Technology Pyramid?

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Are we becoming cyber-potatoes? See what Wired recommends for our daily consumption of technology.

You can learn how to do anything on the web!

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Somebody, somewhere has a blog or a webpage geared towards answering the everyday imponderabilia of life, such as how to change the oil status indicator on your car. For the Honda Fit, I found at least two blogs dedicated to all things Honda Fit related, and wanted to share the information with you:

More Global Pop Culture

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From Korea, to the rest of the world. (Give it time to load, the video is coming from China).

Why you shouldn’t use wikipedia as a source

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I know it’s crunch time for undergraduates, but I found another reason why you shouldn’t use wikipedia for scholarly efforts. It’s OK for personal reasons (how old is Grace Slick now?) or for a first introduction to a topic, but if you are going to take the trouble to write a paper, use reliable sources. […]

草泥马: The infamous grass-mud horse

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For an explanation of why this is funny, read this article from China Digital Times.

China has the most internet users in the world

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From The Economist, 26 Jan 2009

2009 Chinese Nationalism

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From Youtube and the China Digital Times: 2009, GO CHINA! 《2009,中国加油》 Lead: Snowstorm, freely falling down to earth, like western values 甲:大雪,像西方的价值观,自由的飘洒, Lead: Despair fills the sky, ice covers the earth 乙:漫天哀愁,一地冰碴 ! Lead: Did China retreat? 甲:中国退缩了吗? All: No. The Olympics were a success! We are victorious! 全:没有!奥运成功了!我们胜利啦! Lead: Hot blood and iron will […]

Twittering 101

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OK, one of the loves of teaching is hearing something different from students in class – but as a 40 something year old who has a facebook account (but never checks it), I was surprised to hear how many people in class today did not know about what I thought was a fad for the […]

Dvorak’s rant on academia

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John C. Dvorak, a columnist for PC Magazine, recently wrote an article exhorting academics to study such vibrant, popular social phenomenon like MySpace.com. Here’s the link to his article on PCMag.com; you should read it first. He starts off the article with the following blast: Universities have got to focus their attention on computers and […]