ON THE FACE of it, this was a massive Twitter #FAIL. The EU Council’s press team had a couple of flatscreen TVs up in the atrium of the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels (the building where the Council summit was taking place) and invited members of the public to post questions on them using the… » read more
On 2nd June 2010, the European Parliament played host to an event to highlight and celebrate the work of EURid, the European domain name registrar. The event was attended by a number of MEPs and European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes. These highlights show just how the .eu domain can be used and… » read more
During the EURid European Parliament event on 2nd June 2010, Commissioner Neelie Kroes explains her view of the challenges facing Europe relating to internet use and the future opportunities ahead for the .eu domain registry.
Marc Van Wesemael, General Manager of EURid, explains why the .eu domain extension is proving more popular each year with businesses across Europe.
MEP Malcolm Harbour explains his involvement in the founding of EURid and his role in the European Parliament’s developing interest in the internet.
United Kingdom MEP, Marina Yannakoudakis, explains why the European Parliament is interested in security online and how domain name providers can be involved in fighting internet crime.
Pilar del Castillo MEP, Chair of the European Internet Foundation explains why it is important for Europe to have a branded online identity.
Gundars Grapis, Marketing Manager for Dinamo Riga (a Latvian ice hockey team), explains why using the .eu domain helps to brand his team as European throughout Asia.
At the 2nd June EURid dinner in the European Parliament hosted by Malcolm Harbour MEP, European Commissioner Neelie Kroes delivered the keynote speech. Commissioner Kroes reflected on her new role as Commissioner for the Digital Agenda and the progress made by EURid since creation.
There is one lesson coming from Iceland these days. Massive deployment of internet based video conferencing and real time collaboration infrastructure in Brussels.
The China Daily of 15 August reported that the US is testing a new technology called ‘Feed over Email’ (FOE) that enables web users in countries with internet censorship to bypass the blocks put in place. This could soon give the country’s 300 million web users another way to access information blocked by the Chinese… » read more
Quite a few people look at me in quite a puzzled way when I mention how the techniques and approaches of online community management ‘may have something to offer’ the EU in terms of communications, but that this may require ‘a change in mentality’. When they look like that, I say “You know, something along… » read more
I’ve posted before on the importance of the semantic web to EU policies and programmes. Here’s a quite well-executed video about the EU’s cluster of projects in the area of Future Internet, which encompasses semantic research, a pervasive internet of things, etc. It’s not on YouTube so, like the video of Tim Berners-Lee I posted… » read more
I stumbled upon a short video on the BBC of Tim Berners-Lee trying to explain the importance of the data web, aka semantic web, again. He himself says that he can’t say where it will lead us, as it is paradigm changing. True – but I can think of a few applications that anyone interested… » read more
I am still in Seoul where we have just adopted the Seoul declaration. Here are some notes from my intervention on the plenary before the signing: First I’d like to join all who congratulated the organizers, the government of Korea and the OECD for such an excellent event. I think it demonstrates that we are… » read more