Slow August

I have been blogging only a little because I am busy with trying to finish my book this August, so expect only a few updates in the coming couple of weeks. Normal service will resume in September.

BlackBerry vs The World

Internet freedom has a new name, and it is BlackBerry. It is hard to know when it happened, but at some point in the last month the BlackBerry became the enemy number one of  those countries with strong Internet filters. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will ban BlackBerries, […]

Blogging, anonymity and identity

As of today, I will semi-detach my personal and professional identity from the TechnoLlama online persona. This sounds more ominous than it actually is, what will happen is that I will remove my full name from the blog and my Twitter account, but will not hide who I am, will […]

Announcing Digital Interactive Symposium

Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh 27 August 2010 (10:00 – 16:00) John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, the University of Edinburgh. Overview The Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh (DIS:E) is an annual event organized by the Virtual Policy Network in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh. The Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh 2010 […]

Twitter, strangers and monocultures

I have been following with interest the suggestion by some Twitter users that they should start following strangers to diversify their Twitter feeds. First Joel Johnson at Gizmodo and Jonah Lerner in the Frontal Cortex commented that following random strangers was a very rewarding activity. I was truly interested by […]

How will ACTA affect UK copyright law?

Thanks to La Quadrature Du Net we now have a leak of the consolidated text for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) after the Luzern round of negotiations. It is always difficult to analyse texts that are in the drafting process, but we can now get a better idea of possible […]