Why WiFi in Starbucks
Nice article exploring some of the social implications of having WiFi (802.11) in Starbucks. Time
Fri Oct 31, 2003 @ 7:48:16 am
Ben Anderson'’s group at BT and the University of Essex have released the preliminary results of their 2 year longitudinal e-Living project. Evaluating the effectiveness of EU information society policies, they model adoption and usage patters of Internet use, testing the social and economic benefits of new ICTs. e-Living October 2003
Thu Oct 30, 2003 @ 8:41:10 am
McInternet bridging the Digital Divide
McDonald'’s partners with Hewlett-Packard to offer access to Internet kiosks with a food purchase at all of its locations in Brazil. “We will be synonymous with Internet in the country,” said Marcel Fleischmann, the head of McDonald'’s operations in Brazil. Reuters News
Thu Oct 30, 2003 @ 8:30:13 am
Location Aware Tech Legislation in Finland
Finland (home of Nokia) has proposed legislation that would allow parents to secretly track the location of their children under the age of 15 using cell phones. With permission, those over the age of 15 could still be tracked, but who is to stop someone from tracking a cell phone they purchase attached under someone elseâ€™s car? CNN News
Tue Oct 28, 2003 @ 7:51:36 am
Spam takes a toll on CMC
The latest report from the Pew Internet & Everyday Life Project finds that SPAM has made people less trusting of the Internet and reduces the amount of email that people send Spam: Hurting email and degrading the Internet environment
Fri Oct 24, 2003 @ 8:32:03 am
UK Children Go Online
More evidence that the Internet does not damage offline ties - contact leads to contact. Sonia Livingstone'’s and Magdalena Bober'’s first project report ''UK Children Go Online: Listening to young people'’s experiences'', part of the ESRC'’s E-Society program.
Mon Oct 20, 2003 @ 11:24:03 am
Video games will calm your fears?
Researchers at the UniversitÃ© du QuÃ©bec use video games to treat phobias Wired News
Sat Oct 18, 2003 @ 11:19:05 am
Report from UbiComp - Glocalization of IM ties
A report on the UbiComp conference. Of particular interest to me: William Griswold (UC San Diego) reports on findings from the ActiveCampus project, finds that IM users are more likely send instant messages to people located nearby, often to arrange in-person meetings. Supports findings from the Netville project - contact lends to contact - and for the concept of ‘'glocalization’' - that many uses of new ICTs are inherently local. Wired News
Thu Oct 16, 2003 @ 10:21:39 am
Identity and Crime on the Internet
A news article on a 64 year old man from the U.K. who pretended to be a teenager to have â€˜overtly sexualâ€™ correspondence with preteens in Britain. He was charged with attempted abduction. World'’s Worst Internet Groomer Ever Caught Jailed
Fri Oct 10, 2003 @ 8:56:52 am
Bill Gates, a soft spot for Canada?
In response to a hastily written email from a Toronto police detective, Bill Gates is working with the Toronto Police to develop software to make it easier for police to investigate the dissemination of child pornography on the Internet. Bill Gates answers Canadian cop'’s child porn plea
Thu Oct 9, 2003 @ 7:56:52 am
WiFi in school - a law suit in Illinois
A class action law suit filed by parents against a school district over fear of negative health effects associated with a wireless network in a primary school. law suit
Wed Oct 8, 2003 @ 8:00:03 am
Excessive Texting May Be Sign of Addiction?
Another news story on Internet addiction, citing a report on technology addictions from Britain'''’s Priory Clinic... Reuters News.
Tue Oct 7, 2003 @ 8:38:55 am