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Participative Web and User-Created Content: Web 2.0, Wikis and Social Networking

“The Internet is becoming increasingly embedded in everyday life. Drawing on an expanding array of intelligent web services and applications, a growing number of people are creating, distributing and exploiting user-created content (UCC) and being part of the wider participative web. This study describes the rapid growth of UCC and its increasing role in worldwideContinue Reading

One of the Biggest Changes to the Internet Is Arriving Next Week

ICANN: “The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will launch an evaluation of Internationalized Domain Names next week that will allow Internet users to test top-level domains in 11 languages… The evaluation is made possible by today’s insertion into the root of the 11 versions of .test, which means they are alongside other top-levelContinue Reading

"Wiki the Vote" Project on Congresspedia Profiles Congressional Candidates in the 2008 Election

“On Tuesday, the Center for Media and Democracy and the Sunlight Foundation launched a new collaborative, citizen-driven project on Congresspedia to build profiles on the hundreds of challengers for congressional seats, which will compliment the existing profiles on every member of Congress. The project is non-partisan and, in true open-source fashion, is free for anyoneContinue Reading

Expanded Role for Wikis Role as Teaching Tools

Wiki becomes textbook in Boston College classroom – “IT prof says Web 2.0 technology boosts collaboration among students.”

CalTech Grad Student Launches Database of Wikipedia Edits

From Wired: “Wikipedia Scanner — the brainchild of Cal Tech computation and neural-systems graduate student Virgil Griffith — offers users a searchable database that ties millions of anonymous Wikipedia edits to organizations where those edits apparently originated, by cross-referencing the edits with data on who owns the associated block of internet IP addresses.” Related news:Continue Reading

Enterprise 2.0 Whitepaper

Donald Tapscott’s White Paper: Winning With The Enterprise 2.0, “addresses the advantages and challenges of implementing E2 technologies.” (62 pages, PDF)

LexisNexis Releases Survey on Information Professionals Use of Web 2.0 and KM

Press release: “LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, today announced the results of a nationwide survey to provide insights into how Information Professionals (IPs) are adding value to their organizations through technology and knowledge management…The survey revealed an interesting breakdown and frequency of information sources accessed…nearly four in ten access Weblogs atContinue Reading

New on LLRX.com for May 2007

Guide to International Refugee Law Resources on the Web, by Elisa Mason Finding Hidden Intelligence in SEC Filings, by Barbara Fullerton and Catherine Whitney Criminal Justice Resources – Clemency Law, by Ken Strutin Faulkner’s Practical Web Strategies for Attorneys, Are You Ready for the Web-Based Office?, by Frederick L. Faulkner IV The Government Domain: StateContinue Reading

Universities Expand Into Social Networking and Social Computing Courses

WSJ free feature, At Some Schools, Facebook Evolves From Time Waster to Academic Study: “After years of worrying about how much time freshmen spend on Facebook, schools are incorporating the study of social networking, online communities and user-contributed content into new curricula on social computing. The moves, like other academic expansions into fields like videogameContinue Reading

Seventh Circuit Practitioner's Handbook Posted on Judicary Wiki

The Wiki of The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit provides Electronic Access to Seventh Circuit Case Information, Rules, Procedures and Opinions. This is the first public wiki launched by the federal judiciary. According to Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook, who spearheaded the wiki project, and reported by the National Law Journal, “TheContinue Reading

Forbes.com Corporate Org Chart Wiki

Forbes.com Corporate Org Chart Wiki: “It’s a new way to tap the collective knowledge of our community about the internal network of any company–so new that we are introducing it not only in beta form but in early beta. We know it’s a work in progress, and we want your help to make it better.Continue Reading

Study Examines Wikipedia’s Use of Open Access Research and Scholarship

From First Monday this month, What open access research can do for Wikipedia, by John Willinsky: “This study examines the degree to which Wikipedia entries cite or reference research and scholarship, and whether that research and scholarship is generally available to readers. Working on the assumption that where Wikipedia provides links to research and scholarshipContinue Reading