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Useful things for young people aged 11-14

02 January 2014

Creative Commons provides an easy to use framework for adults and young people to make their own resources available to others in addition to helping them recognise resources they can adapt and repurpose themselves.

 

More information here

16 December 2013

Perhaps it it really is OK to always record the moments of our days with our devices..

 

'Ian MacKaye of Fugazi fame gave a talk at the Library of Congress last night and touted this now quite common argument,

I think that people are constantly thinking about capturing things that they're not actually present for the moment they're trying to capture. I'm quite sure of this. I think it's insane how many pictures have to be taken these days. We have to realize there's a level of documentation that's just chatter, it's noise'

 

Read Nathan Jurgenson's thought provoking blog post here

 

19 November 2013

'Recently we’ve seen the rise of a new wave of startups that give far more control back to users. They have avoided the public nature of Twitter and the – sometimes toxic – vagueness of Facebook which has happily moved from a private network to one where, frankly, you’re never quite sure what is public or not.'

 

Read the full article here.