How Do Tweets Allow for Collective Intelligence? [Quora]

There are (likely) many ways in which tweets allow for collective intelligence. I will offer one example of how this works. Tweets are made up of text, with an invisible cachet of metadata — I say invisible but that’s not true at all. Geolocation, the source of a Tweet (i.e. the application that is the […]

Design, Empathy and Community

I’ve been playing with this notion in my head over the last couple of weeks that while it’s clear that there are digital literacy skills needed, there seems to be little progress made on what those literacy skills look like.  I spent the day at the Chicago Children’s Museum thinking about this, watching my 6- […]

Links From This Week (2010/10/15)

It’d be way too easy to just list out every video from the COINs conference this week, but they archive almost everything, it’s free and blowing your mind won’t take but a few minutes out of this outstanding conference. The keynotes alone will blow you away. The paper sessions that went down on day 3 […]

Ctrl-Z and Ctrl-N

A thought stewed in the slow cooker of my brain for several weeks, which finally reduced to a tasty idea in the wake of the COINs 2010 conference: It is difficult to undo (Ctrl-Z). It is often easier to begin anew (Ctrl-N). I look at software like Photoshop.  Photoshop is arguably the most brilliant piece […]

The Org Chart is NOT The Org

I just got back from COINs 2010, and I am mentally more awake as a result of this great conference. The closing keynote on Saturday night was Richard Buchanan, and though he never used the words, he spoke a lot about the notion of General Semantics.  Buchanan specifically cited a few things that really resonated […]