POP! Like a zombie, email is declared dead on regular intervals. There are counter assertions, but the most significant sign to me, is the increasing frequency of web popovers that implore me to sign up for news by.... email. POP! I tried this month to screen cap all the ones I zapped; I ...

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Data. Big. Analytics. I don't dismiss a potential, the efforts to "harness" it. I just don't find it all that interesting. But my data? Different. I've been running my own metrics for maybe two months. I may hate dieting more than I hate running. The only time I lost a ...

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It all started with a tweet from someone I don't know. Today's DS106 Daily Create was about showing how "massive" it is: https://twitter.com/ds106dc/status/736484024445734917 And I smiled seeing how @g1000p, a twitter account with 4 total tweets, responded in a fun way, calling for me to respond: https://twitter.com/gl000p/status/736577884253519872 I have no idea who @g1000p is ...

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There goes that calendar reminder. Today is the day in 1956 that my grandfather, Abraham passed away, seven years before I was even born. I know he died young; his wife lived until 2003; outliving her husband by 47 years is staggering. I am not sure when he was born, ...

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For a while I was saving screen shots of some of the convoluted license statements I come across in Wikimedia Commons. There were ones where images were public domain in one country, but of course here in the US Congress every few years extends copyright like another 50 years. ...

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Look, I'm no chemist. I did standard chemistry classes as an undergraduate students, and delved in through my major in Geology (what do you think rocks are made of?), courses in Geochemistry, did I take PChem? What I do remember is my 10th grade Chemistry teacher, Blooma Friedman, would not ...

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Twas just some silly banter in twitter that got me looking for an image I had created for a presentation at an EDUCAUSE ELI conference. And thus I found myself flipping through a set of remix style book covers I had made back in 2006, a full half decade prior ...

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With time you cannot help accruing memories, they just keep happening, piling up. I've read opinions about ed-tech people who go on about how great things were in the early days of the web, or moaning how "twitter is not the same as it was," are pathetically nostalgic, or worse, ...

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