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Internet of Broken Things

A couple years back, in 2014, Ward Cunningham wrote a piece on wiki called “Internet of Broken Things”. After dealing with the failure of a home sensor network he wrote: This is how the… Source: Internet of Broken Things This…

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University students, you are being watched

You are being watched and tracked “to help understand learning processes” – really???? And if I wanted to do this for a research project, rather than for business purposes (student “engagement” is about student retention, which means students continuing to be…

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Five mini book reviews:  – Daniel Willingham

http://www.amazon.com/review/R115YBHMM18J48/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0300166311&nodeID=283155&store=books via Five mini book reviews:  – Daniel Willingham. Note the somewhat unenthusiastic response to dana boyd, and there is also a link in the comments to this review and comments on this review. I didn’t see that boyd’s work…

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Gossip and social grooming

It is probably worth reading some stuff on gossip and primate “social grooming” as a basis for understanding behaviour on social network sites. Gossip in Evolutionary Perspective Research on Gossip: Taxonomy, Methods, and Future Directions Evolution, Alienation and Gossip

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