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by Stephen Downes
April 18, 2007

Sin Limites
I am in Bogota where I presented at the LatinEd conference first thing this morning. I do have internet (yay) so I should be able to keep posting. A short newsletter today because it has been a busy day; more tomorrow, if everything works. Various Authors, Website April 18, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

Kathy Sierra : Jacinta Gascoigne
Alexander Hayes comments on the phenomenon of cyber-bullying. Um, mild language warning. His longer comments on the Networks discussion list are also worth reading (may require a login - I can't get the site to respond just now to verify). Alexander Hayes, Weblog April 18, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]

RSS Is a Gateway Format...
Brian Lamb narrowly escapes after giving another presentation on distrib uted content networks. "The attendees refrained from pelting us with rocks and garbage, but didn't seem all that into it either." I feel you, Brian. Remember a lot of this is still at the seed-planting stage. The ideas will germinate. For those who weren't there, Brian Lamb provides the audio and presentation wiki. Brian Lamb, Abject Learning April 18, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , , , , ] [Comment]

Today Was a Beautiful Day in Blacksburg
David Carter-Tod, who I met when I gave a talk in Roanoke in 2001: "There is something intangible that connects us across continents, whether our mutual love for an institution, or a place, or people. We don't all feel this loss the same way, but our fear during those moments, waiting for a phone call, is shared. We know. We've looked down that path, seen where it leads, and felt the relief of not taking the first step." David Carter-Tod, A poke with a sharp stick April 18, 2007 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Participative Web: User Created Content
"This study describes the rapid growth of [User Created Content], its increasing role in worldwide communication and draws out implications for policy. Questions addressed include: What is user-created content? What are its key drivers, its scope and different forms? What are new value chains and business models? What are the extent and form of social, cultural and economic opportunities and impacts? What are associated challenges? Is there a government role and what form could it take?" Longish PDF. Bill St. Arnaud writes, "the participative web will have a big impact on all sort of activities from participatory democracy to radically new business models to new ways of doing science and research." Sacha Wunsch-Vincent and Graham Vickery, OECD April 18, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]


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