In their article, “Schooling as a Knowledge Profession,” Jal D. Mehta, Louis M. Gomez, & Anthony S. Bryk point out various flaws with the current educational system in America, the greatest of which being that we are still operating within a paradigm that mirrors the antiquated trends of the industrial age.
Giuseppe Mauriello: Bitly announced new service called Realtime. It's a social search engine in private beta for finding the most clicked on Bitly links. It allows users to filter searches by keywords, topic, social network, country, target domain, language.
From review article on The Verge: "Bitly's calling it an "attention ranking engine," and that seems apt in our testing so far. Unlike Twitter's trending topics or the competition, you're able to find out which webpages are most shared, rather than simply the most viral comments on those stories.
As reporters, we're definitely fans of the idea: we can see it being a very useful tool for people who want to know what's interesting right this moment.
Of course, the results are only really useful if Bit.ly gains popularity yet again: Most social networks have their own URL shortener these days..."
Why are schools reluctant to embrace social media? When we hear anything about schools and social media, it’s almost always negative. There are always (Yes. RT @mikefixs: RT @planetshark: ★ Should Schools Be Teaching #SocialMedia?
Diffbot is a geeky and incredibly interesting technology that uses bots, algorithms, computer vision and artificial intelligence to process the content on the Web the way a human being can. “The entire Internet can be broken down into 30 different page types” explains Co-founder Mike Tung, also known as “Diffbot Mike,” and “Diffbot can identify them all.” Diffbot knows the difference between a social network profile, a blog post, a site’s front page, a product page, an event page and dozens more.
Today, Diffbot is releasing its first set of APIs, now open to all developers for free. The launch has the potential to dramatically impact the types of applications developers can build, and for consumers, it means a whole host of intelligent applications are about to emerge.....