GENEVA, March 4, 2019 — Thirty years ago, a young computer expert working at CERN combined ideas about accessing information with a desire for broad

Source: CERN Highlights the 30-Year Anniversary of the Invention of the Internet

Looking forward to this event next week. I wonder if it will be online? 😎

On the morning of 12 March, the Web@30 event at CERN will kick off celebrations around the world. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau and other Web pioneers and experts will share their views on the challenges and opportunities brought by the Web.

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Creative Commons Halloween Lantern by Jimbo Wales … Spoooooky!!!! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My latest post on the WPMUDev blog is up: A Guide to Sharing Your WordPress Images with Creative Commons.

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CC_SomeRightsReserved.png, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You’ll learn a little about what Creative Commons is, how to find the right type of CC license for your content, and some reasons why you should do this. It’s all pretty easy, and helps make the web a friendlier place.

Writers: I’m really interested in knowing the extent of Creative Commons remixing of text. Have you ever “remixed” or repurposed Creative Commons content? What did you do, and what was the goal? Any interesting responses, from the original creator or your readers?

Other questions: When do you insist on reserving all your copyright rights? When is it right to share your words, as well as your ideas?

Go read my piece, and if you have answers to the questions above, respond in the Comments below.

 

Go check out my latest story for WPMU, with the self-explanatory headline: “Thinking About Getting a .blog Domain Name? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Starting November 21, 2016, you can have a website with a *.blog address (instead of .com, or whatever). This story offers some ideas for why you might just want to get in line for this opportunity.

WordCamp Milwaukee is coming

While writing this story, I decided to send this topic as a possible presentation at WordCamp Milwaukee. If the talk is accepted, come bring your questions to the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education on the weekend of September 17-18!

Seal of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

If you’ve got your own idea for a talk about anything WordPress, send it in by early morning Thursday, August 25. See this post for some ideas, this post to urge you — yes, you, and then fill out the form here.

Are you thinking about getting a .blog address? Why, or why not? Say so in the Comments. If you have questions about WordCamp Milwaukee, feel free to ask here too.