"…The new section features videos from top journalists doling out advice on a wide variety of reporting topics…The Reporters’ Center will also be a place where aspiring citizen journalists can “learn practical and ethical tips, like how to fact check your stories, avoid breaking the law while reporting, and adhere to journalistic principles.”
Mobile video uploads to YouTube have increased 1,700 percent in the last six months, and the power to report instantly on a developing story has never been greater. But with that greater power comes more responsibility to ensure that the story being told is accurate and fair, and the Reporters’ Center should provide a good place to start.”
TwapperKeeper allows you to archive and organize tweets based on hash tags. Wondering if this is the best solution for live conference back channel? Includes ability to look for special actions and organize them into folders.
About 1,500 services can be reached through the Malysian government SMS service.
Report says so far 84 agencies had benefited from the service with 1.2 million text messages received. The Education Ministry won the highest hit award. Launched in July last year, the SMS-based services enable the public to get information, data and other services from participating government agencies by sending a SMS to a dedicated number 15888.
“Early Beta/Late Alpha Preview Release” of Yauba; a new search engine that is “truly Incognito, intelligent and intuitive." Yauba "seeks to transform the way people find information online, while providing maximum protection for their safety, security and privacy"
"…the online community for educators who believe in the transformational power of ICT in learning. Wired Teachers is a new interactive network where educators can share ideas and resources, engage with the wider educational community and promote good practice."
This Ning community features a regular live radio show on their Wired Teachers Radio Channel, uploaded from members, forums and (do we need them?) guideline lesson plans.
Bravehearted mac users can download early version of chrome;
"In order to get more feedback from developers, we have early developer channel versions of Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux, but whatever you do, please DON’T DOWNLOAD THEM! Unless of course you are a developer or take great pleasure in incomplete, unpredictable, and potentially crashing software….”
The latest addition to the staff at a Tokyo Primary school will be an android capable of teaching young children.
“The Robot named Saya (oddly translated roughly to “Swift Arrow”) will be capable of speaking multiple languages, do the morning register and give out homework.
This is part of an initiative by the Japanese Government to extend Robotics into every home in Japan by 2015 and has thrown financial bulk behind the move with around $35 million of investment. The argument for this is that with an ageing population being a worry for the short to medium term future, it aims to cut down on the welfare bill with the help of robots. By their estimation, 1 in 4 Japanese people will be aged 65 and over and no economy can run with this weighing it down.”
For the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF are inviting you to “… make a video showing what child rights mean to you, whether it be in the world at large, your country or your community. Maybe there is an example of how children’s rights are not being fulfilled. Or maybe you want to show a situation where children are getting the rights they deserve….
Deadline is 1 August 2009. The winning video to be used in the CRC’s 20th anniversary celebration and made available for broadcast around the world for the 2010 The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting.