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The Listserve Hopes To Revitalize The Quality Of Online Conversation Through The Oldest Online Social Network -- Email

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, April 12 2012

What would you say if you suddenly had the opportunity to connect personally with a million of your fellow human beings around the world?

That's a question that a group of five students at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program are currently exploring with their intriguing class project/online social interaction experiment The Listserve, in which one person is chosen by lottery, and given the platform and opportunity to speak to a mass audience through e-mail in a one-shot deal.

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

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