International Communications Market Report 2014

Ofcom has today published its annual International Communications Market Report 2014, which examines the take-up, availability, price and usage of communications services across the world's major countries, including the UK. The report covers the telecoms, broadcasting and postal sectors.
It is published today alongside Ofcom’s latest European Broadband Scorecard, which compares levels of internet coverage, take-up, usage and choice between European Union states.
Both reports underline the importance of the internet and broadband to UK consumers, businesses and the economy as a whole. A news release is available summarising major findings.

Tim Berners-Lee: Europe's 'right to be forgotten' rule is dangerous

Web founder: Europe's 'right to be forgotten' rule is dangerous. Tim Berners-Lee thinks scrubbing false information off the Web is fine, but the truth should be preserved for reasons of free speech and history.


Novos Media: Consulta Pública

A Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social (ERC) prorrogou até 31 de Dezembro o prazo para participação na discussão pública sobre o estudo «Novos Media – Sobre a redefinição da noção de órgão de comunicação social».

O Conselho Regulador da ERC divulga para discussão pública o estudo “Novos Media - Sobre a redefinição da noção de órgão de comunicação social”, tendo como objetivo a auscultação de todos os interessados relativamente à redefinição em estudo. O período de consulta pública termina a 12 de dezembro, devendo os contributos ser encaminhados para consultapublica@erc.pt


Internet Citizens 2014

Ofcom has published Internet Citizens 2014, a report on UK adults’ participation in online content and services which further participation in society or democracy. The research considers the extent and nature of online engagement with Government websites, e-petitions, heath services, public service broadcasting, news, hyperlocal sites, citizen journalism, cultural activity and libraries.


Netflix generates a third of all US web traffic

Netflix generates a third of all US web traffic - over twice as much as YouTube. Netflix takes up 9.5% of upstream traffic on the North American Internet

Children’s Digital Day research

Ofcom today published Children’s Digital Day research which shows children are topping up traditional live TV viewing by watching online video clips and catch-up TV. It shows that older children aged 11-15 are watching half the amount of live TV per day as adults (1 hour 32 minutes versus 2 hours 58 minutes). In contrast, older children are spending six times longer than adults watching short online video clips on sites such as YouTube and Vimeo (33 minutes versus 5 minutes). Half (45%) of 11-15 year olds watch online video clips on websites every week compared with 20% of adults.


FIWARE Bootcamp

Do you see yourself like an entrepreneur? Want to learn or improve your FIWARE skills? Studied computer science or know how to code? Are you disruptive at it - or want to be? If yes... The Future Internet is here, in Lisbon: FIWARE Bootcamp + Startup Weekend

Hacia la comunicación transmedia

Fernando Irigaray, Anahí Lovato (2014) (Eds.). Hacia la comunicación transmedia. Rosario : UNR Editora. Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario.


The algorithmic turn

William Uricchio (2011). "The algorithmic turn: photosynth, augmented reality and the changing implications of the image". Visual Studies. Volume 26, Issue 1, pp. 25-35. http://web.mit.edu/uricchio/Public/pdfs/pdfs/Algorithmic_Turn.pdf

Philip M. Napoli (2013). "The Algorithm as Institution: Toward a Theoretical Framework for Automated Media Production and Consumption". http://www.fordham.edu/images/undergraduate/communications/the%20algorithm%20as%20institution.pdf

Philip M. Napoli (2014). "On Automation in Media Industries: Integrating Algorithmic Media Production into Media Industries Scholarship". Media Industries Journal 1.1 (2014), pp. 33-38. http://www.mediaindustriesjournal.org/index.php/mij/article/download/14/17

Cádima, F. Rui (2015) Sobre a Era Digital: do analógico ao “algorithmic turn”. Revista FSA, Teresina, v.12, n.2, mar./abr. 2015. ISSN Impresso: 1806-6356. ISSN Eletrônico: 2317-2983. http://dx.doi.org/10.12819/2015.12.2.5




Journalism in Digital Times

Mapping Digital Media: Global Findings

The Global Findings reveal common themes across the world:

- Governments and politicians have too much influence over who owns, operates, and regulates the media.
- Many media markets are rife with monopolistic, corrupt, or untransparent practices.
- It’s not clear where many governments and other bodies get their evidence for changes or updates to laws and policies on media and communication.
- Media and journalism online offer hope of new, independent sources of information, but are also a new battleground for censorship and surveillance.
- Data about the media worldwide are still uneven, unstandardized, and unreliable, and are often proprietary rather than freely accessible.



¿Es delito el 'hacking ético'? - (I)/(II)

Mercè Molist (2014). Hackstory.es. La historia nunca contada del underground hacker en la Península Ibérica. http://hackstory.es/ebook/Hackstory%20-%20Merce%20Molist%20Ferrer.pdf

MURILO BANSI MACHADO (2013) POR DENTRO DOS ANONYMOUS BRASIL: PODER E RESISTÊNCIA NA SOCIEDADE DE CONTROLE. Tese de Mestrado. Univ Federal do ABC. http://murilomachado.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/dissertacao-anonymous.pdf

Suelette Dreyfus (1997). Underground. Hacking, madness and obsession on the electronic frontier. Kew: Mandarin. http://www.underground-book.net/download.php3


UT Austin|Portugal 2014 R&D call

The UT Austin|Portugal Program has released its 2014 call for R&D projects in the following areas:
- Video Games
- Digital Media Content and Tools
- Media Processing and Retrieval
- E-Health
- Emerging Technologies


EuroDIG 2014

Digital society at stake – Europe and the future of the Internet. EuroDIG - European Dialogue on Internet Governance - will take place at the Federal Foreign office of Germany, in the heart of Berlin (12 -13 June 2014). Online registration will only be possible until 6 June 2014. Don’t wait too long we have limited capacity …register here.


O Poder dos Media

Conferência «O Poder dos Media», com a participação especial de Pedro J. Ramirez, fundador e antigo diretor do jornal espanhol El Mundo. Comentário de José Manuel Fernandes (ex-Director do Público) e publisher no Observador. Moderação: António Granado (FCSH-UNL). Na FCSH/NOVA, dia 30 de Abril às 10h, Auditório 1. Mais info: http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/media/eventos/o-poder-dos-media



Printoo reached its funding goal on Kickstarter in 72 hours - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1030661323/printoo-paper-thin-flexible-arduinotm-compatible-m without any media support. However, the response has been overwhelming. Printoo will be featured finally in several major outlets this week. You can watch the still private video on the Blimpoo project to be published on Make Magazine at https://vimeo.com/92349438, password: printoo. During the next three weeks, we will be publishing videos to show how Printoo will make a difference in building everyone’s Internet of Things.

#NEThinking 2014

25 Y 26 DE ABRIL DE 2014. #NEThinking es un foro de singular formato, que permite la reflexión abierta a través de la convivencia en una pequeña isla, con sesiones de participación libre y plenamente consolidado como una cita obligada en la red. Así lo han calificado los miembros de la comunidad #NEThinking, la mayoría de los cuales participan desde la primera edición en este proyecto que va sumando cada vez más seguidores. Descarga el programa y síguenos en directo por streaming: www.nethinking.es Participa a través de Twitter: @NethinkingES #NEThinking2014



Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, February 2014; Vol. 20, No. 1: Cultural expression in augmented and mixed reality (eds: Maria Engberg and Jay David Bolter). Table of contents.