John Costilla's Blog – September 2008 Archive (16)

Social not cool anymore?

I believe that the aspect of including social media and social elements in your school, work, or play is important and that it is still all the "buzz." But, is using the words "social" or "social network" out? Facebook has a made a few minor changes, notably, they have removed the social network definition in their description. Maybe it's just a given or maybe it's just out. It reminds me of the days when everyone went through the whole... "we're a .com… Continue

Added by John Costilla on September 30, 2008 at 7:43am — No Comments

The Intelligent Web

Web Strategist, Jeremiah Owyang writes:

The Intelligent Web: Software that is able to collect and make sense of all the data in the system and is able to deliver meaningful content…
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Added by John Costilla on September 29, 2008 at 8:02am — No Comments

Project 10100

Google has launched Project 10100, described as “a call for ideas to change the world by helping a s many people as possible.

The project works as follows: you send Google your idea by October 20th; it’s done by simply filling out a submission form, add a 30-second video if you like. Public…

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Added by John Costilla on September 25, 2008 at 7:50am — No Comments

Are we there yet?

On many long road trips, my kids are always asking me, "Are we there yet?" And so it seems fitting that this is something our kids are asking us as educators, "Are we there yet?" There are so many tools and resources available for students, teachers, parents and communities to connect far beyond their classroom walls, yet I wonder, when we will we get there. As I read all the blog posts through my Google Reader or find great videos like the one below,… Continue

Added by John Costilla on September 24, 2008 at 7:07am — No Comments

I ♥ this ☛ Twitterkeys

This is a post that a good friend shared and thought I would pass along.

Twitterkeys—enhance your Twitter conversations:



Written on September 16, 2008 – 10:27 pm

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten,
♥…
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Added by John Costilla on September 23, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Information Overload: Clay Shirky

Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure.

Added by John Costilla on September 20, 2008 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

Yes We Can Build That.



I really love this image that I saw from a presentation @ Web 2.0 Expo NY by Jason Fried (37signals), High Order Bit. You can view his presentation here.



I believe this is the Homer's car that he designed when he wanted everything in… Continue

Added by John Costilla on September 20, 2008 at 7:25am — No Comments

Web 2.0 Expo—State of the Web

Breaking news from the Web 2.0 Expo: What’s new? Nothing really! Social media continues to mature, and that means the market for social…
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Added by John Costilla on September 20, 2008 at 7:24am — No Comments

I'm too social for my Web

How much is too social?

I often wonder how all these folks online are able to manage their time blogging, Twittering, Digging, Facebooking, Flickring and YouTubing and still manage their work and family responsibilities? Irregardless to ones profession, social media is a big part of where online learners, consumers, educators, businesses, teens, musicians,… Continue

Added by John Costilla on September 12, 2008 at 7:51am — No Comments

The next 5,000 days?

The last 5,000 days have brought together through computers, cell phones, servers, linking of pages, satellite images and Web 2.0.



So what does the next 5,000 days bring us?

Kevin Kelly shares the coming of the… Continue

Added by John Costilla on September 11, 2008 at 7:37am — No Comments

Facebook: Time is up.

We’ve known it for quite some time now: Facebook’s new design will soon be Facebook’s only design, although many users aren’t… Continue

Added by John Costilla on September 10, 2008 at 7:02am — 2 Comments

Thirst

Check out the world's best slideshare presentation from the 2008 World's Best Presentation Contest. Great message and imagery. See top winners in each category.…

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Added by John Costilla on September 9, 2008 at 7:11am — No Comments

Can I get a status update?

It seems that in today's Web 2.0 society, we are open and willing to share just about anything. Sometimes, we even share the most meaningless information via our status updates, especially in the world of Twitter, Facebook and of course in this blog here as well.



So here are a few posts… Continue

Added by John Costilla on September 8, 2008 at 8:08am — No Comments

All the buzz... Google Chrome

Google has introduced a new Web browser, called Chrome, which is directly targeted at going head-to-head in the browser market with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The move takes the…

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Added by John Costilla on September 4, 2008 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Oh... The places we go.

According to comScore, a Web data tracker, Americans spent 302 billion minutes online last month. That's 6,760 lifetimes at 85 years apiece.



So where do we spend all this time?

Checking e-mail is the most popular online activity for the 221 million North American adults online, according… Continue

Added by John Costilla on September 3, 2008 at 9:56am — No Comments

The Study of a Culture - The YouTube Culture

No this is not the "Charlie bit me" video. This is Mike Wesch's presentation to the Library of Congress entitled "An anthropological introduction to YouTube." Mike is the creator of the now famous video - Web 2.0 Explained. This presentation really speaks to how widespread YouTube is and the notion of video blogs (… Continue

Added by John Costilla on September 2, 2008 at 8:15am — No Comments

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