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  • With Soundtrap you make music online.  You can plug in your own instrument, use the software instruments available in Soundtrap or just record a song directly with your computer microphone. It's super-easy!
Sep 23, 15

Interesting tip about creating the commons, I wonder how much use it would actually get.
– kfrost (kfrosttweets)

  • A web presence (singular) is a location or place on the world wide web where a person, business, thing or some other entity is represented (see also web property and point of presence). Web presence (plural) is the collection of places on the web where a particular person, business, thing or some other entity is represented.


    Examples of a singular web presence for a person could be any of a personal website, blog, a profile page, a wiki page, or a social media point of presence (e.g. a LinkedIn profile, a Facebook account, a Twitter account, etc.). Examples of a singular web presence for a company, product, brand or some other non-person could be any of a corporate website, a microsite, a page on a review site, a wiki page, or a social media point of presence (e.g., a LinkedIn company page and/or group, a Facebook business/brand/product page, a Twitter account, etc.). The web presence (plural) for a person, company, brand, product or some other entity is the collection of all the singular web presences which represent the same person, company, brand, etc.


    A singular web presence has a unique web address to distinguish that point of presence from those representing other individuals, companies, brands, products, groups, etc.

Aug 17, 15

Thanks, @emckean! It was inspired by a comment the brilliant @skipvia made on long ago.
– ruzuzu (ruzuzu)

  • I am asked this question constantly and I’m glad, because every job seeker should be asking this question and thinking hard about the answer. I could write a book on the subject of academic uses and abuses of Twitter and other social media at this point, and I’m sure that somewhere somebody is, because the issue has never been more fraught. But for the sake of this column, I’ll be brief. 


      You should have a curated Internet presence for the job market. The fact is, you will be Googled. That is not usually because search committees are trying to dig up dirt on you, or derail your candidacy. Rather, they just want to know more about you, and get a sense of your intellectual communities, of where and how you are active, and of your “style” of communication (lively, reserved, direct, blunt, tactful, supportive, combative, and so on).

May 05, 15

Montana's most intact ghost town, situated 6000 isolated feet up in the Garnet Range. In its heyday (1898-1903)…

  • Adobe is out today with its latest app for content creators on the iPad. The new Adobe Slate app is available for free and joins the similar Voice app Adobe launched last May. Where Adobe Voice focused on using the iPad and later the iPhone for story telling with the spokenword backed by visual elements, the new Adobe Slate app pairs text with fluid and customizable attractive layouts that look great whether you’re a designer or not.

  • When it comes to research, there are so many different sources that students can now tap into to get their information. I know I am going to date myself here, but growing up, I actually had to go to the library, look up information, and actually borrow books. With the advent of the web and a variety of other sources, there is no need to go that route any more. In fact, like I had mentioned in an earlier post, back in 2003-2004, when I was in grad school, I never once stepped inside of the school library to do research for my courses.

    Now, there is not only the web, but also social media and video that can be used in student research to create something that is almost real time and something that students can relate to. For example, let’s take a look at a web app called Storify. It takes the wealth of knowledge that the web has and sprinkles in social media and the like, to give people a different perspective. I honestly think that this can be a powerful tool for education. Let me show you more about it and how I think it can.

  • Much of our research is focused on understanding how and why we see illusions, since to understand how we see correctly, we need to understand why it seems that we sometimes see incorrectly. Illusions, therefore, are critical windows into the mind.


    The beautiful thing about illusions is that they make us realise not only that things are never what they seem, but also that our experiences of the world shape our understanding of it.


    The whole concept of an illusion is predicated on a misconception. When you see an illusion, you are entertaining two realities simultaneously. Take the first illusion on this page, for example: you see one reality (two grey squares that look different) but you also know another reality, namely that the grey squares are, in fact, physically the same. In other words, the brain causes the illusion by in that moment trying to make sense of what the eyes are seeing. You’re in the position of actually experiencing yourself having an experience

Feb 04, 15

#onidelem Teaching Tolerance's issue focuses on Story Telling; ED677 on Diigo
– Lindsey Cassidy (Lcassid2)

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