Archive for the ‘Online communication’ Category

Podcasting and minority languages

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Conn reiterates his belief that podcasting is more significant for, and faces better prospects in, minority languages.

Calling del.icio.us users

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Ericka Menchen Trevino, who I linked to earlier in the week in relation to the UICC conference we both attended last week, has just issued a call for volunteers to assist in her research on Del.icio.us:The goal of the research is to investigate how people use del.icio.us to understand their ...

UICC ’06 in review

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Ericka Menchen mentioned, at her blog, the UICC conference she was due to present at on Friday. I was presenting there too, and it really was an interesting and fun day. UICC, now in its third year, is the brainchild of Sabryna Cornish, sometime funferal contributor and a fellow student at ...

Blogging in Irish

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Over at An tImeall Conn's posts - audio and text - are always interesting. Recently he has been contemplating the issue of blogging solely in Irish (his existing practice) and the pros and cons of that. In one of his most recent posts he gives a mini 'state of the ...

Data retention mission creep

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Terrorism. Organised crime. File sharing. Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? That's what the music industry seems to think in Europe, where they are lobbying for the proposed data retention directive to beextended to cover all criminal offences, including piracy, and not just "serious" crimes, as the original proposal ...

Professional tagging

Monday, October 31st, 2005

As if the annotated audio idea wasn't enough, today I got pointed towards details of the BBC's programme catalogue - a 7 million line database - which is being prototyped on a Rails framework. Of interest, of course, is that the database was developed and maintained by professional librarians, so ...

Annotated audio

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Given my critical approach towards digital audio it's easy for people to characterize me as Luddite in tendancy. I'm not sure if it will help to say that I find this technology to be absolutely fascinating.

Digitizing radio – a discourse

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Here in Urbana we're in the process of working to get our new radio station, WRFU, on the air. It's a whole lot of work, but thankfully we've got a good group of people working on it. We're also going to get help from people around the country when we ...

Cothrom na Féinne don 5 Ros Dumhach

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

Shell SignOriginally uploaded by Monasette.It's been very interesting following the story of the Rossport 5 from the US. As I've discussed with others, the conjunction between radical and populist politics that seems to be in play is quite unusual for Ireland.It may be that the Irish language influence ...

Data retention push continues

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Various news items in recent days point towards developments at an EU level regarding data retention. This is, of course, an issue prioritized by Blair in the wake of the London bombings, and I've written on several occasions previously regarding the earlier push for an EU directive requiring long periods ...