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IQ2US : The Cyber War Debate

Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared US, Oxford-style debates live in New York City. Launched in 2006, IQ2US can be heard on over 200 NPR stations across the country, and seen on the Bloomberg Television network. From global warming and the financial crisis, to Afghanistan/Pakistan and the death of mainstream media, IQ2US brings together the world's leading authorities on the day's most provocative issues. Witness an exciting battle of ideas, wit, and persuasion as the experts on both sides challenge your convictions. Best of all, your vote decides who has carried the day.

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Posted: January 16th, 2011
at 7:59pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,security

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Enthusiasm for the Billionaire Giving Pledge

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Last week, 17 more billionaires signed on toAthe Giving Pledge and declared their intention to give away to charitable organizations at least 50 percent of their wealth. The initiative is being spearheaded by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.

I’ve been following this effort since it was launched earlier this year with aAcover story inAFortuneAmagazine. Let me say clearly that I think it’s fantastic for billionaires to give money to charity instead of buying expensive toys they don’t need or giving it all to their heirs. And I applaud the Gates family and Mr. Buffett for being willing to challenge their peers and to lead by example. Their effort will surely lead to an increase in giving among billionaires and others. I do, however, have some concerns.

I don’t want to be a Grinch about it in the middle of the holiday season, but there are three important reasons to keep our enthusiasm for the Giving Pledge in check. First, the pledge is likely to have an extremely small impact on total giving, especially in the first few years. Second, little of the money is likely to benefit the most under-served populations. And third, giving by billionaires has typically been limited in its effectiveness and has dangerous implications for democratic decision-making.

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Posted: December 18th, 2010
at 12:07am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,philanthropy

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The Decline of Web 2.0

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We are all obsessed with sites like Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin at the moment but rewind a few years to when the term Web 2.0 first popped up and a whole host of different sites were the hot young startups destined for great things. It's amazing what a couple of years do though because as we can see below some of the biggest sites from the Web 2.0 generation are either on a massive decline, facing huge competition or about to be closed down. There is a good lesson here to show how the hype cycle around websites and services can come and go and what was once lauded and destined for great things can within a couple of years shut down and be abandoned…

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Posted: December 17th, 2010
at 11:53pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Grandmas and the Kids

Facebook is in and blogs are out…

The most delightful findings come at the tail ends of the curve. One of the only activities that decreased in popularity was blogging. Only half as many teens currently operate their own blog now, compared to 2006. Have our teenagers suddenly become less vain and navel-gazing? Unlikely: Pew speculates that Facebook status updates have become the preferred means of self-casting for the young.

And finally, the most delightful finding of all: the fastest growth on social networking sites like Facebook has come from internet users 74 and older. Usage quadrupled since 2008; whereas only 4% had ventured onto sites pioneered by the likes of Time'sAPerson of the Year, fully 16% do now. If Grandma hasn't friended you yet, she will soon.

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Posted: December 16th, 2010
at 6:12pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,blogs

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Book Art via Flavorwire

What’s up ninjas, and happy Wednesday.A Falvorwire has a feature slide show on 10 artists who use books as a visual medium.A Some of these pieces are really ill, like the one pictured below by Mike Stilkey (linked from Flavorwire).A Check out the pics-

In the absence of a standard blank canvas, Mike Stilkey paints his dark yet cartoonishly charming works on towers of stacked books. Taking advantage of the shapes and covers of each recycled cover and spine, his sculptures and large-scale installations are defined both by their painted imagery and the material on which they're based.

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Posted: December 15th, 2010
at 9:19am by Black Ock


Categories: web,contemporary

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A History of the World in 100 Objects

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This year the BBC produced a 100-episode tour de force podcast hosted by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, in which he uses the objects in the collection of the Museum to give a fascinating history of human development through the lens of archaeology and anthropology. It's like a museum tour in your home, where you're jumping back and forth between listening to the podcast, pausing because they mention a specific detail in the object, then going to the series website to see a photo of the object, zooming in and out for more detail, and then investigating it in a 360As pan video. Right now, things are a little awkward having to jump back and forth between contexts, but the content is worth it.

The format of the series is really what makes this work better than previous attempts similar in content. Automated delivery through podcasts is perfect for long-term projects like this, and the length of each episode (between 5 and 10 minutes) was perfect for shotgunning or taking one at a time. The series is educational and not overly simplified, but the restrained timeframe also kept the analysis from deep-ending into detail. The limited scope implicit in the name provided a framework to learn in as well. It felt great to know exactly what you were getting into from the get-go: in-depth, but not bottomless.

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Posted: December 13th, 2010
at 12:19pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,science,blogs

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Future of Web Design NY 2010

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Posted: December 12th, 2010
at 11:52am by Koookiecrumbles


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Posted: December 7th, 2010
at 7:40am by Koookiecrumbles


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Who Says Bubbles Aren’t Good?

Niccolo Pantucci and the three reasons bubbles are positive for the economy:

Firstly, bubbles are often indicative of big technological breakthroughs who’s impact we cannot fully predict. The eventual winners in these emerging markets are unclear, and often difficult toAforesee. The most positive way to see speculative investing is: free enterprise’s way of transforming economies by encouraging growth in new markets.

Secondly, the cost of startups (particularly in software) is so low at the moment, that it has encouraged a new age of pioneering entrepreneurship allowing more ideas, to flourish simultaneously.

Thirdly, and this relates to both of the above, the allocation of resources that comes about during a heated market (to give it another name!), moves capital and people away from less energetic and growing industries and into new growth ones.APerhaps, the equivalent during this current boom will be greater investment in mobile data transfer hardware, that will yield a much stronger network for future decades.

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Posted: December 6th, 2010
at 11:43pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: too good to be true,web,business

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