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 Lisa Durff

Ethics of Linking: Jay Rosen - YouTube - 0 views

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    http://youtu.be/RIMB9Kx18hw

    Why you should hyperlink from your wiki pages.....
Ben Ekeroth

Globalization - 1 views

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    Tourism is one of the worlds largest industries and globalisation is making foreign leisure more possible than ever. Globalisation may have other tolls with tourism and we need to find a route to sustainability in the global toruism market.
Jimmy Burke

Job Tracking Software Saves Label Fabricator 20 Hours a Week and Improves Productivity ... - 1 views

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    This is an article I found on how workflow software has decreased the amount of hours employees have to work.
Vicki Davis

Amazon Kindle Fire could Burn Up iPad's Lead | ITProPortal.com - 0 views

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    This survey shows that iPad with the $199 price tag is a 'serious" contender for the ipad. I had someone ask me about Kindle fire vs. iPad. Definitely people are comparing it. 

    Many people are definitely comparing the ipad to the Kindle fire although the Kindle fire has two issues that don't have anything to do with Amazon: the droid OS and the Droid app store. The droid OS still lacks in touch responsiveness from the reviews I read. The Droid app store is a lot more open but also includes more "junk" and even some privacy and virus laden things from what I hear. Does this matter to the average person who just wants a smaller device and a $199 price tag - we'll see. Tablets are definitely in our future. You can see the redesign of women's pocketbooks reflecting this!
Vicki Davis

Skin-deep? 200 high school girls give up makeup - TODAY Fashion & Beauty - TODAYshow.com - 2 views

  • Their message was heard loud and clear. The school-sanctioned club — Redefining Beautiful: One Girl at a Time — quickly grew to 200 members. Boys at the school even formed a support group to encourage the girls.
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    This is how movements now happen! Redefining Beautiful: One Girl at a Time has girls not wearing makeup on Tuesdays. T-shirts and, of course, social media, characterize what these girls are doing (and the guys who support them.)

    For pundits who think social media is a negative, this is an example of how this generation redefines the world using social networking to spread statements of a generation more quickly than books can be printed.
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    Read about this trend. It would make a GREAT movie.
Vicki Davis

Google Flu Trends - 0 views

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    Explore flu trends around the world. Great for class discussions. You can also download world flu activity data.
Vicki Davis

Watch TV Shows & Movies Online - Clicker.com - 1 views

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    New "social television" - you rate your shows, watch them, "check in" on the show. This is going to be very interesting.
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    "social television" Definitely worth "watching" This could make for a very interesting movie in the Flat Classroom project.
Vicki Davis

UK Team is focusing on online comment defamation - 0 views

  • a new team to track down people who make anonymous comments about companies online.
  • a new team to track down people who make anonymous comments about companies online.
  • a rising problem with people making anonymous statements that defamed companies, and people sharing confidential information online.
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  • a new team to track down people who make anonymous comments about companies online.
  • the numbers of disgruntled employees looking to get their own back on employers or former employers was also on the rise.
  • a story from six years earlier about United Airlines going bankrupt was voted up on a newspaper website. This was later picked up by Google News and eventually the Bloomberg news wire, which published it automatically as if it were a news story.
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      Could this be considered the new "insider trading" - hmmm. Surely there are issues if it is done maliciously but isn't there a line here?
  • rogue employees
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      Uhm, how about rogue companies?
  • trying to get Internet Service Providers to give out details of customers who had made comments online
  • shares in American firm United Airlines fell by 99 per cent in just 15 minutes after an outdated story that the firm had filed for bankruptcy was forced back onto the headlines.
  • the new team would ensure there was “nowhere to hide in cyberspace”.
  • could stifle free speech, and the ability of people to act as whistle-blowers to expose actions by their employers.
  • an outlet for anonymous reporting.
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      Is it possible to have accountability AND anonymity? Must these be mutually exclusive?
  • This is known as the ‘Streisand effect’ online, after a case where singer Barbara Streisand tried to suppress photos of her California beachside home from a publicly-available archive of photos taken to document coastal erosion.
  • Nightjack. This was the guy who was blogging on the front line about police work and he was forced to stop this story because he was unmasked by The Times
  • If you allow a lot of anonymous debate by people who are not regulated, you can get it descending to the common denominator. If you allow people to register with an identity, even if it’s not their real one, you bring the level of debate up.”
  • There was one case a couple of years ago that we just keep referring back to where a defamatory comment was made and it wasn’t taken down for a period of time. Because of that the host of the website was held to be liable.”
  • the ‘Wild West’ era of the internet was in some ways coming to an end, with firms starting to crack down
  • I think companies are still grappling with whether it’s better to take it on the chin and hope people don’t see the comments, or on the other hand cracking down on everything that’s particularly damaging that’s said online. Maybe this is set to change.”
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    While this article starts out about a lawfirm in Birmingham UK that is going to "track down people who make anonymous comments about companies online" it becomes an amazingly poignant article on the very nature of the Internet today and the push pull between anonymous commenting and accountability of the commenter. Push pull between free speech and online identity and brand protection.

    One person in this article claims that this sort of thing is the sign that the "wild west" of the INternet is coming to an end. Oh dear, I hope someone invents a new one if somehow anonymous commenters are now going to risk such!

    Also love the article's discussion of the Streisand effect wherein Barbara protested the sharing of some photos of her eroding beachfront which caused a stir and more people looking at the photos than if she had left it alone.

    This article is going to be a must read for Flat Classroom students and would be great for college-level discussions as well.
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    Important article that would make a great video story for someone predicting how the Internet is changing - with commenters being hunted down by companies!
Vicki Davis

Welcome to Zon! | Enter Zon - 1 views

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    Massive multiplayer role playing game for learning Mandarin Chinese. Immersion is supposed to be the best way to learn and here it is!
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    Massive roleplaying game for learning mandarin chinese.
Vicki Davis

Current State of Mobile Learning - 4 views

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    Current State of Mobile Learning - this is a book that talks about mobile learning. (hat tip to Stephen Downes) - it is an important article for those designing learning to read (as well as my Flat Classroom students writing about mobile and ubiquitous computing.
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    Very important overview of mobile learning that is a must read for students who are studying education and mobile and ubiquitous computing.
Vicki Davis

Net Neutrality FAQ: What's in it for You - PC World - 0 views

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    Net neutrality is an important issue being addressed by the US government right now to prevent companies from sort of creating their own version of the Internet. These rules are supposed to keep things "open." I'm also sending these to my digiteen students (you can follow digiteen at http://www.twitter.com/digiteen) and Flat Classroom students (http://www.twitter.com/flatclassroom) for work on their project.
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    Very important overview of "net neutrality" being debated and discussed here in the USA. This would be an important topic to include under government and business for the Flat Classroom Project.
Trent H

The World Is Flat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 2 views

  • The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century is an international bestselling book by Thomas L. Friedman that analyzes globalization,
    • #1: Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/9/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold War, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
    • #2: Netscape--8/9/95: Netscape and the Web broadened the audience for the Internet from its roots as a communications medium used primarily by 'early adopters and geeks' to something that made the Internet accessible to everyone from five-year-olds to ninety-five-year olds. The digitization that took place meant that everyday occurrences such as words, files, films, music and pictures could be accessed and manipulated on a computer screen by all people across the world.
    • #3: Workflow software: The ability of machines to talk to other machines with no humans involved was stated by Friedman. Friedman believes these first three forces have become a "crude foundation of a whole new global platform for collaboration."
    • #4: Uploading: Communities uploading and collaborating on online projects. Examples include open source software, blogs, and Wikipedia. Friedman considers the phenomenon "the most disruptive force of all."
    • #5: Outsourcing: Friedman argues that outsourcing has allowed companies to split service and manufacturing activities into components which can be subcontracted and performed in the most efficient, cost-effective way. This process became easier with the mass distribution of fiber optic cables during the introduction of the World Wide Web.
    • #6: Offshoring: The internal relocation of a company's manufacturing or other processes to a foreign land to take advantage of less costly operations there. China's entrance in the WTO allowed for greater competition in the playing field. Now countries such as Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil must compete against China and each other to have businesses offshore to them.
    • #7: Supply-chaining: Friedman compares the modern retail supply chain to a river, and points to Wal-Mart as the best example of a company using technology to streamline item sales, distribution, and shipping.
    • #8: Insourcing: Friedman uses UPS as a prime example for insourcing, in which the company's employees perform services--beyond shipping--for another company. For example, UPS repairs Toshiba computers on behalf of Toshiba. The work is done at the UPS hub, by UPS employees.
    • #9: In-forming: Google and other search engines are the prime example. "Never before in the history of the planet have so many people-on their own-had the ability to find so much information about so many things and about so many other people", writes Friedman. The growth of search engines is tremendous; for example take Google, in which Friedman states that it is "now processing roughly one billion searches per day, up from 150 million just three years ago".
    • #10: "The Steroids": Personal digital devices like mobile phones, iPods, personal digital assistants, instant messaging, and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    This is all about the ten flatteners and what they are.
Michelle Rich

Globalization - 1 views

  • globalization” has quickly beco
  • me one of the most fashionable buzzwords of contemporary political and academic debate
  • Another German émigré, the socialist theorist Karl Marx, in 1848 formulated the first theoretical explanation of the sense of territorial compression that so fascinated his contemporaries
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    This is another web sites point of view on globalization.
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    Brief overview and introduction to globalization
Tinsley K

Globalization - 1 views

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    This explains the meaning of Globalization.
Kunjan P

Everything You Need to Know About Web 2.0 - 2 views

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    This shows a lot of Web 2.0. It shows what it is and how to use it safely and correctly.
Tinsley K

Pros and Cons of Globalization - 1 views

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    This is about the pros and cons of globalization in the world.
Steve Madsen

Conficker worm still baffles experts - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - 0 views

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    Rodney Joffe, the director of US communications company Neustar, says the virus is nearly impossible to remove from infected computers.
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    Almost a year after it was first detected, the Conficker computer virus is still baffling security experts who say it poses the largest threat of cyber crime.
Vicki Davis

The Internet in Society: Empowering or censoring citizens? - Eventbrite - 1 views

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    I can't tell if this event will be online too, but if you're in London - it is a good one. Love the description and appreciate Terry Freedman pointing me to it:

    "many authoritarian governments are now also beginning to exploit cyberspace for their own purposes; some of them appear to be succeeding in subverting the internet's democratising potential. We may have overestimated the internet's ability to bring change and underestimated the role that political, social and cultural forces play in determining how new technologies are being adopted.

    Could the internet actually inhibit rather than empower civil society? Join Evgeny Morozov as he outlines the dramatically different ways in which the internet's potential can be utilised by citizens and regimes."
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    Understand that some countries are using the INternet to suppress conversation, not allow it.
Vicki Davis

QuickMark Mobile Barcode - QuickMark for PC - 0 views

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    This software turns your webcam into a QR code reader. From Mr. Robbo the PE Geek.
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    QR Codes and hardlinking are one of the most important trends to understand
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