Twitter Overtakes New York Times, Bests 911

Yes, you read the headline correctly. According to comScore and as reported by TechCrunch yesterday, Twitter now has more unique visitors each month than The New York Times and the gap appears to be widening  (click chart for larger view): In February, 2009 Twitter...

The Future of Learning

Beginning this September New York City will be home to Quest to Learn, one of the most innovative 6-12th grade public schools in the country, that will use game design and game-inspired methods to teach critical 21st century skills and literacies. Created in...

The iPod Touch, Supersized

The recent announcement of the third generation iPhone OS has fueled persistent rumors of an Apple netbook or other intermediate size device, something I’d welcome for so many reasons. So this morning I was happy to stumble on Rex Hammock’s blog post...

Toy Fair Brain Dump

Our friend Warren Buckleitner, Editor of Children’s Technology of Review (www.childrenssoftware.com), gives an impromptu brain dump of Toy Fair ’09. On his mind: the explosion of virtual world-real toy hybrids (Webkinz Jr. and others); JAKKS Pacific...

Read the Book, Play the Game

Of all the games I saw at Toy Fair this week the Jacabee Code was the most interesting. In this new-to-market print/game hybrid for 7 to 12 year olds, the player starts by reading a story which contains clues needed to succeed in an online game/virtual world. You...