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Photo by Nine Shift blog photographer Doyle Darvis “What’s even more fun than making the predictions is seeing them come true.” 

Big Week for NineShifters Contributing to the Blog

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Five NineShifters wrote last week and contributed links or comments to the blog. Thank you!  To: George Martinez. Scott Rogers. Tim from San Antonio. David Lubic. someone else I forgot. hoto: George Martinez of Somerset Community College in Kentucky

Will Trump Win? NineShifter asks

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Finally, my blog headline from last week, "The Bernie Sanders Revolution is Over. Our reply: Thanks for the question Nona. Thanks for asking.

Top Stories of the Year

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Dates are those of our NineShift blog entries covering each story. Here's the Top Stories of the past year. March 8, 2015). January 20, 2015).

We get a reader from India

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Someone from India read the NineShift blog this week. Thank you

More Than 1,000 View the Blog This Week

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More than 1,000 people viewed the blog this week. Thank you! Our Nine Shift seminar for community colleges on Feb 1-2 has SOLD OUT !  Thank you.

New Transit Expansion Projects Abound

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That''s what Yonah Freemark, a leading transportation analyst, says on his blog The Transport Politic. billion in programmed funding

Nine Shift to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Year!

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Thanks to you all for making our 10th Anniversary possible this year! Not many books are successful ten years later. Thanks so much for your support!

New high for readership of NineShift blog

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Friends, we just went over 100,000 page views for the blog.  Latest coverage of NineShift from an Australian blog that carried four NineShift stories this week.  And more than 800 comments have been made.  Readership now over 2,000 a month; or over 67 per day.  Thanks for all your support

Dealing with Unmotivated Students

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This week's story on our new book's blog on The Pedagogy of the 21st Century.

Brand New Nine Shift Gets Huge Reception in New Orleans

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Look for highlights here on the blog. Nine Shift for 2012, a new presentation, premiered in New Orleans before a crowd of 300-400.

Online Learning Has a Practical Financial Side, but

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This week's story on  our The Pedagogy of the 21st Century book's new blog. Check it out.

Education's New Mission

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Schools and colleges have an entirely new mission in the 21st century.    In this century, only one thing matters. You can view it at [link].

Obama and Egypt: What the U.S. Won't Say

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Are there lessons for us in the Egyptian democracy movement? Young Egyptians certainly feel the U.S. That the U.S.,

NineShift Passes 200,000 Page Views

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Thanks to everyone for making the NineShift blog a big success. Now with: * Over 200,000 page views * More than 1,000 posts * Over 1,600 comments

Only Old People Oppose Trains

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points out on the California High Speed Rail blog , two things: 1.Old people oppose rail in the poll, but young people favor rail. Nine Shifter D.P. Lubic turned me on to the real reason why there is opposition to high speed rail in California right now. The LA Times did a poll and stor y on the opposition. But as D.P.

Fox News Banned in Canada

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The above headline on another blog recently highlighted another huge problem in the United States: our media lie. It also garnered a huge discussion among young people on Reddit , one of the most informative and fun sources of information today. Fox News is distributed by cable in Canada (like U.S.). But it's not really banned in Canada.

When Republicans Will Support Trains - - and Why

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NineShifter and blog contributor D.P. Republicans will support trains beginning in 2020. And they will propose replacing Amtrak with for-profit passenger train companies. The question becomes, when will this be so?". Our Answer. Photo: highway cloverleaf in Milwaukee as seen from the train.

How to start a local rail group

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In the newspaper, TheTransport.org blog, anywhere. You can start a passenger train support group in your town. Here's how. First, read.

The World As We Know It Has Ended

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Originally, we had thought everyone would understand Nine Shift by now, and our futurist predictions, blogging,and speeches would be over.

Father to Son On Your Birthday

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Willie, today is your 23rd birthday.  As your father, I want to thank you for the 21st Century. It is your generation, of course.

Breaking news! Trains to make Big Money

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The news was reported by Foreh Freemark on his terrific blog, The Transport Politic.  Big news in these ways: 1. They should know.

The Industrial Age collapses: Part III

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Even this blog writer is pleased Mercury will stay in FDL. It's after the deadline. Now Stillwater loses 400 jobs that will be moved to FDL. 

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The Industrial Age collapses: Part II

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A fter the union workers vote to lose their jobs, the blogs of the local Fond du Lac Reporter fill with emotions and views of all kinds. 

"It's not that hard to give up your car"

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Seems like it is "Quote Week" on the NineShift blog! Follow him on his blog.  Among other things, he gave up the family car.

Nine Shift named favorite biz book by Downtown Women's Club

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You can check out her great blog here at the TheWomensDISH In fact, Nine Shift comes in at Number 3!   Many thanks to Ms.

#2 Top Story of the Year: Women More Absent from Work Than Men

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See blog entry for Nov 15 Women More Absent From Work Than Men. NineShift co-author and lead researcher Juli e Coates discovered a new Dept. of Labor study showing that women are 2-3 times more absent from work than men. The DOL study under Labor Secretary Hilda Solis takes into account women’s role in family, child care and health duties. 

#3 Top Story of the Year: Why Girls Do Not Enter STEM Professions

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See blog entry for Nov 16)   PHOTO: In between making discoveries for the Internet Age, Julie makes homemade apple butter like she did in the Agrarian Age Why girls do not enter STEM professions. Julie Coates also discovered research showing that the reason girls do not enter STEM professions is that they do not want to.

Over 2,000 people hear Nine Shift for 2011

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And they keep Nine Shift going with our research, predictions and blog posts.  Over 2,000 people heard Nine Shift for 2011 in just one week last month. They also received our new special 12 page report with 90 predictions for the second decade of the 21st century. This is our best fan group. They come every year.

Watch the 21st Century, Or Help Make it?

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Over a month since a blog entry, and the reason: I've been finishing a book with my brilliant co-author Julie Coates, creating UGotClass online courses, and working for trains.  In the late 1960s, I always had this tough decision to make- - go to class, or go to the latest protest, concert, or meeting. Participate in the Sixties, or watch it?

Over 2,000 people hear Nine Shift for 2011

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And they keep Nine Shift going with our research, predictions and blog posts.  Over 2,000 people heard Nine Shift for 2011 in just one week last month. They also received our new special 12 page report with 90 predictions for the second decade of the 21st century. This is our best fan group. They come every year.

Top Stories of 2010

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See blog entry for Nov 15). 3. See blog entry for Nov 16)   PHOTO: In between making discoveries for the Internet Age, Julie makes homemade apple butter like she did in the Agrarian Age For the Top Events of 2010, see the next post, then tell us your top event of the year. Here’s the top 3 stories of the year for NineShift.

Gen Y Driving Discovery Draws National News!

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Nine Shift's exclusive discovery of Department of Transportation (DOT) data proving that Gen Y is driving 37% less than previous young generations is getting national news coverage, and blog coverage in France and Canada. The story originally appeared in Advetising Age, by Jack Neff.  Story. Story. Story. Then lots of others.

Irish Testimonial for NineShift

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You can check his blog and comments out here "The folks at Nine Shift have been consistently brilliant at describing both the problems and their root causes in society," writes Eoin Purcell, Editor, Irish Publishing News, Dublin, Ireland.  He made his comments today. Their book is a great read and I think their solutions sensible," he says.

21st Century Cities: Transit

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You can check out all the action at The Transport Politic blog. The third measurable key criterion for successful cities in the 21st Century is transit. Now most U.S. cities are racing, or stumbling, to build light rail.  Some are mistakenly trying to build up bus systems.  And presto- - you have a 21st century city.

Pew Research Center: great surveys, clueless analysis

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In yesterday's blog entry, we talked about a great new study on the Generation Gap as reported by the Pew Research Center. Unfortunately, the Pew folks are fairly clueless about the analysis of their own great surveys. Nothing could be further from the reality.  Actually, there's a huge generational war going on just below the media surface. 

Lake Touring

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Carmen returns this week and I know all of you will appreciate the big jump in quality of information found on this blog. Yesterday, while still cool, presented an opportunity to make the first trip around the lake shore in our newly launched pontoon. know I have a much greater appreciation of the great job that she does

What blogging was

David Weinberger

At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,” ” with the aim of thinking about how Berkman can take better advantage of blogging as a platform for public discussion. They asked me to begin with some reflections on what blogging once was, because I am old.

Blogging angst

Euen Semple

My friend Dave Tebbutt is wondering whether to give up his blog or not. Many of us over the years go through periods of questioning why we blog and if it is worth it. For me the biggest reason to blog is personal. So in fact I am currently making an effort to blog more often. It’s like lobbing pebbles into ponds.

6 Use Cases for Enterprise Micro-Blogging

Dan Pontefract

Imagine if she sent out a few micro-blog posts announcing she’s available for in-person fireside chats at the canteen or open gathering area.