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AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Throughout history, humans have both shaped and adapted to new technologies. These warning should be taken very seriously. Hype vs reality.

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

So what’s your social media policy?  It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. In fact, such a policy really is part of your personal knowledge mastery. Let’s do this by platform. Facebook, is for me, the place I be me. Clark Quinn, not Quinnovation. right). And do. What’s yours?

“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social policy will therefore have to cover the needs of not just those outside the labor market but even many inside it.  What should we do? 

Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

Social media policy is not different from HR or other policies. Here are some of the key points made during our discussion. Enterprise 2.0

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not.

What the Internet actually is: A reminder for policy-makers

David Weinberger

iii) provides, uses or makes accessible, either publicly or privately, high level services layered on the communications and related infrastructure described herein.” ” This is from a 1995 report by The Federal Networking Council , which is too old even for the Wayback Machine. But its words are still good. More than good. And deeper.

EFF explains Twitter’s new take-down policy

David Weinberger

There’s a good explainer by Eva Galperin of Twitter’s new policy on censoring tweets within countries that demand it, At BoingBoing, Xeni Jardin points to one particularly relevant fact: this applies to countries whwere Twitter is establishing physical offices

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

One of the barriers commonly cited during my presentations around eLearning 2.0 (use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning) is that organizations often have not established their policies or guidelines around the use of these tools. Companies need a policy. Is it worth our time to try to push for getting a policy establishe

The Internet inside the enterprise: We don't have it, and we need it

Dion Hinchcliffe

Apps Cloud Priorities Leadership IT Policies Software Servers Networking IT Priorities Enterprise Software Emerging Tech Data Management Data Centers Consumerization Cloud Big Data Innovation It''s no longer fashionable to criticize enterprise IT as it once was. But for proactive organizations, it doesn''t have to be that way.

How the Head of UNDP Uses Twitter To Engage Around Development Policy Goals

Beth Kanter

Love this! RT @CMLoNigro : @HelenClarkUNDP now taking questions on #post2015 – use #2030Now in your tweets! pic.twitter.com/W25OihgjEz #WEF.

People Policy at IDEO

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

John Foster describes human resources at IDEO during the Future of Talent Retreat at Asilomar.

Make policies, not deals

David Weinberger

But our real concern should be about deals substituting for policy. Policies result from decision-making processes by an institution that does not directly benefit or suffer from the outcome; those who do are supposed to recuse themselves. Policies are the same for all concerned. ” Policies aim at predictability.

Party tech policies

David Weinberger

Clinton policy page home page. Clinton Tech and Innovation policy. Trump policy home page. couldn’t find a tech policy per se, but their platform mentions supporting uncensored and unregulated media and tech, privacy, and the use of innovative tech to protect the environment. https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/.

The psychophysics of policy positions

Mind Hacks

My way of testing and tracking the difference in the stated policy positions of the parties would work like this: you take a standard public expression of party positions (election manifestos?) and sample policy statements (size of sample to be decided, somewhere between individual sentences and paragraphs). their sensitivity). Theor

Clinton's tech policy in five tweets

David Weinberger

Hillary Clinton’s tech policy is progressive. Her policy brief , however, is long and detailed. So I decided to try to reduce the policy down to a more manageable scale, starting with a bumpersticker and working my way up. The post Clinton's tech policy in five tweets appeared first on Joho the Blog Me neither.

HTLGI2013 Quack Policy

Dave Snowden

There is a lot of nonsense in so called evidence based policy but it will be be countered by libertarian (my judgement) nonsense in response.

Have The Bernie Sanders Policies Won Already?

Nine Shift

Win or lose, have the policies of Bernie Sanders won already? . But many of the socialist policies won. 100 years ago the socialist Eugene Debs ran for president, and of course never won. Some things socialists supported back then: 1.Free City parks 2.Free public schools 3.40 Hour Work Week 4.8 We have them all today.

A Nonprofit’s Legal Counsel Is The Social Media Manager’s Best Friend!

Beth Kanter

She works in partnership to vet issues that arise from their social media policy and online community management. Flicker Photo By Mike Willis.

The (slightly) surprising truth about family-friendly workplaces.

Dan Pink

It has had this policy for quite sometime. Comment Policy: First time comments are moderated. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

Does giving teachers bonuses improve student performance.

Dan Pink

One of the hottest ideas in education policy these days is tying teacher pay to student performance on standardized tests. Dan Pink. Contact.

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Medicare: Does Policy Trump Politics?

Nine Shift

The new infrastructure of the 21st century will gain political consensus.  But did that consensus begin this week with Paul Ryan's new Medicare plan that includes saving the traditional federal plan? Health insurance, Medicare, trains, unions, taxes - - all are being fought over by politicians. Your thoughts? Are the politicians ready for solutions? .

Corporate Social Media Policies

Tony Karrer

I've posted before a list of Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Corporate Access that shows that a significant number of corporate policies are to shut down access to the tools. There's a very interesting set of questions in the post Happy New Year! AND do you have opinions about social media governance? This is a big issue.

Internet policy, domestic and international

David Weinberger

Even as the FCC is holding hearings about the value of an open Internet , Secretary Hillary Clinton is preparing a “ major policy address on Internet Freedom &# to be delivered on Jan. think and hope it will set a stake in the ground, if only an aspirational one. Plus, I’m going to be in the audience for the address

Wikipedia’s bio policy explained

David Weinberger

Billy Barnes explains what’s really going on with Wikipedia’s new process for editing the biographies of living people. What the media reported: In response to vandalism of bios, Wikipedia is not allowing any edits to bios of living people to be posted before they have been reviewed by trusted editors.

[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. NOTE: Live-blogging. Missing points.

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice

Nancy White

More effective bridges between knowledge, policy and practice are needed, with communities of practice (CoPs) well positioned to do just that.

Hillary Clinton’s Internet policy speech

David Weinberger

“Information freedom&# is not just good policy, but it’s a universal value and good for business. First, my overall reaction to Hillary Clinton’s speech: It’s thrilling that a Secretary of State would claim “freedom to connect&# as a basic human right. That’s a very bit stake in the ground. HRC enters.

Verizon’s Director of Internet Policy: Stay the course

David Weinberger

Paul Brigner, Executive Director of Internet and Technology Policy at Verizon, says what he would tell the Broadband Strategy Initiative: Build on our this country’s current success providing access to the Internet. Do no harm (= beware of Net Neutrality). More at Broadband Strategy Week

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

Mobile Organizational Culture social media policy Training Design Digital Trends. Alois Bell was a diner at AppleBee’s in St. More here.

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology is Not Destiny - Institutions and Policies Are Critical. Harder still is predicting AI’s longer term economic and societal impact.

First comprehensive global study of broadband says USA is kept behind by closed access policies

David Weinberger

The second responds to the question: “what policies and practices worked for countries that have done well?&# , and the answer to that is: there is good evidence to support the proposition that a family of policies called “open access,&# that encourage competition, played an important role. Please sir, may I have some mor

Some context on privacy

Doc Searls

privacy+policy : 3,400,000,000 results. “privacy policy&# : 837,000,000 results. So if you’re looking for something about privacy that’s not a site with a privacy policy, you’re also looking at a high haystack/needle ratio. Searches: privacy : 1,390,000,000. Just saying. But it’s interesting.

Policy Change for the Better: Eligibility Requirements for Accommodations on the SAT

Eide Neurolearning

Until recently, college-bound students with learning difficulties faced a huge obstacle qualifying for accommodations for the SAT (much better for the ACT - so we generally recommended students choose that test over the SAT, all other issues being equal). Many of the same tests are listed (e.g. Eide Neurolearning Blog.

Social media for privacy officers

Harold Jarche

The presentation includes examples and links to social media policies. Social Media (Chief Privacy Officers).

A way to see what you get

Doc Searls

According to  The Cost of Reading Privacy Policies , a paper by Aleecia M. billion hours for the U.S. population reading those polcies.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Risks and Benefits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology is Not Destiny - Institutions and Policies Are Critical.

Uber’s pending sale of your personal data

Doc Searls

For what it’s worth (nothing, given the above), here’s Uber’s privacy policy. Meanwhile, here are Lyft’s terms :  Its privacy policy is on the same page, but here’s a direct link. Uber has new terms for you : User Provided Content. Any User Content provided by you remains your property. The emphasis is mine.

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the neo-generalist

Harold Jarche

A neo-generalist is somewhere between a polymath and a hyperspecialist. If you just read all the books they mention, you would be much the wiser.

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[2b2k][everythingismisc]“Big data for books”: Harvard puts metadata for 12M library items into the public domain

David Weinberger

This is part of Harvard’s new Open Metadata policy which is VERY COOL. Harvard’s Open Metadata policy. (Here’s a version of the text of a submission I just made to BoingBong through their “Submitterator”). This is (I believe) the largest and most comprehensive such contribution. Disclosures: 1. API info

Can one really co-create with war criminals?

Adaptive Path

As an advocate of design participation in nontraditional design areas, I was glad to hear about (but bummed I didn’t attend) the Glen Cove Conference on Strategic Design and Public Policy (my former professor, Richard Buchanan, apparently participated). Tags: Interaction Design Service Design public policy strategy Provocative.