Links 1-28-11: Egypt, Disruptive Tech, Free Speech at Universities

January 28 1 Comment Category: Actual, Links

Top of the Interwebs:

The topic that internet is covering far better than the normal media is 800000;">Egypt. It’s a big topic too, there’s a lot going on, it’s going on fast, and not nearly enough information is coming out of the country. Here are a few links to get a better grasp on what’s going on:

Mother Jones’s Nick Baumann has put together a full summery on what’s going on in Egypt, updating with the latest news and images from the country.

Mediaite has news on the ‘Tiananmen Square moment’ in Egypt’s viral status online.

A look on Egypt’s withdrawal from the internet via ISPs and Internet routing.

Anonymous has released a press release on dealing with Egypt and supporting their members in the country.

Worth looking at today:

The Xplanation has a report on disruptive technologies, primarily HTML5 and eBooks. Simply put, it seems that Flash is going down faster then anyone expected. Besides the whole Apple conflict, Facebook’s jump on to the HTML5 train is hitting at one of Flash’s biggest developer groups, game makers. eBook readers have been multiplying and eBooks have become a lot more popular. This is especially proven out by the latest report from Amazon, who claims to have sold 115 Kindle books for every 100 paperbacks.

FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff has posted a list of the 12 worst colleges for free speech and why. Most surprising members? Yale, who censored cartoons and T-shirts; Tufts, who charged their student publication with harassment; Brandeis, which apparently did a whole bunch of pretty awful stuff; and John Hopkins, which “enacted a repressive ‘civility’ policy.” Jeez…

Chris Brogan has a bunch of screenshots of great Facebook pages. The list is worth looking at if you admin a fan page of your own.

Find out which ISP is the fastest, thanks to Netflix.


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