Mapping #Ferguson | Mapbox
“In particular, we wanted to see if there was any difference between tweets from locals and those from people who traveled to Ferguson to participate in or report on the protests.”
The town that runs on Twitter: Jun’s residents tweet to report crime and chat to their mayor – Features – Gadgets and Tech – The Independent
“Jun, home to 3,500 people, is believed to be the first town worldwide to adopt Twitter as the dominant method of communication between local government and residents. For the past four years, it has acted as the town’s community noticeboard: sharing obituaries, news, school-dinner menus. Residents use the social-networking site to report crime, problems with civic services and to book doctors’ appointments.”
Want to Make Your Course ‘Gameful’? A Michigan Professor’s Tool Could Help – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education
It’s a bit insane to me this was a conversation but it’s one that ought to happen much more. Are we practicing what we preach?
“One of my undergrads came up to me and said, ‘You know, Professor, your ideas about games as models for learning environments are really interesting, but I’m curious, why don’t you teach your class following those ideas?’” Mr. Fishman says. “And I thought, Well, that’s a really excellent question.”
Not Your ???????’s Blog | Word to Your Motherland
One of those impressive student blogs that inspires.
h/t Amy Nelson
Netflix tries to put a human face on Big Data with its own anthropologist.
“Netflix knows that we know that it knows more than we do about what we do in our private time.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.