The New Convergence, Redux

The SIIA just released a transcript of our panel discussion at the Ed Tech Industry Summit last month in San Francisco which you can download here (pdf). Transcripts or videos of all the presentations and panels at the conference are listed here. Check it...

Can You Grock It?

Grockit, a San Francisco startup which raised $2.7m several years ago to seed their game project has taken down an $8m B-round according to Ed Tech Design’s Sari Follansbee, who brought this to my attention today, and the company’s own press release:...

Social Networking Etiquette

Social networking used to be so simple, a forum to say or discuss what’s on your mind and meet others who are on the same page. However as more people get on the bandwagon — students, moms, bosses, clients, recruiters, HR departments — the rules are...

The Contrarian View

A shout out to Lee Wilson at the Education Business Blog who wrote A Contrarian View of Social Media, adding another perspective to my recent rants and SIIA panel discussion about social networking. Lee quotes Bob Hoffman over at Copyblogger whose post A Cranky,...

Steampunk’d Social Networking

Artist Paul St. George’s steampunk sculpture wryly suggests that using technology to create social networks predates the web, wiki and blog by at least a century. When it opened to the public two weeks ago, the London Telegraph described St. George’s...