Tuesday, April 14, 2015


How many/which teens use platforms like FB, Twitter, SnapChat, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Vine + more. Out TMW morning at http://t.co/rfKQ28SCMF

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/lrainie/status/585829546429181953

Redefining education for the 21st century @YongZhaoUO http://t.co/MCriil7MBO

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Michel Bauwens : « Quand survient le chaos, il faut déjà avoir les solutions » - Rue89 http://t.co/NXdlbbypn6

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/technoshaman/status/585899413765230593


shared on fb by john h

MUST READ by @juanmthompson: How St. Louis Police Robbed My Family of $1000 (and How I’m Trying To Get It Back) http://t.co/I536Zql6Fg

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jeremyscahill/status/585947015311405056

In the four years after the Colombia-US Free Trade Agreement, 105 union organizers in the country were assassinated. http://t.co/2p4EeIA7qD

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/586139887172059136

The immigrant who shot the #WalterScott video almost erased it because he feared for his lifehttp://t.co/OHCGXgOrqx http://t.co/2xbpkqRYs6

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Salon/status/586168207850999808

"The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose."--James Baldwin

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Great Nick Kristof piece on the Social Progress Index: http://t.co/9Cye2LgDtP

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“We’re not now No. 1 in a lot of stuff that traditionally we have been,” said Professor Porter, an expert on international competitiveness.
perhaps huge problem - is that we have experts in international competitiveness.. no?

a lot of the process of enabling innovation is empowering lay people. -Jonathan Levi #ppeleft

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So far, someone killed by an American police officer each day of 2015 except for one https://t.co/gx6ZmFQIHlhttp://t.co/FRWN4IF1vG

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/WesleyLowery/status/586262793906741248

The Current State of Machine Intelligence http://t.co/sGX3i26O6V by @shivon via @nancygiordano > great overview

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/petervan/status/586038006269792256

Verste lærdom i går: info om hvordan Pearson nå tar over LMS'er,  IQ-tester, PISA osv. Skremmende og nesten konspiratorisk.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/oisteing/status/586405454810497024

Analytic folks at #wpac might want to know that research meta-analysis doesn't really support the "10,000 hour" idea. http://t.co/AzCsSC1lm0

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/586554051833237504

For years now Spain has been sunk in a perpetual downturn, with an unemployment rate exceeding 20 percent for the general population and hovering around 50 percent for those under 25. The exasperation has given rise to Podemos, a new populist political party that opposes austerity policies and is poised to displace the establishment. But the less-noticed side of this uprising is movements like the CIC, working closer to the ground and reshaping the structure of everyday life.

The most innovative #coop today may be the one invented by a bank robber: https://t.co/nWGuRcZhr1@GarAlperovitz @davidgraeber @Demos_Org

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posted on fb by don
I loved doing this interview about how we can change the paradigm in mental health research.

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Lego Mindstorms: A History of Educational Robots http://t.co/WHkVeT4r9y

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First time in an open course like #rhizo15 "how do i succeed in a MOOC" https://t.co/kXuJEEYO64

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/davecormier/status/586919370829537281

Noam Chomsky - 'Requiem For The American Dream' Trailer: https://t.co/qlV2zbtm3h via @YouTube

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mbauwens/status/586934182473048064

Can digital humanities become more than a thing that works within institutions to something that works on institutions? @alanyliu #txdhc15

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Here's me reflecting on networked society on On Being (@Beingtweets):  http://t.co/xLJmqtBeRX It's a fun interview!

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@dajbelshaw speaks about competency in digital literacy, in context. He touches on #successkid and #meme culture!

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"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."—E.E. Cummings

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#IdeaConf15 is a celebration of our belief in learning through play https://t.co/4Gh21K29q2

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What determines how fast we learn? Neuroscience is beginning to provide some answers and it's a bit counter-intuitive http://t.co/zkyB5wZEgv

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jhagel/status/587271885508980736

These cognitive control centers are thought to be most responsible for what is known as "executive function." This neurological trait is associated with making and following through with plans, spotting and avoiding errors and other higher-order types of thinking. Good executive function is necessary for complex tasks but might actually be a hindrance to mastering simple ones.
"It seems like those other parts are getting in the way for the slower learners. It's almost like they're trying too hard and overthinking it," Bassett said.
The frontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex are some of the last regions of the brain to fully develop in humans, so this dynamic may also help explain how children are able to acquire new skills so quickly as compared to adults
or - could be that those that seem to be slow learners - just don't fit with task - isn't this all about assumption of that particular learning? what if we're missing human potential by deciding before hand what should be learning.
and to kids learning quicker when younger.. that too could be because when they are under 5 is when we give them freedom to follow whimsy..  maybe it's our compulsory directives that get in the way.. not the regions of the brain..
perhaps we overthink when flow is stifled with directives..

Burning Man's Cool Kids Break Off To Mix Tech And Music In New Festival http://t.co/kNo5BMDvZL via @forbes

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ContChange/status/587286462065958912

Slippery concepts deserve to be more carefully looked at. 
Mindset - slaying the roots http://t.co/FfmmcEDOiR 1/2 http://t.co/EtQLJzFufJ

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The world needs a new economics. Study #postgraduate #economics with us for a better world.http://t.co/Z9uQMEN8bq http://t.co/T0nG9uSTlw

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RT @esenabre: Eduardo Galeano: A cada paso que uno da, la utopía se aleja otro. Para eso sirve, para caminarhttp://bit.ly/kfgWUf #indignats

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/cerreyes/status/72954869568376832
"Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and nobodies dream of escaping poverty: that, one magical day, good luck will suddenly rain down on them – will rain down in buckets. But good luck doesn’t rain down, yesterday, today, tomorrow or ever. Good luck doesn’t even fall in a fine drizzle, no matter how hard the nobodies summon it, even if their left hand is tickling, or if they begin the new day on their right foot, or start the new year with a change of brooms. The nobodies: nobody’s children, owners of nothing. The nobodies: the no-ones, the nobodied, running like rabbits, dying through life, screwed every which way. Who are not, but could be. Who don’t speak languages, but dialects. Who don’t have religions, but superstitions. Who don’t create art, but handicrafts. Who don’t have culture, but folklore. Who are not human beings, but human resources. Who do not have faces, but arms. Who do not have names, but numbers. Who do not appear in the history of the world, but in the crime reports of the local paper. The nobodies, who are not worth the bullet that kills them."
— Eduardo Galeano, "The Nobodies"[13]
"Utopia lies at the horizon.
When I draw nearer by two steps, it retreats two steps.
If I proceed ten steps forward, it swiftly slips ten steps ahead.
No matter how far I go, I can never reach it.
What, then, is the purpose of utopia?
It is to cause us to advance."
―Eduardo Galeano

quote posted on fb by nikhil

Eduardo Galeano, genius Uruguayan writer, has died. Read his book 'Century of Wind' - it's a masterpiece.

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Data and Diplomas: On LinkedIn's Acquisition of http://t.co/qB0eq3YfLq http://t.co/GhKFKbdIcC

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from michelle holidays post on fb

Samantha s -  Over twenty years ago I did an internship at the homeland of the community school movement, Flint, Michigan, and this seems like a renewed version of that. http://infed.org/.../e-texts/hiemstra_community_school.htm 

Prof David Harvey: Rojava must be defended

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This is 1 of the best articles I have read on the topic: The New Civil Rights Movement Doesn’t Need An MLK -http://t.co/9zka8amKBg @Shugah

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Here's my big story on Marissa Mayer and Yahoo's quest to reinvent itself for the mobile era. http://t.co/TOYt2D27Iyhttp://t.co/Lf2MJCGYK6

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/harrymccracken/status/587971239878111232
"Yahoo has accomplished a lot in two years of playing catch-up," says Nick O’Flaherty, strategy director at creative consultancy Wolff Olins. But "its mobile products, while thoughtfully designed, are just ‘nice to have’ versus ‘need to have.’ Yahoo needs some ‘need to have’ in its arsenal."

Can't be at @SkollWorldForum in person? Watch livestreaming of opening plenary: http://t.co/6IYXgyWdne #SkollWF http://t.co/LfaISlwaty

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ask people what they need first, then figure out what place connects to that need, as response to how to find place #berkman

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Kenyan university massacre survivor emerges after two days in cupboard


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#Networked_p 125 Networked individualism has profound implications for individuals, social milieus & overall societies. 1/4

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No explanation required ... http://t.co/csqAQ8HdFU http://t.co/qBz6zBnLNI

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Dictionary (in artist's book form) of every word as its top Google image search: https://t.co/YpIA073q6yhttp://t.co/Syk3kqCEFe

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/johnmaeda/status/584827726693015552

So @fredwilson wrote a fine piece today on VCs (http://t.co/I5aLlzD92A) which inspired one from me @Medium   (https://t.co/jwZryV1dgi).

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/aronsolomon/status/584834650805145601

On the connection between #opendata and effectively addressing social and service inequity in #citieshttp://t.co/bmY3yYLQSc @swartell

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jmsndrsn/status/584846496534818819

A practical definition of reputation

Buckminster Fuller and Education Automation via @audreywatters   http://t.co/MU1Ky9Xb1y

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60 Minutes was... amazing. Probably the best insight into the community and what it all means to us that I've ever seen.

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(via Buckminster Fuller - Thinking Out Loud (1996) - YouTube) http://t.co/kThEjR3ruX #idea

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/a_small_lab/status/584879853079371776

Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof)

4/3/15 6:27 AM
Bravo to @AP: Its tremendous reporting on modern slavery in Indonesia has led to rescue of the enslaved fishermen m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/c…

Michel Bauwens (@mbauwens)

4/6/15 6:35 AM

Greg Satell (@Digitaltonto)

4/6/15 6:36 AM
The One Thing That Can Transform An Idea Into A Phenomenon - digitaltonto.com/2015/the-one-t…

Jose Vilson (@TheJLV)

4/6/15 6:30 AM
False accountability assured that educators in Atlanta got arrested, but accountability evangelists roam the streets with rinsed hands.

Salon.com (@Salon)

4/6/15 6:42 AM
The real reason law schools are raking in cash slnm.us/EDOidNm pic.twitter.com/9eKXytiVBk
 Economic choices, in other words, are not made in a vacuum; we can select only among the finite alternatives that precipitate from our actual pasts.
The prevailing silence, I think, comes from an implicit recognition that to ask the question is to answer it – that to speak the words aloud is to break a very serious taboo. If we start talking about that, everyone seems to know, we will never be able to sleep at night. The monster has been shut away in the closet for good reason

Pinch me. I'm invited to an improvised conversation between Yo Yo Ma, Moshe Safdie, Frank Gehry, Jon Kamen, & Richard Saul Wurman.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/skap5/status/585144143409766400

Here, by the way, is Chomsky's answer to "our side is superior because we only kill innocents by accident" (17:00) https://t.co/lCimdrFhss

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/585150140878577664

Space and the City - @TheEconomist - http://t.co/aZPtuXUC0S

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Richard_Florida/status/585151281758662656

On today's show: @trevortimm on the FBI VS #encryption, #NSA wanting more hacking powers, #IranDeal.http://t.co/ZBP5qr9zAD @FreedomofPress

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MattFilipowicz/status/585432409169985536

▶ David Harvey: The crisis of planetary urbanization  http://t.co/0hiBLDSLFT

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/profdavidharvey/status/585449780186349570

Definitely read @jackshafer on the media reaction to the Rolling Stone debacle  http://t.co/FNG7S59pEV

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/585440386803376129

graeber at occupied uni of amsterdam

http://t.co/e7MorFKlhu began with the belief that all citizens should have access to the laws and materials of government, sez @carlmalamud

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/585477322595262464

(@carlmalamud is speaking at @civicMIT today - I'll be tweeting out a few of my favorite bits.)

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and our norms are very very strong RT @ideafestival: “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” - Frank Zappa

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“The rest is just an appendix.” @cshirky on Rolling Stone. http://t.co/s41rjaIFxN http://t.co/PigUxPRziW

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“Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. Who can...http://t.co/ignDPN5UCC

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/schoolingworld/status/585518911489232896

It's obviously a huge failure of leadership in Mexico, but those drugs are going somewhere. It's a failure in the US too. - @EthanZ #MLTalks

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/medialab/status/585530504834850817

Every 26 hours there is an attack against a journalist in Mexico. Whole regions are going silent, self-censoring. - @ajcorchado #MLTalks

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The zones of silence in Mexico have grown over time, and it's largely due to this attempt to control the narrative - @ajcorchado #MLTalks

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even if you have charming engaging leaders.. if you don't have the right institutions.. - @ajcorchado #MLTalks

when we have fewer correspondents/pov - it's easier to stick with the one narrative. how to hear/get all the stories. - @EthanZ #MLTalks

This new quote format is the best UI tweak to Twitter in years. Nicely done! https://t.co/cql0mMEcfX

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how do we put our theories in harms way, ie: question our own theories - @@bpenuel #DMLcommons

Friday, April 3, 2015


The UK could have stopped my husband @HussainMJawad being tortured in #Bahrain | powerful read from @Eagertobefree http://t.co/f4mcN4riO2

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DanielWickham93/status/581856827152973825


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The Australian government is making preparations to closer more than 280 indigenous communities that…https://t.co/1bUEzHyptT

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/michaelfranti/status/582255050480885760

We’re building a base for sliding up an exponential cliff of innovation while
maintaining the structures of society http://t.co/lE6bkvndCY

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/leashless/status/582324588379537409

yup... Depression didn't make the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people http://t.co/xnlaxtxp0bhttp://t.co/oc0X3qfOtc

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/spencerreiss/status/582386918530289666

On the evolution of the Internet & the rise of innovation-led, open-hardware business models: @Joi speaks at #SCC2015 http://t.co/HURdDgPpQe

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/medialab/status/582553339591802882

“Why Self-Organizing is So Hard” by @bud_caddell https://t.co/lq0HqsWv79

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/johnbattelle/status/582572497196826624

Everything you already understand about working in teams is reinvented with confusing language (e.g. circles, tensions, IDM, etc.) and a confusing process.  When we coach organizations, we start by putting the elements in place which foster self-management (including better talent, ways to measure teams, aligned metrics for all teams, a way to capture what the team is doing, etc.) and then move on to self-organization. 
In terms of Holacracy or GlassFrog, that means we start with training team Tactical meetings (very akin to Agile) but we do not introduce Governance until we feel like the management layers of a firm are capable and ready to let go of how teams are formed and structured. We’ve found that this phasing is absolutely critical to our success rate in helping organizations adopt new practices.

psst. sneak peek of commercial for @makeLOVELAND produced by @DetroitLives while some wrinkles get ironed. feedback? https://t.co/HcDomaz3lK

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I cried as I typed this #immigration @defineamerican https://t.co/DJNwV7VXj0

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posted on fb by nikhil
We must end the use of solitary confinement in prisons:
"According to a 2014 Amnesty International report, more than 40 states now operate supermax prisons. On any given day, there are 80,000 U.S. prisoners in solitary confinement."

Launching today: The Next System Project: http://t.co/hLzdewgKXq

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JulietSchor/status/582905011149115392

Nuclear weapons essentially hold women, children, and civilians of adversary hostage to avoid a conflict. - Eric Schlosser #reinventors

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/reinventorsnet/status/582982981700206592

If you think systemic crisis means we need systemic solutions, join me and @TheNextSystem:http://t.co/zpETM84eit https://t.co/EgYuq4zITZ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/newecon/status/582999053828407296

@budtheteacher "Mister Rogers used the tech/media of his time to build relationships," to use this power for good. #csulit15

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Cindy_OA/status/583056308087099393

Loved @astradisastra's review of Jon Ronson's book. @budtheteacher #csulit15

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@budtheteacher describing @msurman's blog post. Agree that we do not need to just understand the web but build a better web. #csulit15

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and rafi

@msurman's post on  mozilla academy and the unnameable Mozilla Learning: http://t.co/V6JLChEoEr#csulit15

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jgmac1106/status/583060957871603712

Tired of federal fight, Brad Feld funds EIR program to help foreign entrepreneurs get US visashttp://t.co/Qf1XDr0FkD

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bfeld/status/583085148054294528

Don Tapscott (@dtapscott)

3/31/15 7:10 AM
Elon Musk: living off a dollar a day as a teenager convinced him he could do anything he wanted with his life ow.ly/L1hNu
It gave him the assurance that he didn't need a comfortable salary to survive, allowing him the freedom to pursue his loftier goals, he says.

Interested in the #dmlcommons design research strand? Put the first webinar w/@bpenuel on your cal for 4/7@12 pm ET. http://t.co/MLxpeI1lF9

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Empathetics/status/583329807678758912

MacArthur Foundation (@macfound)

3/31/15 7:10 AM
New report explores intersection of neuroscience and #criminaljustice: bit.ly/1BK7UOc via @PacificStandpic.twitter.com/ZSnWhm9gOK

Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93)

4/1/15 7:23 AM
"If we don't sell arms to brutal dictators, someone else will."

"If we don't sell drugs to kids, someone else will."

Same argument really.

Jennifer Chan (Jenn) (@jennzia)

4/1/15 7:24 AM
"Why Millennials Understand The Future Of Work Better Than Anyone Else"fastcompany.com/3044478/the-fu…

Salon.com (@Salon)

4/1/15 7:24 AM
Robert Reich dismantles one of our country's ugliest and longest-running myths about the poorslnm.us/8Q5noPH pic.twitter.com/KXX6C3jcew

rather than algorithms... thousands more images


using big data to train computer algorithms

first we teach them to see.. then they help us to see better

Robin Chase (@rmchase)

4/2/15 7:05 PM
@EricJorgenson Thanks for the offer but I am overcommitted just now. #peersinc amazon.com/Peers-Inc-Coll… launching June 9

Blätter (@blaetter)

4/3/15 5:06 AM
Das Video der Democracy Lecture 2015 mit Naomi Klein ist online!

blaetter.de/aktuell/democr… #DemoLec15 pic.twitter.com/vVY9qZsjTi

Jussi Parikka (@juspar)

4/3/15 4:27 AM
Bifo on depression and crashes, of airplanes and economies. versobooks.com/blogs/1932-in-…#GermanWingsCrash

Good idea indeed, except that the absolute majority of the contemporary population should be put on leave. 


shared to me via paul

Asya Abdullah:: Rojava is a moral revolution against the mentality of the nation-state. Biggest real "nation" = women. #networkaq

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/davidgraeber/status/584049252613103618