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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>