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Byte Into It - 6 March 2013

March 8th, 2013

Episode 297 of 416 episodes

On this week's Byte: Interviews: Kim Coverdale- program director for the Social Media for the Public Sector Conference, 19-20 March at the Menzies in Sydney. Elliott Bledsoe of the Australia Council discusses the Council's social media policy for internal staff. News Interface changes to Facebook - integration of Instagram photos, a revamped music feed, changes to "liking", and app updates. Vint Cerf of Google says people should not be forced to reveal their real names, but seems unaware of his employer's poicy mandating this on Google Plus. Canoncial has released Ubuntu touch for mobile devices. Keren reports back on her visit to the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Highlights included: Evan Williams discussing how Obvious.com is using a new management technique, Holacracy. New apps: Lyft - a new travel app - like Airbnb, but for carpooling. Tempo - a calendar app from the Stanford Research Institute Weathermob.me - A weather-based photo app - think Instagram, but specifically for weather (fun fact: ".me" is the country code for Montenegro!). Ben wraps up Linux.conf.au - check out videos of the talks from the conference here. Some highlights included: Bdale Garbee tlaking about the Linux desktop - it looks increasingly like it may not happen. Sky Croeser of Curtin University on free software and social activism Pia Waugh - geeks rule over kings and distributed democracy - societaal shifts that have been happening as a redult of the internet and sofware fredom Francois Marier of the Mozilla Identity team on how they are working to keep people in possession of their own online identities with initiatives such as Persona DON'T FORGET: Digital Community Radio is under threat! Commit to Community Radio here, and spread the word! Presented by Keren Flavell and Ben Finney. http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit http://friendfeed.com/byteintoit

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