31 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

Sabe de quem é este "pequeno canal de televisão por cabo" Newsworld International? Descubra aqui...

.DE!

Magazine Says Recipe May Be Dangerous: Attention cooks -- a recipe for rolls in the current issue of Southern Living magazine could be hazardous.

ECOPOL

International Air Carrier Association (IACA) consider Euro boycott because it disagrees with airline security measures planned for the event. [...]
IACA objects to a requirement by Portugal's civil aviation authority, that all airlines flying to the country during the tournament supply a complete list of passengers to Portuguese officials 48 hours before their planes land.
The list must provide the passenger's full name, as well as age, nationality and passport or identity card number.
IACA is also concerned over plans by Lisbon to use three military airports during the June 12 to July 4 championship to cope with the expected surge in arrivals

VITAMEDIAS

24horas tem maior subida e CM reforça liderança dos diários (em 2003):
Entre os jornais considerados de referência (Diário de Notícias e Público) o comportamento também foi marcado pela descida dos índices de circulação. O diário do grupo Sonae sofreu uma alteração negativa de 3,4%, vendendo menos 1.903 exemplares em relação a 2002, ou seja, passou de 56.212 para 54.306 unidades vendidas. A descida foi mais acentuada para o jornal do universo Lusomundo (Global Notícias). O Diário de Notícias teve um decréscimo de 8,6% em comparação com 2002. Durante o ano passado, o diário conseguiu vendas médias diárias de 47.131 exemplares, enquanto que em 2002 ultrapassava uma circulação paga de 51 mil unidades vendidas.

TECNOSFERA

O Technorati já contabiliza 2,004,841 weblogs (e quantos estão activos?...)

ECOPOL

Dictatorship.com: the Internet's inherent flaws as a political medium are only part of the reason for its failure to spread liberty. More significant has been the ease with which authoritarian regimes have controlled and, in some cases, subverted it.

VITAMEDIAS

Polemique in the french blogosphere: A researcher (hypermedia stuff) published a paper about bloggers insisting on their ego-trip [...]. Few french bloggers (like bingirl) commented on it (laughing at this researcher). Some others also set up a website to make fun of it. I do share the feeling that this person does not really understand what a blog but I have mixed feelings concerning all this polemique. There is a growing gap between two different kind of bloggers in france (I think it's the same elsewhere): those who describe their life (with humor or without) and the ones who deals with specific issue (tech, politics... a specific topic). The latter are called "blogs chiant" (boring blogs) by the former.
La diffamation et les blogs et ce que nous devrions savoir pour l'expression sur les blogs.
(via mediaTIC blog)

VITAMEDIAS

Seinfeld, Superman at Super Speed: Comedian joins an animated super hero in a five-minute spot for American Express; film seen as niche market for high-speed Net users

30 março 2004

ECOPOL

The World's 2000 Leading Companies (Portugal):
442 - Portugal Telecom
449 - EDP
483 - BCP
1109 - BPI
1318 - Brisa
1350 - Sonae SGPS
1571 - Cimpor

TECNOSFERA

Flash mob to attempt supercomputing feat: On Saturday 3 April, over 1000 laptop owners will converge on the [University of San Francisco] gym in an attempt to build a "flash mob" supercomputer. The project's organisers hope that FlashMob will run fast enough to beat supercomputers in the list of the world's top 500 supercomputers.

29 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

Microsoft to create search site for Weblogs: Microsoft became the first big Internet company Friday to say that it would create a special search Web site just for Weblogs.
Google Personalized Search of your interests

VITAMEDIAS

O fim (triste? desiludido?...) dos Três anos de provedora do leitor no DN:
"Mas a sensação que mais permanentemente acompanhou a provedora ao longo destes três anos foi a de que, apesar das sofisticadas técnicas de conhecimento das audiências, os jornalistas ou não conhecem os seus públicos (que não se confundem com as audiências) ou os ignoram. A ideia de que os jornalistas escrevem, sobretudo, para as suas fontes, para os seus pares e para as suas hierarquias continua a revelar-se pertinente."

VITAMEDIAS

Excerto da entrevista a Howard Rheingold referida no post anterior:
Q: Blogs have given voice to once-marginal, sometimes extreme views. Is there any danger moderate voices might get drowned out?
A: You got a million or 10 million bloggers out there. A bunch of them are nutcases. A lot of them are at the extreme ends. Many of them are totally uninformed. Some of them are going to be decent journalists. Some of them are going to be better than the pros.
I think there's a Darwinian process when you have a large number of people doing it. If 10 million people are publishing their own opinions instead of sitting slack-jawed in front of the tube, that's got to be healthier for the public sphere. The mass media have disempowered people from the process and made them feel disempowered.
Q: What could make blogging more useful to the masses?
A: What's lacking is grounding in good journalism. It's a learned skill that requires some tutelage by people who understand it. I wish that the people in the news business, instead of fearing the bloggers, would help educate them. [...]

ECOPOL

Click The Vote: In the age of Internet politics, the Web can make or break a candidate
"A Major Change in the Political Equation": Howard Rheingold predicted the rise of online advocacy groups. Now, he talks about how they're affecting Election 2004

TECNOSFERA

Online Security: Who's Liable? Hackers, viruses, and other online threats don't just create headaches for Internet users -- they could also create prison sentences for corporate executives
Extra headaches of securing XML: Extensible Markup Language and XML-based protocols, called Web services, are rapidly becoming a common way for businesses to format and exchange corporate information. But even as those technologies are becoming widespread, companies are not fully aware of the associated security vulnerabilities
On the Web, vengeance is mine (and mine): the appeal of online vigilantism stems from the persistent sense that the Internet remains a very Wild West kind of place.

CONTAMINANTES

Quanto vale uma vida humana? Entre 3 milhões e 6,1 milhões de dólares...
The Human Factor: human life is priceless.
But the government set a price for it four years ago: $6.1 million. That's the figure the Environmental Protection Agency came up with when it was trying to decide how far to go in removing arsenic from drinking water. [...]
The Department of Transportation also puts a price tag on a human life when deciding which road improvements are worth making, although it's the rather more modest one of $3 million. [...]
How, exactly, did the E.P.A. arrive at its figure of $6.1 million?
Economists looked at the salaries paid to workers in riskier jobs like mining. They figured out that such workers received, on average, an additional $61 a year for facing an extra 1-in-100,000 risk of accidental death. Evidently, these workers valued their own lives at 100,000 times $61, or $6.1 million. (In 2002, the E.P.A. revised the price of a life downward, to $3.7 million -- or if you're older than 70, $2.3 million.)

26 março 2004

ECOPOL


Rwanda, remembered: Ten years after Rwanda's genocide, what has the world learned?
The U.S. and the Genocide in Rwanda 1994: Information, Intelligence and the U.S. Response

VITAMEDIAS

Screenshot defamation win – but zero damages: A US jury has found that the New York Times defamed a pharmacy by using a screenshot from its web site to illustrate an article on the illegal sale of medicinal drugs over the internet – but awarded no damages

ECOPOL

Soviets Burned By CIA Hackers? The author of a new book detailing a plan to use a Trojan horse embedded in stolen software to wage economic war against the Soviet Union fired back Thursday at charges the book's revelations are "rubbish."

25 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS


Plugged In: As newspaper online sites become more sophisticated, companies find new ways to reach advertisers.

VITAMEDIAS

FAST Content Monitoring Application will Track Reuters Online and Print News Content to Identify Copyright Infringements: In identifying and logging Reuters content on the Internet, the FAST search derivative application (SDA) for content monitoring will generate reports for Reuters that will help the company to monitor the Internet for copyright infringements of Reuters content.

VITAMEDIAS

70% Use Multiple Media at One Time: Americans are truly multi-media consumers:
* 74.2% of the public regularly or occasionally watches TV and reads the newspaper at the same time.
* 66.2% regularly or occasionally watch TV while going online.
* 70% say they sometimes absorb two or more forms of media at once.
* While waiting for downloads on the Internet, 61.8% watch TV, 52.1% listen to the radio, and 20.2% read the newspaper.

VITAMEDIAS

Sony e-book to be written in electronic ink: Royal Philips Electronics, Sony and display start-up E Ink announced on Wednesday that Sony would release an e-book in Japan in late April that uses a display based on electronic-ink technology.

ZITE

Readability.info: Readability Scores for Web pages and MS Word files in a flash!

ECOPOL

The Fafblog Terrorist Voting Guide: Lately I have heard a lot of talk about voting for terrorists. It is apparently the hot new craze sweeping western democracies these days, who knew! Did you know that if the election were held today, the majority of Americans would vote for terrorists? It's true! [...]
Fafblog is here to help with the internet's first-ever terrorist voting guide.

VITAMEDIAS

Reporting the Future: A handbook for Afghan journalists (e outros, criado pelo Institute for War and Peace Reporting)

24 março 2004

TECNOSFERA

3D ads to put virtual beers on bars: Three-dimensional foaming glasses of beer could soon leap out of TV screens and on to bars, to try to tempt customers into buying drinks.
The system, from X3D Technologies in New York City, allows the virtual drinks to jump up to a metre in front of the screen. They can be viewed with the naked eye from anything up to a 120 degree angle.

ECOPOL

Iraq: A year after US-led forces launched war on Iraq, the promise of improved human rights for Iraqis remains far from realized. Most Iraqis still feel unsafe in a country ravaged by violence.

VITAMEDIAS

All the news that's fit for searching: Eric Horvitz is an admitted news junkie. But like most Web surfers, he's been getting an overdose of the same information.
Horvitz and Susan Dumais, both senior Microsoft researchers, are creating technology to make searching for news more effective.
Their project, called NewsJunkie, could help Microsoft develop a search function in Windows to compete with Google. It's also planned as part of MSN's upcoming news page, called Newsbot.

ZITES

The "Underwood No. 5": a digital Underwood
Motorcycle Funerals: Unique motorbike combination to provide dignified funerals for motorcyclists, non-motorcyclists, sidecar enthusiasts and bikers
Damon's New Office (plus 2 hours and 2,500 post-it notes)

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Cada día se descargan ilegalmente hasta 600.000 películas desde la Red [segundo o] presidente de la Asociación Americana del Cine, Jack Valenti.
Music Group Sues Another Batch: The Recording Industry Association of America said Tuesday it is suing another 532 people -- including 89 on university campuses -- in its latest wave of lawsuits against alleged file swappers. [...]
"More education is necessary. One form of education is lawsuits." (said Jonathan Lamy, a spokesman for the RIAA.)

VITAMEDIAS

Happiness is… being hands on: Forget lawyers, accountants and architects, when it comes to happiness, Britain’s vocational workers 1 are the ones with the biggest smiles on their faces. (e os jornalistas estão em penúltimo em 20 posições! Apesar de o Journalism not as glamorous as it's portrayed...)

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Kahle v. Ashcroft Case Page: two archives ask the U.S. district court for the Northern District of California to find that a law that extended copyright terms unconditionally -- the Berne Convention Implementation Act (BCIA) -- is unconstitutional under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, and that the BCIA and Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) together create an "effectively perpetual" term with respect to works first published after January 1, 1964 and before January 1, 1978, in violation of the Constitution's Progress Clause. The complaint asks the court for a declaratory judgement ruling, stating that copyright restrictions on orphaned works -- works whose copyright has not expired but which are no longer available -- violates the constitution.

ECOPOL

Creating the enemy: How a risk-averse West has inflamed the terrorism it fears.
Could the West's risk-aversion inflame terrorism, and even create it? [...]
New forms of terrorism are certainly emerging. However, the problem today is not that the terrorists have become all-powerful, but that society feels powerless to deal with the threat they pose. The same corrosive process that has given rise to new forms of violence also allows that violence to have a disproportionate impact. Terrorists are not more threatening; rather, the West is more easily terrorised. [...]
The events of 9/11 may have further consolidated the contemporary virtues of precaution and risk-management, but they existed long before September 2001.
Over the past 10 to 15 years, the politics of fear and caution have come to dominate Western societies. [...]
The war on terror transforms the targeting of terrorist movements into an international military campaign, and as some commentators have pointed out, the notion that you can declare 'war on a concept' is nonsense. [...]
The problem for Aznar, Bush, Blair and the rest is that they are attempting to overcome internal problems through an external focus; they are seeking to forge a consensus around fighting terrorism, when there is little consensus on much else in the domestic sphere. Because their starting point is a lack of consensus, in the shape of political crises and uncertainty at home, the war on terror, however loudly it is declared, does little to resolve their problems; in fact, it exacerbates them. The focus on terrorism as the gravest threat facing humanity has the effect of encouraging the terrorists, while at the same time exposing a hole at the heart of the West.
The real problem of terrorism, in terms of both its origins and its impact on contemporary society, begins at home, in the struggle for moral consensus and moral authority. Instead of launching wars in far-off lands, surely what our societies need are debates about what we stand for and why; about the values we hold dear and wish to pass on to future generations; about our vision of the Good Society and how we might achieve it. Such debates might help to move us away from the deep moral uncertainties that can give rise to nihilistic violence, and make us more resilient against those who execute such violence.

23 março 2004

TECNOSFERA

TypeKey is a free, open system providing a central identity that anyone can use to log in and post comments

VITAMEDIAS

Is Blog Fatigue Setting In? Some webloggers have abandoned their web sites, which might seem odd given all the hype about blogging. What reasons can someone have for giving up on something that is so fashionable? [...]
“The people who are most active in the “blogosphere” seem to be freelances and garage hackers. They’re the ones who have the time and motivation to publish an on-going stream of thoughts and writing.”
“So perhaps the thesis might be that blogging is an idea whose time has not yet come. It’s adoption by a small coterie of netizens does indeed signify just the first peak of a hype curve. But in the long run, given the right social conditions, blogging could find its way to being really useful.”

TECNOSFERA

It's A Blog World After All: Blogs were once the domain of angst-ridden teens and doomed presidential candidates. But the likes of Verizon, IBM, Microsoft, and Dr. Pepper are all climbing on the blogwagon. Turns out, Web logs are a nifty knowledge-management tool. And companies also see them as a promising medium for advertising (naturally). [De um dossier sobre blogs, empresas e networking]

VITAMEDIAS

Emap closes down The Face: The Face, the magazine that was once the epitome of cool, is to close after 24 years, unless a last minute buyer can be found.

VITAMEDIAS

FCC may let Web use TV channels: Now the Federal Communications Commission wants to change the rules for using spectrum, saying that without new rules, consumers may never enjoy the rich competition to bring high-speed Internet access into their homes that customers of wireless phone service enjoy.

TECNOSFERA

Google to find place for Orkut network in search: Search giant Google will integrate an online social network created by one of its engineers into its search services, perhaps within a year, according to CEO Eric Schimdt.

ECOPOL

Quando alguns Gestores revelam salários (1000 euros por dia numa empresa pública!), mais cru fica este texto sobre Pobreza: "Descobriu-se agora que Portugal navega em pobreza, depois da reportagem de um jornal sobre o assunto. Ciclicamente, as almas caridosas precisam de ser informadas de que Portugal é isso mesmo: um país pobre. Um país pobre não tem outra coisa. Metade do país reagiu a este facto deplorável com surpresa. As classes altas não vêem os pobres, como nunca os viram, e as classes médias prezam tanto a sua tranquilidade que não querem chatices com eles. Há sempre quem se indigne, mesmo que a indignação não sirva de muito. Neste tema como noutros, indignações não fazem políticas. P. L."

22 março 2004

TECNOSFERA

O António Granado já contou a história sobre os problemas que passou uma suposta autora de um blogue. Agora, San Francisco reporter Andrew Orlowski has become the latest and surely the most unlikely name to be associated with Belle de Jour...
E tudo isto porque "Bell de Jour purports to be the work of an anonymous London call-girl-cum-weblogger who recently bagged a five-figure book contract from Faber. Since then British newspapers have entered a race to unmask the author."

CONTAMINANTES

When a Dissertation Makes a Difference: Devah Pager found in her research that it is easier for a white with a felony conviction to get a job than it is for a black with a clean record

VITAMEDIAS

Lawrence Lessig edita dia 25 "Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity", com site incluído.

TECNOSFERA

A diferença entre os Estados Unidos (Companies Seek Online Warning Network) e a Europa...

VITAMEDIAS

Were Gruesome Hockey Photos Suppressed? It was the biggest news event in hockey all year, but you wouldn't know it from looking at some of the sports photo feeds.

TECNOSFERA

[Actualizado:] CUIDADO COM OS BLOGS. No Brasil, Alessandra Félix tinha um blog: o Amarula com Sucrilhos. Há uma semana, aproximadamente, recebeu uma carta de um escritório de advogados. Eles representam uma empresa sul-africana, que produz licor de Amarula (amarula, Sclerocarrya birrea, fruta originária de África, apreciada por elefantes e que será, ó moral!, afrodisíaca): depois de mencionarem que «a existência de referido nome de domínio pode levar o público em geral a acreditar que haveria alguma relação entre este site, seu conteúdo» e o licor de Amarula, intimaram Alessandra a mudar o nome.
[Ameaça legal da Califórnia para a Irlanda:] My blog has been threatened with legal action by author John Gray: I was being told in the letter that I must retract a remark made on my blog last November, and to publish an apology, within three weeks. The remark is considered it said "false, unprivileged, and defamatory".
Get Out of My Namespace: As globalization and the Internet make the world smaller, there are not enough names to go around — and more reasons to fight over them.
E só vai piorar, agora que os blogues começam a ter lucro...

VITAMEDIAS

Leitores e eleitores em democracia: Como revela Malén Aznaréz, a manchete que compromete o jornal na afirmação peremptória que atribui à ETA a autoria do massacre, tem uma fonte. Chama-se José María Aznar. Não foi citada. Nem foi invocada nenhuma fonte confidencial, nem referida nenhuma confidencialidade requerida ou aceite. Aznar não quis? Porquê, se o seu ministério estava a insistir na mesma tese? Citou provas que convenceram o jornal ?
O jornal assumiu uma informação como se estivesse certo da sua veracidade. E não estava. Acreditou na fonte, tal como outros.
Revelá-la depois, como aconteceu, poderá encerrar a questão do lado do político. E do lado do jornal ? agora que o problema das fontes leva títulos tão importantes como o "New York Times" a definir novas regras ?
Director de El País pede desculpas aos leitores e à sua própria Redacção

[Só uma questão: deve um provedor dos leitores divulgar a identidade de uma fonte do director?]

19 março 2004

ZITE

Human Target...

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Parents learn piracy from kids: Nearly 40 per cent of parents in a US survey were unaware they were violating copyrights by swapping music or movies over the internet
Anti-piracy vigilantes track file sharers

CONTAMINANTES

OCDE: Peritos recomendam acesso gratuito à investigação a todos os cidadãos.
[Sabem porque não pode isto ser feito nos países ocidentais? Porque "estes trabalhos só são acessíveis a quem pague as caras assinaturas das revistas". Razão porque só as Universidades portuguesas vão ter acesso a 3500 revistas científicas.
O que pode fazer o resto da sociedade interessada nestes assuntos? Dirigir-se às bibliotecas das instituições científicas...]

VITAMEDIAS

Cell phones to get CNN: CNN will launch its first live TV feed to cell phone subscribers on April 1.
Free for a trial period of two months, the streaming video service is being offered in Austria to subscribers of mobilkom's existing A1 TV mobile television service.

VITAMEDIAS

European Consumers Will Pay For Online Content: Francois Godard, author of the report, said: "The current boom in broadband connections is poised to deliver a dramatic increase in online entertainment expenditure.
"The key areas of content will be music, games-on-demand, movies, sports and children's content and it seems that broadband users prefer to buy these as content bouquets rather than a la carte."

.DE!

"You're fired!" could becomeTrump trademark
Entrepreneur Donald Trump and his television production partners have filed to trademark the phrase "You're fired" for use in clothing and other products.

VITAMEDIAS

Ex-jornalista do "DN" pede ajuda para publicar carta rejeitada pela direcção [erro: Acácio Barradas pediu ajuda, tendo esse pedido terminado no dia 17, segundo este pedido "Ajude-me a publicar como anúncio uma carta ao director"]
A "carta rejeitada" está aqui ou aqui.

ECOPOL

11-M: Los documentos desclasificados por el Gobierno:
- Relación cronológica de hechos, actuaciones del Gobierno y comunicación pública de los días 11, 12, 13 y 14 de marzo.
- Documento 1. Secuencia de hechos.
- Documento 2. Cronología de actuaciones en relación con la intervención de un vehículo en Alcalá de Henares.
- Documento 3. Atentados terroristas en Madrid.
- Documento 4. Correo enviado enviado por Ana Palacio.
- Documento 5. Información de Carmen Baladía, directora del Instituto Antómico Forense de Madrid.
- Documento 6. Valoración del presunto comunicado de Al Qaeda reivindicando el atentado de Madrid.

18 março 2004

ZITE

Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age

TECNOSFERA

Une adresse e-mail gratuite pour chaque Belge qui le voudra [...] Cette adresse e-mail sera exclusivement utilisée dans le cadre de communications avec les administrations publiques.
[Ora aí está uma ideia simples que não foi seguida no nosso Portal do Cidadão, com mais de 700 serviços de 120 entidades públicas e privadas, apresentado antes de serem feitas as devidas transferências de competências...]

VITAMEDIAS

New media might be the death of old-style journalism
Web Shortcut Could Threaten Content Sites: If Mohammed won't come to the metaverse, perhaps the metaverse will come to Mohammed.
That's the theory behind RSS, or "really simple syndication," which collects headlines and stories from various Web sites and delivers them to your computer in the form of e-mail, or as your own personal newspaper.

ECOPOL

Iraq on the Record: The Bush Administration's Public Statements on Iraq
DocumentsOnline allows you online access to The National Archives' collection of digitised public records, including both academic and genealogical sources.

17 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

Media Coverage of Weapons of Mass Destruction (May 5-26, 1998, October 11-31, 2002, May 1-21, 2003): The study makes three important observations.
* First, it documents that virtually all of the news coverage accepted without serious question the political formulation “weapons of mass destruction” as a single category of threat. The very extensive objective differences in destructive potential among the various agents included in that category were barely noted if at all.
* Second, the paper analyzes the media’s habit of associating mass destruction agents with the phenomenon of terrorism. That is undoubtedly an accurate reflection of common fears, but it is not an accurate representation of established fact. No terrorist organization has yet demonstrated the capacity to perform an act of mass destruction under a strict definition of that term. There is an important difference between common fears, however prudent they might seem, and actionable threat. It is extremely important that those who wield American military power understand the difference. Media coverage did not acknowledge that distinction during the periods examined, and that is an evident defect.
* Third, the paper notes that established operating principles of the American media make it easier for the incumbent President, whoever that might be, to dominate news coverage by setting the terms of public discussion. Journalistic standards that are meant to ensure objectivity and guard against political bias had the effect of insulating the president from informed critical scrutiny. That effect was compounded during the latter periods under review by the media’s inclination to amplify what was considered to be patriotic sentiment. As a result, the American media did not play the role of checking and balancing the exercise of power that the standard theory of democracy requires.
Iraqi exiles fed exaggerated tips to news media: The former Iraqi exile group that gave the Bush administration exaggerated and fabricated intelligence on Iraq also fed much of the same information to newspapers, news agencies and magazines in the United States, Britain and Australia.

ECOPOL

Alguém reparou que os sistemas de videovigilância nos casinos vão ser pagos pelos contribuintes?
É que, segundo a Proposta de Lei que autoriza o Governo a legislar sobre a possibilidade de utilização nas salas de jogos dos casinos de equipamento electrónico de vigilância e controlo, como medida de protecção de pessoas e bens, "A importância atribuída ao referido sistema de vigilância, através de circuito interno de televisão (CCTV), justifica que os custos decorrentes da sua instalação, nas salas de jogos dos casinos, sejam integralmente suportados por dinheiros públicos".
E isto porque "constituindo receita do Estado uma elevada percentagem (30%, 35% ou 50%, conforme os casinos) dos lucros brutos dos jogos e tendo em conta a enorme dificuldade de controlo dos movimentos financeiros numa sala de jogo, o CCTV constitui um sistema privilegiado de controlo e de prova de eventuais irregularidades".
Ou seja, o Estado só recebe até um máximo de 50 por cento dos lucros dos casinos mas paga a 100 por cento os sistemas de CCTV.
E tudo isto ocorre quando "Neste momento, todas as salas de jogos dos casinos estão já equipadas com sistemas CCTV".
Pois é...
Sabem porquê? Porque "o Tribunal Constitucional, através do Acórdão n.º 255/2002, considerou que a utilização dos referidos equipamentos constitui uma limitação ou restrição do direito à reserva de intimidade da vida privada, sendo, por isso, matéria da competência legislativa reservada da Assembleia da República, nos termos da alínea b) do n.º 1 do artigo 165.º da Constituição.
Deste modo, e considerando que os sistemas CCTV instalados nas salas de jogos dos casinos são propriedade do Estado, tem de assegurar-se que a sua utilização por um organismo oficial (Inspecção-Geral de Jogos) é feita em regime de total legalidade."
Perceberam? Eu não...

VITAMEDIAS

Passaram dois dias sobre a manchete do Correio da Manhã (CM) com a "AMEAÇA DE ATAQUE ANTES DO EURO".
Alguém sabe explicar porque foram vários editores/jornalistas do CM buscar um pacote tão polémico às 23h40m de sexta-feira e o assunto não foi publicado nem na edição de sábado nem na de domingo mas apenas na segunda-feira?

VITAMEDIAS

Depois da introdução e do primeiro capítulo, Dan Gillmor publica os capítulos 2, 3 e 4 do livro "Making the News".

VITAMEDIAS

Espanha: Correspondentes contra «manipulação» do Governo: Para os correspondentes da imprensa estrangeira em Espanha, o Governo foi pouco objectivo, ao manter a defesa de uma hipótese «muito prematura» sobre a autoria dos atentados, mesmo quando alguns dados já apontavam para outras possibilidades.

E porque não procuraram eles essas "outras possibilidades", vindo agora culpar o governo espanhol de manipulação? Qual o governo que a não faz? Não falta a esses e a outros jornalistas alguns Cojones?

16 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

The most influential reporters and bloggers on the web

TECNOSFERA

Délation par SMS: "La police recherche pour hold-up deux hommes d'environ 30 ans, jeans, blousons noirs, conduisant une BMW noire, environs de Dortmund ." Un SMS pas comme les autres que tout citoyen allemand volontaire peut recevoir et auquel il peut répondre s'il a d'éventuels indices.

VITAMEDIAS

Superbloggers and the Future of Big Media: Where the bloggers shouldn't be able to compete is on "perspective" and experienced talent. Perspective, or what the news means to me, is the sustainable advantage. But to provide it, you need to know your customers very well; you need to move very quickly to respond to threats and change. And to do that, responsibility needs to be distributed out to the people who are closest to the customer. In a way, building a blend of what the blogger is and what the news services are would turn out a kind of superblogger.
But to get this perspective, the news agencies will have to bring in some fresh talent and allow that talent to create a more flexible, responsive organization.
Blogosphere 1, New York Times 0: In response to a fax sent by attorney Ronald D. Coleman, on behalf of The National Debate, The New York Times has withdrawn its DMCA take-down notice and acknowledged that The National Debate's New York Times Columnist Correction page is a parody and therefore protected under the First Amendement.

TECNOSFERA

Fourth Annual Weblog Awards:
* weblog of the year & best group weblog & best american weblog: Boing Boing
* lifetime achievement: Heather Champ
* best new weblog: Blog for America
* best-kept-secret weblog: Tequila Mockingbird
* best-designed weblog: SimpleBits
* best community weblog: MetaFilter
* most humorous weblog: Margaret Cho
* best glbt weblog: Little Yellow Different
* best topical weblog: BookSlut
* best computers or technology weblog: Slashdot
* best web development weblog & best programming of a weblog site: ScriptyGoddess
* best weblog about politics: InstaPundit
* best weblog about music: Moby
* best non-weblog content of a weblog site: Weblog Wannabe
* best photography of a weblog: Shutterbug
*best tagline of a weblog: "Fabulous since 1973, blogging since 2003, drinking since noon"
* best canadian weblog: MezzoBlue
* best latin american weblog: Overcaffeinated
* best british or irish weblog: PlasticBag & best article or essay about weblogs: Weblogs and the Mass Amateurisation of Nearly Everything
* best european weblog: Textism
* best african or middle eastern weblog: Where Is Raed
* best asian weblog: Antipixel
* best australian or new zealand weblog: Loobylu
* best web application for weblogs: Movable Type
* best weblog directory or update monitor: Blogrolling
* best meme: Friday Five

15 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

This just in: The future of news: The news business is "in the middle of an epochal transformation, as momentous probably as the invention of the telegraph or television," the ["The State of the News Media 2004 annual report] says. "Journalism is not becoming irrelevant. It is becoming more complex."
70% of Publications Suffer Declining Newsstand Sales: The solution to circulation woes, however, will in no way come very suddenly. Various tactics have been tried, and publishers are still looking for ways to repair the damage. The stakes go beyond lost circulation revenue, to marketers skeptical about magazines' value as an ad medium craved by consumers.

TECNOSFERA

Blogging goes to work: Blogging brings to mind self-absorbed teenagers posting their daily musings online. Might the technology be useful in business?

VITAMEDIAS

Will Digital Plagiarism Detectors Become Commonplace? So far, the [The Hartford Courant] is the only newspaper that has used his digital "document source analysis" tools, which compare documents with databases of other writing including news sources and encyclopedias in an effort to detect plagiarism.

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Duas promessas:
1) Immortel Ad Vitam, le film de Enki Bilal tient ses promesses.
2) Mr. Invisible and the Secret Mission to Hollywood: But like the old serials it emulates, ''Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" is mainly preoccupied with the strange promises of the future.

TECNOSFERA

"Smart mobs" em funcionamento: "Estamos sitiados na sede do PP": Os manifestantes foram convocados por mensagens SMS e através da Internet sem que a paternidade da iniciativa fosse assumada por alguma organização.

VITAMEDIAS

2003's Best-/Worst-Selling Covers (Weeklies/Biweeklies): God Is In (Passion Will Be). "Idol" (and Saddam Hussein) Is Out.

CONTAMINANTES


Most Distant Object in Solar System Discovered: is a mysterious planet-like body three times farther from Earth than Pluto.
Astronomers discover 'new planet': Astronomers have detected what could be the Solar System's 10th planet [...] and has been given the name "Sedna" after the Inuit goddess of the ocean.
It's another world . . . but is it our 10th planet?
NASA Schedules News Briefing About Unusual Solar Object

CULTURAS IN VITRO

'Wardrobe malfunction' enters the lexicon: The phrase "wardrobe malfunction" has been chosen as the most influential term to emerge recently out of Hollywood by a group that analyses linguistic trends.
The phrase - which was included in Justin Timberlake's apology for Janet Jackson's bare-breast performance at the Super Bowl - topped the Global Language Monitor's list of so-called "Hollywords," terms that are spawned by the entertainment industry and then become absorbed into mainstream use.

.DE!

SoCal city falls victim to Internet hoax, considers banning items made with water: City officials were so concerned about the potentially dangerous properties of dihydrogen monoxide that they considered banning foam cups after they learned the chemical was used in their production.
Then they learned that dihydrogen monoxide - H2O for short - is the scientific term for water.

ECOPOL

Custa ler as últimas frases do texto de Pedro Oliveira: "Ora, é nestas matérias que a esquerda terá, a meu ver, de rever algumas das duas posições tradicionais. Sob a pena de deixar que a direita populista explore a seu bel-prazer a ansiedade do público e monopolize por inteiro o discurso securitário. É claro que, em muitas circunstâncias, os princípios do Estado de direito poderão ser severamente postos à prova pelos métodos de actuação das forças policiais e dos serviços secretos. Mas isso é algo com que temos de ir vivendo. Apesar de tudo, a ameaça terrorista não é um fenómeno inteiramente novo (o que é verdadeiramente novo é a escala dessa ameaça) e nós temos exemplos de democracias (como a britânica) que desde há várias décadas têm sido capazes de gerir esse equilíbrio incerto sem um prejuízo demasiado gravoso para a liberdade individual."

Porque é claro que a direita populista explora o discurso securitário, é mais uma razão para a esquerda não-populista não o fazer. Que se dane o monopólio do discurso securitário! Não é virar costas aos problemas, é não prejudicar os cidadãos em nome de uma segurança perniciosa com um leque alargado de soluções de efeitos duvidosos, nomeadamente dando "exemplos de democracias (como a britânica) que desde há várias décadas têm sido capazes de gerir esse equilíbrio incerto sem um prejuízo demasiado gravoso para a liberdade individual". Logo a britânica!!!!, uma sociedade que teve problemas de terrorismo interno durante décadas e é a mais vídeovigiada sem que se consiga descortinar o efeito positivo dessa vigilância no simples roubo urbano.

A melhor resposta sobre a questão da "Liberdade e segurança" vem da citação da Rua da Judiaria: “Aqueles dispostos a abdicar da essencial liberdade em troca de uma segurança temporária, não merecem nem liberdade nem segurança.” Benjamin Franklin, “Historical Review”, 1759

VITAMEDIAS

Bloggies: Weblog Awards

12 março 2004

ECOPOL

Há agora pouco a dizer sobre o 11 de Março de 2004 em Madrid: tantos comentadores nos blogues a imitarem os piores erros dos comentadores televisivos que costumam criticar, a necessidade de muito escrever para pouco dizer, de arranjar culpados à pressa para que a audiência se sinta reconfortada e de alinhar discursos políticos de combate num dia como este.
Da direita à esquerda, foi o chavascal do costume - e ainda se admiram que haja tanta abstenção!...
Eu só consigo ter pena dos infelizes mortos, das suas famílias e amigos, e do triste início deste século XXI.

11 março 2004

.DE!

É sempre um prazer receber correspondência do meu eleito no Parlamento. Só é pena eu não ser do Alabama, pelo que não resisto a transcrever este "spam" de um político:

From: Shelby, Senator (Shelby)
Thank you for your e-mail
*******************************************************************
NOTE: If you are an Alabama constituent who already included your full name, complete address and phone number in your original e-mail message in a format similar to:
Pat Doe
123 Anywhere Street
Somewhere, AL 12345
(256) 555-1212
you may disregard this message -- you will receive a response addressing your concerns as soon as possible.
*******************************************************************
Thank you for your recent e-mail message to my office. I am glad you took the time to contact me. I am always interested in receiving the views of Alabamians, and responding to my constituents is a top priority of my office.
Because of the high volume of e-mail I receive daily, everyone who sends me an e-mail message will be sent this automated response acknowledging receipt.
If you did NOT include your postal address in your original e-mail to me and you are an Alabama constituent who wants a response, please e-mail your address AND the original comments from your previous e-mail so that I may appropriately respond to you.
Again, thank you for contacting me.
Sincerely,
Richard C. Shelby
United States Senator
http://shelby.senate.gov/

Eu é que agradeço!

VITAMEDIAS

Newsletter publishers beware! Web publishing firms BlueStream Media and BVWebTies, which produce bobvila.com, are charged with violating the new act by sending the bobvila.com email newsletter to Hypertouch and its customers.
Hypertouch claims that the emails had no physical address, which is now legally required, and used fraudulent headers - the field that usually identifies the sender.
Hypertouch also alleges that the publishers sent email to randomly generated and harvested addresses, including addresses that had unsubscribed from other email lists.
Both BlueStream Media and BVWebTies have strongly denied the claim, publishing statements on their websites.

VITAMEDIAS

Customisation is the future of news: "Today's online newspapers couldn't exist without their newsprint editions," [online news guru Vin Crosbie] said.
Salon.com spreads its wings to the UK: Salon.com, part of the San Francisco-based independent media group, will be sharing content with UK broadsheet newspaper the Guardian as part of an aggressive pre-election editorial initiative.
Salon's Got a Will to Survive: The company said its website has more than 3 million readers a month, of which 74,000 are paying subscribers.
According to the company's most recent regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the number of subscriptions increased 56 percent in 2003.
The numbers defy industry observers who have said that readers don't want to pay for online news.

VITAMEDIAS

O blog da conferência Mediamorphosis revela que Andrew Sullivan começou a divulgar partes do seu livro "Making the News", em versão provisória e disponíveis para comentários públicos.
Quer a introdução como o capítulo 1 prometem uma obra interessante.

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Cinema com audiências divulgadas: O Instituto do Cinema, Audiovisual e Multimédia (ICAM) vai começar sexta-feira a divulgar semanalmente os resultados das bilheteiras de todos os cinemas de Portugal, revelou à agência Lusa o secretário de Estado da Cultura.

CULTURAS IN VITRO

George Michael exhausts his patience with fame: How much money is enough? The singer George Michael thinks that he has reached the magic figure, whatever it is.
The reclusive 40-year-old star has announced that his new album, Patience, his first album of original songs for eight years, will be the last he makes for sale through record shops, because he doesn't need the cash and is sick of the pressures of staying famous.
Any future songs he writes and records will be shared with everyone free on the internet. Fans will be invited to make an online donation, which he will pass on to charity.

10 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

Depois de Ex-director do "DN" defende Ordem dos jornalistas, já comentado pelo Provedor Alternativo, eis uma nova investida: Dizer estas verdades aos jornalistas é como pontapear um ninho de vespas e suscita de imediato o habitual fogo cerrado de argumentos agitando o fantasma da censura e outros exageros do género. Normalmente, o argumento final é o de que a actividade jornalística está mais do que enquadrada porque em caso de violação da lei os jornalistas respondem perante os tribunais. É, no entanto, um argumento que ignora duas realidades. A primeira traduz-se no facto de actualmente os tribunais serem o corpo mais ineficiente de regulação da vida social em Portugal. A segunda – mais importante – é o facto de grande parte das questões que se colocam hoje ao exercício da informação não serem de ordem legal mas sim de ordem ética e deontológica, para as quais os tribunais não têm (nem devem ter) resposta.
[O autor ignora duas realidades:
- porque os tribunais não funcionam não é razão para se regular a "vida social em Portugal" à sua margem;
- a existência de um Código Deontológico" dos jornalistas...
Ora se os tribunais não devem ter resposta para questões éticas, se o problema é ético e deontológico, se o autor omite a existência de um código (referindo que a questão é deixada "ao livre arbítrio de cada um"...), só apetece perguntar o porquê destes textos? Porque não se explica claramente porque se quer meter os jornalistas na Ordem?...
Eu gostava de saber, até para perceber se é ou não bom ter uma Ordem dos Jornalistas. Mas não o consigo com textos destes.]

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Sales slump stops singles chart in Portugal: Portugal's record industry trade body says it will stop compiling a weekly list of most-sold CD singles after sales of music singles plummeted by half last year.
[T]he Association would instead start compiling a chart of top selling music-themed DVDs each week.

VITAMEDIAS

I Encuentro sobre Periodismo en Internet (11 Marzo, Madrid)

TECNOSFERA

The perils of Googling: the fact that it is actually quite easy to find dangerous information using just a search engine and some intelligent guesses is not exactly news to people who think about security professionally. But I'm afraid that there are many uneducated folks putting content onto Web servers that they think is hidden to the world, when it is in reality anything but.
The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value

VITAMEDIAS

California Man To Pay $25,000 For Posting Fake Report On Web

09 março 2004

.DE!

Para os que aqui andam à procura de coisas esquisitas, usando o motor de busca lateral, alerto que isso fica registado. E não percebo porque alguém vem aqui pesquisar, desde Janeiro, por:
- percepção e teoria da gestalt [!?!?!]
- josé carlos malato [!?!?!]
- felícia cabrita [!?!?!]
- gestão hospitalar [!?!?!]
- what is friction in the movie high noon [!?!?!]
- world socialist [!?!?!]
Pois é...

TECNOSFERA

Trust and Reputation in Web-based Social Networks: Orkut Survey

08 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

Hands Off! That Fact Is Mine: the Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act (HR3261) makes it a crime for anyone to copy and redistribute a substantial portion of data collected by commercial database companies and list publishers. But critics say the bill would give the companies ownership of facts - stock quotes, historical health data, sports scores and voter lists. The bill would restrict the kinds of free exchange and shared resources that are essential to an informed citizenry, opponents say.

VITAMEDIAS

Losing Control of Your TV: The latest anti-piracy move will prevent you from making high-quality copies of broadcast TV programs. And the new "broadcast flag" technology enables all manner of other restrictions.

VITAMEDIAS

Burning down the embargo: The embargo is the absurd practice by which publishers distribute advance copies of newsworthy new books to the media only after individual editors have signed a quasi-legal document denying their right as members of an otherwise free press from reporting or reviewing the contents of such titles. [...]
But last week, as reported in The Observer, a matter that has hitherto been a local difficulty exercising the legal intelligence of a few harmless British publishers became a subject of international concern when the New York Times was accused of 'infringing copyright' by an incensed American publisher of an embargoed title. [...]
In brief, Blair's publisher, New Millennium Press of Beverly Hills, argues that it released his memoir under embargo, i.e. on condition that the book's contents would not be disclosed until after 6 March, presumably so that it could enjoy magazine serialisation.
Faced with this restriction, the New York Times mobilised its vast resources, collective wisdom and journalistic muscle and devised a stunning, but ultimately simple means by which to circumvent the embargo - it ordered a copy from Amazon.

ECOPOL

Los partidos pelean por los mejores puestos en Google de cara al 14-M: Los partidos políticos que concurren a las próximas elecciones generales y al Parlamento de Andalucía mantiene también una dura pugna en Internet: PP, PSOE y CiU rivalizan por ocupar los mejores puestos en las búsquedas patrocinadas de Google, con la intención de conducir a los internautas hacia sus direcciones oficiales en la Red.

.DE!

ABRUPTO MODE: Hoje, em 1914, o meu avô deu uma joelhada num móvel de entrada da casa de um amigo extremamente bem educado e gritou:
"C*r*lh@!!!"

ECOPOL

O álbum fotográfico do processo Casa Pia já mereceu alguns comentários, como A Lista ou O Álbum da Totoculpa, entre outros (bem sintetizados por Narana Coissoró na televisão).
Curiosamente, o que ainda não vi foi escritos sobre a prática e modelo em que essas fotos foram mostradas às testemunhas e, nomeadamente, se evitaram erros de identificação como os referidos em Recommendations For Eyewitness Identification, Errors in Eyewitness Identification Procedures ou Eyewitness Identification Procedures: Recommendations for Lineups and Photospreads.
Convém ler estas recomendações, todas dos Estados Unidos, para perceber como há uma questão muito interessante: existe algum registo filmado integral dos investigadores a questionarem as testemunhas perante "a lista"?
[act.: Lista Negra: por que raio é que as fotos mostradas foram estas e não outras? É que se estas não foram obtidas aleatoriamente, foram escolhidas e os cidadãos têm o direito de saber os critérios da escolha. Até porque, com intenção ou sem ela, a utilização destas fotos lança suspeitas sobre os incluídos, que o Ministério Público não pode ignorar. A lista coloca os fotografados numa antecâmara da acusação, num estado de "presumível suspeição" que afecta de forma inaceitável a sua imagem pública.]

CONTAMINANTES

Hidden Asset: Thomas Davenport has helped midwife some of the biggest trends to have shaped business over the past 25 years -among them, reengineering and knowledge management. Now he's asking: Where do ideas come from? And how do they get traction? Here's his eight-point plan for winning with ideas.
- Companies compete with their brains as well as their brawn.
- Great ideas have three key elements (improved efficiency, greater effectiveness, or innovations in products or processes).
- There are no truly new ideas out there.
- Innovation comes from the front lines, but the top sets the tone.
- Every new initiative needs a champion.
- Sell no idea before its time.
- The story sells the idea.
- All ideas have a life cycle.

VITAMEDIAS

Nélson Traquina: Critico jornalistas mas tenho muita ternura por eles: E também acho que os jornalistas precisam de ler mais sobre jornalismo. Nos jornalistas há a ideia de que «já sei tudo», mas não é só dos portugueses.

VITAMEDIAS

«Fakt» agite le quotidien des Polonais: Pour la première fois depuis des années, Gazeta Wyborcza, le quotidien polonais numéro un, est détrôné. A la surprise générale, cette institution lancée lors des premières élections semi-démocratiques de 1989 (d'où son nom, qui signifie «journal électoral») par des journalistes dissidents, dont l'historique Adam Michnik, s'est fait ravir sa position de leader (en termes de ventes) par un petit nouveau : Fakt. Dernier-né du géant allemand Axel Springer en Pologne, ce tabloïd populaire fait un carton. [...]
Fakt doit en effet son succès à une vaste campagne publicitaire, des jeux et des cadeaux qui attirent en masse les lecteurs. D'autant qu'il est vendu à bas prix : 1 zloty (0,21 euro). Trois fois moins cher que Gazeta.

VITAMEDIAS

Nielsen Recognizes New Ad Reality: Nielsen is accelerating plans to count TV viewers who use TiVo and other personal video recorders to record and watch programs after they're broadcast.
The media research firm had planned to report figures on so-called time-shifted viewing habits in 2006. It's moving up that deadline a year.

CONTAMINANTES

Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know All About Me: Web Personality Tests

06 março 2004

CULTURAS IN VITRO

A partir da lista The Top Grossing Movies of All Time at the Worldwide Box Office (com o registo dos filmes que obtiveram mais de 200 mil dólares em bilheteira até 2003), é possível ver os filmes com mais sucesso em cada ano.
É também de analisar como os recentes anos tiveram filmes mais vistos (sendo necessário aqui confrontar os investimentos publicitários para cada um desses filmes...) e como a maior parte dos filmes de sucesso utiliza(ra)m efeitos especiais:
2003
2 Fast 2 Furious
American Wedding
Bad Boys II
Bruce Almighty
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Elf
Finding Nemo
Hulk
Last Samurai, The
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The
Love Actually
Matrix Reloaded, The
Matrix Revolutions, The
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Something's Gotta Give
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
X2
2002
8 Mile
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Bourne Identity, The
Catch Me If You Can
Chicago
Die Another Day
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Ice Age
Lilo & Stitch
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The
Men in Black II
Minority Report
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Red Dragon
Ring, The
Scooby-Doo
Signs
Spider-Man
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
XXX
2001
American Pie 2
Artificial Intelligence
Beautiful Mind, A
Bridget Jones's Diary
Hannibal
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Jurassic Park III
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The
Monsters, Inc.
Mummy Returns, The
Ocean's Eleven
Others, The
Pearl Harbor
Planet of the Apes
Rush Hour 2
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
Shrek
Vanilla Sky
2000
Cast Away
Charlie's Angels
Erin Brockovich
Dinosaur
Gladiator
Gone in Sixty Seconds
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Meet the Parents
Miss Congeniality
Mission: Impossible II
Patriot, The
Perfect Storm, The
Scary Movie
Traffic
Unbreakable
Vertical Limit
What Lies Beneath
What Women Want
Wo hu cang long
X-Men
1999
American Beauty
American Pie
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Big Daddy
Blair Witch Project, The
End of Days
Entrapment
Green Mile, The
Matrix, The
Mummy, The
Notting Hill
Runaway Bride
Sixth Sense, The
Sleepy Hollow
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Stuart Little
Tarzan
Toy Story 2
Wild Wild West
World Is Not Enough, The
1998
Armageddon
Bug's Life, A
Deep Impact
Doctor Dolittle
Enemy of the State
Godzilla
Lethal Weapon 4
Mask of Zorro, The
Mulan
Prince of Egypt, The
Rush Hour
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
There's Something About Mary
Truman Show, The
You've Got Mail
1997
Air Force One
As Good As It Gets
Batman & Robin
Bean
Con Air
Face/Off
Fifth Element, The
Full Monty, The
Good Will Hunting
Hercules
Liar Liar
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The
Men in Black
My Best Friend's Wedding
Titanic
Tomorrow Never Dies
Vita è bella, La
1996
101 Dalmatians
English Patient, The
Eraser
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
Independence Day
Jerry Maguire
Mission: Impossible
Nutty Professor, The
Ransom
Rock, The
Space Jam
Twister
1995
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Apollo 13
Babe
Batman Forever
Braveheart
Casper
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
GoldenEye
Jumanji
Pocahontas
Se7en
Toy Story
Waterworld
1994
Clear and Present Danger
Disclosure
Dumb & Dumber
Flintstones, The
Forrest Gump
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Lion King, The
Mask, The
Pulp Fiction
Speed
True Lies
1993
Cliffhanger
Firm, The
Fugitive, The
Indecent Proposal
Jurassic Park
Mrs. Doubtfire
Philadelphia
Schindler's List
Sleepless in Seattle
1992
Aladdin
Basic Instinct
Batman Returns
Bodyguard, The
Few Good Men, A
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Lethal Weapon 3
Sister Act
1991
Beauty and the Beast
Hook
JFK
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Silence of the Lambs, The
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1990
Back to the Future Part III
Dances with Wolves
Die Hard 2
Ghost
Home Alone
Kindergarten Cop
Presumed Innocent
Pretty Woman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Total Recall
1989
Back to the Future Part II
Batman
Dead Poets Society
Ghostbusters II
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Lethal Weapon 2
Little Mermaid, The
Look Who's Talking
1988
Coming to America
'Crocodile' Dundee II
Rain Man
Twins
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1987
Beverly Hills Cop II
Fatal Attraction
1986
Crocodile Dundee
Top Gun
1985
Back to the Future
Out of Africa
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Rocky IV
1984
Beverly Hills Cop
Ghost Busters
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1983
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
1982
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1981
Raiders of the Lost Ark
1980
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
1979
Moonraker
1978
Jaws 2
Grease
Superman
1977
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Saturday Night Fever
Star Wars
Antes de 1976
Jaws (1975)
Exorcist, The (1973)
Godfather, The (1972)
Jungle Book, The (1967)
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
Bambi (1942)
Gone with the Wind (1939)

05 março 2004

ZITE

My Chernobyl Rides: a story about town where one can ride fast, with no stoplights, no police, no danger to hit some cage or some dog.

ZITE

1978 Reinhold + Yeti: Concerning the cataloging of a meme under the semblance of a fun little flash game where a yeti smacks a penguin with a club.

ZITE

Far Side cartoons made real

CONTAMINANTES

Scientists behaving badly: Journal editors reveal researchers' wicked ways.: They lie, they cheat and they steal. Judging by the cases described by a group of medical journal editors, scientists are no different from the rest of us.

TECNOSFERA

Mais um projecto de "social computing": Microsoft wants to know who your friends are with a concept called Inner Circle, which automatically maintains and updates a list of about 20 people with whom one is e-mailing and instant messaging the most.

TECNOSFERA

SounderCover: Did you ever wish you could hide your location when talking on the phone? Ever wanted to give the impression you were somewhere else?
SounderCover gives you the ability to add a background sound to any incoming or outgoing call, giving the impression that you really are in the environment where the background sound is normally heard.

VITAMEDIAS

"Big Media" Meets the "Bloggers": Coverage of Trent Lott's Remarks [ou os cinco dias em que os blogues influenciaram os media tradicionais]
Warning: Blogs Can Be Infectious: Using newly developed techniques for graphing the flow of information between blogs, the researchers have discovered that authors of popular blog sites regularly borrow topics from lesser-known bloggers - and they often do so without attribution.
These findings are important to sociologists who are interested in learning how ideas grow from isolated topics into full-blown epidemics that "infect" large populations. Such an understanding is also important to marketers, who hope to be able to pitch products and ideas directly to the most influential people in a given group. [...]
the team has made some of its research available online in the form of the Blog Epidemic Analyzer, a Java program that reveals the implicit and inferred links between blogs in an interactive, visual form.

TECNOSFERA

It Had To Happen: The Disposable Computer: A disposable paperboard computer has been developed and is already in use in Sweden. Developed by Cypak AB, the paperboard computer can collect, process, and exchange several pages of encrypted data, the company says.
“Initially, it will be used in industrial-specific applications as an enhanced and secure RFID device,” said Cypak marketing director Strina Ehrensvard in an email. “Today, in pharmaceutical and courier packaging as a data-collection device; tomorrow maybe for interactive books, lotteries, passports, and voting cards.”

VITAMEDIAS

New York Times Digital makes its mark: The Times says it rolls out the biggest newspaper-owned Web site in the world, reaching about 1.5 million visitors a day worldwide - more than the weekday circulation of 1.1 million for the newspaper.

TECNOSFERA

Sinal dos tempos próximos: CNET buys Wireless Gaming Review: "The stars are aligning for mobile gaming, and we're excited to be in the right place at the right time through this acquisition," said Vince Broady, founder of GameSpot and senior vice president of CNET Networks.

ECOPOL

Furor over Bush's 9/11 ad: The Bush reelection campaign yesterday unveiled its first three campaign commercials showcasing Ground Zero images, angering some 9/11 families who accused President Bush of exploiting the tragedy for political advantage.
Bush Campaign Defends Ads With 9/11 Images as appropriate for an election about public policy and the war on terror.

VITAMEDIAS

O adiamento: Rádios Luna e Voxx mantêm-se até domingo
A questão vista por um "insider"

04 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

Boost for Personal Journalism in New Gadget Blog:
Pete Rojas' departure from Gizmodo to his new gadget blog, Engadget is noteworthy on several accounts.
First, it means more news in a timely way for people who care about gadgets. I'll keep an eye on both blogs, among other sites I watch in this genre.
Second, and more important, it represents a maturation of the blog business sphere. Engadget is part of Jason McCabe Calacanis' small but growing line of blogs in which the authors have a more serious financial stake than in Nick Denton's collection. Competing business models almost always lead to better products.
Third, it's another sign that being a well-known blogger is a good career move. Recall that Elizabeth Spiers, the first writer of Gawker, another Denton blog, was hired away by New York magazine. Even if Rojas' new venture doesn't work out, he's now recognized as a serious player in his field.
Grassroots journalism gets more and more interesting, from many perspectives.
Blogging Off: Your blog's great—nice dirt on Graydon Carter!—but can it buy me a beer?

TECNOSFERA

CIA invests in start-ups. The payoff? Technology: In-Q-Tel, the CIA's venture-capital arm, has invested in 39 technology companies that are still up and running.

VITAMEDIAS

What Newspapers and Their Web Sites Must Do to Survive: change their approach to publishing news - online and off - if they want to successfully compete with the many Web sites and other new information sources vying for readers' attention and loyalty.

VITAMEDIAS

O Parágrafo da Discórdia: “Na maioria dos casos, a versão final do que é publicado escapa aos autores das notícias, o que, muitas vezes, é motivo de forte polémica no seio da Redacção, só raramente chegando ao conhecimento do público.” Foi este parágrafo – da crónica semanal de Estrela Serrano, provedora dos leitores do ‘Diário de Notícias’ (’DN’), da passada segunda-feira – que gerou desconforto interno naquele diário.
A direcção não gostou e, para evitar mal-entendidos, reagiu. No mesmo dia, em nota da direcção publicada numa outra página, lia-se que “a prática não se aplica neste jornal”, além de se sugerir a Estrela Serrano para “especificar casos concretos e não torná-los públicos de uma forma vaga”, “em nome do rigor que reclama para os jornalistas.”
Na próxima segunda-feira [dia de publicação da página da provedora], Estrela Serrano promete reagir.

03 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

Mobile Publishing: Most mobile phone networks around the world have or are being upgraded to higher bandwidths to accommodate the fact that mobiles phones are being adopted as a tool for more than just conversing.
News media are starting to tap these trends.

CONTAMINANTES

Mais um problema com as arbitragens!
Toss Out the Toss-Up: Bias in heads-or-tails: A new mathematical analysis suggests that coin tossing is inherently biased: A coin is more likely to land on the same face it started out on.

.DE!

Ensino básico (in Terras do Nunca)
- Papá, papá, o que é um belogue?
- Um belogue, menino Zézinho, é um caderno diário que se escreve de baixo para cima e se lê de cima para baixo.

ECOPOL

O país dos avelinos: [C]om os portugueses naturalmente indignados com a impunidade que é concedida ao autarca, quais foram as reacções dos principais responsáveis políticos. Repulsa? Pedidos de responsabilidades a quem nada fez para evitar aquela vergonha? Não. [...]
O primeiro-ministro não comenta o assunto porque diz não ter visto as imagens, apesar de estas terem passado durante três dias seguidos em todos os noticiários televisivos. [...]
Quem deveria fazer o caso de Avelino Ferreira Torres exemplar para que qualquer candidato a "hooligan" ou a milícia popular mudasse de ideias está, com o seu silêncio ou com frases mais ou menos disparatadas, a branquear a violência e o incitamento à mesma.

02 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

Alguém sabe explicar porque foi a SIC filmar o jogo de futebol entre os clubes de Marco de Canaveses e Santa Clara - o mesmo que gerou A ira de Avelino Ferreira Torres -, no dia seguinte ao Expresso ter publicado uma entrevista sobre "O imperador de Canaveses" e na semana em que ele vai a tribunal? Foi só coincidência ou a SIC costuma ter resumos destes jogos?...

CONTAMINANTES

E com toda a razão: Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum! Uma tradução está ali, a razão aqui e uma cópia do contrato neste .pdf.

CONTAMINANTES

Greenpeace obtient le droit de parodier Esso sur son site internet en remplaçant les deux «s» par le symbole «$». Esso faisait valoir que cette parodie constituait une contrefaçon.

TECNOSFERA

comuns.cc: rede de weblogs comunitários [via Jornalismo Digital]

TECNOSFERA

Para quem não viu ontem, Ana Sousa Dias entrevista Manuel Castells na próxima sexta-feira.

VITAMEDIAS

Cinco segundos [nos Estados Unidos e 10 minutos em França]: A aceitação do princípio do exame prévio e da aprovação prévia do discurso, seja pelos órgãos de comunicação social, pelo Estado ou por qualquer polícia do pensamento é inaceitável numa sociedade democrática (seja em nome da moralidade fundamentalista ou de outra coisa qualquer) e fere algo que é essencial: a liberdade de opinião e de expressão do pensamento.

ECOPOL

A ler na totalidade: Um relatório aterrador e uma sala quase vazia: Quanto à sociedade, o mesmo mal que faz com a população pareça desvalorizar a educação, faz com as elites tendam também a desvalorizar uma estratégia de desenvolvimento de uma enorme exigência, que não se compadece com o retrato auto-complacente e desfocado que cada sector quer fazer de si próprio.

01 março 2004

VITAMEDIAS

A risky libel defence: The danger of journalists using unidentified sources has once again been highlighted in the high court

ECOPOL

What We Learned In The New Economy:
Boom-Time Buzz: The Internet changes absolutely everything.
Cold Reality: Absolutist statements are absolutely a bad idea.
Boom-Time Buzz: Free Agent Nation is a utopia. The Brand Called You makes you more marketable than ever.
Cold Reality: Free Agent Nation is a jungle. The Brand Called You is the only way to survive.
Boom-Time Buzz: IT spending has fueled an unstoppable productivity boom that has ended the business cycle.
Cold Reality: Productivity is still strong--and so is the business cycle.
Boom-Time Buzz: Move first--or die.
Cold Reality: Move first without a real business--and die.
Boom-Time Buzz: The Internet gives the customer new, limitless power.
Cold Reality: New power, yes. Limitless, no.
Boom-Time Buzz: Destroy your business, or someone else will.
Cold Reality: Incumbent businesses aren't so easily destroyed.

TECNOSFERA

A network of one's own: When Georgia's Douglas County School System needed a communications upgrade recently, administrators took a radical step that's increasingly raising the hackles of telecommunications giants: They built their own high-capacity fiber network.
[ver também The town that turned off BT & Britain's first cooperative internet service provider]

TECNOSFERA

Spam's 'dirty dozen' exposed: United States (56.7 percent during the period of study); Canada (6.8 percent); China (6.2 percent); South Korea (5.8 percent); Netherlands (2.1 percent). The other top 12 countries were Brazil, German, France, United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico and Spain.

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Got a Book in You? More Companies Than Ever Are Willing to Get It Out "It's easy to publish your own book!" the "Borders Personal Publishing" leaflets proclaim. Pay $4.99. Take home a kit. Send in your manuscript and $199. A month or so later, presto. Ten paperback copies of your novel, memoir or cookbook arrive.

TECNOSFERA

IBM heeds message to integrate IM, e-mail with an experimental application called NotesBuddy

VITAMEDIAS

Letter About Disney Raises Question About Columnist: Of the many sources of friction between Michael D. Eisner and Michael Ovitz during their ill-fated partnership at the Walt Disney Company in the mid-1990's, one previously unknown bone of contention recently surfaced: Mr. Ovitz's attempted manipulation of the news media.
In a seven-page confidential letter written to Mr. Ovitz, then the company's president, Mr. Eisner, the chairman and chief executive, tallies his professional and personal complaints with Mr. Ovitz, and takes particular issue with one journalistic interaction.
Mr. Eisner in the letter in November 1996, quotes Mr. Ovitz as saying that Peter Bart, the editor in chief of Variety as well as one of its columnists, had sent him an article prior to publication for "corrections and tone and editing.''

VITAMEDIAS

Extra! Extra! Read All About You: Rob Runett, director of electronic communications for the Newspaper Association of America, says small and medium-sized papers are also following in the footsteps of the major dailies. To get access to articles, readers are increasingly required to provide such data as age, ZIP code, gender and, in many cases, information about income and personal interests.
The motive is a basic one. Newspapers want to make money from their websites. And since most readers are unwilling to pay for content in a world where online news is widely available for free, making money requires selling advertising.
To convince advertisers to spend online, newspapers say they need to get enough data about their users to tailor ads to the most receptive possible audience. Thus, it's necessary to have enough data about its audience to determine, say, how people live within driving distance of a particular store, or which readers would be most interested in offers from luxury-car dealers.

TECNOSFERA

Strange concept: this car dobs you in to the speed camera: Disputing a speed-camera fine could soon be a thing of the past. Today, Toyota will unveil a car that takes away the guesswork when it comes to identifying the leadfoot in the family. [...]
Wireless technology would allow the car to communicate with the speed camera, and the fine could be deducted from the driver's credit card before he or she even made it home. But would anyone buy such a car?

ECOPOL

Ainda as escutas: Também eu sei, como muitos dos meus contraditores, que o mundo não é perfeito, nunca o será, nem sequer o Estado, quanto mais os homens. Sei que os direitos da pessoa humana são sempre um equilíbrio circunstancial e histórico. É por saber isso tudo que não quero dar a outros homens, nomeadamente àqueles que detém poderes excepcionais de Estado, a capacidade de interferir na minha vida privada.
Pouco Ouvido, Muito Escutado: essa parece ser a sina de muitos cidadãos, num tempo em que a componente policial dos Estados, que procura legitimar-se com o combate ao terrorismo e ao crime organizado, ganha decisiva relevância.

VITAMEDIAS

Dos blogues:
O Blasfémias junta os ex-Mata-Mouros, Cataláxia e Cidadão Livre.
A formiga de langton regressou?
A Praia nota que o Flor de Obsessão apagou os arquivos.
O Causidicus destaca alguns "blawgs" “puros e duros” e nacionais.
O Aviz lembra como "Esta «tendência crescente», desde que se recuperou definitivamente a patrulha ideológica na blogosfera entre esquerda e direita, está a dar os seus frutos. O primeiro deles é a surdez. Uma boa quantidade de gente vai ficando surda. O segundo é o autismo. O terceiro é, naturalmente, e com tempo, apenas um problema de dioptrias."
O Adufe, como bom assessor de imprensa :), lembra que o Bloguítica é candidato à Presidência da República. E exclama: "Ora digam lá se não temos a nosso favor o efeito surpresa..."