I just got back from New York City for my first visit to the Games for Change Festival. In its eighth year, this year’s festival was held on June 20-22 at New York University. I wasn’t able to attend the entire conference, but thanks to live streaming I caught most of the Tuesday talks I would have missed otherwise. (You can watch the archives of the live stream, too!)...more
BlogHers have responded to crisis situations in creative and helpful ways with technology in past emergencies. Here's the story of how .eduGuru helped in Joplin, with a list of helpful tools that should be in your emergency toolkit.
Overwhelmed by that 1000+ unread count? Realizing that you've subscribed and unsubscribed to that same partial feed over and over again? Want to keep up with some deal blogs but don't want them to drown the other blogs you want to read? Then this is the organization method for you.I've had folders in my reader for a while, but only recently did I discover the beauty of using multiple tags on each feed....more
Redbox has testing the idea of video game rentals for several months and concluded that it's a go. Soon almost all the Redbox kiosks will include popular video games for rental.
The price for a video game will be $2 per day. There should be between 22 and 28 video game titles to choose from in a kiosk, still leaving space for about 200 movies, according to Redbox presses play on video games rentals across its kiosks.
Knife wielding, high flying, elephant riding, sword raising, swash buckling, rebellion leading women! There oughta be a movie! Surely they were early day techies. Amanda LaPergola tells you all about it at The Mary Sue....more
Pinchefsky at Input Output, an HP blog, talks about 6 products that failed and what the reasons for the crash and burn were. She also has some ideas about the lessons these technology failures can teach us.
It isn't long after entering the realm of blogging and social media that one becomes acutely aware of the power of Google.-Google is far and away the most commonly used search engine. -Google dangles its top secret algorithm, almost tauntingly so, at big business and SEO gurus alike. -With a click of a mouse, Google can knock out major players like JCPenneys for not playing by the rules.And if that isn't enough? Don't forget that "Google" has become a verb....more
Paula Brooks, lesbian blogger, mom of 4-year-old twins and an adopted baby from Belize, and Deaf person, stepped down this week as head of women's news site LezGetReal.com, claiming to have perpetuated an elaborate hoax for years. "Brooks" described himself to the Washington Post as an ex-construction worker and military man named Bill Graber. Hang onto your hats, because the unfolding story is one of the most tangled pieces of Internet drama and extended sockpuppetry I've ever encountered.