped 22%; whoops... (v @ncruz77)

Amoeba Records Deals With Orphan Works Pretending It Can Just Digitize & Sell Now, But Pay Later - there will be blood

Hydrophobic, dirt-shedding spray is indistinguishable from magic - pretty astonishing; wonder if there are downsides

EU Court Strikes Down Swift's Blockade Against Iranian Banks - interesting; significant in the long term?

Lutheran Pastor Apologizes for Sharing Stage With 'False Religions' After Newtown Massacre - whoops, bigotry slipping

Zoologger: 'It's a boy!' Monkey midwife delivers baby - aspect we share

Hollywood Asks #NZ PM for Better “3 Strikes” Anti-Piracy Deal - shame on them for asking; on him if he agrees

A vexing question - I disagree, but interesting discussion#copyright

What is Data Science, Really? - he's glad you asked#opendata

#Russia blacklists site hosting blogs of prominent journalists - gosh, nobody saw that coming (v @evacide)#censorship

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