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Digg is going to kill Digg Reader; what should we do now?

After five years of operation Digg Reader, an RSS reader, is about to be killed. Here’s what greeted me over the weekend when I fired it up in a web browser: As far as I can tell there haven’t been any … Continue reading

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I defy the world and go back to RSS

It may be perverse, but in this age of Facebook (now 2 billion strong) I’ve decided to rededicate myself to RSS reading.  That’s right: old school, Web 2.0 style. Why? A big reason is that Facebook’s front page is so, … Continue reading

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Life after Google Reader

It’s been almost two months since Google announced it would close down its RSS Reader. I blogged about that decision back then, and have been experimenting with alternatives ever since. My needs: I use RSS heavily as a research tool, … Continue reading

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Going beyond Google Reader, RIP

Google just announced that they are going to shut down Google Reader, a very powerful and (until now) reliable RSS reader. This is very bad news for my work.  I’m a researcher, and spend a lot of time in GR … Continue reading

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Using social media for news: the latest Pew update

How do people use social media? It turns out, a lot of Americans turn to these platforms for news.  The invaluable Pew Research Center just updated us on their latest findings, and the results should be very useful for anyone … Continue reading

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My class, two weeks in

Teaching for the first time in sixteen years continues to be exhilarating and fascinating. LDES-703 is an interesting experiment, a hybrid on several levels.  Our live sessions take place one night each week.  For those most of the students gather … Continue reading

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Heading into my new class

This week I started teaching my first class since 2002.  I’d like to blog about the experience. In this post I’ll describe what I hope to achieve with the class: how I’m organizing it and what I expect.  I’ll add … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a futurist, 2018 edition

Last year I blogged about a day in my work life.  People have told me they appreciated that glimpse into daily futurism practice, so I’ll offer another one now.  Perhaps this should be an annual thing. 6:00 am – I … Continue reading

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Our favorite mobile apps: Appy Hour on the Future Trends Forum

What are the best apps for education?  What can their selection tell us about the evolution of technology? Last Thursday the Future Trends Forum ran an experiment.  We didn’t host a guest, as we usually do.  Instead, we hosted an … Continue reading

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Reading blogs in 2018: thoughts and things to do

So are blogs dead in 2018, or are they a viable part of the web? To find out I decided to exploit my friends reach out to my social networks to see what kind of blog activity they were currently up … Continue reading

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