Jay Collier (@JayCollier)

Midcoast Maine USA

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @JayCollier ever

April 2009

Earnest 5-year-old, to dentist, before cavity filling: “You know, I’m a little bit nervous.”

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Bates news: Important information regarding H1N1 (swine flu). http://bit.ly/pgh7Q

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Student opinion: “The power structures that permeate the academic world were not made for Facebook.” #bcdt

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RT @apeatling: “BuddyPress 1.0 Has Arrived.” http://bit.ly/KnvEF

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Do we put too much attention on generational differences when we consider digital media fluency? #bcdt

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Digital media are transforming how we define community and civic engagement #bcdt

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Community-based research wiki is in development to build continuity and sustain partnerships across projects. #bcdt

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RT @bentforkz “The know-how folks speak of is more about fluency…?” Yes. Mixing together skills, fluency, literacy @lalaevents #bcdt

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Session on digital media for social justice and civic engagement. #bcdt

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How can we bring a wider variety of people into our learning environments, physical and online? #bcdt

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How does the culture in which we’re embedded limit our identity - such as an assumption that people are separate from nature?

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For some, shape-shifting between multiple identities in Second Life was frightening. Unnerved by not being able to be “read” people. #bcdt

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Research on similarities and differences between physical life and virtual worlds (Second Life). #bcdt

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@lalaevents The term “digital natives” assumes universal traits among members of a very large group. Simplistic. http://bit.ly/VeJYl #bcdt

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Once you raise your hand online, you are making a statement about your then-current identity - one among many. #bcdt

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In the online world, we can focus on relationships - the exchanges between individuals - as well as their identities. #bcdt

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Some identities are constructed and imposed on us, some are self-defined and liberating. #bcdt

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External definitions of who we are — such as boomer, millennial — often come from the generation before and are not in our control. #bcdt

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The fastest growing population demographic is “other” — those who don’t see themselves as fitting into a universal category? #bcdt

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How do you build an environment that is welcoming to all skill levels, from early adopters, to those with less experience? #bcdt

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Differing Internet skill levels can increase a divide between student and parents. #bcdt

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How do we help our alums connect among themselves around the world? Expand and extend our community of learning? #bcdt

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Session on identity, difference, and digital cultures. Interest in digital media as a preservation tool for cultural identity. #bcdt

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Hargittai: Do not assume universal know-how, especially among young people. Not enough to make tools available; integrate w/pedagogy. #bcdt

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Hargittai is researching young people’s Internet skills. When controlled for access, significant differences. http://bit.ly/VeJYl #bcdt

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Eszter Hargittai speaking on the “participation gap” in Internet use. http://bit.ly/17yagp #bcdt

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Everett: To what degrees will viral media tools define a sphere of possibility and/or reinforce identity politics? #bcdt

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Speaker Anna Everett asks “will user generated content change racial biases?” Guarded optimism. #bcdt

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Anna Everett: Youth activism (“where u @ generation”) and the viral civil rights movement. http://bit.ly/gQYtp #bcdt

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Blais: How do we use technology to restore human cultures and preserve indigenious language? http://bit.ly/n5hBz

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Blais: Shift research to interrelate articles by theme, topic, or subject. Associating knowledge. http://bit.ly/3u7pZ #bcdt

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Blais: Shift pedagogy to a collaborative online environment that promotes diversity of forms of student work. http://bit.ly/F5kef #bcdt

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Joline Blais: 60 million people sharing intellectual property (Napster, etc.) in less 10 years is, in itself, a real revolution. #bcdt

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Joline Blais: “From pyramids to webs, moving from hierarchies to networks.” #bcdt http://bit.ly/VJq3I.

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Speaker introductions: Joline Blais http://bit.ly/VJq3I. Anna Everett http://bit.ly/YBQjb. Exzter Hargittai http://bit.ly/GXrpk.

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Leslie Hill: Our students have a broader range of social identities and different perceptions of the world than ever before. #bcdt

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ETH: We need to use technology to nurture our legacy of inclusion and engagement.

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President Hansen (ETH) is opening the symposium on the intersection of diversity, technology, and learning. #bcdt

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The digital media symposium theme, schedule, and speakers are posted here. http://bit.ly/13nmSi #bcdt

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Heads-up for regular readers: I’ll be sending numerous updates from Bates’ digital media symposium this afternoon. Hope you’ll follow. #bcdt

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Noted: Social Media in Admissions: No Longer a Choice (Chronicle.com) http://tinyurl.com/d8adwr

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@CydeWeys Not too much danger in downplaying #H1N1

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@CydeWeys With level 5, is the WHO is projecting that at least 2% of the world population will die? What % possibility? http://bit.ly/1

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@CydeWeys Are the level 5 comparisons with Spanish flu in 1918 terms or 2009? Trying to get understand scenarios. http://bit.ly/1axkSt

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RT @rockforjustice: Obama sets the standard with the use of #H1N1 rather than #swineflu. Time to switch hash tag.

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RT @Aquabub @TwilightEarth: 35,000 people die of the flu every yr. 200 people have died of #swineflu.

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@bryanmcnulty: @MrbGon asks at what stage in their careers BAs make $26k more than HS diploma holders? See comments: http://bit.ly/x4oxJ

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“Responsible teaching and scholarship must become cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural.” Sounds like Bates. http://tinyurl.com/dhl897

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“Restructure the curriculum [to be] like a web or complex adaptive network.” Sounds like Bates. http://tinyurl.com/dhl897

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Noted: Op-Ed: End the University as We Know It (NYTimes.com via @davidwenger) http://tinyurl.com/dhl897

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Noted: Traditional writing skills don’t work on Web (Giraffe Forum) http://tinyurl.com/cg7c3p

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Noted: World’s Best Headlines: BBC News (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) http://tinyurl.com/cto38v

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Noted: Swine flu: Twitter’s power to misinform (Net Effect) http://tinyurl.com/cu3j38

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Noted: H1N1 Swine Flu (Google Maps) http://tinyurl.com/c8b7pc

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Noted: HHS Declares Public Health Emergency for Swine Flu (hhs.gov) http://tinyurl.com/d27kp8

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RT @designosophy: The American media never misses an opportunity to scare: 80 deaths worldwide … It’s a pandemic!!! #swineflu

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Noted: Why there will be many Twitters (Scripting News) http://tinyurl.com/c5l39p

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RT @zappos “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo da Vinci

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I joined twitter 773 days ago - http://whendidyoujointwi… ?

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RT @BILL_ROMANOS:WHO chief says swine flu has pandemic potential [this has the WHO info.] http://twurl.nl/uxfiym

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RT @elizabethkudner: “Bates College reads every single application 4 times! 4 times!”

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RT @kate__k: “Small world @JayCollier & I worked on a video project together…10 years ago! MIT ‘Welcome’ video” http://bit.ly/myvideo99

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@pazzypunk It’s not my experience that _everyone_ wants to be good. Plus, the “good life” means many things. Yi-FuTuan: http://bit.ly/Vcbd3

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RT @markgr: ROI of social media. IMHO - focus on the value of a “lifetime customer” #hewebcornell

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RT @markgr @ICchris: MC Hammer: “Social media is just an extension of what we do naturally” - couldn’t be more right. #hewebcornell

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RT @markgr: “Millennials - at their core - want to be good kids” @KarlynM This is the ONE thing to remember about millennials #hewebcornell

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@markgr Building and launching (or relaunching) site is a project. Continuous improvement is a program activity. #hewebcornell

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Noted: Google Profiles as a Job-Hunting Tool (Dice) http://tinyurl.com/ddwgy8

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Noted: Attention literacy (Howard Rheingold) http://tinyurl.com/csolqe

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RT @mfeffer: Google profiles as a job hunting tool: http://tr.im/jyPF

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5yo implores me to print song lyrics: “Life is a sea I’m sailing, riding the winds of time. Looking to find the course that is mine.”

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School vacation. 5yo home from soccer camp. Picks recipe for ginger/honey cake in Joy of Cooking. Measures ingredients, we make it together.

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RT @bentforkz: “Elevate Web Design at the University.” http://tinyurl.com/8o7chk Even more: elevate online media as demo of learning.

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RT @bentforkz: “5 things that will kill Twitter.” | http://bit.ly/15QzMS I’m in at least 2 of those categories (guess which), so I’m guilty.

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@bentforkz Tweetie is pretty, but I need to be able to easily group people. Nambu does that … but a little flaky.

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Noted: In Portland’s Munjoy Hill, Do as the Mainers Do (washingtonpost.com) http://tinyurl.com/cxorad

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RT @ellenkanner: “Great discussion on Twitter about consultants and higher ed” http://bit.ly/7kjuN

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Noted: Tips Twitter-Friendly CEOs and CMOs (Advertising Age via @AveryYaleKamila) http://tinyurl.com/dkpjj3

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RT @BBCClick: “Question 1: Do You think Google will buy Twitter this year? Please reply starting @bbcclick #bbctwit with 1Yes or 1No.”

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Noted: “Living and Learning with Social Media” (danah boyd via @markgr) http://tinyurl.com/cjj25a

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RT @markgr @zephoria Crib of my talk from Penn State’s #tltsym09 : “Living and Learning with Social Media” - http://bit.ly/biVF9 (Enjoy!)

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RT @markgr @tsand @benkunz “Holy crap. Google News Timeline just killed newspapers for good” (note queries) … http://bit.ly/y2YOv

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Our sweet elder feline is ill, losing strength. Light as a feather. Silent meows. But his essence is there, regardless of physical change.

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RT @butwait: “I like getting to Twitter newbies early on & preaching quality, not quantity!” Agreed.

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Noted: The Nambu Network | Social Messaging Streamlined http://www.nambu.com/

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Noted: Some advice for Obama’s New CTO (Don Tapscott) http://tinyurl.com/djmbw2

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Noted: Amy Goodman: Pacifica Radio at 60 (Truthdig) http://tinyurl.com/cwkqsv

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RT @josephkibe: Could Dan Brown have possibly come up with a more generic name for his new book, “The Lost Symbol”? How about “A Book”?

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RT @timoreilly: Don Tapscott’s advice for Aneesh Chopra. http://bit.ly/I4K5t #gov20

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Noted: ChangeThis :: Going Home http://bit.ly/Gm1sH

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Noted: Office alternatives (The Maine Switch) http://tinyurl.com/dxwrah

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(A personal favorite)

Received first-ever voicemail from 5yo daughter. Excitement about K-5 grrls soccer camp with college mentors. Incredible growing experience.

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Noted: Colleges Weigh ‘Yes We Can’ Approach to Fund Raising (Chronicle.com) http://tinyurl.com/dkf247

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Firefly Ep. 7 29m0s: “Am I a man now?” Anara: “A man is just a boy who is old enough to ask that question.”

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RT: @hollyfowler “My friend has this Mobiky. Thinking how cool it would be to get a folding bike.” http://tinyurl.com/d9x8n8

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RT @butwait” “It’s not about getting more followers. It’s about finding amazing people to follow and learn from.”

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RT @nytimeskristof” “Just spoke to Lawrenceville School about making a difference. Kids do seem eager to save the world, thank God.”

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RT @markgr: “IMHO higher education will be flattened (forever changed), both inside and outside the classroom” #hewebcornell

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Previews for ‘Life After People’ (some broken), via Hulu, for those of us without TV. Visualization of the book. http://bit.ly/48vKN

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Firefly ep 7, 1m48s: “You’re like a trained ape. Without the training” 5m18s: “I’m looking to buy me some mud.”

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Noted: Navigating the Next Generation of Mac Twitter Apps (TidBITS) http://tinyurl.com/cuezsn

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Noted: Logging On to the Ivy League (Time via @markgr) http://tinyurl.com/d22jop

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Noted: Ford About To Test The Limits Of Social Media Branding (paidContent.org via @derekfromson) http://tinyurl.com/cmx49q

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@markgr “Higher Ed Web development getting flattened.” Has Web2 become synonymous with learning and growing? Wither higher ed? #hewebcornell

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@anginarouzle We camped out Saturday night, and were thinking about Sunday … until we saw the forecast. Now waiting for warmer days …

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RT @derekfromson: As many as 1.2 million new users may have signed for Twitter accounts after Oprah joined last week. http://bit.ly/IYxJR

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Noted: Should Twitter Remove Its Follower Count? (TechCrunch) http://tinyurl.com/cb8zhj

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@wending Firefly: The contrasts between wild west, planetary travel, and Chinese epithets is too fun. Favorite line so far: Ep. 6 18m00s.

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First night tenting out under the stars. Biking on Peaks. Sunset campfire. Sounds and smells of summer. What a weekend.

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RT @bentforkz: 10 Must-Try Social Media Sites for College Students. http://tinyurl.com/cfnram

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I guess I’m very late to the Joss Whedon series Firefly. I like the anachronistic dialogue http://www.hulu.com/fire… http://bit.ly/2lTD9X

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Noted: Bill Clinton On The Invention Of Air (stevenberlinjohnson.com via mimber) http://tinyurl.com/cct4az

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Noted: Who Needs a College Reunion? I’ve Got Facebook (NYTimes.com) http://tinyurl.com/dfdch8

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@jowyang Updates moved down above favorites.

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Noted: A Video Prank at Domino’s Damages Its Brand (NYTimes.com via swberg) http://tinyurl.com/dyzazp

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@mike3ike @rachelreuben http://tinyurl.com/dgm567. Thanks, Mike. That list is growing organically. I just started it.

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Daughter asked me to “dress up” (picked out tie) and celebrate with a special dinner. Asked “Can we do this every 5 years, daddy? Forever?”

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I’ve been so focused, I haven’t been social mediating for days. Pleased, again, to realize how much I appreciate colleagues and family.

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RT @Belanger87 : “Officially done classes at Bates College.” Congratulations!

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Noted: 1 Giant Leap - What About Me? (YouTube playlist) http://tinyurl.com/djvlop

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Noted: This Is Where We Live (Vimeo) http://tinyurl.com/d6aj8a

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Noted: Playing For Change | Song Around The World “Stand By Me” (Vimeo) http://vimeo.com/2539741

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Noted: Tim O’Reilly Talks Web 2.0 (FORA.tv via @timoreilly ) http://tinyurl.com/ccp3ra

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RT @timoreilly Evolution of collective consciousness. 28m.+ http://is.gd/rp1x http://bit.ly/6duyw Gibson: future is unevenly distributed.

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The bumpers on Lie to Me — real clips of politicians deceiving — are too much. This week: John Edwards at 29m30s. http://bit.ly/zQPG

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@BobcatDen Most of the OCMR folks have accounts, and I’m retweeting interesting posts to @BatesCollege.

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Noted: 7 Top Twitter Topic Trackers (ReadWriteWeb via @echoditto) http://tinyurl.com/dxnj8z

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Switched from Netgear to Airport Express. No more problems with wireless connections to Comcast. Woohoo.

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Noted: What Colleges Should Learn From Newspapers’ Decline (Chronicle.com) http://tinyurl.com/dnzl5y

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@alumnifutures I’m not trying to be persuasive. More beaches for us.

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@alumnifutures One person’s rationalization is another person’s love affair. Perhaps cozy family snow days with wood stove is in the DNA?

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@therichbrooks I did see that one. And I did edit a bit …

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Noted: Times co. threatens to shut down Globe (The Boston Globe via @poynter) http://tinyurl.com/cxhf9s

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RT @kylemathews: “Video presentation on building social networks for universities.” http://bit.ly/CcIw “Link people to people.”

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Spring rain. Great thing about New England: seasons encourage cycles of creative change. New ideas getting ready to pop up and flourish.

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Noted: America’s Most Livable Cities (Forbes.com) http://tinyurl.com/co2tr3

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Noted: Wired Campus: Harvard Goes Web-Only With Course Catalog, Handbooks - Chronicle.com http://tinyurl.com/dexa6m

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@therichbrooks @jgiustina Forbes magazine says Portland, Maine is America’s Most Livable City. http://bit.ly/aP1P FWIW: http://bit.ly/bRnfN

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Best day of the year at Bates: hundreds of students present their learning at the Mt. David Summit. Inspiring and vital. http://bit.ly/v6W7a

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So pleased to have passed another project milestone with great partners.

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Noted: Career Guide to Industries, Overview and Outlook http://tinyurl.com/cnm4kg

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Noted: 10 awesome .htaccess hacks for WordPress http://tinyurl.com/dzw59d

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@metweets Please add me to your WP feed of Mainers who Tweet. http://bit.ly/RfLV5

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Noted: Meanings and Metrics (Inside Higher Ed) http://tinyurl.com/dbb6tk

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