an initiative of sortsNoJPEG
selling an ugly visionThe Internet Must Go
deceiving the userDark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People
open-source licensing optionsOSS » 'a starting point' » more comprehensive list
a laugh (to create awareness)PRSM - The Sharing Network
a look at 'ecosystem services'treezilla
'to build the future web'The Extensible Web Manifesto
Be amused... and careful!Dumb Ways To Die
promoting 'software freedom'unhosted web apps – "freedom from web 2.0's monopoly platforms"
evolving policy through collaborationProject Open Data
'brings together the riches'Digital Public Library of America
pictures of 'records'Extracting Audio from Pictures
for front end developersThe Accessibility Project – "A community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier."
business-driven initiativeInternet of Things Consortium
One of the goals of the consortium is to see billions of connected devices that benefit from communication with other devices and services.
on outdated privacy lawsProtect the Constitution: Update privacy laws now!
List: Recently Revisited
future of 'shared networks'Open Wireless Movement
pro openness and creativityPublic Knowledge
...preserves the openness of the Internet and the public's access to knowledge, promotes creativity through balanced copyright, and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully.
towards open web standardsWebPlatform.org – Your Web, documented
(see Open Web Platform)
'record is not inspiring'There’s a big hole in the ad-industry privacy initiative. It’s called Facebook.
to help find missing childrenNotfound.org – "Make better use of your 404-page."
'What people are saying'NoHomophobes.com
Homophobic language isn’t always meant to be hurtful, but how often do we use it without thinking?
'out-of-copyright works'The Public Domain Review
overview of 3 initiativesClass Central
A complete list of free online courses offered by Stanford's Coursera, MIT and Harvard led edX (MITx HardvardX BerkeleyX), and Udacity
'state of the Web'The Web Index
Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Web Index is the world's first multi-dimensional measure of the Web's growth, utility and impact on people and nations...
'blocking FaceTime'Stop AT&T's Latest Attack on Net Neutrality
ToS;DRTerms of Service; Didn't Read by Unhosted
"I have read and agree to the Terms" is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that.
Related: Open Notice
'a free and open Internet'Declaration of Internet Freedom
US-centric network inititiativeUS Ignite (about)
US Ignite is an initiative to promote US leadership in developing applications and services for ultra-fast broadband and software-defined networks. It will foster the creation of novel applications and digital experiences that will transform healthcare, education and job skills training, public safety, energy, and advanced manufacturing.
to 'celebrate and honor'June 8th is World Oceans Day
Oh, never mind!Politwoops - Deleted tweets from politicians
Sure, we all tweet things we don't mean to share, but now politicians have no way to hide them. Discover tweets that your politicians shared and then promptly deleted.
opt-out helperNetwork Advertising Initiative
Opt Out of Behavioral Advertising
Who built this puppy?Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.
'recycle responsibly'Recycle it Right
Guide To Recycling Your Electronics
Your best option is to use a recycler who is part of the "e-Steward" network; they don't export to developing nations, and they follow other high standards. Many also will reuse and refurbish equipment.
watching the watchersOpenWatch
a participatory citizen media project which uses mobile technology to enable public monitoring of authority figures
'more of what matters'Center for a New American Dream
We work with individuals, institutions, businesses, and communities to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, support community engagement, and promote positive changes in the way goods are produced and consumed.
'magnet for privacy complaints'A New Year for Privacy: The PRC Launches Online Complaint Center
'when copyrights expire'
'contributing to the platform'Move The Web Forward | Guide to getting involved with standards and browser development
#OWS poster artPosters from the #Occupy movement - occuprint
Occupationalist is an impartial and real-time view of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Covering history as it unfolds. No filters. No delays.
'forced labor' surveySlavery Footprint
How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day. Find out how many slaves work for you, and take action.
'opening up education'OpenClassroom
[Free computer science classes online]
Stanford Engineering professors are offering three of the school's most popular computer science courses for free online this fall, and at the same time launching an experiment that could transform the way online education is delivered...
'remember. reflect. renew.'
honoring users' privacy prefsMozilla Publishes Developer Guide on DNT
Introduction to Do Not Track
Open Web vs. Native APIsIntroducing WebAPI
'Fighting Hunger Worldwide'WFP | United Nations World Food Programme
'making text readable'Contrast Rebellion - to hell with low-contrast fonts!
Down with the Contrast Rebellion
medical humanitarian org.
educating the public100 Years of Sex
What is the best STD poster of the past century?
empowering paralyzed artistsEyeWriter Initiative
today is...Day Against DRM - May 4th, 2011
The Day Against DRM is an opportunity to unite a wide range of projects, public interest organizations, web sites and individuals in an effort to raise public awareness to the danger of technology that requires users to give-up control of their computers or that restricts access to digital data and media.
'Free Wiki World Map'OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you.
OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.
a manifestoDon't Make Me Steal
'Why should I care?'The Open Internet: A Case for Net Neutrality
public domain digitization inititativeOpen Music Archive
'here at home'Stop the Internet Blacklist!
Update 9/30/10 - Related:
Victory: Internet Censorship Bill is Delayed, For Now
promoting 'data rights'
DataPortability.org - Share and remix data using open standards
'the transparency movement'Making Government Transparent and Accountable - SunlightFoundation.com [Disarranging Mine]
'Global Peace Index'Vision of Humanity
be 'Proactively Nice'Operation NICE
Don't you love it when people go out of their way to be nice? Like when someone waits to hold the door for you. Or when a stranger waves you into a line a traffic. Or even when a coworker shoots you a friendly smile along with a "have a nice day." If everyone was a little bit nicer to the folks they encountered each day, perhaps the world would be a more pleasant place. Operation NICE was initiated to remind you that a little NICE goes a long way.
adventures in sarcasmFair Go For Billionaires
[Above the fold]
It's tough times. The rising cost of mansion maintenance. The exorbitant price of Lamborghini tires. The unenthusiasm of minimum wage help. For your average, everyday mining billionaire it hasn't been easy...
materials for teachersTeaching Tolerance – "dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children"
a question worth askingWhy Are iPad Factory Workers Killing Themselves?
List: Various Web Initiatives
'to promote global awareness'SocialDocumentary.net (some commercial content)
'engage with art'Follow a Museum day - 1st February 2010 - A directory of Museums on Twitter
'should be yours to control'iPad is iBad for freedom
DRM is used by Apple to restrict users' freedom in a variety of ways, including blocking installation of software that comes from anywhere except the official Application Store, and regulating every use of movies downloaded from iTunes. Apple furthermore claims that circumventing these restrictions is a criminal offense, even for purposes that are permitted by copyright law.
Related: Is Apple Evil?
re: government-imposed censorshipThe Great Australian Internet Blackout
net neutrality, privacy & securityCenter for Democracy & Technology | Keeping the Internet Open, Innovative and Free
public usage of public spacePublic Ad Campaign – "expanding curatorial responsibilities in the city"
'free and open Web'World Wide Web Foundation
Advance the Web. Empower People.
We envision a Web that empowers all people, including billions excluded today, by providing new opportunities for creativity, collaboration, teaching, learning, enterprise and a better life. To reach this goal, the Web Foundation will put the power of the Web into the hands of people around the world through effective, high-impact programs.
raising awarenessTransition Towns
[Social Design Notes]
environmental documentary projectWaterlife (Flash)
big cable hates competitionSave NC Broadband.com
environment-related programsPBS Video: Earth Day
'thinking outside the box'EDAR – "Everyone Deserves A Roof"
eliminate CSS and scripting?The Webless Initiative
New Zealand-based initiativeOur Goal: No Guilt Upon Accusation Law
public domain audiobooksLibriVox – "acoustical liberation of books in the public domain"
government 'filtering' (2)Net firms rebuff filtering plan
Australian government plans to filter net use have been rebuffed by local internet service providers (ISPs).
government 'filtering'No Clean Feed - Stop Internet Censorship in Australia
[Everything on the Internet is true]
'review and comment'PublicMarkup.org – "an ongoing experiment in preparing legislation more inclusively by opening bills to online, public review"
connect with natureNWF Green Hour (see NatureFind)
'technology solving problems'World Community Grid
'say it loud'tights are not pants
out to set a world recordSpread Firefox | Download Day 2008
AORTAL - the anti-portal,
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