Some of my best summers were spent at Lutheridge, a summer camp outside of Asheville, North Carolina. I went there as a camper and then worked several summers while in college and when I was teaching high school. It was a great, creative and energetic time in my life. One of my friends from that time is Kami Kinard, who is now a published author. (Check out her book, The Boy Project). She also has a blog called Nerdy Chicks Rule. I was surprised and honored when she asked me to be interviewed on her blog. So, I got to… Read More »Nerdy Chicks Rule
I am a big fan (sucker?) for the end of the year summaries that abound at this time of year. And, I love lists. So, here is a list of lists…. Presenting my faves for the end of 2009 and the end of the first decade of the 2000s (naughties? noughties? oughts? aughts? What did we call them?) DJ Earworm – United States of Pop 2009 NPR All Songs Considered Best Music of 2009I always find new music via NPR’s All Songs Considered Lifehacker’s Most Popular Hive Five Topics of 2009Crowdsourcing has grown in popularity, easy and usefulness. And why… Read More »Year End/ Decade End Listings and such…
Yes, it took me a year to figure out the use of Twitter but I use it almost everyday for work and personal learning, news, entertainment, and more. Kinda cool to see everybody all together. Get your twitter mosaic here.
I don’t think my geek cred is enough to understand all of this…but, it still just seems magical enough to be cool to me! Google uses its ubiquitous search of all things – Flickr, Twitter, blogs, etc..and you can find out what is connected..either how you connect to yourself in other social sites and also how you are connected to friends. I need to spend more time with it but was fascinated with my quick test. I entered the three blogs I write and then, presto – up popped my Flickr and my Pownce sites. (and I had totally forgotten… Read More »Google’s Social Graph API
I am in the middle of moving my office at work. That coupled with two days of out of town meetings last week means that I have been all but silent on the blogosphere. When I checked in today, I was a bit sad to see the last 5 postings were from my del.icio.us posting “thingy” (their word – not mine..I would use doodad or some other technically savvy term). That struck me as blog-lazy. So, I deleted that. My plan was to use that feed as a way to make a very easy backup of the sites that I… Read More »My, My…I appear to be blog-lazy these days
Profilactic.com – preventing an online identity crisis Bad name..but interesting idea. Social media aggregator that pulls in what you and your friends create. (tags: aggregator social) 20 Ways To Aggregate Your Social Networking Profiles trying to find a way to mix about 30 RSS feeds together and not really finding what I want. But some of this stuff could come in handy later. (tags: aggregator socialnetworking web2.0 socialnetworks blogging rss) Abject Learning: Syndication is for suckers Lots of good ideas about RSS syndication of an entire class (tags: elearning feeds mashup rss aggregator)
Filter RSS feeds with Feed Rinse like a spam filter for RSS feeds. Got a topic you DON”T want to see? Think this might make a feed that won’t bring you that topic based on keywords. (tags: aggregator feed feeds filter rss web2.0)
Instapaper Is it wrong to use one bookmarking site to bookmark another bookmarking site? hmmmmm (tags: bookmarks reading webapp application bookmarking) interlübke beautiful german furniture (tags: architecture design)
Muppet Wiki – Muppet Wiki – a Wikia wiki Muppet Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson and the Muppets. (tags: muppets reference wiki funny television) Sprout Builder » Features Easy to build and customize flash “widgets” that can contain dynamic content, media, etc. WOW!