Less Is More

Mashable has an interesting article about why Twitter persists despite frequent performance issues: “Less is more. Simplicity is power.” By providing little more than an API, upon which numerous others have built tools, it doesn’t so directly compete with other services. I wonder if perhaps this is the right approach for a learning system? One… Continue reading Less Is More

Lost in Communication

Would you believe United States employees cost their employers $650 billion in productivity costs in the seconds it takes for them to return attention back to the task at hand? The time spans lost are the same amount of time required to interpret a CAPTCHA. E-mail, instant messaging, Twitter, etc. are all distractions from getting… Continue reading Lost in Communication

FACULTY

This is my last work ID for Valdosta State University. The previous IDs had a red bar for both FACULTY and ADMINISTRATION. The girl who made the previous one put FACULTY despite my protests. The girl who made this one did the same. Maybe the computer system had me listed as a faculty member? ezra_id.jpg… Continue reading FACULTY

Social Marketing

Normally, I consider John Dvorak a crotchety old-timer who doesn’t get human-computer interaction due to his myopic self-centered view. (His use isn’t usually my use, so he gripes seem inapplicable.) Finally, he got one right… almost. In his most recent blog post… er… opinion article, he described people using social networks as “marketing” themselves. Actually,… Continue reading Social Marketing

links for 2007-11-23

Can you take a compliment? | Ms. JD (tags: communication conversation) Babies prefer good Samaritans | Science Blog (tags: Psychology) Binary to Text (ASCII) Conversion (tags: javascript nerd tools converter) MSU – Learning Management Systems Evaluation Committee 2006-07 (tags: lms) The Big Juicy Twitter Guide | Caroline Middlebrook (tags: web2.0 guide blogs) the Idea Shower… Continue reading links for 2007-11-23

links for 2007-10-31

Hope, loss, and bicycles in Zambia – World Blog – msnbc.com (tags: charity) National Geographic News Photo Gallery: Ten Endangered U.S. Beach Towns Named (tags: science geography) ADL Community: Supporting the Global Advancement of Distributed Learning (tags: standards community collaboration learning education) How to kill or close all running programs in Windows quickly (tags: software.microsoft.windows)… Continue reading links for 2007-10-31