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Socially yours…

Been a while since I posted…October 09 to be precise, and not much before that. Truth is, been getting into social networking, Facebook and Twitter. As an observer of the trends into the future, I have been most intrigued about how useful FB and Twitter has become. I noticed a while back that companies were telling customers to visit their Facebook page rather than web sites. This is huge shift in the way of doing things.

On the occasion of my 55th birthday, and the start of my vacation, I hope to reinvigorate my blogging, perhaps cross posting from Twitter. If it still seems quiet here, come visit me on Twitter at ThePhotowagon.

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June 28, 2010 Posted by | Communication, education, future, politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Author Nicholas Carr: The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains | Magazine

Author Nicholas Carr: The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains: Wired Magazine.

By keeping lots of brain cells buzzing, Google seemed to be making people smarter. But as Small was careful to point out, more brain activity is not necessarily better brain activity. The real revelation was how quickly and extensively Internet use reroutes people’s neural pathways. “The current explosion of digital technology not only is changing the way we live and communicate,” Small concluded, “but is rapidly and profoundly altering our brains.”

Everyone knows that attention span has been dwindling, but this article really strikes home and shows what we are dealing with. A must read for all teachers and those who want to impart knowledge and skills to the world wide future generation.

June 28, 2010 Posted by | Communication, education, future | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A wave of the future

Well, it has been a while since I last posted. The spring always brings a ramp up of work related activity, bumps most other tasks aside.  Tine for spring cleaning, including my brain!

Anyway, I’m taking another direction, returning to teaching after 10 years at a consultant at the school board level. A whole new kind of stress, but as a teacher of communications technology, I will be back in the action of keeping up to date with the latest technologies, and helping the next gen to understand their opportunities in the new age we live in.

Brings me to an awesome development I just saw from the people at Google, the empire that never seems to sleep! Google Wave will replace everything we have been doing to now…email, blogging, twittering, IM, photo  albums, you name it.

Long video, (1 hour -20min) but I have seen the future and it is exhilarating. Remember the time we were all hearing about modeless software? Maybe this is it, eh?

May 30, 2009 Posted by | Communication, education, future | , , , , , , | Leave a comment