- Online Forum Takes Notes on Note Taking – – Comment on Note taking cluster – (lists notetaking notebooks literacy )
- “Notes, Lists, and Everyday Inscriptions”: Introduction | The New Everyday – A curated cluster media commons, considering how we take notes – the devices and the technques. #1 on my Instapaper list right now: That's a case where the note is the content. – (lists literacy newmedia #plenk2010 ple )
- Will the Book Survive Generation Text? – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education – A modest prediction of more cultural catastrophe on the way. – (literacy literature doomsayers )
- stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book – – (mashup literacy books commonplacebook copyright ipad socialpractices )
- apophenia » Blog Archive » Facebook and “radical transparency” (a rant) – radical transparency.” In short, Kirkpatrick argues that Zuckerberg believes that people will be better off if they make themselves transparent. Not only that, society will be better off. (We’ll ignore the fact that Facebook’s purse strings may be better off too.) My encounters with Zuckerberg lead me to believe that he genuinely believes this, he genuinely believes that society will be better off if people make themselves transparent – (facebook privacy socialmedia socialnetworking credibility fyc )
- Boston prep school nixes all the books in its library, replaces them with 18 e-readers – I'm trusting his exit strategy is better than his entrance strategy. He's not looking very far down the road – and the students will be short-changed when they enter university. "James Tracy, the headmaster of Cushing Academy, says that he sees books as an "outdated technology," and to that end, he's taken the drastic and expensive step of ridding the school's library of every single one of its books. Replacing the books will be a high tech "learning center," housing three flat screen televisions, laptops, 18 e-readers, and a coffee bar." – (literacy library2.0 academic education BigMistake )
- Is Twitter destroying blogging? | OnSoftware – – (readme twitter blogging blogs en3177 )
- Open Access Publisher Accepts Nonsense Manuscript for Dollars « The Scholarly Kitchen – Davis's account of how he submitted a computer-generated bogus article to an open-access journal, had it accepted, and was asked for $$ to cover publication. "Would a publisher accept a completely nonsensical manuscript if the authors were willing to pay Open Access publication charges?" The incident is mildly interesting, but anyone can spoof a for-profit. More from the Chronicle over here: http://chronicle.com/news/article/6665/publisher-suggests-it-played-along-with-hoax – (academic )
- #iranelection cyberwar guide for beginners – – (hashtags socialnetworking politics twitter cyberwar crowdsourcing #iranelection )
- Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers – Chronicle.com – OV of the Stanford study, and the usual suspects comment on facility v quality. – (literacy newliteracy fyc )
- Foswiki Home – Foswiki: a fork of Twiki. Package available for Mac, Fusion, Linux. – (wiki )
- Wiki: Web Collaboration – full text pdfs – Anja Ebersbach, Markus Glaser, Richard Heigl; – (wikis )
- How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live — Printout — TIME – ambient awareness. An ok entry article for FYC students. Deals with live twittering as a fundamental move / difference: "Put those three elements together — social networks, live searching and link-sharing — and you have a cocktail that poses what may amount to the most interesting alternative to Google's near monopoly in searching. " Follow up with students twittering a class session for another group of students who aren't attending. – (twitter FYC reading CWI literacy )
A catch-up post while reactivating postalicious.
- 15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management – – (infographic visualization software )
- Wolfram Alpha – a new kind of Fail – Taking Wolfram and his data processor down a notch. – (newmedia plagiarism google searchengine )
- Commuters asked to write Haikus – Remember the Guardian’s txting poetry contest? – (twitter socialmedia )
- LinkedIn profiles: Avoid the five most common mistakes | Business Center | Macworld – Advice for managing contacts and links – (howto socialnetworking LinkedIn )
- Alumni Try to Rewrite History on College-Newspaper Web Sites – Chronicle.com – – (dangers socialnetworking socialpractices )
- twistori – Based on wefeelfine, calls on twitter. – (tools twitter mashup )
- Immersive Education Initiative London Summit 2009 : Wonderblog – We ran this session more like a participative workshop (hence the lack of suitable recording) in which we asked the audience members to identify the current issues facing the deployment of Virtual Worlds in education (not just Wonderland).We broke the audience into three user categories: educators, developers and learning technologists and asked them to identify the issues particular to them.
- Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky – new models. – (journalism )
- Personal Dashboards | Geekpreneur – Promotional article on using a mindmap as a PLE hub. – (vle ple mindmap )
- fd’s Flickr Toys: Do fun stuff with your photos – Utilities and toys for printing and mashups. – (publicauthoring publishing publishing2.0 print flickr twitter )
- Is Facebook Really Bad for You? » the billblog – How some press gobble up lite research. – (facebook socialnetworking research )
- Wonderblog post – People who are “radically co-located” – working together in the same space – are almost twice as productive as those who are distant. This is due to awareness of others actions, gestures, and gaze, as well as the ability to have impromptu conversations. In real life, we judge how to behave towards others based on the distance they stand from us when talking coupled with other subtle social cues, such as eye gaze. – (wonderland SL virtual_environments )
- Lifehacker – Six Ways You Should Be Using Twitter (that Don’t Involve Breakfast) – Feature – – (twitter socialnetworking howto socialpractices )
- A nation of programmers? BIll Thompson – – (techadvice socialpractices two_cultures literacy )
- Wired Campus: How Social Networking Affects the Student Life Cycle — From Applicant to Graduate – Chronicle.com – This seemed initially pretty tame, but on a second reading, the gatekeeping function of admissions became more ominous. – (social_software socialnetworking socialpractices admissions studentlife )
We’ve been living with iPhones for three weeks now and it’s still a toss up between Christmas and hell. Essentially, the phone is another computer – one that does voice but really just another computer. So we have to learn to deal with another set of computer idiosyncrasies: typing issues, restarts, crashes, syncing, settings…. The reading and writing spaces are different again from laptops and even the Palm TX that I’ve been using for the last year and a half. Learning a new interface brings forward the affordances we learn to work with in writing and reading. Writing on the iPhone is a little like 10th grade typing class and a little like using PC Write. I wrote a 130 page thesis in PC Write, and I got a B in typing.
I’ve been using the iPhone as a notepad while I was fixing a server snafu this last week. Useful that way. I emailed myself annotated extracts from man pages that I had reviewed on a laptop that I could refer to as I worked, and it was useful to have a second screen to work from.
(On the other hand, composing sentences on the touchpad makes for some really annoying and sophomoric constructions. Composing on point is influenced by the means of input. I handle a keyboard better than a touchpad and a pencil. The more rapid the input the more compositionally sophisticated I can get. I’m making sytax moves on this keypad I would never make on a keyboard. Crap moves that demand an editing to clean up. And they are not oralisms.)
As a notepad ok. As a writing space for more extended prose, not so good.
Access to stuff is brilliant: newsfeeds, proper news, Flickr, podcasts, mail, maps. For access, the iPhone almost replaces a laptop – but it’s best when the data has been scraped and formatted for the screen; there’s lot to be said for web apps and standalone reader apps. A laptop is more versatile; it can make more stuff accessible more readily. But the iPhone is far more portable for the typical stuff I need to do. Sort of a Mini Cooper compared to a Toyota.
Games and drawing apps: pretty good. Easily equal to a laptop – as long as the game is designed for the small screen. Card games can’t simply be ported. The card faces need to be redesigned for the small screeen. Compare solitaire games and you’ll see. Pips aren’t necessary on the small screen.
Always on – always connected. This is interesting because I find myself doing things I hadn’t done before. I can check prices online while in the store. I can take pics and upload on the spot. Viv and I can share lists.
Ok: These are mundane uses, either unnecessary or easily handled in other ways. Yep. Superfluous. Bourgeois. Silly. Mundane. But it passes the time. And what’s mundane can be valued by others. Historians pour over 13th century shopping lists to get a sense of day to day life.
Most recently, I added a nifty WordPress plugin to this blog that handles displaying it on the iPhone. A lot of sites are going to need this sort of re-fit to be really useful on the phone – especially for education. It’s a matter of usability design.