Business Week attributes an increased interest in Open Source software to the shrinking economy.
ReadWriteWeb cites a report conducted by Accenture that millenials (i.e. those born between ’77 and ’97) will ignore IT departments that don’t support their IT preferences and applications. That is to say, many emerging social apps like Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and wikis, as well as support for some of those on mobile devices. The report also cites a shift away from email as preferred mode for communications.
What is the role of government to insure we have a robust Internet-based public domain? Principles articulating public policy with regard to digital content.
Columbia Journalism Review article on the role of Twitter in journalism. (See also #mumbai.) Flickr, too. Oh, and there’s Wikipedia, too. While I’m at it, Sean has a related post here on the issue of whether free geospatial information enabled the recent siege in Mumbai. I to reflexively clamp down on public access and availability to geospatial information.