Around the web in week 41, 2012

Fundstücke published this week:

Maakt het ons makkelijker, dat kost minder9 Oct 2012, Rejo ZengerIedereen is het er over eens: de Wet openbaarheid van bestuur (Wob) werkt eigenlijk niet en moet wor…

Twitter puts the bird in a cage

When I came across Twitter, years ago, it first looked like another chat service. But with the ability to interact via SMS, and easy ways to feed tweets into websites and applications, it quickly became a rich ecosystem for exchanging all kinds of status updates. You see metro lines on twitter, announcing disruptions in services. […]

Open Knowledge Festival

A few weeks ago, in September, the Open Knowledge Festival brought together a world-wide community of people working on all sorts of “open”: open cities, open design, open government, open science, open hardware, open education, … and of course: ope…

The drugs don’t work: a modern medical scandal

The drugs don’t work: a modern medical scandal: The Guardian published an edited extract from Bad Pharma, by Ben Goldacre. A horrific story of where we have let the pharma industry take us. As terrible as the global banking crisis, with people actually…

Around the web in week 39, 2012

Fundstücke published this week:

How policy actors engage with information systems, and where knowledge intermediaries could best add value28 Sep 2012, S.J. BatchelorThis is a draft report to share some interim findings from the study – ‘Inf…