- [toread] Gone Home and Its Hidden Objects | Lost Worlds: Explorations in Digital Humanities Game Design – "As part of ongoing research on improving the understanding of narrative in gameplay, this article seeks to explore design strengths and weaknesses in Gone Home." – (DH gaming design )
- [toread] Historyonics: Privatising the Digital Past – This is the text of a short 'provocation' I presented at an event called Cityscapes: Past, Present and Future. – (DH google breaking_the_book )
- [toread] There Are No New Directions in Annotations Jason B. Jones – – (dh notetaking )
- When a University President Becomes a Scold – Just waiting for a free day to tinker with this president's rhetorical miscall. – (rhetoric corporaterhetoric )
- the relevence if algorithms – – (algorithms procedural_rhetoric google )
- If This Be Treason, Make the Most of It: the Joys of Academic Labor – An unapologetic peek at academic life as an argument to restore state support for education. – (none)
- Heavy dose of hyperlinks gets defamation lawsuit against Gizmodo tossed | Ars Technica – court rules that readers are intelligent. – (fyc )
- Theorizing Google Docs: 10 Tips for Navigating Online Collaboration | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY – How Jesse Stommel came to love google docs as articulated as theory in praxis. – (wikis google collaborativewriting theory DH DigitalHumanities )
- 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web – Shiny Google People promote their vision life, the universe, html5, and everything in the guise of a children's book. More myopic than Microsoft, heavier-handed than a railway baron, more condescending than Bill Buckley. It's all about revision and Manifest Destiny, wrapped up in a shameless rip of Dr Seuss figures. Sure, it shows what they can do with html5, but so would an html version of The Wasteland. Meh. – (book revisionist_history google marketing ebook death_by_google )
- Social networking: teachers blame Facebook and Twitter for pupils’ poor grades – Telegraph – The opening claim – "Children who spend much of their time online find it harder to concentrate in class, are permanently distracted and have shorter attention spans, researchers found." – turns out to be perceptions and beliefs by teachers. The article tells us more about misconceptions than what student are doing. Shame on Telegraph. – (Fyc myths facebook twitter )
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 )
Prediction: Studies of relationships between Google and the Big Media content giants will be popular at least in the media and hopefully in scholarly literature. The harbinger is The Register:
This week Marissa Meyer explained that editorial judgments will play a key role in Google searches. It was reported by Tech Crunch proprietor Michael Arrington – who Nick Carr called the “Madam of the Web 2.0 Brothel” – but its significance wasn’t noted. The irony flew safely over his head at 30,000 feet. Arrington observed:
Mayer also talked about Google’s use of user data created by actions on Wiki search to improve search results on Google in general. For now that data is not being used to change overall search results, she said. But in the future it’s likely Google will use the data to at least make obvious changes. An example is if “thousands of people” were to knock a search result off a search page, they’d be likely to make a change.
There are going to be a lot of refugees.