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Category Archives: Education

New Clues from Doc Searls and David Weinberger

“Fifteen years ago, four of us got together and posted The Cluetrain Manifesto which tried to explain what most businesses and much of the media were getting wrong about the Web. These New Clues come from two of the authors of that manifesto, and of the book that followed. There’s more information here about this project,Continue Reading

FCC Launches Consumer Help Center

FCC Consumer Help Center focuses on Telephone, TV, Radio, Internet, Emergency Services and Accessibility. – “The FCC cannot resolve all individual complaints, but we can provide information about your possible next steps. Complaints about issues such as loud commercials, the Do Not Call List, robocalls, unwanted telephone calls, unsolicited faxes and similar issues covered by the Telephone ConsumerContinue Reading

Independence for young millennials: moving out and boomeranging back

BLS Monthly Labor Review – “Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, this article examines the process of household formation for young adults born between 1980 and 1984. The analysis finds that, by age 27, about 90 percent of these individuals had left their parental households at least once and more thanContinue Reading

FCC Chief to Bolster Internet for Schools

Circling back to an important story via NYT, November 17, 2014: “With a goal of fiber-optic lines reaching to every school and a Wi-Fi connection in every classroom, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission…propose[ed] a 62 percent increase in the amount of money the agency spends annually to wire schools and libraries with high-speedContinue Reading

What We Know About Inequality (in 14 Charts) – WSJ

“If any one theme dominated economic policy debates and research over the past year, it was income inequality. The debate was kicked into high gear when French economist Thomas Piketty‘s book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”  became a runaway best seller. (It’s not clear how many people who bought the book actually read much of it.) When PresidentContinue Reading

Half of online Americans don’t know what a privacy policy is

Pew – Aaron Smith – What Is a Privacy Policy: Research by “Joseph Turow [who studies digital marketing and privacy issues at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication] …also suggests that ordinary users don’t fully understand the scope of the data that is being collected on them — or how small amounts of data canContinue Reading

Civilisation 2030: The Near Future for Law Firms’

Via jomati: “In this report, ‘Civilisation 2030: The Near Future for Law Firms’ we explore what will be the impact on clients and law firms of three key factors that shape the global economy: demographics, the growth of global cities and megacities, as well as the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics into bothContinue Reading

Russia plans to launch national digital library in 2015

Calvert Journal – “Next year we will launch a national electronic library, set to be the largest collection of online texts, books, magazines and so on [in Russia],” Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky told regional governors. “We will send you an approved model of a library, the implementation of which will allow the libraries to beContinue Reading

Before The Internet, Librarians Would ‘Answer Everything’ – And Still Do

Via NPR – “Before Google there was — that paragon of accuracy and calm — the librarian. The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the ’80s — a time capsule from an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their dailyContinue Reading

A National View of Students with Some College Enrollment, but No Completion

Shapiro, D., Dundar, A., Yuan, X., Harrell, A., Wild, J., Ziskin, M. (2014, July). Some College, No Degree: A National View of Students with Some College Enrollment, but No Completion (Signature Report No. 7). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. “Over the past 20 years, more than 31 million students have enrolled in collegeContinue Reading

Department of Defense Suicide Event Report Data Quality Assessment

“The Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) is the system of record for health surveillance related to suicide ideations, attempts, and deaths. This assessment focused on decreasing the number of “don’t know” responses on suicide death submissions by identifying changes to policy, training, or oversight. We also examined the sharing of DoD medical information with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Inspector General Report,Continue Reading

Competition Among U.S. Broadband Service Providers

Competition Among U.S. Broadband Service Providers: “More than one quarter of American homes have not adopted Internet service, many citing cost as their primary reason. Since market competition can significantly affect consumer prices, we set out to ask: how many Internet service providers (ISPs) are available to consumers at different levels of download speeds? Looking at InternetContinue Reading