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I came across a post today that Clay Shirky did at Corante's Many2Many blog, which I have skimmed but haven't read in its entirety -- in part because it is really long :-) It's also rather dense and well thought-out, as much of Clay's stuff is, and I want to go back and read it…
Aaron Swartz is an interesting guy. One of the co-founders of Reddit, the Digg-like recommendation engine that was recently bought by the Conde Nast magazine-publishing empire, his blog often has long and thoughtful posts with a refreshingly different perspective. His latest is no exception: In a post entitled "Everything Good is Bad For You," he…

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Going to school in Second Life

by Mathew on September 5, 2006 · 1 comment

Sure, Second Life has its weird side -- what with spiky-haired avatars wielding swords in cellphone stores and whatnot -- but it has a serious side too. There are conferences, for example, held by prestigious groups such as the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard. And increasingly, educators are using it as…

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