Mon.Mar 26, 2012

Why the new iPad screen is the future of display

Doc Searls

While everybody else is stuck in 1080p — aka “ full HD ” — Apple is thinking and developing on a bigger canvas than that — starting with the new iPad ‘s 2048 x 1536 screen.

The Sharing Economy

Luis Suarez

In the recent past you may well remember a couple of blog posts that I put together over here around the subject of the Circular Economy , right?,

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This kids, is why hallucinogenics and the internet don’t mix

George Siemens

I had to do a quick double take on this article (first, to determine if it was April 1, anywhere in the world): Evolution Unbound: Blackboard embraces open source. This is what I imagine the experience would be like if one dropped hallucinogenics and browsed the web – a feeling of incredulity and weird confusion that can only come from time and reality being featured in a will it blend video. I’m not surprised that Blackboard is interested in openness.

Social business drives workforce development

Harold Jarche

Tweet In a workscape perspective I described how new frameworks help management, HR and L&D professionals get away from the trees to see the forest of workforce development.

Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations

Ross Dawson

I caught up with some of the Yammer team this morning, including Chief Customer Officer David Obrand, while they are in town for the Yammer on Tour series. . I was particularly interested in talking with them about Yammer’s shift to activity streams. In the massive convergence of enterprise social platforms that we’ve seen over the last years, one of the major emerging spaces is activity streams. Last year I wrote about activity streams in the context of Tibbr’s launch.

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5 Use Cases for Badges in the Enterprise

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Yes, I do believe badging has a place inside the enterprise.

The seers and oracles

Mind Hacks

An evocative passage from the 1976 book Hallucinogens and Shamanism about the use of the hallucinogenic Psilocybe mexicana mushroom by the Mazatec people of Mexico. The Mazatecs say that the mushrooms speak.

My Pick of the Day is back!

Jane Hart

For many years I published a daily post featuring a new tool or article on Jane’s Pick of the Day blog. With the rise of Twitter I eventually stopped doing it on a regular basis.

5 Use Cases for Badges in the Enterprise

Dan Pontefract

Yes, I do believe badging has a place inside the enterprise.


Clark Quinn

A couple of weeks ago, I was in India for the #EDGEX2012 conference, an adjunct to an existing series of conferences that focus on improving educational opportunities in India. Speakers included George Siemens, Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier, Jay Cross, Gráinne Conole, Les Foltos, and Martin Weller, as well as a host of Indian experts. They introduced us to the context the night before the conference, with a series of presentations indicating the scope of the issue.