When MP3 blogs emerged a few years ago, I remember thinking “this can’t possibly go on, the record companies will squash these people.” Then again, the most popular musicbloggers more or less voluntarily adopted a fairly reasonable code of conduct. Note how Matthew from Fluxblog urges his readers to buy music on his sidebar, how […]Read more "Unsound reasoning"
I had always been bemused by the bold-type claim on Divshare’s site that they would host unlimited amounts of my media online for free, forever. Indications are they will come up a few trillion eons short of the goal. In the ongoing debate concerning campus-hosted versus third-party applications and services, it’s worth keeping episodes like […]Read more "Forever is a long time. Divshare going going gone?"
I got some great comments on my apocalyptic Waves post (one from an experienced body surfer) — and special thanks to Bob for pointing me to this zefrank video which does a lovely job of playing out the metaphor on the media side: play_blip_movie_167584(); .mov versionRead more "Another wave coming in…"
So there’s been a definite negative tilt to my posts lately, but it hasn’t been all bad. Last Friday I co-facilitated a workshop pushing social software on a group of students who are leading Student Directed Seminars next semester. This is a phenomenal program here at UBC in which students propose and coordinate for-credit undergraduate […]Read more "Not all that dreary…"
RSS Fountain, originally uploaded by Orin Optiglot. It was more than four years ago that Stephen Downes whipped up a custom version of his edu_rss application for the Merlot conference being held here in Vancouver. It scanned the posts of what was then pretty much the entire education-technology blogosphere (granted, it was smaller then, but […]Read more "This whole syndication thing is sucking me down the drain…"