California Effort Wants to Make College Textbooks... →
(via good.is) “Paying for college textbooks could become more affordable for cash-strapped California students. State senator Darrell Steinberg plans to introduce two bills in the next legislative session that would eliminate pricey textbooks and bring the open-source revolution to the Golden State.”
Five key marketing trends for 2012: Are you being... →
M.I.T. Expands Free Online Courses, Offering... →
(via nytimes.com) “While students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology pay thousands of dollars for courses, the university will announce a new program on Monday allowing anyone anywhere to take M.I.T. courses online free of charge — and for the first time earn official certificates for demonstrating mastery of the subjects taught.”
Razor’s Ed Show #15: Reflections on an iPad 1:1... →
Be Careful Assuming | EdReach →
“Last week, I accepted a new position with a rural school district in a town called Forreston, Illinois to be Director of Instructional Technology. It is an amazing opportunity for numerous reasons, but I am in unfamiliar territory.”
The Book Beyond the Book (via nytimes.com) →
Methinks: 1) The dying of old ways is always over blown. Shrink? Yes Die? No 2) The hybrid book… what an awesome example of good QR Code use!
7 Marketing Trends to Watch in 2012 (via... →
TREND #1 Location, Location, Location: The ultimate in right message, right time TREND #2 Personality Plus: Marketing content becomes more human TREND #3 Screensizeapalooza: Designing for multiple devices TREND #4 It’s Not Goodbye … It’s See you Later: Re-engagement and remarketing comes of age TREND #5 Actions Speak Loudest: Unlocking the power of behavior TREND #6 Social Studies:...
What Books Will Become (via kk.org) →
Kevin Kelly’s The Technium Blog
The (Unspeakable) Ultimate Machine →
The Next 5 in 5 - Innovations that will change our... →
(via ibm.com) Science fiction becomes reality. Worlds collide. The future is now…or within five years, at least. Energy: People power will come to life Security: You will never need a password again Mind reading: no longer science fiction Mobile: The digital divide will cease to exist Analytics: Junk mail will become priority mail
WTF is SOPA ? aka The American Government trying... →
Top 9 Questions Asked By New Mobile App Developers →
The Mobile App Trends Series is supported by Sourcebits, a leading product developer for mobile platforms. Sourcebits offers design and development services for iOS, Android, Mobile and Web platforms. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. Mobile developers the world over h…
The Laws of the Future of Publishing (via Thad... →
Methinks: Awesome list!
RESTful Web services: The basics (via ibm.com) →
Use HTTP methods explicitly Be stateless Expose directory structure-like URIs Transfer XML, JSON, or both
The Non-Future of Advertising (via @baekdal) →
“In this article, I am going to explain why advertising doesn’t have a future for publishers. Partly because it has already passed the point of no return; the media just hasn’t realized it yet.”
The History and Future of Cloud Computing (via... →
“According to a recent Carbon Disclosure Project report, companies that streamline operations to improve IT performance will not only reduce capital expenditures but they’ll shrink energy consumption and carbon emissions” Methinks: While the need or desire to reduce carbon emissions may not be a major driver, the significant energy cost savings IS a major reason renting from VLS...
Chrome 15 puts IE8 in rear-view mirror, takes No.... →
The Future of Retail? Look To Its Past (via... →
This post is part of the HBR Forum, The Future of Retail. Methinks: Very good observations. Another way to look at it is when you can get anything you want online in hyperconnected - hypercompetitive markets, the local market goes back to being uberlocal with strong hands services by local merchants. make sense.
Expanding Text Areas Made Elegant (via... →
The 100 Top Companies in the Digital Content... →
Governance and Social Media (via... →
People are talking about your brand. Make social media channels a core part of the Strategic Marketing, Public Relations and Corporate Communications plans, and you can steer the conversation. Opinion by Jeffrey Stewart
What the Higgs Boson Does →
Top 10 Feed & RSS Technologies of 2011 (via @rww) →
10. AppNotifications 9. iftt 8. Flipboard 7. Summify 6. Path 5. Percolate 4. Feedly 3. New Twitter Interactions 2. The Facebook Timeline 1. Facebook Seamless Sharing Methinks: I’ve tried or use most of them, How about you? These are an important part of the unification through integration of social and web platforms.
Sir Isaac Newton's notes get a digital makeover,... →
10 Tips for Promoting Your Events With the New... →
Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and... →
Methinks: Looks like a must read!
Personalized Video from Santa →
Methinks: come on, you know you want one!
5 Timekeeping Apps for Your Small Business →
“Time is money, especially for small businesses on the hustle. It’s important not just to properly manage time but also to accurately log actions and keep employees (and yourself) accountable.”
AMQP – the enchanted corner of SOA →
The point was very simple – we had standards based protocols for everything except the most useful case – asynchronous and reliable.
Mobile First, Converting Big Data with Ektron,... →
“On our last day at Gilbane Boston 2011, we learned how to work together better to achieve better results and innovation. Remarkably, much of the conference emphasized people processes rather technology to improve the way projects are streamlined, websites are built and content strategies are aligned.”
Experts Look to 2012: Information Mgmt Will Never... →
“Welcome to December, dear readers. The end of the year means it’s once again time to reflect on our past predictions and make room for new ones. Read on for expert views on the future of social business, user experience and the ever-popular information management. ”
Globalisation: Extreme shipping (via... →
Methinks: If you want to know what drives global trade, here it is. The standardized multimodal container revolutionized cargo and has significantly drove down the cost of shipping. Hmm, there is that words again - standards.
Social Media A to Z Series: I is for Influencer,... →
The authors 10 key characteristics of an Influencer in social media: They are topic or interest specific. They are respected and credible in their field. They are knowledgeable. They provide lots of quality content for their audience. They set themselves apart from their competition. They stay on top of what is current. They answer lots of questions with quality responses. They asks lots...
Social Media Challenges for Businesses in 2012... →
“2012 is sneaking up on us. It’s amazing how quickly a year goes, isn’t it? If you are in the content marketing space with your business or brand, you’ve probably had a year overwhelmed with information and engagement. That’s a good thing, right? We want to have more people communicating and networking with us than we can handle.” Methinks: A good overview of significant changes this...
How Visa Protects Your Data (via fastcompany.com) →
A rare trip inside the network’s top-secret security center. Location: We can’t say. The command room inside Visa’s Operations Center East, where your last credit-card purchase was scrutinized. | Photo by Melissa Golden Methinks: An excellent article that discusses many of the fears about information security.
SnipSnap: A Digital Organizer for Paper Coupons... →
Methinks: SnipSnap is an excellent idea
Holstee's Mike And Dave Radparvar Are Doing What... →
Download cheap eTextbooks for iPad, Web, and... →
Methinks: Have you looked at Kno?
Next steps towards a modern Platform: OAuth 2.0... →
Pando Networks Releases Global Internet Speed... →
Methinks: Any surprises for you?
What We Really Know About Consumer Behavior →
8 Intriguing User Interface Designs from the MIT... →
14 Million Reasons to Use QR Codes in Your... →
Wanted: Blankets and Napkins Printed With... →
46 Tips to Show up at the Right Field in the... →