Some of the things I’ve pinned to the board this week.
Featured image, a bit of processing slit-scanning strangness, guess the source.
Grist from the pinboard.
Some things that have caught my interest over the last week:
Featured image: Got Links? | On some large road machine from Gila County AZ | Alan Levine | Flickr CC-BY
@cogdog has more creative thoughts and advice on #creativecommons Are you looking at the opposite end of Creative Commons?
This is a experiment, I’ve generated a list of my recent (last 6 weeks) Pinboard: bookmarks tagged ‘facebook’ and post them below.
This will hopefully be a useful reference for me and perhaps others.
I’ve been thinking about Facebook quite a bit recently. I still only visit occasionally and feel fairly negative about it. When I do visit I often see interesting things about folk I know, but not enough to make me visit more often. I also recognise that it can be used for really interesting projects for example the EAST Project we talked about on on Radio #EDUtalk.
The video, linked to by Alan, held my attention for the full hour (I find it hard to watch online videos for more than a few minutes).
- Facebookistan english version – YouTube
- What do you mean “If” Facebook were a country?
- The secret rules of the internet | The Verge
- The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed | WIRED
- Are you being catfished? | open thinking
- Facebook abandons free speech
- Seth’s Blog: Read more blogs
- Facebook has an identity crisis – and it’s messing with democracy – ClintLalonde.net
- Facebook Schools MOOCs on Engagement ~ Stephen Downes
- Magic, Misdirection, Sleight of Hand, Facebook
- Timothy Boostrom is Not Real — Medium
- Facebook is blowing us off
The Featured Images is Soild links | SONY DSC | Bernard Spragg. NZ | Flickr used under a public domain license. Stamped with the stamped attributor version of flickr cc attribution bookmarklet maker.Also on:
the future of the web involves moving away from the idea of centralized, authoritative locations and into something I call “connected copies”.
This lead me to AMBER where it says:
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society wants to keep linked content accessible.
Whether links fail because of DDoS attacks, censorship, or just plain old link rot, reliably accessing linked content is a problem for Internet users everywhere.
Having blogged for a while I am very aware of this problem, links I’ve made have fallen away. My bookmarks are full of holes.
Just the other day I linked to a couple of posts here that were made this month. They have already gone.1
I’ve installed the Amber WordPress Plugin here and set it to use the Internet Archive to ‘save links’ when I make them. I could have chosen to save them here, but I wonder if that could get messy?
The other thing that crosses my mind is what if people want to rub out something they have published. When a post is taken down deliberately, should I be archiving it? The posts I mentioned above were deleted by the author (I presume). Should I then make public copies available? That is what would have happened if I’d had the amber plugin working at the time.
I don’t know the answer to these questions or how the plugin works, but I’ll keep it running here for a while and look out for broken links.
Featured image Flickr photo Public Domain: Image from page 28 of “The effect of black rot on turnips, a series of photomicrographs, accompanied by an explanatory text” (1903) | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Here are a great series of articles that I came across this morning. I’d recommend everyone interested in the Internet and education to read them.
For someone who reads a lot online I do not dip into TES often. So I was excited to find:
Jim Knight: ‘Let’s give all students their own domain name – and watch the digital learning that follows’ today.
Ironically I got it via Jim Groom’s post:
Domains and the Cost of Innovation. I do read Jim’s blog religiously.
Jim Knight’s article is based on another wonderful post by Audrey Watters> Audrey writes about the work of Jim Groom and others at the University of Mary Washington: The Web We Need to Give Students.
I’ve been muttering and mumbling about this idea for a good while now, based on reading about the UMW project and taking part in DS106. I really hope that the TES article gives the idea some legs and it can get some traction in the UK and more importantly, to me, in Scotland.
Before I started working on the Glow team, I included it in a post, Glow should be at the trailing edge?. I don’t think the idea has ever been given serious consideration at the right level. It certainly goes is a slightly different direction than Glow is going but it is still worth considering.
Just picked up an a great looking set of links from twitter. To late to fully check out tonight.
From Pinboard: bookmarks for johnjohnston for the most part.