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15 years ago
I am currently in the process of writing a paper for presentation at the Association of Internet Researchers this October. The paper is titled “Does Web 2.0 Matter? Investigating How Learning Environment Design Affects User Community Engagement” and the system being investigated is PocketKnowledge. Since today's seminar is about the future of PK, I thought I would discuss some interesting things I have found while analyzing the data. One interesting thing is how PK use has changed since I first analyzed the data back in November 2006. One interesting trend is the increased prominence of doc...
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15 years ago
I came across some fun library stuff from Life Hacker. One particular cool tool is called Book Burro, which comes up when you are looking to buy a book. When looing at a book, it shows the local libraries it is at, as well as how much it costs from various retailers. For example, the print screen shows a book that is available at CU, NYU, and the prices at various...
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15 years ago
One of the nice things about working out of a University is having access to tons of expensive content that you don't have to buy directly. I came across JupiterResearch (link via Proxy), which does research on the Internet and emerging consumer technologies. They have a lot of research that could be helpful for both NetGen research and Channel research. Here are some of the reports they have recently put-out:
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What are people watching online? What is compelling video? You can get a sense of this through checking out Vidmeter, which tracks the top videos online. It may be an interesting research project to create a taxonomy of characteristics, and classifying the top videos. This may give a sense of where to direct our energies for our channel. Vidmeter gathers data from across the web to provide an accurate representation of the most popular online videos. While it is impossible to tell the exact number of views a given video has received f...
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15 years ago
The notion that you can create a research study to either support or refute any ideological position seems to be increasing highlighted when Business School faculty attack educational problems. For example, I was reading
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15 years ago
I thought I would share my class project for Prof. Kinzer's course on the Possibilities of Virtual Worlds. The name of the project is Second Look, which is a research platform for Second Life. Between the the NED project that Matthew is leading up, and the smarter survey tool that Nabeel is heading up, surveys have been on my mind! To use Second Look, drop the S...
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15 years ago
Since TC has been considering creating a presence in iTunes University, I thought I would visit some sites that are using it. I visited UC Berkely's site and was pleased to find that Paul Duguid, who wrote The Social Life of Information (good book), includes his History of Information lectures in iTunes U. However, I was disappointed to find that the broadcasts h...
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15 years ago
Hui Soo and I came across an interesting application of Google Maps called Multiplottr, which allows you to plot points on Google Maps with ease. We tried it with the zip codes of the people who have requested copies of the Teaching the Levees curriculum (view map). It quickly reveals that the project has a bent towards East-coast distribution. I am surprised not to ...
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15 years ago
I came across this project being run out of the Intelligent Information Laboratory at Northwestern University. It is called News at Seven, which is: an automatic system that crafts daily news shows. It finds the news you are interested in; edits it; finds relevant images, videos, and external opinions; and then presents it all using a virtual news team working in a virtual studio. News at Seven is a uniquely compelling experience that can present traditional news--augmented with supplemen...
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15 years ago
I am trying out Plugoo on my website, which is an instant messaging application that you can integrate into your website. I think this is a...
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