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Is the blog dead?

This post was prompted by a related analysis appearing on the Blue Skunk blog. In his post, Doug Johnson notes that he doesn’t have the readership that he used to have. I guess my experience has been similar. My analysis … Continue reading

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Blog Backups

I have made a huge time investment in my blogs. I started blogging in 2002 and have added a couple specialized blogs since that time. This work means a lot to me and like any digital work we generate it … Continue reading

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I am part of the .1%

Summary: In most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action. Blogs have even worse participation inequality than is evident in the … Continue reading

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RSS Aggregation

I have this eerie feeling that many educators rely on Twitter for the discover process. If the title for this post befuddled you, you are probably one such person. I do think Twitter is a way to discover new resources, … Continue reading

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Levels of online social engagement

I encourage your reading of “Micro engagement is killing our edublogging community” from The Curious Creative. The post does a great job of expressing some of the growing frustration I have felt for some time (e.g., Finally, a positive way … Continue reading

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Blogging for money

Richard Byrne, the prominent blogger responsible for Free Technology for Teachers, has offered an insightful piece on how bloggers make money. He is one of a category of individuals I categorize as ex-teachers or administrators who are no longer in … Continue reading

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WP to Twitter

WordPress (the software running this blog) is expandable through third-party plugins. For example, I use a plugin to sent a tweet when I post something here. You likely see many others who do a similar thing. Twitter recently changed its … Continue reading

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Student blog quality

Very nice post from the Langwitches blog on student blogs. Cindy always said the same thing in a more basic way – why would teachers settle for something in a technology project that would not be acceptable if it were … Continue reading

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Jim’s Tumblr Adventure

My son in law has been keeping a blog of our summer trip from his phone. He has been using Tumblr partly to prepare for use with his students next year. I am impressed with the design that can be … Continue reading

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Too much work?

I think these are old data that the NY Times has now decided to report, but it appears teen interest in blogging is fading. Pew Research Center found that from 2006 to 2009, blogging among children ages 12 to 17 … Continue reading

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