SINGAPORE, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Academy is global think tank of young people dedicated to bringing privacy, ownership and control to digital lives
The Digital Life Academy today announced that Joakim Twetman of Sweden has been selected to attend the Academy for its 2011 session this summer in Singapore.
The Digital Life Academy is a global think tank of people ages 16-25 who are interested in the areas of online privacy, data and content ownership, content monetization and similar topics. The Academy will comprise of 30 individuals from 20 countries, who meet for a 6-week period annually. Academy selection is based on the individuals demonstrating entrepreneurial drive, business acumen and a dedication to the concept of digital life freedom. Over 10,000 prospective candidates from more than 100 countries have enquired about the Academy.
"We are very happy that Joakim will be joining us at the Academy," said Johan Stael von Holstein, CEO of MyCube, the Academy sponsor. "He and the other members demonstrate that contrary to what some people think. Young people across the world are indeed concerned about online privacy and gaining control of our digital lives."
Said Mr. Twetman, "Online, everybody is a public person whether you want it or not, but I would like to be able to choose. People accept the rules of ownership online because they have to, and it is time to change that. I look forward to working with like-minded members at the Academy on this." Mr. Twetman's application essay is at http://bit.ly/jUxQCF.
Academy members will develop position papers, editorials, articles and business ideas related to the core Academy concepts of online privacy, ownership and control. After the program session, members will continue to serve as spokespeople for the Academy and will help to select and mentor future members.
The Academy will run from 4 July to 12 August 2011 at MyCube's headquarters in Singapore. Academy members receive free flights, free housing and a $3,000 Singapore dollar stipend.
The Academy is accepting applications for the 2011 session until 5 June. For more information on the Academy, please see http://internship2011.mycube.com .
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