Archive for the 'Net culture' Category

The law of information and the attention economy

Monday, April 9th, 2007

While higher ed institutions don’t compete for customers in the retail sense, they do compete for attention and are subject to the law of information. Alex Iskold discusses both concepts at Read/WriteWeb: …we no longer read – we skim. The news that used to last a day now lasts just a few hours, simply because […]

Google is not (only) a search engine

Friday, March 30th, 2007

In a recent issue of Wired, Clive Thompson writes about the new radical transparency in business communications in his article “The See-Through CEO.” Thompson points out that we need to start thinking of Google as more than a search engine: Google is not a search engine. Google is a reputation-management system. And that’s one of […]

RSS the Oprah way

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

From Back in Skinny Jeans: How to explain RSS to daytime TV watchers, bosses, and administrators… So, to make RSS much easier to understand, in Oprah speak, RSS stands for: I’m “Ready for Some Stories.” It is a way online for you to get a quick list of the latest story headlines from all your […]

Behind web 2.0, the video: Michael Wesch

Monday, February 19th, 2007

You’ve probably seen the web 2.0 video. It’s tallied well over a million views on its YouTube counter and made at least one info architect I know all misty eyed. The video’s creator is Michael Wesch, assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, and he has an interview on Searchblog. Wesch on why […]

The world has changed

Monday, October 9th, 2006

While this weblogg-ed piece is about secondary school teachers, substitute “directors of admission” for principals, and you’re going to have a similar digital/social communications divide: Marco had his kids list all of the ways they have to receive, produce, share or broadcast information. The list, as you can imagine, is long. Then, he had his […]