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This makes me want to put my Amazon Echo into a panda outfit.
Khan Academy is changing the way we learn. Their latest experiment, LearnStorm, is piloting in the Bay Area with support from Google.org. Watch as Sal and Eric discuss LearnStorm, Khan Academy and the future of education. (Published on Feb 19, 2015)
No, not directions, distance…
Source: Free Technology for Teachers
This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.
Blog owners should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as “adult” so that they can be placed behind an “adult content” warning page.
Bloggers whose content is consistent with this and other policies do not need to make any changes to their blogs.
Thank you for your continued feedback.
The Blogger Team
In a sharp policy U-turn, Google is warning users of its Blogger platform that they must remove all graphic images and videos or face having their blog yanked from public view.
Google blogs – which have “blogger” or “blogspot” in their URLs – number in the many millions and include topics from makeup tips to X-rated material.
But from March 23, says the company, all this changes, and “you won’t be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.”
Existing blogs that contravene this rule won’t actually be deleted, but will be set to “private”, so that they can only be seen by their owners or by anybody that’s been specifically invited. New blogs, though, could be pulled altogether.
The only exception will be content that “offers a substantial public benefit, for example in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts”.
Read the full article @ Forbes.
Matt Cutts describes lessons learned from the early days of Google in a January 2015 talk at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The slides are available at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13gDspOfYxB3z2_SIKne0zE2uc7dCLTffDkF9DEBTETw/edit#slide=id.p
More info about the Toolsmith fund at http://cs.unc.edu/give/toolsmith-fund/
Watch other talks in this series at http://cs.unc.edu/50th/alumni-speaker-series/videos/