A raging human rights battle is being waged on PEI in an ongoing battle for legitimacy between old and new media, as well as accessibility issues for the press
Wayne Thibodeau, Guardian no room in the inn for journalists in wheelchairs (Facebook photo)
By Chris Benjamin, OyeTimes – A raging human rights battle on PEI that highlights an ongoing battle for legitimacy between old and new media, as well as accessibility issues for the press, has garnered surprisingly little media attention.
It began in the fall of 2009, when the explosion of news blogging was a mere gathering of volatile gasses. After unanimously voting controversial news blogger Stephen Pate their secretary/treasurer, members of the Island’s press gallery booted him from their ranks. They claimed the issue was spurious content; Pate says it was his association with a disability advocate group—a violation of human rights law. Continue reading →
Windows 8 app developers will have to work harder to convert people to dumb down for Metro
Wikipedia Windows 8 Metro
Four months since the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, most of the Metro apps available on the Windows 8 Store are nothing more than page turning.
If you want to browse the pages of a magazine, Metro apps are for you. Otherwise, Metro apps are the antithesis of the Web 2.0 experience. With the world poised to be in the Semantic Web of Web.3.0 Microsoft is not delivering on the promise. Continue reading →
Massive blackout of internet sites on Jan 18 influences lawmakers
The media stories have Hollywood corporate fat cats reeling from Wednesday’s shutdown or blackout of more than 12,000 websites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Wired. NJN Network did its small part by wearing black all day. Continue reading →