A river that needs crossing political and tech blogs - On the political side, there is arrogance and ignorance, on the geek side there is naivety and over- complexity

My videos are on these two youtube channels visionontv 3,832,876 views and undercurrents 22,689,976 views

 

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Booting up the Open Media Network (OMN)

The open web is being locked out of the closed web – with share this options replacing web-links and Facebook replacing most peoples blogs. If this continues the “open web” will wither and become dysfunctional and the closed web will grow to become the web for the majority of people. With this change the largest most successful experiment in social change by communication will die.

This is the movement we are supposed to have the LifeRay platform and linking project ready to surf http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/25/opinion/rushkoff-why-im-quitting-facebook/index.html to quote from the article:  

"The promotional leverage that Facebook affords me is not worth the price. Besides, how can I ask you to like me, when I myself must refuse to like you or anything else? I have always appreciated that agreeing to become publicly linked to me and my work online involves trust. It is a trust I value, but -- as it is dependent on the good graces of Facebook -- it is a trust I can live up to only by unfriending this particularly anti-social social network. Maybe in doing so I'll help people remember that Facebook is not the Internet. It's just one website, and it comes with a price."

As part of building the OMN we have 4parts that already exist:
* newsflash (embeds)
* link database (embeds}
* video player (embeds)
* funding site (networking) 

And we have the new functionality in LR6.1 and social office to build new tools with. OK - is the a possibility on moving on this?

UPDATE:
- The funding site has some images, needs the text re-wrighting http://fund.openworlds.info/

- The video embed pages are all in place on the channal pages such as http://headmix.visionon.tv/embed

 

Whose Internet is it? part 1

A provocative presentation on the internet -- where are we, and where are we going? Then find out what you can do about it from a panel of experts, Bill Thompson, Becky Hogge and Doug Rushkoff, and Hamish Campbell

Whose Internet is it? Are We Losing the War?

A provocative presentation on the internet – were we are, and were we are going? Then find out what you can do about it from a panel of experts.Hamish Campbell is a founder of visionOntv and workes for Undercurrents. Becky Hogge, former executive director of the Open Rights Group, is the author of Barefoot into Cyberspace:Adventures in search of techno-Utopia. Doug Rushkoff (appearing remotely) teaches media studies at New York University and is the author of, among other books, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age. Bill Thompson is a journalist,commentator and technology critic who has been working in, on and around the Internet since 1984.

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