bradicalmang:

adailyriot:

elitc:

Please watch this 10-minute animation to learn a powerful critique of our factory-model, standards-driven education system — “Changing Education Paradigms” - an RSA Animate version of a talk by by Sir Ken Robinson.

I’ve seen his talks on Ted.com and loved each of them.

I will auto-reblog Sir Ken Robinson until i find a cause that will not justify that. 

These are always so well done. 

a topic very dear to my heart: education, the education system, and the education paradigm. this has been my favourite RSA info-animation i’ve seen thus far. 

everyone needs to internalize what Sir Ken Robinson is saying here and share it all over tumblr. enjoy. 

(via remuslumpen)

sashya-k:

The 28 Flavors of Online Conversation in 2010
An essential graphic for online entrepreneurs.
The Conversation Prism, an exhaustive encyclopedia of all the various sites offering online dialogue, has just been released in an updated version for 2010.
Media guru Brian Solis and creative agency JESS3 produced the first conversation prism in 2008. Since then, the landscape of online interactions has shifted dramatically. Ergo, the newest version has no less than 28 different types of conversation species you can have online, ranging from virtual worlds to custom social networks to “social commerce” (such as Groupon). (Previously, there were 22 different species, but these were vastly more simple and less nuanced than the ones now.)
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sashya-k:

The 28 Flavors of Online Conversation in 2010

An essential graphic for online entrepreneurs.

The Conversation Prism, an exhaustive encyclopedia of all the various sites offering online dialogue, has just been released in an updated version for 2010.

Media guru Brian Solis and creative agency JESS3 produced the first conversation prism in 2008. Since then, the landscape of online interactions has shifted dramatically. Ergo, the newest version has no less than 28 different types of conversation species you can have online, ranging from virtual worlds to custom social networks to “social commerce” (such as Groupon). (Previously, there were 22 different species, but these were vastly more simple and less nuanced than the ones now.)

Click to enlarge

whakahekeheke:

Visualizing the War in Afghanistan

patspeiser:

Wikileaks documents visualized over time.  

Red color indicates “events including friendly fire and civilian injuries and death over the course of the last six years” in Afghanistan. Interesting stuff. Read more about it here. Comprehending a large human aggregate like “civilian war casualties” is impossible for the human brain, so this kind of thing at least gives some semblance of trends and spread over time.

abcsoupdot:

mohandasgandhi:

Unreal Engine Puts BP Oil Spill Into Perspective

Initial estimates had the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico at 25,000 barrels a day. This clip, made using the same engine that powers many of today’s biggest games, shows how much oil that really is.

And that’s only 25,000. When you consider that, a few months later, the best guess is that the total is at least twice that amount, things get really scary.

This is pretty unbelievable.

robynchell:

Social Media Revolution (The Refresh)

You’ve seen this before, but this is the refresh as of last month.

It’s hard to believe that I still have friends who take themselves off of these networks in order to seem credible in their careers, and even start businesses. And then wonder why it hasn’t worked.

Have you ever had issues managing your personal brand online? And when I say ‘brand’ I don’t mean it in business sense. I mean the face, the personality and the general impression you give anyone who may view you online. Personally, I have not, and I’ve been very present online in various forms this past decade (you can check WayBackMachine if you want proof). Yet, somehow, I’ve managed to steer clear of a lot of the tainted experiences that my friends have, despite them only being active for half the time.

I don’t know, maybe it’s because they post such SHIT on Facebook. But that’s just my opinion, it’s not as though they post it all themselves, sometimes they just get caught in the crossfire via mutual friend’s tagging frenzy. Maybe it’s my violent tendencies that prevent similar experiences happening to me. I’m pretty threatening, after all.

It’s incredible how people i know who will eventually need a good web presence belittle social media and the importance of keeping a personable appearance online. Oh well, they’ll realize eventually and hopefully when not too much damage has been done. 

selva:

thepoliticalpartygirl:


Every day, thousands of stories are passed around the internet on blogs and via Twitter. A new study by Journalism.org has examined the source of those stories. It turns out, most of them come from old-school media. We may like to share information via Twitter, but the information we share comes from the morning’s newspaper. This is a look at where blogs and Twitter users are getting their stories, and what kind of stories their users are most likely to link to.

(Good)

I find most all my information on twitter.

not surprising results, but still interesting.

selva:

thepoliticalpartygirl:

Every day, thousands of stories are passed around the internet on blogs and via Twitter. A new study by Journalism.org has examined the source of those stories. It turns out, most of them come from old-school media. We may like to share information via Twitter, but the information we share comes from the morning’s newspaper. This is a look at where blogs and Twitter users are getting their stories, and what kind of stories their users are most likely to link to.

(Good)

I find most all my information on twitter.

not surprising results, but still interesting.