Thursday, November 29, 2007

Just posting a historical artifact

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"A 14-year-old Talks Educational Technology"

Boy's online name is Arthus. Steve Hargadon says
"Arthus started by seeing someone with a blog, and then starting his own. Was a technical interest, then moved to the subject of education. Started at age 11, HTML websites at 12, PHP at 13."
Intriguing part is Arthus is not into gaming.

More details here.

[via Stephen Downes]

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Networking or Not-working?

[Image via Hatem]

Nic Paton explores the perils and promises of Social Network Sites for employers especially HR managers. More here.

The sense I'm getting is that there seems to be scope to set up SNS in-house. Could be useful for Knowledge Management, particularly in the domain of creativity and innovation.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Word of the Day: Filipinnovation

- "is the catchphrase for the country’s newly formed Philippine National Innovation Strategy."

One interesting quote from IBM's Nick Donofrio:
"[I]nnovation must be done in an open and collaborative environment that allows for focus on different disciplines. However, he said that it cannot be done overnight. 'Innovation has to be good to the society and must be constantly pursued. Having a strategy on innovation is just the first step and it should be followed up.'"
More here.

I'm worried about the "catchphrase" part.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Social Graph" gets imprimatur

... from Sir Tim Berners-Lee no less.

[Photo Credit: Sam Ogden]

More about the "Giant Global Graph" via Pete Cashmore and Richard MacManus.

Now does that mean URL's would look like

Saturday, November 24, 2007

All 2.0ed up but nowhere to go?

Rosa Maria de la Cueva Peterson writes:
"there is no road map to help us navigate the information highways, where seemingly unlimited new tools appear every day. There is not a checklist of the tools we need to learn to become information-literate. We must shift the way we conceptualize education."
Doesn't ambiguity offer opportunities?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Just discovered two online tools
  • VectorMagic: Raster to Vector image converter from Stanford Uni
  • Snipshot: Image Editor does basic editing tools like crop, rotate, resize, etc.

So there. Who needs expensive software that requires complex dowloading and installation?

Let me just park this visual

... from Thomas Vander Wal

[via Marshall Kirkpatrick]

and hope it cross-connects with other visualizations.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A product of Sandisk, this is supposed to allow switching between mouse potato and couch potato.

There seems to be something missing here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Consumer blogging and community boards are a rich data source allowing firms to gain unbiased/top of mind thoughts from consumers and having a method to mine thousands of comments so that management can understand what is being said is exciting."
Rebecca Gillan, Senior VP, Research & Guest Satisfaction, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (November 2006)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Where am I?


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How do you make sense of this?

Sylvia Mayuga writes "An Idea Whose Time Has Come" and paints an imagery of what appears to be a "mega" holistic worldview in Mark McCutcheon's "Theory of Everything".

Thought provoking, as it puts together a web of notions across time and space - from Newton to Einstein, from politics to technology, from Obama to Arroyo - that is at once distant and immediate.

True to form, as it proceeds from the column Mixed Media.

Intriguing, as it invites her fellow global citizens to pitch in their flavors for a virtual "halo-halo".

Saturday, November 17, 2007

To get education ...

... you have to give information. OLPC - One Classroom at a time campaign

Friday, November 16, 2007

Co-create with Web 2.0

Purposive, IMHO.

Have AI*, will blog

... and make Adsense money too.

Lately, since November 4, I've been getting repeated email alerts to the same "interesting" blog entry (10 so far). The article from a certain sammy contains this excerpt: "Are we neanderthals? How can social software help?"

Then I did what a H. sapiens sapiens worth his weight in atoms would do, fire up a search engine and plug the relevant keywords. Turns out, the whole article was a rehash of Robert Paterson's blog entry of 2004 titled: "Can blogging save us from becoming neanderthals?"

Cut and Paste 2.0 or Piracy 2.0?

*Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Global Text Project

It's about "engaging the collective intelligence of worldwide communities in the development of continuously updated, high-quality content textbooks, which are available for free to the students all over the world (mostly via internet). "

[via Olga Veligurska]

Perhaps a solution to textbook scams?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Should not miss this for the world

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

School of Information
University of California-Berkeley

Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
Michigan State University

Cite as:
boyd, d. m., & Ellison, N. B. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), article 11.
What's cooking in China with Web 2.0?

Plus8Star offers a delightful slew of insights from "very well prepared and expert speakers who don’t come to sell, but to inform and exchange, an attentive and savvy audience who steps in for sophisticated and challenging questions, exchange of views, contributing their ideas and knowledge" in a recent event organized by OrangeLabs.

This is rather interesting: “In China, 600 million people never used Internet. If I serve them, I am twice as big as Google.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Blogging is not for progressives?

Still trying to make complete sense of the issues raised in Teo Marasigan's "Online Dossier at iba pang Pag-aalalang Neo-luddite hinggil sa Internet."

Meanwhile if this is any assurance, a quick motto could be "You''ll Never Blog Alone."

Sunday, November 11, 2007

What is your job title or what do you do?

Implicit comparison is "how thick is your wallet or what are your interests?". Perhaps it's more a question of what you are passionate about.

21st century angst? Read XicanoPwr for more about Unemployment and A Web 2.0 Challenge.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Have Bug Labs module, will make iPhone

Well almost. Not exactly a long way down the road either.

[Image via Bug Labs]

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Rafe Needleman reports that:
"Bug Labs wants to change that. The company is releasing a hardware development system made of sensing and input modules that snap into a low-cost central Linux-based core, allowing you to mash up your own gadget. The main core, the BugBase, is bit larger than an iPhone. The modules that snap into it are half that size and a standard BugBase has four ports for modules."
More here.
Share the Science ...

Christian Crumlish highlights Google OpenSocial's prescriptions for a successful Social Web Design:
  • Enable self expression via personalization
  • Show what friends are doing
  • Let people explore friends and friends of friends
  • Provide commenting features
  • Expose multiple areas of similarity
  • Solve real world problems through social connections
Longer list by Joshua Porter is here.

I'm tempted to summarize that as: Smart. Simple. Social.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Who wants to be a call center agent?

Erika Tapalla of gives us the lowdown in the Call Center Chronicles.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Union strike in the 21st century

Mike O'Sullivan of VOA reports that about 12,000 "Screenwriters walked out of talks Sunday after failing to reach agreement with producers over residual revenues for Internet downloads of television shows and movies." More here.

Do I hear "Have Web 2.0 skills, will pinch hit."?

Monday, November 05, 2007


aka Citizen Journalism the Singapore way.

But Khengze Teoh wonders:
"Where is content that foster real sharing of ideas and socio-political commentary? For all the hype, these supposed opportunities for citizen engagement in Singapore ring hollow when they happen on mainstream media platforms controlled by the state."
More here.

*Straits Times Online Mobile Print

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Can't get enough of Moodle?

Try Snoodle. "Connecting Second Life with Moodle"

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Google and OpenSocial

Heather Havenstein of Computerworld reports that Apps (are) Already Coming for Google's New OpenSocial

Sounds like it's party time already. More via Yahoo.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Holiday Trivia in Manila

All Saints Day is celebrated as an extended event, which makes All Souls Day equivalent to All Saints Day. Pardon the tautology.

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