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Robert Scoble suggests that back in 2000 (when there were few blogs) it was not unusual for a conversation to take place through the blog comments over the space of week. Now with twitter, the time shrinks dramatically. He then looks at FriendFeed and suggests that, with proper search facilities added to what is already there, the trend can be reversed and what he calls “the half life” (~20 hours in the example from 2000) will increase as older conversations can be found and referenced again.

Tags: conversations, learning, stories

22
Nov

Doubt greets IMF bailout offers | csmonitor.com

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Doubt greets IMF bailout offers

The fund seeks to soften effects of the financial collapse, but many Asian leaders – citing bad advice from the ’97 crisis – are wary of conditions attached to assistance.

Doubt greets IMF bailout offers | csmonitor.com.

Tags: error, finance

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These are my links for November 20th from 15:18 to 15:24:

  • Planning to Share versus Just Sharing at EdTechPost – This is a long post, born out of years of frustration with ineffective institutional collaborations. If you only want the highlights, here they are: grow your network by sharing, not planning to share or deciding who to share with; the tech doesn’t determine the sharing – if you want to share, you will; weave your network by sharing what you can, and they will share what they can – people won’t share [without a lot of added incentives] stuff that’s not easy or compelling for them to share. Create virtuous cycles that amplify network effects. Given the right ’set,’ simple tech is all they need to get started

Tags: change, education, learning, tagging

20
Nov

Breadcrumbs for November 20th through 15:07

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These are my links for November 20th from 02:18 to 15:07:

  • Magic Quadrant for Social Software – Growth, volatility, innovation and immaturity characterize the current state of the social software market. It is evolving in response to the demand for a coherent way to support information creation and sharing, team communication and coordination, and communities and informal social interaction

Tags: Breadcrumbs, learning, software, wordpress

20
Nov

Breadcrumbs for November 19th through 21:48

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These are my links for November 19th from 20:41 to 21:48:

  • GAO: urgent policy concerns for transition/new administration – Many of the urgent policy concerns identified here are critical and time sensitive and require prioritized federal action. They are issues that require a focus from the transition team and new administration because if they are not dealt with, they could have great implications for life, well being, or the confidence of citizens in government, or because they have key quickly approaching dates where a decision must be made or actions taken. Consequently, these issues are not necessarily the most important issues in the long term, but rather those that must be dealt with immediately.

Tags: design, intellectual property, management, politics, science, Systems

These are my links for November 19th from 00:33 to 01:05:

  • Half an Hour: The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On – Though today we stand at the cusp of this new vision, the future will see institutions and traditional forms of education receding gradually, reluctantly, to a tide of self-directing and self-motivated learners. This will be the last generation in which education is the practice of authority, and the first where it becomes, as has always been intended by educators, an act of liberty.

Tags: education, learning

19
Nov

Alan Greenspan: Wrong

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“Not only have individual financial institutions become less vulnerable to shocks from underlying risk factors, but also the financial system as a whole has become more resilient.”
— Alan Greenspan in 2004

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Tags: finance error, Systems

18
Nov

Breadcrumbs for November 18th through 10:24

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These are my links for November 18th from 09:24 to 10:24:

Tags: error, experience, feedback, learning, lists, metaphor, music, patterns

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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PBS NEWS HOUR Interview with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, famous economist and author of “The Black Swan” and Dr. Mandelbrot, professor of Mathematics (and originator of ‘fractal geometry’) .

Both say that the present economy more serious than the Great Depression, and the economy during the American Revolution.

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Tags: derivatives, error, finance

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Very interesting threads on friendfeed, Twitter (follow the thread here), and YouTube give some indication of how quickly conversations over social media can come swell into the power of a mob. There’s a lot of debate over how lasting the impact might be on Motrin (or on Social Media like Twitter for that matter) One interesting starting piece is via LouisGay.com – it will be interesting to see what Motrin’s response will be to the whole affair when they get into the office Monday!”

Tags: cybernetics, filters, management, social software