Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Web 2.0 enticements for students

C|Net reports that examples are coming out about students using Web 2.0 tools to enhance the classroom experience.

Hello. Those kids were using wiki, IM, SNS, etc. for some time before they even showed up to class .. Must make the teacher look old or at least a "wannabe."

We believe that the Web is a tool and has been for some time. That we had to wait for Web 2.0 is funny ...

Monday, July 30, 2007

Data mining has been going on forever ...

What is going on here?
Why do we keep hearing about Famous tech types (what's that?) having it up to their ears that they are being Friended or Pinged to death?

And why are people so surprised that FaceBook and other Data Generating sites would actually not want to use the Data for as long as possible? At a minimum they are mining that data to maximize their own GUI and UI. With millions of active users, it is astounding what their Architects can come up with. Establishing an Advertising model, knowingly, is precisly what this site had in mind when they outlined and posted their Interface (website)from the start. Otherwise they would have made it easy to hide personnel information sooner. They are to good to have missed that for so long. They waited for user response before they acted.

The CNN / YouTube debate .. or is that the Google Debate?

We are reading ...

YouTube video debate actually worked
By Declan McCullagh
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: July 23, 2007, 10:15 PM PDT

YouTube video debate actually worked

Why this is even in question is beyond me, but Citizen 2.0 has risen further from the darkness. The debate is now considered a "bellwether" in that the popular press and the general "feel" out there is that this was a success. It even looks like CNN is being dropped in the Press! Then again, if it had not been, the web as a political instrument would have been badly wounded.

It was not and very few knew it would not be.

Friday, July 27, 2007

TechRide ... Online ALL the time.

We have been discussing the Candidates who have (off the record) been trying to manage the influx of debates and forums that have been presented to them by trying to limit the amount. This phenomenon is new; the citizen 2.0 demands interaction. Now.

Access such as this will diminish in the near future. We are in unprecedented times.

What would Benjamin Franklin say to this Open Source Democracy?

How can Candidates handle such requests in the future? Will they?

We will post the podcasts soon.