Lately I’ve been bothered by the term blogosphere. Maybe it’s because I hate being roped together with people like Andrew Breitbart. Or maybe it’s because I hear blogosphere being used as if it was a source in its own right, like some sort of online collective consciousness that breaks stories and is somehow responsible for traditional journalism’s impending doom. […]
I’ve had a busy and productive year. Of course, if you follow this blog, you would not know it. Some of the highlights include giving a presentation on web analytics, building a community of practice for a federal grantee, creating a social network for a local eval group, and helping a friend put together a […]
Earlier today I read a nice post by UNC Sociologist and Family Inequality blogger Philip N. Cohen. The post, Stop that feminist viral statistic meme, traced a popular feminism meme down to its source. If you don’t feel like clicking, here is the gist of the meme from Cohen’s post “While women represent half the global […]
For some reason this post, published in the summer, has found a home in the back of my head. The article is titled “YouTube Better at Funny Cat Videos Than Educational Content, Professors Say.” Here is the gist, when you search YouTube for some academic topic you are much more likely to find popular low quality […]
I watched an interview with Sunni Brown on the Duarte Blog yesterday. Really interesting piece on the use of graphic facilitation. The interview is a little dated in internet terms (5 months) but relevant since she will be speaker at TED 2011. You can watch the interview on the Duarte Blog. After watching the interview […]
Ok, so I’ve switched hosting services and I expect some issues might arise because of the move. Good news, is that this will ultimately lead to increased activity on this site. I’m looking forward to more posting and less admin tasks in the very near future. Thanks for bearing with me!