Category Archives: New Permutations

“Big Mother” as Cognitive Tutor

In my last post, I suggested that education would do well to mine the wealth of information that can be derived from digitally tracking student movements. A lot can be learned through amassed patterns of student use within software virtual … Continue reading

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Yahoo’s Shared Time Capsule

I don’t know how I missed this great site while it was open, but Yahoo’s Time Capsule is a fantastic interactive exploration of life in 2006. I’m sure there must be cyber vandalism lurking in some corner, but what I … Continue reading

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Jonathan Coulton’s “Flickr”

Take a creative and talented alternative folk singer who’s tuned to Web 2.0 and you’ll get Jonathan Coulton’s “Flickr” (16 mg Quicktime movie).  It had to happen and it couldn’t have come from a better source.  You can also get … Continue reading

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“It’s not Always like you think”

According to one study at Coventry University: the use of text message abbreviations is linked positively with literacy achievements. Perhaps just like the pundits who said videos would spell the end for movies attendance (wrong) and music file sharers would … Continue reading

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MS Still Not Getting it

Realizing that a culture of sharing can create overnight successes like YouTube, Microsoft has started to (sort of) sing a different hymn. Hoping to tap into all that teenage talent out there among young Gamers, Microsoft has created a new … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 on These Days PBS show

These Days hostTom Fudge held a good background program on Web 2.0 that you can listen to or get as a podcast. CNET Editor-at-large Brian Cooley and Michael Arrington on his live show on Monday, May 8, 2006. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Colbert Analyzes Wikipedia

Reposted on YouTube Colbert has a go at “Wikiality” – the process of group think entered into Wikipedia can turn falsehoods into agreed upon reality. The interesting thing is that the lay person’s insight into Wikipedia is that it’s full … Continue reading

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the knock on your door at midnight…

The New York Times reports on a new twist on Internet Searching in “Online Throngs Impose a Stern Morality in China.” It seems it started with a cuckholded husband: the liaison first starting at a World of Warcraft gathering. The … Continue reading

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