If you care about how knowledge and data is managed in the Internet age, you've come to the right place!
Search engines, social networks, advertisers, publishers, governments, corporates big and small - technology now lets them collect and manipulate facts you care about in ways they never could before. Most is for our benefit, but you and I need to keep watch, discuss the issues and find ways to "keep the bastards honest" (please pardon the Australianism).
This is a big issue with many facets...
- Freedom of Information - and its flip-side, privacy and protection.
- Ownership - who gets to control what's revealed, and used, about you and the things you care about.
- Equality of access - this also means ensuring that everyone can be heard.
This forum has groups for each of these, and a Manifesto
group for discussing the aims and principles of this forum. Please join one or more and share your thoughts.
You'll also find groups for discussing wik.me
- a community-built map of public knowledge. wik.me is a new way to bring together and to discover facts. It's an attempt to solve many of the issues discussed here.
We look forward to reading your comments!