Tag Archive for Open information

The Generation Web Manifesto

“We, the Web Kids” by Piotr Czerski – a Masterpiece Essay Must Read!
We, the Web kids; we, who have grown up with the Internet and on the Internet, are a generation who meet the criteria for the term in a somewhat subversive way. We did not experience an impulse from reality, but rather a metamorphosis of the reality itself. What unites us is not a common, limited cultural context, but the belief that the context is self-defined and an effect of free choice…

Peter Czerski (a pseudonym, also known under the nickname * c) is Polish poet and writer, and co-founder of the band Towary Zastępcze (Replacement Goods) , for which he writes the lyrics. He graduated from Computer science, he also studied Philosophy.





Protect the Internet! Stop American Censorship System!

Thanks to PROTECT IP Act The US will be able to block a site’s web traffic, ad traffic and search traffic using the same website censorship methods used by China, Iran and Syria. The Internet Blacklist Legislation – known as PROTECT IP Act in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House – is a threatening sequel to last year’s COICA Internet censorship bill. Like its predecessor, this legislation invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers Internet innovation.On November 16th, Congress holds hearings on the first . This bill can pass. If it does, the Internet and free speech will never be the same.

Join American Censorship Day today, the 16-th of November and learn more about Internet Freedom amd Internet Censorship! See How You Can Help!





Eli Pariser: The Biggest Threat for Internet – Junk Food Search Algorithms

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Eli Pariser – a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and former executive director of MoveOn.org, said the Facebooks and Googles of the internet are tweaking their algorithms to personalize user experience, filtering content that shows us only what it thinks we want to see rather than all we can — and should. His new book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You is set for release May 12, 2011. In it, he asks how modern search tools — the filter by which many of see the wider world — are getting better and better and screening the wider world from us, by returning only the search results it “thinks” we want to see.





John Pilger New Film, THE WAR YOU DON’T SEE Available Online

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“The War You Don’t See” new John Pilger’s full length documentary is a powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of ’embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an ‘electronic battlefield’ in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?





New Hungarian Censorship Media Bill is Direct Assault on Media Freedom and Totalitarian Threat to Democracy

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The European Federation of Journalists calls the bill “a restrictive measure that limits freedom of opinion and freedom of speech. It does not meet European standards of diversity and and plurality and turns the clock back to a time when Hungary lived under communism and the shadow of state control of media”.

Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn criticised the move saying the European Commission must take swift action against it.The plans clearly violate the spirit and the letter of EU treaties,Asselborn said, adding: “It raises the question whether such a country is worthy of leading the EU.” “It’s a direct danger for democracy,





WikiLeaks Network – Follow and Support!

If you want to be part of the history, if you want to be witness of the open information revolution, if you want to be involved in the great citizen movement against governments hypocrisy, if you want to support real democracy in the digital age, join ant follow the WikiLeaks network. WikiLeaks and Julian Assange gave to the modern society new hope and new faith in the Truth. The father of Greek Tragedy Aeschylus once said, “In war, truth is the first casualty.” An often quoted line from the gospel of St. John reads, “The truth shall set you free”. Nowadays the word ‘truth’ is thrown around casually in political, public and academic discourse. Don’t be indifferent!