- OUseful Info: Education 2.0 Business Models – Though it does not directly address "Education 2.0" business models, this page provides a nice summary of different resources on the monetization aspect of Web 2.0.
- Taking social networks abroad – Why MySpace and Facebook are failing in Japan – Great post on the importance of "society" in social networking from Serkan Toto at TechCrunch
- Enterprise cloud computing gathers steam | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com – Dion weighs in on the current state of cloud computing. A great summary article on the topic!
- Six Degrees of Wikipedia – An interesting page put together by Stephen Dolan does an analysis relationships between articles in of Wikipedia. Try out the "find shortest path" section – interesting. Google recently announced that there are actually an average of 6.6 degrees of separation between the billions of pages they index on the Web. It is indeed a small world (wide web).
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- The Future of Media >> TV Gets More Social – Perhaps we can move beyond the boob tube: "New technologies focusing on the convergence of TV and community continue to turn watching TV into a social activity."
- OLPC XO Laptop 2.0 Has Dual Touchscreens, Looks Amazing and Future-y – OK – Great. But how will this new design hold up in a developing nation environment? I wonder if OLPC has lost focus from its primary misson..
- Once shunned by academics, Wikipedia now a teaching tool (AFP) by AFP: Yahoo! Tech – The cultural tides are changing to embrace Web 2.0: "Wikipedia, the upstart Internet encyclopedia that most universities forbid students to use, has suddenly become a teaching tool for professors"
- Unplugging Conferences (Techlearning blog) – Steve Hargadon shares his twelve (OK – thirteen) "Ideas for enhancing or creating self-organized meetings". Unconfrences are (potentially) a great opportunity to recreate Web spontaneity and dynamic learning in a live setting.
These are my links for March 15th through March 17th:
- Digg, Wikipedia, and the Myth of Web 2.0 Democracy. – "At both Digg and Wikipedia, small groups of users have outsized authority." No one ever expected it to be truly democratic, but it does give pause as to who is deciding what learning we get – probably still better than the norm.
- Is User-Generated Content Out? | Newsweek Technology | Newsweek.com – "The individual user has been king on the Internet, but the pendulum seems to be swinging back toward edited information vetted by professionals." The trend continues. I still believe their is a huge "curator" role for editors to play.
- Where Every Ad Knows Your Name – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog – Loise Story of the New York Times asks an insightful question that reveals just how far we have come in "personalizing" the Web. It certainly raises privacy issues, but it also open the possibility of tailored content and delivery.