The Other Mr. President

From the This American Life podcast: Since Russia meddled in our election, there's been concern that the fake news and disinformation that's so prevalent there could be taking hold in this country. But is that hyperbole? This week we look at what it's actually like to live in the confusing information landscape that is Putin's…

What’s in my 360 camera bag?

He sorta recommended this camera, because the price has dropped to $68.00. There are other cameras out there. Some cool ones that fit into your cell phone. But, those are a little more expensive. Keep in mind that most of your control of the camera, and editing of the photos/videos happens on your cell phone…

Closing the loop on feedback using Hypothesis annotations

Really excited about the possibility of moving closer to my dream of a transparent, revision trail of audits, edits, and feedback in my online writing. This is all due to a mix of Hypothesis, some indieweb voodoo, and brilliance from Chris Aldrich. The posts I discuss: https://wiobyrne.com/interviewing-my-domains/ https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/interviewing-my-digital-domains-w-ian-obyrne/ https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/some-thoughts-on-highlights-and-marginalia-with-examples/  

What Will Schools Look Like in the Future?

From the Freethink channel: Everyone wants America’s education system to do better. Ex-Googler Max Ventilla has a radical idea for how to make it work more like a social network. Ventilla’s AltSchool is building a highly-personalized education experience that gets better and cheaper as more students use it. In a decade, AltSchool may not have…

The once and future IndieWeb

In the beginning, the Web was a simple thing. A bit of HTML, running on a server you probably had root access to, and maybe even had running under your desk. Fast forward 20 years, and most of the Web's content resides in silos, like Twitter and Facebook and Instagram. Our Web sites have become…

When ideas have sex

At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.

Break Your Phone Addiction

How many times every hour do you check your phone? Five times? A dozen? More? How do all of these micro-interruptions change your day? Do they make you less productive? Effect your well-being? How might your life look if you were able to take control of the distractions? To literally silence your phone and dedicate…