- Can We Change the Web’s Culture of Nastiness? – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com – A new book by Jaron Lanier, a Web pioneer, suggests that the “drive-by anonymity” of the Web has fostered a culture of meanness. But does it have to be that way?
- The Real Roots of the Crisis – Umair Haque – Harvard Business Review – An insightful post from Umair Haque. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get away from nihilism and back to “Truth, Justice, and The American Way”?
- Web 2.0 in Instruction: Adding Spice to Math Education — THE Journal – From the article: “Math 2.0 has been interpreted with a variety of phrases. Participants in weekly Math 2.0 Interest Group meetings co-created a definition where Math 2.0 links math education to social networking; involves using Web 2.0 tools to build and share knowledge of math concepts; is collaborating and connecting with others on problem solving, math thinking, and learning; and is an ability of users to create their own math-rich social objects using Web technologies.”
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The always insightful Clay Shirky in a great interview with Joshua-Michéle Ross:
- Google, Zen Master of the Market – News Analysis – NYTimes.com – “The source of Google’s competitive advantage is learning by doing,” said Hal R. Varian, Google’s chief economist. One of the hallmarks of Learning 2.0 will be easy, inexpensive experimentation – learning through mistakes.
- What good is collective intelligence if it doesn’t make us smarter? – O’Reilly Radar – Tim O'Reilly conference ad (with quote from John Battelle) discusses how it is time to move beyond the consumer-centric euphoria of social computing (Web 2.0) and start using the new found power to improve society.
- The Future of Instruction: Teacher as ‘Co-Learner’ : June 2008 : THE Journal – Now you're talking. Forget the sage on the stage, and even beyond the curious curator, change is so fast that effective teachers will adopt the role of wise co-learner.
- Poking Holes In The Long Tail Theory – An updated view of the Long Tail. No big news here – it has always been an "leverage the tail in addition to the head" not a "leverage the tail instead of the head" proposition.
- Dawn of the Un-book — Internet Time Blog – Jay Cross takes a look at the decline of book readership and proposes the "un-book" to consumerize authors work. Includes interesting statistics about book reading in the US
- The Value of Believing in Free Will – I've never been a fan of predetermination theories/beliefs becuase I believe it undermines individual potential. It turns out it is not good for our society either…
- Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 (Enterprise 2.0) – Tony pulled together some policies from companies re: using Web 2.0 tools at work. As we cover in our Web 2.0 University courses, the processes and culture aspects of Enterprise 2.0 implementations is usually a bigger challenge than the tech.