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2010-09-08 13:45:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network today announced a planned grant of up to $1.5M to Herdict, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Herdict is a crowdsourcing platform that allows individuals to contribute real-time data about website accessibility and outages around the globe. Stacy Donohue, Omidyar Network director of investments for government transparency, made the announcement during a presentation...

2009-03-11 08:10:00

Thomson Reuters Contributes Calais Web Service to New Research Tool from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University CAMBRIDGE and WALTHAM, Mass., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters has teamed with Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society to support the new 'Media Cloud' open research tool. Debuting in Q2, 2009, Media Cloud will offer unprecedented insight into the flow of online media as well as powerful interfaces to bring the data to...

2008-07-15 09:00:38

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Jessica Tatlock, Coordinator, Internet Safety Technical Task Force, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, +1-617-384-9129, jtatlock@cyber.law.harvard.edu CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 2, 2008, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University formally announced a Request for Technical Submissions as part of the work of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force. The Task Force will continue to accept...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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