By Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
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Where is the intersection of web, society, technology, and the law? It's at Radio Berkman. Each week you'll hear short edited interviews, conversations, and stories from the areas where human beings and the web meet. Hosted by author and cyberscholar David Weinberger with Daniel Dennis Jones of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
||CleanRadio Berkman 233: Digital Alter Egos||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Are you really “you” online? We asked around for stories of digital alter egos — secret identities that people maintain on the web and try to keep separate from their real life identities. And it tu||2/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 232: Technology on Trial||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg You’ve likely heard of Silk Road – the black market e-commerce hub that was shutdown in 2013 for becoming a magnet for vendors of illicit goods. But the story of its shutdown, and the investigation||11/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 231: Digital Trash||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg On your computer, you don’t ever really “take out the trash.” Data doesn’t get picked up by a garbage truck. It doesn’t decompose in a landfill. It just accumulates. And because space is becoming le||11/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 230: What We Choose to Censor||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Facebook has had a lot of trouble with misogynistic speech. A few years ago, several women’s groups joined together to petition Facebook to work harder to block misogynistic pages, posts, and replies. At the ti||10/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 229: The Ad Block Wars||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg A recent New York Times survey of the top 50 news sites showed that blocking ads while surfing their mobile news sites could save up to 14 megabytes per page loaded. 14 megabytes adds up to 30 seconds over 4G,||10/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 228: Towards a More Inclusive Web||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Ethnographer Whitney Phillips embedded with the trolls of 4chan, observing for years how anonymous members of its subversive “/b/” forum memed, pranked, harassed, and abused, all for the “lolz||9/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 227: How Block Chain Will Change the World||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Bitcoin is having its 7th birthday, and its promise to change the way the world thinks about money is looking less and less hyperbolic. For one, the block chain technology underlying Bitcoin – the public||8/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 226: Pay the Musician||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The market for recorded music has undergone at least three major reinventions since the dawn of the Internet. At the turn of the century illegal downloading ate away at the music industry’s bottom line. Then th||8/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 225: Can you copyright a joke?||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg With 316 million users posting 500 million tweets a day, someone is bound to write an unoriginal tweet now and then. But there are some Twitter users whose entire existence relies completely on plagiarizing tin||8/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Reddit is sometimes called “the frontpage of the Internet.” 170 million people a month help upload, curate, and make viral the cat photos, prank videos, and topical discussions that help fuel our ne||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 223: Fiber City||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Why are over 450 towns in the US building their own high speed Internet networks? Let’s look at the example of the small town of Holyoke, Massachusetts. A few years back the town’s mayor asked if th||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 222: Going Public||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Public spaces function based on a varying give-and-take relationship with community members. Publicly supported media — whether it be college radio, a local NPR station, cable access, or PBS — share||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 221: How to Stop Traffic||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The International Labour Organization estimates that between forced labor and the commercial sex trade, more than 20 million men, women, and children are being trafficked internationally. The web plays a huge r||7/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRadio Berkman 220: Trusting the Platform||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The more comfortable we get using digital platforms the more important it becomes to understand our relationships to them. From Facebook, to Fitbit, to Wikipedia, to networked games, and even to our schools and||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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