Asia’s blogosphere is surging forward with nearly half, 46%, of those online actively blogging, according to research released today by Microsoft’s MSN and Windows Live Online Services Business. The research showed that blogging is a social phenomenon with Asians primarily blogging as a means to maintain and build their social connections and to express themselves.
Archive for November, 2006
He has a good point:
Google, for instance, is digitizing some great libraries. But their contracts (which were actually secret contracts with libraries – which is bizarre, but anyway, they were secret until they got sued out of them by some governments) are under such restrictions that they’re pretty useless… the copies that go back to the libraries. Pretty much Google is trying to set themselves up as the only place to get to these materials; the only library; the only access. The idea of having only one company control the library of human knowledge is a nightmare. I mean this is 1984 – a book about how bad the world would be if this really came about, if a few governments’ control and corporations’ control on information goes too far.
Following these questions:
What does it mean to be part of a network?
How might we consider networks represent a distinct way of looking at new media (as opposed to mass media or interpersonal media)?
How can we think about power in networks?
Where do the boundaries come from, and what does the boundary of a network or a system mean?
Not his label, but his observation:
The Wikipedia is far from being the only online fetish site for foolish collectivism. There’s a frantic race taking place online to become the most “Meta” site, to be the highest level aggregator, subsuming the identity of all other sites.
……while the vast majority do not stir up trouble online, cyber violence is leading many to support greater restrictions on these freedoms.
Next year a new law will come into force which will force Koreans to reveal their name and ID number before they share their opinions online.