Links of Interest – July 16th 2010

Two fascinating links from Harvard related sources this week. One is their Open Collections Project on Reading. And there’s an interesting article from the Harvard Magazine titled Gutenberg 2.0 about changes in library practice in the Harvard libraries around digital access.

And to go with that, a recent article from Smithsonian Magazine about the ways that technology changes (or might change) the basic act of reading.

danah boyd again has a great post – this time on the implementation of a panic button on Facebook, and whether it’s going to do what people hope (namely, allow teens to report predatory behavior). danah, quite reasonably, points out that the problem is a bit more complicated than that, and that for this to work, there needs to be some sort of sustained, meaningful, response to reports.

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