January 2013

Setting Fire to the Past

Despicable: Ancient Manuscripts In Timbuktu Reduced To Ashes : The Two-Way : NPR: “‘These priceless manuscripts are my identity, they’re my history. They are documents about Islam, history, geography, botany, poetry. They are close to my heart and they belong to the whole world,’ the mayor said.” Fundamentalists in Mali aren’t the first or the …

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Shake and Fold

“Now for as long as you live, you’ll never forget these words.” Can’t argue there… via good.is

Microsites and SEO

Microsites can still be powerful additions to your business’ web presence. However, they can also cause you some serious headaches down the road if implemented incorrectly in 2013 (Google is an evolving beast). Rand’s video from 2009 still rings true: SEOmoz Whiteboard Friday – The Microsite Mistake from SEOmoz on Vimeo. Additionally, go read his …

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Class Development and Management

How would this work in a classroom (or even faculty meeting)? What is Amazon’s approach to product development and product management? – Quora: “It’s not uncommon to attend meetings at Amazon that begin with everybody sitting in silence for the first 5-10 minutes reading a document.” Pretty well, I imagine. Getting things done is all …

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Intro to WordPress

Nice 93 slide presentation from our pal Tris Hussey on the topic of websites and WordPress… Intro to WordPress/Websites with WordPress Feb 2013 Update from Tris Hussey

Textbooks Are Obstacles to Learning

From one of my bosses (and an awesome person) @John_S_Douglas: Are textbooks standing in the way of success? twitter.com/John_S_Douglas… — John Douglas (@John_S_Douglas) January 14, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Tomorrow are the finals 🙂

Remembering Aaron Swartz

Great piece from a mainstream publication about an open web hero: Why We Should Remember Aaron Swartz – Businessweek: “Swartz wasn’t an anarchist. He came to believe that copyright law had been abused, and was being used to close off what, by law, should be open. It is hard to find fault with his logic, …

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How Gorillas Got Their Name

Learn something every day… Gorilla – Wikipedia: “The American physician and missionary Thomas Staughton Savage and naturalist Jeffries Wyman first described the western gorilla (they called it Troglodytes gorilla) in 1847 from specimens obtained in Liberia. The name was derived from Greek Γόριλλαι (Gorillai), meaning ‘tribe of hairy women’, described by Hanno the Navigator, a …

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Happy 30th Birthday to the Internet

Vint Cerf writes a great post about how the modern-day internet (no, not Facebook and Twitter and TMZ.com) came to be during a tumultuous switchover in 1983: Marking the birth of the modern-day Internet | Official Google Blog: “In an attempt to solve this, Robert Kahn and I developed a new computer communication protocol designed …

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