During the CPoV Wikipedia conference there was a lot of activity on Twitter on the backchannel #cpov. Fanatic tweeter and co-organizer Nishant Shah even got temporarily barred from Twitter due to “excessive tweeting.” API calls are the new scarcity online! Reaching the API limit often marks you as a spammer. On top of that Twitter… Read more API calls are the new scarcity online!
More Wikipedia CPoV Conference photos on Flickr.
Dan O’Sullivan (UK), author of Wikipedia: A New Community of Practice? gave a lecture on ‘An Encyclopedia for the Times: Thoughts on Wikipedia from a Historical Perspective’ at the Critical Point of View Wikipedia Conference in Amsterdam. Encyclopedias are conservative in nature because they only look back and conserve signifying moments in time. They digest… Read more Dan O’Sullivan (UK): Wikipedia is conservatively radical
The Digital Methods Initiative, a collaboration of the New Media & Digital Culture program at the University of Amsterdam and the Govcom.org Foundation, is organizing its 4th annual Summer School for advanced B.A. and M.A. students, PhD candidates as well as designers, artists and programmers working in the area of online media research, broadly conceived.… Read more Announcing the Digital Methods Summer School 2010: Foundations for Online Research with Digital Methods
Last night @FemkeHalsema, leader of GroenLinks parliamentary party, hosted a Twitter party for her followers. Five hundred people attended #twist in Pakhuis de Zwijger. The idea of the party came from Queen Beatrix’ annual speech in which she repeatedly stated that online communication forms are bad for our offline relations, that they lead to weaker… Read more Photos Femke Halsema’s #twist
Last night the Canon of YouTube was presented at the Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam. Barbara de Wijn and Dagan Cohen (founders of Upload Cinema) asked 25 internet experts (including yours truly) to send in their top 10 YouTube videos. An important selection criterium was that the videos had to be internet native; the videos have to be… Read more 500 people singing and dancing to Numa Numa in the City Theatre of Amsterdam