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The Archive

The Archive

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This is The Archive for the blog Archaeology of the Mediterranean World. It is volume 1 and includes post composed between 2007-2010.
This is The Archive for the blog Archaeology of the Mediterranean World. It is volume 1 and includes post composed between 2007-2010.

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Published by: billcaraher on Dec 20, 2010
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The Archive
forArchaeology of the Mediterranean WorldVolume 1 (2007-2010)  William R. CaraherUniversity of North Dakota
The ArchiveThis document represents an archive of the posts preparedfor the Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Blog. Thereare no images and links to other sites and embedded contentno longer functions. This is a static archive. The originalcontext for these posts was the web which is a dynamicspace. As a result, I have made no effort to reproduce orcapture the network that these blog posts relied upon forsignificance or meaning. The links preserved in the posts,however, may provide a kind of breadcrumbs from a futureresearcher. The Internet Archive captured three images ofmy blog in 2007 (October 16, November 12, December 24).There are no images in the archive of the blog.The blog began in the spring of 2007 and continued untilthe end of 2010.  It consists of 857 posts and 455comments.  During its time live at typepad.com, it receivedwell over 110,000 views and had an average of over 80 pageviews a day.  These are miniscule numbers in the broaderworld of the internet, but they do show that the blog had aconsistent audience and grew steadily over its life.As of this writing, an online version of this archiveexists (http://mediterraneanworldarchive.wordpress.com/)but I am not active curating this web site. There arebroken links that will remain broken and links to mediathat the current hosting service will not support.    Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Archive: Volume 1 byWilliam R. Caraher is licensed under aCreative CommonsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
 Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Archive: Volume 1 by William R. Caraher is licensedunder a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. 
AUTHOR: William  CaraherTITLE: Varia and Quick HitsSTATUS: PublishALLOW COMMENTS: 1CONVERT BREAKS: 0ALLOW PINGS: 0BASENAME: varia-and-quick-hitsCATEGORY: Varia and Quick Hits DATE: 12/17/2010 06:22:26 AM-----BODY:<p>Here are some varia and quick hits on a cold Friday morning (with just athreat of flurries)!</p><ul><li><a href="http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Generations-2010/Overview/Findings.aspx">More interesting internet observations from Pew</a>. ¬†Apparently no one blogs reads blog anymore (and no one told me?).¬†As always Pew gives us some food for thought on generational differences inweb usage. </li><li>As I think about ways to re-imagine this blog, I keep coming across the ideaof "mindcasting". ¬†<ahref="http://jayrosen.tumblr.com/post/110043432/mindcasting-defining-the-form-spreading-the-meme">Here is a very useful definition</a>. ¬†Typically, the term describes how academics or professionals use Twitter, but I think that it adaptswell to a blog use.</li><li>Some Corinthian-American friends have set up a company to sell CorinthianOlive Oil in the US. ¬†<a href="http://www.agrosoliveoil.net/">Check it out</a>!</li><li>I haven't read <a href="http://mediactive.com/introduction/">Mediactiveyet</a>, but it is on my genuinely overwhelming Christmas break readinglist.</li><li><a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/13/scan-it-yourself-and-other-thoughts-about-the-google-digitizing-settlement/">More DIY BookScanning</a>, Dan Reetz, former(?) NDSU student and renegade book scanner, hasgarnered more press coverage this past week. ¬†He's a real bright guy with afirm grasp on common sense. ¬†It's good to see people talking about his ideas.¬†<a href="http://www.danreetz.com/blog/2010/12/06/the-why-in-diy-book-scanning-in-nyls-review/">More here too</a>.</li><li><a href="http://chronicle.com/article/The-Pleasure-of-Seeing-the/125381">This tongue-in-cheek post at the</a><em><ahref="http://chronicle.com/article/The-Pleasure-of-Seeing-the/125381">Chronicle</a></em> about celebrating student failure has caused a bit of a fuss.¬†<a href="http://castingoutnines.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/student-failure-and-student-humanity/">And it lead to this response</a>. </li><li><a href="http://nowviskie.org/2010/digital-humanities-down-under-state-of-play-why-you-care/">Some thoughts on Digital Humanities in Australia and NewZealand</a> with a shoutout to the University of Sydney's ArchaeologicalComputing Lab. ¬†I worked with some exceedingly competent folks from the lab onthe island of Kythera (where I met my lovely wife)!</li><li><a href="http://www.personal.psu.edu/bxb11/blogs/brett_bixler_e-portfolio/2010/12/the-gamification-of-america.html">Some interesting thoughts onthe gamification of learning</a>.</li><li><a href="http://mashupbreakdown.com/">The actual mashups are just ok, butthe visualizations are really amazing</a> (via Crystal Alberts).</li>