Replied to What Happened to Tagging? by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

Alexander Samuel reflects on tagging and its origins as a backbone to the social web. Along with RSS, tags allowed users to connect and collate content using such tools as feed readers. This all changed with the advent of social media and the algorithmically curated news feed. Samuel wonders if we h…

Hi Arron, thanks for this link (and many others). I remember when I first got involved in educational blogging it was fairly simple to pull together tags from any blog (via technorati ), twitter and flickr and display them on one page. I made a few for different educational events in Scotland. A marvellous opportunity now lost, hopefully to return.

Replied to Lackawanna River American Mink – November 2019 – Colin Devroe

Hi Colin, another enjoyable episode. You were interested as to how and were people listen. I am subscribed using Castro on my phone. I listened the the first half walking around the dark streets in search is a wee bit of exercise. The second on my commute the next day driving home.
The natural history angle made this episode even more interesting than usual.

Replied to Tom Smith on Twitter (Twitter)

“Fun team meeting turning TV shows into data, visualisations and word clouds, and then this happened… Question Time but only the Brexity bits

https://t.co/FsPr6wgeFc”

Nice, but might have had enough of that word;-) Videogrep?

Replied to re: document.designMode by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

document.designMode is another useful tool when teaching the web and manipulation of content.

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for this, a useful replacement for Mozzila’s x-ray for learning, teaching and playing with the web.

I wondered about using this on iOS and found I could make the simplest of shortcuts.

document.designMode='on';

completion();

I’ve not used a shortcut for running JavaScript in mobile Safari before so useful to learn about completion()

Replied to A Generator for Martin (CogDogBlog)

I saw Martin Weller’s tweet out for a randomizing text generator: He got lots of replies (which is what make twitter useful when often it can not be), though many were just offering tools, no…

Hi Alan,
Love the random. Had a wee go at forking and having a googlesheet as a source. It might be a way of folk making their own without having to edit html…

http://git.johnj.info/edtechaphors/?id=1Tk-IUE8OG_InI6KjZ4GAFMm4IyJl1PoZQYzHCbm4fN8