• A recent article by Bruce Sterling explains why, thanks to Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft talking about the Internet stopped making sense in 2012. The article caused the following comment an Italian mailing list: unfortunately, this isn’t news at all… What would be news would be to find alternatives. I answered that comment as follows. Sure enough, projects like Diaspora were born just to replace some of those services, but they are still in the early stages.
  • A partnership between YouTube/Google Italy and the Italian Communications Police, under the patronage of the national Ministry of Youth, just entered its second year. The Italian name of this program is “Non Perdere la Bussola” (literally “don’t lose your compass”, translated here as “don’t get lost”) Its goal is to give suggestions to very young people to not get lost online: _the "Non Perdere la Bussola" initiative teaches young people from 13 to 18 years of age how to take advantage without risks of the potential of the Web.