from Forbes It seems that every time there is a revolution in how we communicate—from cheap postage in the 18th century to today’s social web—there are those who would apply the new technology to changing how we learn. Distance learning may not get a lot of respect, but it’s a venerable institution. Plus ça change… […]
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from NYTs In December, Facebook made a series of bold and controversial changes regarding the nature of its users’ privacy on the social networking site. The company once known for protecting privacy to the point of exclusivity (it began its days as a network for college kids only – no one else even had access), […]
from ars technica Apple may be looking to jump into the streaming music game by acquiring music service Lala. While Lala’s streaming doesn’t use subscriptions—something Apple has long opposed—we’re not sure the acquisition makes sense. More here.
from ReadWriteEnterprise When you look at Enterprise 2.0, you can see the hype pretty clearly but what is not so evident is how social computing efforts are faring within corporations and large organizations. That’s what’s striking about the report from the 2.0 Adoption Council. The group did a web survey of its 100 members with […]
from Wired Woot.com is no longer satisfied with one-deal-a-day. Now the pioneering online discount store has launched deals.woot.com, an attempt to turn its rabid fans into a crowd-sourced deal finding-and-evaluating machine that finds dozens of bargains worthy of a “w00t, w00t!”. The new site resembles a Digg or Reddit focused on deals, a Web 2.0 […]
from Socialnomics More here.
from ReadWrite Enterprise IBM has announced a mashup integration that fits Cognos Business Intelligence with a new version of the company’s Mashup Center. The two services fit together to create an environment that leverages IBM’s existing technology base with a service that’s right out of a play book for social computing. It’s a small move […]
from RapidBi The traditional approach to learning is to identify end to end learning that is required to achieve a new task. While this works for structured learning it is not very effective for informal or personal learning. The human brain does not think in large logical ‘articles’, instead it thinks of information in small […]
from BW.com A new survey from McKinsey & Co indicates that Web 2.0 technologies are spreading in corporations and producing all kinds of gains, from knowledge sharing to reducing communication costs. I’m skeptical. It’s not that I don’t believe in the power of these tools. I do. But I don’t trust the answers execs put […]
from ReadWriteWeb Like cloud computing less than a year ago and social networking two years ago, the real-time Web is the new black on the tech circuit. The trend has been publicly bandied about this summer, starting with a few industry get-togethers, followed by several enthusiastic testimonials from investors (notably angel investor Ron Conway’s widely […]
from ReadWriteWeb You may not know it, but most of the images in Wikipedia are actually hosted on its sister project, Wikimedia Commons. If you find a favorite image on the encyclopedia that anyone can edit, click through and you’ll quickly find yourself at its original page at the Commons project. With over 4.9 million […]
from ars technica Whether you’re searching for a storefront in a strange neighborhood or drunks passed out on the curb, Google Street View can be an extremely helpful tool. Street View has drawn its share of critics, however, and we can now add the government of Switzerland to that list. Just days after launching Street […]
from Bits So much of the Internet commentary about the radical interpretation of copyright law being asserted by The Associated Press has made a critical error: They are saying the entire organization is obsolete, not just its plan to limit the fair use of its articles. The A.P., some say, is an irrelevant middleman trying […]
from ars technica The Joel Tenenbaum file-swapping case continues to get weirder–and we’re still months away from an actual trial. Not only has the RIAA now appealed the judge’s order allowing one particular hearing to be webcast, but music industry lawyers are now seeking sanctions on Tenenbaum’s lawyer, Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson. The webcasting […]
from Seth’s Blog If you write online, on a blog, on Twitter, on Squidoo, even in the comments section of a site, you are a published author. Congratulations. Before you write something negative about another person, you need to realize that the casual nature of your post doesn’t protect you from a lawsuit. Charles Glasser […]