Stephen Downes

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Something fun you can do is copy clips from press releases and do a Google search on them to find publications rerunning PR as news. Or, conversely, as I did in this case, you can copy the clip from the publication and search for the press release that prompted it. Here's the one for this article. Even the quote from Benjamin Ola. Akande, Champlain's President, comes from the press release. Now I thought the story was interesting, especially in light of the Tony Bates article. And I don't think I've covered   InSpace before (update: I have mentioned it briefly). So it's worth a link. But I wish online publications would add more value - at the very least, they could delete the unnecessary adjectives used in PR-speak. Anyhow, InSpace works on the same sort of principle as Gather.Town, which I discussed a few weeks ago.

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