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by Stephen Downes
December 9, 2008

Tribune Files for Bankruptcy
That's 'Tribune' as in the Chicago Tribune, one of the largest newspapers out there. While it is tempting (and far too easy) to blame the economy for the paper's failure, the fact is that the Tribune was one of the slower companies to adapt to the internet, and has as a consequence suffered as an old media outlet in a new media world. Cory Bergman, Lost Remote, December 9, 2008 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

BlogPhilosophy: What If All the Learning in the World, Does Not Save It From Itself?
Ignatia looks at the rampant commercialism of Online Educa Berlin and laments, "I see a world that I believed in, fade and becoming absorbed in a too well known human trend." Related: I respond to Dave Pollard, A Paean to Activists. Inge de Waard, Ignatia, December 9, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Social Learning Question of the Day
I agree with Jane Hart, Kevin Jones has a great idea, but I am afraid he'll be scrounging the bottom of the barrel for questions after a few months of asking one a day (and just to make things harder for him: my shoe size is 10 1/2). Jane Hart, Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day, December 9, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

New Systems Try to Stop Spam Messages Before They Arrive On Campus
Since putting SpamAssassin on my server a few weeks ago I have been deliciously spam-free. Well, not completely free, but enough to save my sanity. That said, like Steve Comeau from Rutgers, "I don't want to be an expert at the nuances of filtering out spam." So a service like Google's spam-filtering service seems attractive. If only they weren't reading and indexing all my emails in the process. Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Education, December 9, 2008 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]

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