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A weighted list of futurists
By Ross Dawson. The top 10 are good.
trends  litet 
october 2015 by topgold
CT231 Topic List 2013-14 - Google Drive
Thinking collaboratively about emerging trends and digital tech.
ct231  litet  from twitter
september 2013 by topgold
freistil IT
Drupal and other tech that simply works. h/t @geewiz
litet  from delicious
august 2013 by topgold
Windows computing platform market share analysis
essential reading for those planning academic infrastructure. #edtechie
litet  from delicious
july 2013 by topgold
Roku 3
more proof streaming services are eclipsing broadcast TV
litet  wishlist  from delicious
march 2013 by topgold
Thinking of @dermdaly
and the requisite focus on experience.
litet  appdev  from delicious
february 2013 by topgold
China’s Genome Factory
may sequence an entire human genome for less than an iPhone.
litet  from delicious
february 2013 by topgold
Why I still buy paper
I think some app devs have never read newsprint.
litet  apps  newspapers  from delicious
february 2013 by topgold
Highly Available Real Time Push Notifications and You
bookmarked Highly Available Real Time Push Notifications and You:
flickr  litet  from delicious
december 2012 by topgold
Social Media in Irish Education
We start with texting and run all the way to social bookmarking.
protip  edchatie  ictedu  litet 
november 2012 by topgold
Favourite Gestures - YouTube
I've asked to start a Slideshare of apps to teach in a workshop First gestures:
edchatie  litet  from twitter
november 2012 by topgold
Reality distortion field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reality distortion field (RDF) is a term coined by Bud Tribble at Apple Computer in 1981, to describe company co-founder Steve Jobs' charisma and its effects on the developers working on the Macintosh project.[1] Tribble said that the term came from Star Trek.[1] Later the term has also been used to refer to perceptions of his keynote speeches (or "Stevenotes") by observers and devoted users of Apple computers and products.[2]
litet  revision  litet12  litcc12 
november 2012 by topgold
How can I keep up with this? Microcasting might help.

Before realtime we had the Web page, a nod to the cerebral. Here’s a document, with a title, author, corroborative links, supportive advertising or similar model, and attendant comments, linkbacks, and related archives. RSS came along and added a notification system to an organic information space that lived at the user’s discretion outside the boundaries of the originating sites.

RSS aggregators captured the contours of this refined information in one or more UIs, the river of news popularized by Dave Winer in his seminal Radio application and the 3-pane email views most recently dominated by NewsGator’s FeedDemon and NetNewsWire. When on-demand versions proliferated, Google Reader soon became the default container. It wasn’t until Twitter that the lead changed hands again.

Today, this minute, when information happens, Twitter or some micromessaging stream, delivers the nugget first. Links, which had lost some momentum as RSS spread, regain some of their power to maintain control of the flow from one object to the next. But conversational aggregation has also become a powerful container, from two competing directions.

The first, the Track function in Twitter, allowed realtime conversations to occur between discoverable points. That is, anyone on the Twitter network could monitor a thread of individual tweets, and then, by addressing someone with an @ reply, initiate a one to one conversation. Using Track at both ends on one of the participant’s names, the conversants could continue as long as they directly cited each other or used the mutual tracked name as a kind of conversation tag. Eventually, they could formalize the relationship with mutual follows if necessary.

FriendFeed provided a more formalized alternative, first with threaded conversations and then with topics organized as rooms. Where Twitter conversations could be tracked in realtime via Track and delivered over XMPP in IM clients such as Gmail’s Gchat, FriendFeed was more leisurely delivered as an aggregation not just of Twitter but blogs, images, videos, and other services. As Twitter dropped both IM and Track, its value as a replacement for RSS readers grew along with its huge audience. In effect, Twitter became a universal controller for content, while FriendFeed captured more and more of the comment conversation around the content.

RSS aggregation had become a victim of its own success. Too much interesting content, not enough dynamic discovery of unexpected value, the growing competition from a threatened mainstream media, the quickening pace of the realtimesphere. Like the Web culture it absorbed before, RSS has spawned its conqueror. Realtime’s Darwinian efficiencies present both improvements in information processing and new problems to overcome.

Realtime harnesses social graph characteristics to improve prioritization. Faced with a limited amount of time to choose virtually unlimited resources, human filters outperform algorithms. I’d rather make decisions about how to invest my time based on a combination of what’s going on and what those important to me think important to them, than rely on filtering based on broader popularity, explicit voting, or link ranking.

A small number of Follows combined with Track produces a high degree of coverage on a daily basis. FriendFeed’s new realtime tools let you create imaginary friends to integrate Twitter follows who aren’t active in FriendFeed; Friends Lists let you mold realtime feeds into high value groups. Configuring FriendFeed to output comments to Twitter makes FriendFeed the input client. And we wait for Track, API access to creating imaginary friends, and other tools to filter in and out of FriendFeed’s aggregation services.

Let’s say we get all of these tools in place and Twitter returns Track as some kind of service for users if not competitors. How do we manage this volume of realtime data? With a new kind of media realignment.

Video becomes a first class Twitter object. Favorite network news such as Olbermann and Maddow create conversational chunks designed to be inserted into Twitter broadcasts and FriendFeed conversations. Since iPhone only supports YouTube, that defines the format.
Realtime economics depend on the immutable fact that we don’t have the time for realtime. We need both speed and context, and only our social clouds can provide the self-knowledge necessary to process the flow efficiently. Many of the most valuable information streams are at crossroads where it may well be worth more to sign on to a realtime network with direct control of marketing, merchandising, and publishing. I’d suggest setting up imaginary friends, Friend Lists, and realtime streams from among the talent pool of these industries.
litet  revision  litet12 
november 2012 by topgold
How to wear Google Glass
Look stylish. Feel pervasive computing at work.
pervasive  litet 
october 2012 by topgold
Seth Godin and Ubiquity
When in doubt, move toward ubiquity. When wondering, favor subscriptions.

Readers will pay.

Moviegoers will pay.

If you give them what they want, which is everything, right now, easily found and discussed.
litet  ubiquity 
october 2012 by topgold
Do You Question Social Media Culture? You Should | via @nickkellet
bookmarked Shared links enhance social media culture: a conclusion I draw from 's long read.
litet  from twitter
october 2012 by topgold
Pocket Casts
The TV screen is no longer the first screen in many sitting rooms.
litet  from twitter
october 2012 by topgold
Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT
Technology Review's premier conference focused on emerging technologies and their impact.
event  emtech  litet 
october 2012 by topgold
Pocket Casts
3d worlds that start with lasers
litet  from twitter
october 2012 by topgold
LIT ET Week 03
Creativity and Community-Based Learning
september 2012 by topgold
Standardised testing in Ireland
info from National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. #edchatie
litet  edchatie  from delicious
september 2012 by topgold
Brave New Digital: Give me a purpose for learning new media!
"Give me a purpose for learning new media," the professor asked the digital culture class. #adn
litet  essential  adn 
september 2012 by topgold
Why I Only Carry One Business Card - Forbes
I gave my last business card to +Pat Carroll 
litet  essential 
august 2012 by topgold
Made to Measure | Contents Magazine
Treat content like water to be poured into different containers.
design  litet 
august 2012 by topgold
Protests in Egypt
All networks in one banner.
april 2012 by topgold
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