I have been procrastinating from cleaning my office by a) teaching (well, that’s kinda my job, so that doesn’t count as procrastination), and b) looking through some piled up google reader links. So in an effort to put off office cleaning a bit longer, here’s a bunch of links in no particular order:
- 3×3 from prof hacker. I actually end up doing this sort of thing pretty regularly on my blog. Pretty good advice, I think.
- From The Rumpus.net, Conversations About the Internet. I got here because of conversation #5 with an Anonymous Facebook Employee, but there’s a lot of cool ones here, all things I’m really interested in.
- Star Wars Burlesque via Boing-Boing. Hope Andre sees this one….
- Harper’s Index “index.” Also via Boing-Boing. This is super-cool: enter in a search term and you get back Harper’s Index stuff. It has to be in their database, of course; Michigan was, but Ypsilanti wasn’t.
- “Blindness Organizations and Arizona State University Resolve Litigation Over Kindle.”
- “Textbooks for Rent… Everywhere.” From Inside Higher Ed; among other “fun facts” from the article is that the claim is that the textbook industry does $7-9 billion in US sales annually. Whaa???
- From jill/txt, “ethics and guidelines for personal bloggers: advertising, privacy and honesty” is really good advice for kids and grown-ups alike.
- “Facebook blocks ‘Web 2.0 Suicide Machine,’ now a cease-and-desist reported,” from Boing-Boing. Might include it in the unit in 516 on Facebook.
- Cory Doctorow: Close Enough for Rock ‘n’ Roll, which is summed up as “New media don’t succeed because they’re like the old media, only better: they succeed because they’re worse than the old media at the stuff the old media is good at, and better at the stuff the old media are bad at.” It makes a lot of sense, actually.
Okay, cleaning will commence. Soon….