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Entries from December 19th, 2007

Googlepedia/Knol and Wikipedia

December 19th, 2007 3 Comments

Open Culture provides a withering examination of Google’s Knol project and in so doing draws out some of the strengths of the Wikipedia approach in terms of collaborative production. In the discussion of the Knol project, Dan Colman speaks of some the fundamental shortcomings in the Knol approach, shortcomings that Wikipedia’s approach has been able […]

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Social media marketing in the performing arts

December 19th, 2007 3 Comments

Beth Kanter and Rebecca Krause-Hardie have put together a good primer which appeared in Arts Reach magazine on some of the ways performing arts organisations are using social media to engage with their audiences in new ways. Two things jumped out immediately. Firstly, that social media has seriously challenged the short-term marketing focus of many […]

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Australian ICT use amongst marginalised youth and health service providers

December 18th, 2007 Comments Off

Australian non-profit foundation Inspire has released a report on ICT usage amongst marginalised youth and health service providers. Amongst many things it reveals that at least in the state of Victoria, a digital divide in terms of access is far less prevalent than is generally expected. Mirroring the findings of a lot of overseas research […]

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