Social Software

Reach out and touch someone

Last week Randy Moss circulated the link to a paper based on a speech by Dana Boyd to the AAAS about why kids are so nuts about MySpace. Communications technologies have created a whole new sensibility about what it means to have a social network, and young people are flocking to MySpace despite the fact that parents across the land ...

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Podcasts with photos

I was recently on the BetterPhoto site and discovered that Jim Miotke has a digital photography podcast. Jim has paired this podcast with photo examples as an effective teaching device. As a budding photographer, I find this very helpful. I also find this an interesting social networking concept. We already have Flickr as well as other photo hosting sites, but ...

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New Pew Internet Study

Yesterday the Pew Internet & American Life Project released another study. Don’t you just love those folks at Pew? Just when you think you’ve learned a new compelling statistic about the Internet and technology and lifestyle, they outdo themselves with new information. This study, Growing Numbers Surf the Web Just For Fun talks about how users have already been surfing ...

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Cancer Awareness Badge Update

Have you noticed that the automatic tally of the Eastern Division’s cancer awareness badge is up to 95!  That’s 95 people in the blogosphere who’ve decided to take up the fight against cancer, post this badge and (hopefully) share their cancer experience. You too can get one and add it to your blog today.  What’s a cancer awareness badge? It’s ...

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