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Web Literacy Standard 1.0 from Mozilla

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Mozilla has shipped the 1.0 of its Web Literacy Standard: "a map of the territory for the skills and competencies Mozilla and community think are important to get better at to more effectively read, write & participate on the Web." It's a noble effort, and it's meant to be a baseline for people who want to develop teaching programs, curriculum, and identify Web resources that will aid in promoting Web literacy.

Participating on the web

Sharing and Collaborating Jointly creating and providing access to web resources:
* Sharing a resource using an appropriate tool and format for the audience
* Tracking changes made to co-created web resources
* Choosing a web tool to use for a particular contribution/collaboration
* Co-creating web resources
* Configuring notifications to keep up to date with community spaces and interactions
* Using synchronous and asynchronous tools to communicate with web communities, networks and groups

Community Participation Getting involved in web communities and understanding their practices:
* Encouraging participation in web communities
* Using constructive criticism in a group or community setting
* Configuring settings within tools used by online communities
* Participating in both synchronous and asynchronous discussions
* Expressing opinions appropriately in web discussions
* Defining different terminology used within online communities

Privacy Examining the consequences of sharing data online:
* Identifying rights retained and removed through user agreements
* Taking steps to secure non-encrypted connections
* Explaining ways in which computer criminals are able to gain access to user information
* Managing the digital footprint of an online persona
* Identifying and taking steps to keep important elements of identity private

Announcing the Web Literacy Standard (specification)

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Live Free Play Hard: I’m Friends With the Octopus

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All these games teach terrible ethical lessons. All of them.

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Becoming a Web developer as an RPG skill-tree

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Dungeons & Developers is a cute and useful "skill tree" in the style of an RPG levelling guide. It starts with basic HTML and works its way through various skills all the way to master Web developer. Each skill-box comes with links to free online tutorials and training materials, and the flowchart suggests a logical progression through all the varied topics.

Dungeons & Developers (via Hacker News)

    






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The Walking Dead, PC/Mac – £4.02

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The Walking Dead, PC/Mac – £4.02

To purchase digital games from Amazon US, use your UK Amazon account, and add a US billing address to your account. This address needs to be a valid US address, but nothing will be sent there, and you can access all your games through their website. Some card issuers may charge a fee.

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Defeat UK's Great Firewall of Cameron with Immunicity

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As the UK government, courts and entertainment lobbyists turn the national network connection into a termite-riddled mess of blocked and censored sites to rival Iran's "halal Internet," Britons are questing about for a way to get access to the free,open Internet enjoyed by people in countries where censorship is not considered a legitimate response to political problems.

Enter Immunicity, a Web-based censorship-circumvention tookit from the same people who created the Torrenticity anti-censorship system. From a normal Web-browser, Immunicity grants access to the full Internet, without the prior restraint on publication and ubiquitous surveillance welcomed by the cowering British establishment.

Immunicity takes the form of a browser plugin that kicks in when you're trying to visit a censored site, routing your connections through its proxy. It's simple to set up and is only active when it needs to be.

“We are angered by the censorship that is happening in the UK and in other countries across the globe, so we got our thinking caps on and decided to do something about it,” Immunicity’s operators told TorrentFreak.

“We saw that there was a gap in the market for anti-censorship services. VPNs are great but they often require a subscription, Tor is great too but it’s very slow and getting it running just to browse a few torrent sites can be cumbersome. Immunicity is different because it is free and implemented in such a way that the end result is seamless access to previously blocked content.”

Unblock Torrent Sites, Blocked Proxies, & Cameron’s Porn Filter With Immunicity [Andy/TorrentFreak]

    


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How Clothes Should Fit Keeps You from Looking Sloppy

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How Clothes Should Fit Keeps You from Looking Sloppy

We've all worn clothes that fit horribly before, and oftentimes it's just because we're terrible at finding the right fit. How Clothes Should Fit is a site that hopes to demystify how men's dress clothes are supposed to fit to make shopping and dressing process a bit easier.

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