I have been involved with the internet since it's inception. Having worked on DARPA and the EU Commission Framework IV projects, I have developed an interested in learning behaviors, knowledge management and communication channel strategy and integration models.
I am intrigued by information and communication technology (ICTs) and how it can be used to modify society and organizational behavior. Under the guise of cognitive psychology, this is a branch called social informatics.
Social Informatics (SI) refers to the body of research and study that examines social aspects of computerization -- including the roles of information technology in social and organizational change and the ways that the social organization of information technologies are influenced by social forces and practices.
SI includes studies and other analyses that are labeled as social impacts of computing, social media or networking models, social analysis of computing, studies of computer-mediate communication (CMC), information policy, organizational informatics, interpretive informatics and so on.
It's about understanding how the world will be shaped.
Blogs get people excited. Or else they disturb and worry them.
Some people distrust them. Others see them as the vanguard of a new information revolution because they allow and encourage ordinary people to speak up. Theyâre tremendous tools of freedom of expression.
Reporters Without Borders has put this handbook together. Download it above and learn about the language of blogging,
how to set up and run a blog, getting your blog picked up by search-engines, how to blog anonymously, technical ways to get around censorship and ensuring your e-mail is truly private.