Social Networking Reporting on Inaccessible Websites


Enter HerdictWeb

This short post is to report an excellent social networking site that leverages crowdsourcing to track inaccessible sites the world over: HerdictWeb. I just love how they mash up GoogleMaps with reports by participants. Of especial interest to me also is the collection of reports delving into countries’ trends of online censorship and their interactions with local ISP’s.

Berkman Center for Internet & Society

The whole project originates from Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, which deserves mention. I find myself going back over again to the Berkman Center for Internet & Society site, a research center probing into cyberspace and sharing online its findings since 1997. I highly recommend it for:

  1. Its reports – a good example being the rather impressive report on youth, privacy and reputation here
  2. Its podcasts with its Radio Berkman in-depth conversations here which focus mainly on IP in the age of the Internet and online privacy
  3. Its educational resources — a great instance being Copyright for Librarians here
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~ by iinformationvoyager on April 28, 2010.

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