How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another -- then uses that same data to help schools improve. Watch to find out where your country stacks up, and learn the single factor that makes some systems outperform others.
The father of the modern World Wide Web, Time Berners-Lee, speaks to the E-Government Conference about the Linked Open Data movement as part of a continuum of web publishing activities aimed at creating a Semantic Web. The idea he speaks of here is to give gold stars (like the ones you got in school) out to companies, schools, startups and organizations of all types based on their ability to publish data in Linked Data formats.
Simple animation to explain what Linked Open Data is and why it's a good thing, both for users and for data providers.
To find more information about Europeana's linked data pilot, visit data.europeana.eu. If you'd like to read more on our open data policy, find it at pro.europeana.eu/support-for-open-data
Facebook has become a new icon of elite dominance over the web, and increasingly the tech-driven economy as well. Technocrats are busy building stock market credibility via the IPO for their Facebook spy front, while Bilderberg attendees select politicians, steer social movements and spy on the masses to harvest data. Aaron Dykes has a special report on Mark Zuckerberg and his intel ring of social media kingpins and financiers. Bilderberg 2012 is set to convene on Chantilly, Virginia during May 31-June 3. Stayed tuned at Infowars.com for full spectrum coverage of the secretive meeting.
http://www.ted.com When Dave deBronkart learned he had a rare and terminal cancer, he turned to a group of fellow patients online -- and found a medical treatment that even his own doctors didn't know. It saved his life. Now he calls on all patients to talk with one another, know their own health data, and make health care better one e-Patient at a time.
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This is an amazing piece of technology, presented at a TED conference. I really can't explain it better than the video, so just enjoy ! Looks like the future certainly is digital, if Microsoft has anything to say about it...
DataPortability gathers existing open standards into a blueprint for a social, open, remixable web where your online identity, media, contacts and content can follow you wherever you go. Find out more at dataportability.org