Information Access - Articles Archive
from June 29, 2011 to December 24, 2008

Media democracy issues. Independent and alternative news information sources. Counter information, investigative reporting, media control and propaganda issues. Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. When the press is the Internet anyone can be an independent reporter. Access to alternative news and information. Important news that do not make it to the mainstream media. Counter-information, information from alternative sources, independent free reporting on major issues relating to media democracy, health, civil liberties and more.

Why is content curation so important? In this video interview, I recorded with Micah Sifry, co-founder and editor of the Personal Democracy Forum, you can taste one more viewpoint and explanation of why news and content curation are becoming so important. And not only. Micah Sifry states ... read more

Robin Good - June 29, 2011

Are content curation and the future of search converging? Who will you trust when it comes to find out what alternatives to a problem are out there and you have only an Internet connection? How much individual freedom do you want to sacrifice to an algorithm, ... read more

Robin Good - June 21, 2011

What are P2P and open infrastructures? Can open knowledge and peer production subvert the economic system of physical production? Is there a chance for the "society of openness" to ever come of age? Robin Good interviewed the P2P Foundation evangelist and founder Michel Bauwens to find ... read more

Robin Good - October 26, 2010

What does it take for open business models to become an economy of the Commons? What are the pros and cons of a system based on peer production? How do open business models compare with the traditional economic system based on intellectual property and copyright? I have ... read more

Robin Good - August 19, 2010

What has P2P to do with politics? Isn't peer-to-peer related to file sharing and pirated media? As a matter of fact, peer-to-peer is not just a popular set of tools and technologies to easily share and distribute digital content, but it is also a new fascinating ... read more

Robin Good - August 3, 2010

Do you want to make international calls at the lowest rates possible? If you didn’t know, there are many Internet services that allow you to make low-cost phone calls to any mobile or landline phone on the planet using only your computer, your mobile phone or ... read more


During my stay at the International Journalism Festival, which took place in Perugia, Italy, last week, I ran into Donatella Della Ratta of Creative Commons who I had not seen in ages. She was very kind and shared with me a story, which I found immediately ... read more

Robin Good - April 28, 2010

Would it be possible, using p2p and wireless technologies, to gain independence from internet providers and make free and open net connectivity a reality? Andrea Lo Pumo, a young Italian mathematician has developed Netsukuku, a vision for an alternative wireless network that may represent a disruptive ... read more

Sepp Hasslberger - P2P Foundation Blog - April 23, 2010

How to design schools and a new education system for the future? Is it possible to extract only the positive aspects of the current education paradigm and create a brand new schooling model? Somehow we have to recognize what is it that schools do well, what functionality ... read more

Robin Good - December 18, 2009

"The Internet makes it possible to communicate directly with those once known as recipients - readers, listeners and viewers - and to take advantage of their knowledge. Not the journalists who know it all are in demand, but those who communicate and investigate." What is the future ... read more

Various Authors - Internet Manifesto - November 11, 2009

What is disinformation? How news media manage to deceive and lie? What you and I can do to recognize misleading sources? In this guide H. Michael Sweeney uncovers the most effective disinformation tactics to help you identify half-truths. Disinformation is false or inaccurate information that is ... read more

H. Michael Sweeney - WHALE - August 19, 2009

If you are an Internet user and are concerned about future control and regulation of your ability to freely access your preferred content and services online, no matter where you live it is now the time for you to stop and understand what the European Parliament ... read more

Blackout Europe Team - Blackout Europe - April 29, 2009

The crack in the newspaper industry egg is very deep. The prospect that newspapers are doomed to fail is not anymore an hypothesis. The scarcity-based, top-down, mass-distribution business model adopted so far by the newspaper industry has no hope to survive or extend its agony in ... read more

Jeff Jarvis - BuzzMachine - April 22, 2009

If you want to cover sensitive issues on your blog, or just keep unwanted readers off your content, here are some specific guidelines on how to blog anonymously while maintaining greater control of your personal privacy. As whistleblowing bloggers keep reporting on stories often ignored by mainstream ... read more

Electronic Frontier Foundation Team - Electronic Frontier Foundation - April 15, 2009

The Paradox of Web 2.0 is the realization that the big transformations and changes sweeping the worlds of communication, marketing and new media, from bottom-up participation to sharing and open collaboration are light years ahead and as distant as a far away galaxy from the education ... read more

Robin Good - Vance's GeekSpeek - March 21, 2009

What is the Web 2.0 paradox? It is the living paradox of a society which while it learns and applies fundamental new rules of behaviour and communication thanks to rapid growth of the Internet in many business sectors, it fails yet to have enough moral maturity ... read more

Robin Good - Vance's GeekSpeek - March 20, 2009

Is it true that the same method of peer and open production that has been dominating the world of open source software and freely available (often user-generated) content on the internet, is now also deeply influencing the way we think about designing and even making things? Peer ... read more

Michel Bauwens - WE Magazine - March 6, 2009

The celebrated openness of the Internet in which internet providers are not supposed to give preferential access or treatment to any Internet traffic keeps quietly losing powerful defenders. Internet providers are still free to sell higher-speed traffic and better overall service levels, but letting big companies like ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - January 16, 2009

Should news content be the result of the aggregating and selecting from many and varied sources or the word coming from one single perspective? John Blossom analyzes the future of newspapers and openly asks some hard questions in this fascinating and scary article. What do you say? ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - January 9, 2009

This is my small Christmas gift to you: Ten things I have changed in my life and which have provided me with an opportunity to live a richer, happier and more joyful life, one in which I feel gradually more and more in control of where ... read more

Robin Good - December 24, 2008

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