Diversity and Inclusion in Online Platforms: The Case of Wikipedia

Inclusion and diversity are some of the democratic values that Internet developers,  entrepreneurs, researchers, and technologists have tried to foster since its early origins. Allowing anybody to access knowledge and information, and expand her communication capabilities, independent of any gender, racial, or socioeconomic markers, has been embedded in the discourse of Internet tools and platforms. […]

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Weaving Networks in Latin America: Insights from Digitally Connected – Conectados al Sur

The second Latin American meeting of Digitally Connected, a global network of academics, practitioners, young people, activists, philanthropists, government officials, and representatives of technology companies working on children, youth, and digital media took place last week in Santiago de Chile. Known as Conectados al Sur, this regional symposium occurred in Barrio Italia, at a new […]

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FOSS Mapping as Alternative Media: The Case of OpenStreetMap (Part 2)

In July of 2004, Steve Coast, a 24-year-old British computer scientist and entrepreneur, started OpenStreetMap (OSM) with the objective of creating a free editable map of the world. Tired of the problems data proprietary companies generate by the restricting geographical information (In the UK, as in other European countries, geographic information is very expensive and […]

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