Timesharing Dogs

We had a fruitful faculty brown bag lunch conversation today.  The topic was Building Connections and Communities through the Web.  Ten folks present locally, and since Jeff Nugent was using UStream, another crowd actively joined via the internet. I used these slides to guide the conversation: Building Connections and Communities through the Web View more… Read more Timesharing Dogs

Swimming in the Complex

Every now and then, you are reading a book or article, and a phrase jumps out and grabs you.  It happened last night on page 198 of David Weinberger‘s delightful Everything is Miscellaneous. “The task of knowing is no longer to see the simple.  It is to swim in the complex.” Wow! David’s book is… Read more Swimming in the Complex

What Happened August 6th?

I was checking out a cool visualization application that Jeff Nugent alerted me to in Twitter this morning – Twitter StreamGraph. I entered “elearning” and got the following graph: Since Twitter Streamgraph grabs the last 200 tweets that used the word “elearning”, it makes me wonder what happened on August 6th that jumped its usage… Read more What Happened August 6th?

The Double-Edged Sword

I have started reading Clay Shirky’s book Here Comes Everybody this weekend. I am enjoying it, but my mind is buzzing with implications. He discusses how, in the same way that the printing press opened people’s minds and the telephone increased two-way communication, so has the new web applications altered how groups form and interact.… Read more The Double-Edged Sword

Twitter and Muda

At the turn of the century (this past one, not the one in 1900), I had the opportunity to undergo Baldrige Examiner training and participate for two years on the Georgia Board of Examiners for the state quality award, the Oglethorpe. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the highest honor in this nation in… Read more Twitter and Muda

Tweet Clouds

Those who follow my blog know that I have used Many Eyes and TagCrowd to develop wordcloud visualizations of data in the past. John Krutsch has taken this concept in a natural direction and mashed up one’s Twitter feed with a tag cloud generator. Below is my Tweet Cloud: Tweet clouds have been getting a… Read more Tweet Clouds