REALLY getting tired of : What Happened Next Was Incredible / Amazing / Will Shock You / …

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes A Young Stray Dawdled Into Our House. What Happened Next Was Incredible. | SF Globe. Yes. OF COURSE baby ducks are adorable. I hatched ducklings for 22 years and never got over how wonderful they are. But I’m really starting … Continue reading

Go figure…

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Go figure… Bing Delivers Five Times as Many Malicious Websites as Google Searches on Bing returned five times more links to malicious websites than Google searches, according to an 18-month study from German independent testing lab AV-Test. Though search engines … Continue reading

Are MOOCs the answer?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Worth Reposting…. Clay Shirky is our MP3 » FOLLOWERS OF THE APOCALYPSE. For those who don’t know, Clay Shirky talks and writes about the Interwebs. He’s faculty @ NYU . He likes to make predictions about the future. He’s now … Continue reading

Who funded the Internet? I care that you don’t know what it is! « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Even in modern times it is possible for accounts of history to go awry. In this case it doesn’t even have the excuse of being ancient history.   Come to think of it, in some ways we are more at … Continue reading

Googlography 101: Searching on the Net

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes For the last decade or so I’ve been saying that searching and sorting are going to be key skills (and that these are things we really need to concentrate on in CS Education). For about as long, I’ve also thought … Continue reading

Search Engine Complexity Illustrated! (only not quite)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Search Engine Complexity Illustrated!. A student in a class I’m teaching put this under my nose yesterday. Thanks L.B.! I’ve seen this before and thought it was quite good. It is, of course a gross oversimplification. Google is quite secretive … Continue reading

Is TED Dead? Should it be?

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes Against TED – The New Inquiry. (By Nathan Jurgenson ) It’s curious that this should pop up now. The article is not new (Feb. 2012) but it crosses my path just when I was beginning to think that TED talks … Continue reading

What if we had FB’s privacy settings in real life?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I don’t think most people would like it very much. Facebook amending statement of rights and responsbilities, here’s a rundown of the changes | VentureBeat.   an application your friend has downloaded also has the right to your information because … Continue reading