We can reclaim the Web and more broadly ed-tech for teaching and learning. But we must reclaim control of the data, content, and knowledge we create. We are not resources to be mined. Learners do not enter our schools and in our libraries to become products for the textbook industry and the testing industry and… Continue reading Audrey Watters: The Future of Ed-Tech is a Reclamation Project #DLFAB
It’s time to engineer some filter failure Jon’s article points out his experience of the erosion of serendipity or at least opposing view points that social media enforces (somewhat) accidentally. I couldn’t agree more. One of the big promises of the Internet was that it was unimaginably vast and continuing to grow. The other big promise was that… Continue reading Jon Udell on filter failure
My first blogging platform was Dave Winer’s Radio UserLand. One of Dave’s mantras was: “Own your words.” As the blogosophere became a conversational medium, I saw what that could mean. Radio UserLand did not, at first, support comments. That turned out to be a constraint well worth embracing. When conversation emerged, as it inevitably will… Continue reading Owning Your Words: Personal Clouds Build Professional Reputations | Cloudline | Wired.com
Wired.com isn’t the best at following the Cloud Data Industry. In fact at least they partially want to keep their advertisers happy so they will publish a Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt raising response direct from an Intel PR Engineer. Happily the Intel folks aren’t even fully aware of what people are doing with their SeaMicro and Quanta SQ-2 boxes and continue to beat the drum on Virtualized Servers on Multi-core, high-clocked chips. That’s the old school thinking on what a Compute Cloud can be. The New School says put the cloud in a single box, let the clock run slower and use less power and everybody wins. Read On:
I too am a big believer in RSS. And while I am dipping toes into Facebook and Twitter the bulk of my consumption goes into the big Blogroll I’ve amassed and refined going back to Radio Userland days in 2002. When I left the pageview business I walked away from an engine that had, for… Continue reading Distracting chatter is useful. But thanks to RSS (remember that?) it’s optional. (via Jon Udell)
Visualizations and their efficacy always takes me back to Edward Tufte‘s big hard cover books on Infographics (or Chart Junk when it’s done badly). In terms of this specific category, visualization leading to a goal I think it’s still very much a ‘general case’. But examples are always better than theoretical descriptions of an ideal.… Continue reading Goal oriented visualizations? (via Erik Duval’s Weblog)
I’m not just a fan, I’ve owned a few video cameras as new technology has displaced the old. First there was 8mm, then miniDV, and then the solid state revolution as exemplified by Pure Digital’s once disposable video camera. It was a project created for a drug store chain, but hackers showed the company their product could be easily adapted to consumer electronics device. The rest they say is history, and so too now is the Flip.
Apart from making friends/connections and advertising your skills and interests, LinkedIn collects data on all the traffic through their pages. What better way to see what jobs skills are popular and being consumed by potential employers within the LinkedIn Universe. Better than job numbers that’s for sure.
First 37Signals announced it would drop support for OpenID. Then Microsoft’s Dare Obasanjo called OpenID a failure (along with XML and AtomPub). Former Facebooker Yishan Wong’s scathing (and sometimes wrong) rant calling OpenID a failure is one of the more popular answers on Quora. But if OpenID is a failure, it’s one of the web’s… Continue reading OpenID: The Web’s Most Successful Failure|Wired.com
Now I understand that Wikileaks was also a user of the Amazon EC2 service, so I’m a little hesitant to promote them after Amazon dropped Wikileaks from their service. However, I am just so overwhelmingly curious about the application for cloud computing when it comes to personal websites and blogging. That is why I am passing along this article and will be trying out the EC2 for Poets web app. I’m also curious to find out the charges I will rack up from Amazon by ‘trying it out’. If it gets prohibitively expensive, I will quickly pull the plug.