Tue.May 10, 2011

In Defense of Hard

Adaptive Path

The permeation of software in society has given everyone the opportunity to do what only professionals were capable of in years past. The web has only accelerated its progression.

[berkman] Culturomics: Quantitatve analysis of culture using millions of digitized books

David Weinberger

Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel (both of Harvard, currently visiting faculty at Google) are giving a Berkman lunchtime talk about “ culturomics “: the quantitative analysis of culture, in this case using the Google Books corpus of text. NOTE: Live-blogging.

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The New Old Phone Business

Doc Searls

Just about everybody I know who has heard about the sale of Skype to Microsoft has groaned about it. Myself included. No doubt it makes sense for the entities involved. eBay, various investors and the founders all make money on the deal. Microsoft/Nokia now gets to be Microsoft/Nokia/Skype. Those not involved, including Google, Apple, and all carriers other than those partnering with SkypeNoSoft get nothing.

Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). A conversation emerging in the Network Weaving Community of Practice ( NWWCoP ) focuses on this question: how can/do we use social media for intentionally weaving our networks?

My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2

Luis Suarez

If you have been following me on Twitter for a little while now, you would probably know by now how much in love I am with my new shiny iPad 2 that I bought in Madrid almost a month ago, after having tried in multiple places.

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Three best shots

Doc Searls

The Santa Barbara Arts Collective is looking for worthy photographs to hang in the Mayor’s office. And my friend Joe just called to suggest I submit some candidates.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-10

Jane Hart

Virtual Trust by @ hjarche [link] < But as Harold says, "Trust, it seems, doesn’t sell stuff" #. More about trust – this one "Trust for teachers" – in praise of Finland's education system [link] #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] #. RT @ Socialearning : RT @ ecollab : [new post] Learning Formally or Informally…? Why not Both! link] by @ fdomon <Of course! #. RT @ StratLearner : We're all teachers at [link] # teaching #. Powered by Twitter Tools.