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Roger McNamee’s Six Ways to Save the Internet

His claims are that Windows is dying (not a big surprise), Google is losing its market share and is no longer the future of Internet search, Apps > Web Pages, Facebook is the social network winner, Tablets are the device of the future, and HTML5 is going to be the new web language. http://www.ted.com/talks/roger_mcnamee_six_ways_to_save_the_internet.html

Google+ is Dead (?)

Google+ had it’s chance, according to Farhad Manjoo, but now it’s dead in the water. He explains why. Could Google+ be revitalized once Google Music is integrated into Google+? What are your thoughts on the technical merits of Google+ in the classroom? What is the future of Google+ in your opinion? http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2011/11/google_had_a_chance_to_compete_with_facebook_not_anymore_.html

No More Swikis: End of the Constructionist Web at Georgia Tech

This is a blog post by a professor at Georgia Tech. It appears that the university’s interpretation of FERPA is now forcing the university to prohibit any public writing by students. https://computinged.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/no-more-swikis-end-of-the-constructionist-web-at-georgia-tech/

Anti-Facebook Social Network Unthink Launches

“The number one thing that had to be ‘un-thought’ about social media, is who does it belong to?’ said Dedis at the recent Tampa Bay Barcamp conference inFlorida. “We need to own everything that we put on our page. We can be as private or as public as we want, as long as it’s our choice.” The [...]

A National Digital Public Library Begins to Take Shape

“The Digital Public Library of America doesn’t exist yet, but it’s closer to becoming a reality.” “Peggy D. Rudd, director and librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, reminded the audience that not everybody was well equipped to clamber aboard. ‘So many of us have been focusing on content,’ she said. ‘We must [...]

Sharing a cool (and free!) resource

We thought the C and C blog should share this very cool resource. It’s fairly intuitive and it’s free! http://vyew.com/s/ How does this compare to other ways that you give (digital) feedback? Has anyone ever used vyew.com before? Are there any other free sites/programs that you use for giving feedback, revising, or collaborative writing? Please [...]

Open Access Online Journals in Rhet/Comp

I came upon this helpful list of open access online journals today: http://compfaqs.org/Free-accessOnlineJournals/HomePage

New Blog Feature: Twitter

Inspired by all of the Tweeting going on at Computers and Writing this year, I’ve created an official CCO Blog Twitter account and added a stream to the sidebar of the blog page.  I plan to use this for a number of different purposes including live “tweeting” conferences, sharing links to resources, and other nifty [...]

CFP: Composition 20/20: How the Future of the Web Could Sharpen the Teaching of Writing

Guest Editors Randall McClure and Janice Walker welcome submissions for a special issue of Computers and Composition related to the potential intersections between the future of the Internet and the teaching of writing.  The full CFP, as published on the WPA listserve, is below: Kevin Kelly (2008) has suggested the first lesson of the Web [...]

From 1995 “Why the Internet will Fail”

I just found a post to this 1995 Newsweek article in which the author confidently details all of the reasons the Internet will never have the level of impact on culture that it clearly ended up having over the last fifteen years.  It’s kind of an amazing read: http://threewordchant.com/2010/02/24/why-the-internet-will-fail-from-1995/