CFP: Communication and Global Power Shifts | Files: Archive | Tags:

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION Communication and Global Power Shifts An International Conference in Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada, June 6-8, 2013 The volatile and chaotic nature of the current global system and the central role of ‘communicative capital’ […]

BBS Servers & Clients | Files: Geek Out | Tags: , , ,

BBS Servers The BBS Corner’s Telnet BBS Guide is an online directory of dial-up and telnet accessible Bulletin Board Systems, updated and published monthly (the map below is generated from the September 2010 list. The Synchronet BBS List is published by one of the last remaining BBS-software vendors, and only […]

Everyman's statistics about vaccination & disease | Files: Archive | Tags:

In a open letter to anti-vaccinationists, immunology researcher Thomas Tu sought to open dialogue by telling his personal story. Following Tu’s premise, this post uses high school statistics to investigate relationships between vaccination rates and disease-related death rates.

Opt-in vs Opt-out: the cardinal rule | Files: Facebook | Tags:

The choice to opt-in vs opt-out was well considered and the backlash was anticipated. The notice of the changes does not really inform how to opt-out, and the opt-out check box provided on the privacy settings will not be enough to stop the sharing of your information with Facebook partners. […]

Buy a term paper online… or troll | Files: Humor | Tags: ,

Teaching Assistantsfrequently trade tips for discovering plagiarism in the papers they grade. While google has made it easy to catch the lazy copy-paste form, we recognize that cheaters with financial resources can buy term papers. The following chat occurred with an essay mill which as “among the premier essay writing companies in the world”.

Jan 12 2009 Readings (Pre-19th Century) | Files: Archive | Tags:

Capitalism, Communications, and Control in a Historical (and Western-Centric) Perspective Elen Meiksins Wood, The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View (Verso, 2002). URL: URL: (Book) URL: (Book) URL: (Book) URL: (Book) Peter Linbaugh and Marcus Rediker, The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History […]

Jan 19 2009 Readings (19th-early 20th Century) | Files: Archive | Tags: ,

Communication and the Making and Remaking of Capitalism in the 19th and Early 20th Century Michael Parenti, Blackshirts & REDS: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism (San Francisco: City Lights, 1997), Chapter 1, “Rational Fascism,” pp. 1-22. URL: (BOOK) URL: (BOOK) Armand Mattelart, Networking the world, 1794-2000 […]

"Is a ‘Katrina-Like’ Space Storm Brewing?" | Files: Archive | Tags:

Slashdot | Is a ‘Katrina-Like’ Space Storm Brewin g? Posted by CmdrTaco on Monday January 12, @10:19AM from the or-maybe-thats-just-a-nice-cup-of-tea dept. pilsner.urquell writes “A newly released NASA report warns that the world has forgotten the power of the sun, creating a technological […]

Twingly Screensaver: visualizing activity | Files: Archive | Tags:

Twingly Screensaver (Beta) is visualizing the global blog activity in real time. Forget RSS readers where you see only what you’re interested in. With Twingly screensaver you get a 24/7 stream of all (viewer discretion advised) blog activity, straight to your screen. To use the screensaver you need a PC […] | Files: Archive | Tags:

linkfluence is a rese arch institute specializing in the conversations of the social web. It is a fully-owned subsidiary of French-based rtgi, a cutting-edge social spaces and new media analytics and monitoring vendor. linkfluence studies and solutions offer to map, monitor and analyze the social web, its media (blogs, mass […]

TeleGeography: Publications: Global Internet Map | Files: Geek Out | Tags: , ,

TeleGeography: Publications: Global Internet Map TeleGeography‘s new Global Internet Map draws upon our annual Global Internet Geography research to provide a unique view of the international Internet networks that link the globe. The map‘s global projection traces the intercontinental links between the countries of Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, […]