This is the 14-21 March 2014 edition of a “weekly digest of W3C news and trends” that I prepare for the W3C Membership and public-w3c-digest mailing list (publicly archived). This digest aggregates information about W3C and W3C technology from online media —a snapshot of how W3C and its work is perceived in online media.
W3C and HTML5 related Twitter trends
[What was tweeted frequently, or caught my attention. Most recent first (popularity is flagged with a figure —number of times the same URIs or tweet was quoted/RTed.)]
428) News: WAI-ARIA 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation
64) Job: W3C Japan open position: Web Developer
23) Public task force: Webizen (Headlights 2014)
201) TNW: Firefox 28 Arrives with VP9 Video Decoding, HTML5 Volume Controls
169) Twitter: Alex Sexton replies to a 12 yo question on CSS list: Where did the X11 colors come from?
119) TimBL: Massive thanks to all working at/with @w3c and @webfoundation for making the #web25 anniversary day such a success. Very grateful KUTGW
34) Last week’s Digest: Happy Birthday World Wide Web!
Net Neutrality & Open Web
- TechCrunch: Netflix Blasts ISPs, Calls For “Strong” Net Neutrality And Explains Why It Pays Comcast, 20 March 2014
- Re/code: Netflix Says It Really Didn’t Want to Cut That Traffic Deal With Comcast, 20 March 2014 [Comcast owns NBCUniversal, which is an investor in Re/code.]
- Netflix Blog: Internet Tolls And The Case For Strong Net Neutrality, 20 March 2014
- Knight News Challenge 2014: How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation? [668 submissions received between 27-Feb and 18-Mar, including:]
- Open Annotations for the Web, submitted jointly by Hypothes.is and W3C
- Improved Privacy and Security through Web Standards, submitted by W3C
- Magna Carta for the Internet
W3C in the Press (or blogs)
11 articles this week. A selection follows. Find keywords on our Press clippings.
- BusinessWire (20 March), Pharmaceutical and IT Communities Collaborate on OASIS Clinical Trial Data Standard for Content Management Systems
- Manorama Online (20 March), Flash is replaced by HTML 5: Alan Bird
- Reuters (20 March), Bitcoin’s promise: a financial revolution the web’s been waiting for
- MarketWatch (17 March), Public Interest Registry Announces Support for Internet Technical Leaders in Welcoming IANA Globalization Progress
- Digital Journal (14 March), U.S. to relinquish key oversight role for Internet
- MIT Technology Review (13 March), For the Web’s Birthday, a Look Back
- Wired UK (13 March), The web was almost called the Mine of Information