Category: Internet

Friday Reads: Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection

From Social networking has grown into a staple of modern society, but its continued

Friday Video: John Palfrey, “BiblioTech”

Educator and technology expert John Palfrey visited Google’s office in Cambridge, MA to talk about

The Case for Web Literacy: Douglas Rushkoff on Media Theory & Digital Culture

Q. Doesn’t this speak to the leveling effect of constant chatting, tweeting, and sharing? Someone

‘Publicly Shamed:’ Who Needs The Pillory When We’ve Got Twitter?

Writer Jon Ronson has spent a lot of time tracking people who have been shamed, raked over the coals on social media for mostly minor — but sometimes major — transgressions. And he writes about some of them in his new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Ronson tells NPR’s Steve Inskeep his anxiety level shot […]

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Friday Video: The Price of Shame “Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop,” says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she […]

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NCompass Live: Alexa, what’s an Amazon Echo?

Considering how bad my voice got by the time the hour was up, I think this went as well as it could. Full show details available @

Tuesday Tech Tip: Measuring distance in Google Maps

No, not directions, distance… Source: Free Technology for Teachers

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