Microsoft to Double Down on HTML5 With Internet... →
It’s fast, it’s standards based, it’s ahead of the pack. Could they be getting back into the game?
Short and Simple Survey on Broadband Usage in... →
The city of Rockford is preparing a response to the Google Request for information (RFI) for potential investments in a high speed fiber network for a deserving community. You can help by filling out a usage survey of your residential and/or business use of your Internet broadband connection. Please help by taking the short survey at http://www.ci.rockford.il.us/broadbandsurvey/
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From the twitter blog @anywhere: →
“When we designed Twitter, we took a different approach—we didn’t require a relationship model like that of a social network.” When introduced the follow me relationship model, coupled with the emphasis on short messaging service, made Twitter a unique beast. As Biz Stone once said, they didn’t know what the built until they build it. It turns out that this a very...
The FCC wants 100M bps service to be available to... →
Is this even close to good enough? I think not.
Google Buys DocVerse: People as Important as the... →
Definitely a step in the right direction. Helps make Google Docs more valuable than Office on the desktop.
via @rrw OneLogin: Enterprise-Class Security... →
We are always looking at new an innovative ways to lower our costs via cloud computing. This service has potential as one of the last steps to move away from a local network… and become the network!
eSN Special Report: Beyond virtual schools -... →
This report is very interesting, specially interesting when contracted by the articles this week on professors that are banning laptops in lectures. Well how about if we ban lectures!
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter,...– Dr. Seuss
Smartphones will shake up paid content debate (via... →
Smartphones are set to outpace sales of desktop computers by 2012. Mobile devices already outnumber desktop devices 4 to 1. This falls in line with the trend that mobile devices will be THE predominate way people interact and communicate via the web in just a few years. How fast is it growing? Eric Schmidt cites that mobile devices are being adopted at 8 times the first wave adoption rate of...
Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something– Thomas Edison
Instead of Inventing Everything From Scratch,... →
This article highlights BYOT, or Bring Your Own Technology initiatives at several districts around the country. In a nutshell, it is about serious broadband, internal network infrastructure, procedures and participation and buy-in by teachers and students. These schools are living much of what my local school district is in the strategic planning stages for. I’m participating in a group of...
Common Core State Standards Initiative releases... →
“These draft standards, developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, seek to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.” “Governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia committed to developing a common core of state standards in...
What about your district? "School Districts Lay... →
“Over the past two years, Forsyth County Schools in Cumming, Ga., has slowly allowed some of its 34,000 students to bring their own notebooks, iPhones or other computing tools to school and connect them to the district network.” “To handle the load of these extra devices — along with the interactive whiteboards that were already in each classroom — the technology staff had to...
A List Apart article: Flash and Standards: The... →
Tim Berners-Lee TED Talk on the power of open standardized data repositories and mashups. the OpenStreetMap visualizations are amazing! As he says, we’ve only just started.
Facebook To Sell Tickets With Eventbrite (via... →
Events managed via cloud service providers makes a lot of sense. Yesterday we saw an announcement from plancast to manage activity structures, including events. And today, a future for Facebook events via Evenbrite. We end up building a number of event structures in our cross-media projects. Paying attention to how these are managed by these type of cloud vendors are important. Do we need to move...
The Future as Platform: Mark Hendrickson's Vision... →
“If you break the idea of an ‘event’ down into its basic units (what’s going to happen, when, and where), there’s a ton of relevant social content through the long tail. We’re designed to host a superset of all this event data.”