ICE11: (new) Twitter friends

I’ve been tinkering with Twitter for a while, but it took until ICE 2011 for me to really get into using it. Many fellow professionals/colleagues here are touting its amazing benefits for professional development (developing a professional learning network or “PLN”), and I’ve got to second/third/etc their recommendations. In the two days that I’ve been Read More …

breast cancer, facebook and Big Brother

So, while I am sitting reading a bunch of suggestive “I like it on…” statuses on my facebook feed, I discover the source of the highly sexualized meme phenomenon.  I was particularly interested in my search because I found no evidence suggesting an organization was behind this; thus, there is no one responsible for the “awareness”/education. Read More …

reaction: The Social Network… or why my brain won’t stop running in circles

On the day that I go and buy an iPhone (thank you to all of the haters, because you’ll be keeping me in line), I also go and see the only movie that has made me anxious even through the walk out to my car and the drive home.  The Social Network is perhaps the Read More …

In their shoes: Google and Verizon’s Worrisome Proposal For Net Neutrality

But the companies [Verizon & Google] have discussed the future of the internet at length, and they’ve outlined several principles for the FCC to consider moving forward. via Google and Verizon’s Worrisome Proposal For Net Neutrality. Sure, they may be the biggest companies in their respective markets, but why are they not challenging themselves to Read More …

reaction: Major Corporations Are Downloading Those 100 Million Facebook Profiles off BitTorrent

via Gizodo: Major Corporations Are Downloading Those 100 Million Facebook Profiles off BitTorrent. Just when Facebook thought it might get the public pressure off its back…  Pirates (and, for once, serving The Man) are beginning to harvest the information that people carelessly/ignorantly/unknowingly provide to the Internet’s “public”.  This should be a noticeable change to the issues that general/casual/new Read More …

TED: bringing in the experts on the oil disaster

I am increasingly upset about the oil spill, the response and the diminishing concern over the long-term effects on our planet.  This entire catastrophe has been an eye-opener to my environmental impact on our planet.  There are many beautiful things we will see in this life, but I increasingly fear what will be tainted by irresponsibility from Read More …

Google is mortal

I was listening to a very thoughtful presentation by Bud Hunt in an Elluminate room, sponsored by the English Companion Ning network, when he presented the audience with the following question: “What are we modeling with our social networks?” We crashed GoogleDocs when we went to practice our own thinking models by responding as a group into Read More …