Communication- Evidence the World is Changing
I wrote a post about Swivel the other day (a really interesting data sharing/graphing site) at about 11:40 at night. By the next morning I had two comments from the co-founders (Mr. Dimov and Mr. Mulloy).
To me this demonstrates how the world has fundamentally changed. It really is about conversation and the people who take the time and have the skill to communicate are going to succeed. These are the skills our students will need.
I have to feel that Swivel will do very well. These guys get it.
I wrote one post that was long and full of references to things like the Kennedy AssassinationAmazon has 11,850 results in books alone and Google gives you 856,000, furries and tattooing the whites of your eyes but it seemed a little too preachy and I’ve done more than enough of that lately. It was a long way of getting at my point, which is this- the Internet and our society (America in particular) makes it really easy to ingest laser like streams of information that focus solely on subjects you like and are said only by people who agree with you I count listening to opposing view points by people who you regard as idiots to be the same thing as listening to your own ideas. If it’s too easy to discount the messenger and the message then you aren’t doing anything but confirming your own thoughts.. The world is full of lasers and echos, it’s up to you to blend them and make something interesting. So take Dan’s video which says what he means much better than his later postI’ve got no problem with either but the video makes things much clearer than the posts seems to have done – at least judging by the comments.. dy/av : 009 : don’t be prez from Dan Meyer on Vimeo and […]
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