Tuesday, 13 October 2009


A funny thing happened in “Full Metal Jacket” — My thanks for Ben Herst


A few goofs in Chinatown


Look at what’s happened to MySpace — this bears watching… The first collapse of a groundbreaking social media site… Who Killed My Space?


We’ve added a new link to Word to Pixels — Citizen Journalism


More news from the search engine wars –


Finally, a thought or two about challenge thinking, the idea that seeing is believing, and for those from Missouri, the “show me” state that Philadelphia has a better idea: “Question Authority.”



Now, back to Google Wave. Here’s what Google says:

What is a wave?

A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Here’s a Demo — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6pgxLaDdQw

So I’d say, Google Wave is more social media. Let’s try this. One thing that always amazes classes is that our textbook depicts Barack Obama on the cover long before he was thought to be presidential material, let alone a candidate. That’s foresight, and we can discuss why the textbook may have done that. But let’s really test the foresight of our text; let’s go on a quest through the text book to see where it discusses social networks. You can form into groups of three or four and prepare presentations that point to the way its describes YouTube, and facebook, and MySpace. Answer whether it saw the speed at which YouTube would rush into popularity. Does it talk about Google Docs and aps? What does it say about facebook? What does it foresee for the future of social networking?


Three, two, one…

  • Three things that you’ve learned today
  • Two questions you still have about the subject
  • One statement about something you already know that connects or matches to something you learned today

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