Les bons liens de la veille ( 1 septembre au 11 septembre )

Voici quelques articles dont la pertinence/l’intérêt m’ont marqué au cours des derniers jours. Faites-en bon usage ! 🙂

  • Colt enrayé, web belge planté | @belgoit – Hier matin, Datanews disait “Colt Telecom affirme que la plupart de ses clients n’ont rien remarqué de la panne de son réseau IP. Seuls quelques sites d’actualité francophones en ont fait les frais“.Si avoir des temps de réponse de 9 secondes et une inaccessibilité de quasi 48h n’est “rien“, on se demande tout de même ce qu’il faut pour qu’une panne soit considérée comme telle.
  • Un manifeste Internet | via @enikao – Comment internet change/amliore/sublime/ les pratiques journalistiques, en 17 affirmations
  • Il est crucial de préserver la neutralité du Net ! | ReadWriteWeb France (via @epelboin) – Jusqu’à présent, lorsque les réseaux des opérateurs étaient saturés, ils investissaient dans plus de bande passante et augmentaient la puissance de l’infrastructure globale que nous appelons Internet. Avec ces nouvelles possibilités de pratiques anti-concurrentielles lucratives, les opérateurs pourraient se tourner vers un nouveau business model : investir dans le contrôle de ce qui circule sur leurs réseaux, plutôt que d’investir dans de meilleurs réseaux. Ce modèle créerait des conditions d’autojustification de ces politiques : « Internet est devenu trop lent, nous sommes par conséquent obligés de contrôler et d’attribuer des priorités sur le contenu, les services et applications dont les propriétaires sont prêt à payer plus d’argent. » De tels arguments, accompagnés du mirage de la « fin d’Internet », ont été avancés devant le Parlement européen pour justifier l’abandon de la neutralité du Net, mais ne tiennent pas devant les réalités techniques.
  • De l’importance de revoir en profondeur la formation continue des journalistes | Monday Note – @filloux ) – To sum up, in most old news organizations (I don’t want to overgeneralize, some will blast this column with eagerly awaited counter examples)
    * talent is not rewarded
    * incompetence is not penalized either
    * therefore people tend to be demotivated
    * which in turns leads to moonlighting (usually in broad daylight)…
    * …to the benefit of other news outlets gladly relying on a dynamic phalanx of non-permanent, flexible staff
    * all of the above takes place within a rapidly changing context: increased pressure from previously buried expertise such as highly knowledgeable bloggers, as well as from audience demands and challenges.
    Try to migrate toward the digital era with such deadweight.
    In such turbulent times, the bean-counter approach is staff trimming, more in an Excel kind of way, than based on the assessment of core competencies needed today and tomorrow.
  • YouTube in Talks to Stream Rental Movies – WSJ.com – Google Inc.’s YouTube is in discussions with major movie studios about allowing users to stream movies on a rental basis, according to people familiar with the company’s plans, marking one of the video giant’s first moves towards charging for content instead of making it available for free with advertising.
  • How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0 – McKinsey Quarterly (via @FredericMartin ) – The heaviest users of Web 2.0 applications are also enjoying benefits such as increased knowledge sharing and more effective marketing. These benefits often have a measurable effect on the business.Over the past three years, we have tracked the rising adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, as well as the ways organizations are using them. This year, we sought to get a clear idea of whether companies are deriving measurable business benefits from their investments in the Web. Our findings indicate that they are.
  • Interdiction d’utiliser Twitter pour les joueurs, coachs et même les médias qui couvrent la NHL – The NFL said that it will let players, coaches, and other team personnel engage in social networking during the season. However, they will be prohibited from using Twitter and from updating profiles on Facebook and other social-networking sites during games.
    In addition, they will not be allowed to tweet or update social-networking profiles 90 minutes before a game and until post-game interviews are completed.
    The rules even extend to people « representing » a player or coach on their personal accounts.
    The NFL didn’t just stop with the league itself, though. The organization also said that media attending games will be prohibited from providing game updates through social networks.
  • Kindle Friendlier to Environment Than Print Books – Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle and rival electronic reading devices will do more to curb pollution from the production of printed books than publishing industry efforts such as recycling, according to Cleantech Group LLC. More than 14 million e-readers will be sold by 2012, up from 1 million now, Cleantech said, basing its statistics on its own analysis as well as on outside studies. A year after purchasing a Kindle, the annual net carbon savings are equal to the publishing and distribution of 22.5 printed books, the group said.
  • Sony to throw its weight behind 3D TV – 3D technology looks set to hit the home consumer market next year, with Sony on Wednesday announcing plans to sell 3D televisions globally by the end of 2010. There are several types of 3D technology. Sony has opted for “active shutter” technology, using electronic glasses containing tiny shutters that open and close rapidly in synch with the television image to create a 3D impression. Cinema 3D uses “polarisation” technology with simpler glasses. However, this only works when viewers are at a certain angle to the screen, making it less suited to home viewing.
    It has given no indication of prices, but analysts expect early 3D TVs to cost several thousand dollars. Hyundai’s 3D TVs cost more than €3,400
  • Teaching Twitter at J-school – Editors Weblog – A new course offering from DePaul University in Chicago will teach journalism students how Twitter can be used in the newsroom. The class’s objective will be to instruct future journalists how to sift through all the information that is available through social media sites like Twitter, specifically as it relates to uncovering breaking news and verifying the authenticity of amateur sources.

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