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International Women's Day 2009

OECD: “Every year, the 8th of March marks a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women – and offers an occasion to present the work of the Development Centre in the area of gender equality.” “The new and improved Gender, Institutions and Development Database 2009 will offer latest… Continue Reading

New on Collaboration Through Wikis at Hicks Morley

Collaboration Through Wikis at Hicks Morley – Heather Colman explains how wikis were an ideal KM solution for her law firm. Quick and easy to set up, requiring little IT support, wikis support central data repositories and provide features including search capabilities, email, RSS, and also allow users to create a taxonomy of subject tags… Continue Reading

Google Launches SearchWiki

Official Google Blog: “Today we’re launching SearchWiki, a way for you to customize search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results. With just a single click you can move the results you like to the top or add a new site. You can also write notes attached to a particular site and remove… Continue Reading

News report: FBI creates knowledge wiki

Federal Computer Week: “The FBI is testing a new collaborative internal Web site, or wiki, called Bureaupedia that officials say will enable users to create an encyclopedia of lessons learned, best practices and subject-matter expertise. Officials see Bureaupedia as a knowledge management tool that will let agents and analysts share their experiences to ensure that… Continue Reading

Open Source Tobacco Wiki Research Project

“Welcome to TobaccoWiki, the online research project to which anyone can contribute. We need your help to mine the millions of pages of previously-secret, internal tobacco industry documents now posted on the Internet. The purpose of Tobaccowiki is to make it easier to find information about tobacco industry behavior, and to reveal what has been… Continue Reading

Government Transition 2009 Wiki

Government Transition 2009 Wiki: “As Senators John McCain and Barack Obama forge their Presidential election strategies, a different kind of race is brewing: A race to put forth new ideas, lessons learned, and specific recommendations for managing the next administration by a wide array of agencies, trade groups and others with a vested interested in… Continue Reading

Science 2.0 – Commentary on Open Access Science Practices

Science 2.0 – Is Open Access Science the Future? Is posting raw results online, for all to see, a great tool or a great risk? By M. Mitchell Waldrop: “Science 2.0 generally refers to new practices of scientists who post raw experimental results, nascent theories, claims of discovery and draft papers on the Web for… Continue Reading

Science 2.0: Great New Tool, or Great Risk?

Scientific American: Wikis, blogs and other collaborative web technologies could usher in a new era of science. Or not. By M. Mitchell Waldrop: “The explosively growing World Wide Web has rapidly transformed retailing, publishing, personal communication and much more. Innovations such as e-commerce, blogging, downloading and open-source software have forced old-line institutions to adopt whole… Continue Reading

World Economic Forum Announced 39 Visionary Companies as Technology Pioneers 2008

Press release: “World Economic Forum today announced 39 visionary companies selected as Technology Pioneers 2008. The companies’ products and services include identity management on the Internet, understanding of individuals’ genetic information, robotic radiosurgery, pollution control materials, low-cost remote diagnosis solutions, virtual interface technologies, wiki-based projects and next generation business intelligence solutions. Twenty-three of the Technology… Continue Reading

Leaked US Military Equipment in Iraq (2007) Posted on WikiLeaks

“This spectacular 2,000 page US military leak consists of the names, group structure and equipment registers of all units in Iraq with US army equipment. It exposes secretive document exploitation centers, detainee operations, elements of the State Department, Air Force, Navy and Marines units, the Iraqi police and coalition forces from Poland, Denmark, Ukraine, Latvia,… Continue Reading

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 worldwide… Continue 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-level… Continue Reading