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I had the opportunity to watch 2 TED talks tonight. Both of them were about the power of technology and its relationship to... well, relationships. The intertwining of connection and isolationTwo TED talks: Turkle and Whitacre - Internet Connections and Isolation

I mentioned in a previous post that I was experimenting with [tag]Podcasting[/tag] for [tag]training[/tag] purposes at work. I thought it might be nice to share what I've learned so far,Podcasting for corporate training example - how I did it

Torchwood Lights Up May - Slice of SciFi In a recent interview with SciFi Wire, writer-producer Russell T.Davies (Doctor Who) stated that filming for the 13-episodes of Torchwood, the Doctor WhoTorchwood - Doctor Who spinoff

Quitting Facebook just got easier - NY Times In the wake of the recent controversy, including NY Times coverage, Facebook has announced it will delete users permanently upon request. The request mustFacebook changes deletion policy

[caption id="attachment_893" align="alignright" width="253" caption="It's funnier when you hear the song."][/caption] Aquaman. Of all the Justice League characters, he is perhaps the most ignored. The most ridiculed. To be fair, he talks toAquaman: Lover, Fighter, or just all wet?

So, today's my birthday. 40th, if you're wondering. I'm feeling slightly more like looking back and seeing how things have gone to this point than I have for previous birthdays,Birthday pimpin'

There really isn't much I can say about this... it's one of those painful things that happens at sci-fi conventions. But you gotta see the third act. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/UkTQwP2gFxU" width="425" height="350"Vader is thrilling

We've all wanted to take part in a big-budget movie, right? Sure we have. And now you have the opportunity to do just that! Sort of. The movie is Star Wars.Grab your 15 seconds of fame!

Hmm.... how do I do this without giving away spoilers? This was simultaneously the coolest and weakest of the three X-men movies. It earns coolest because it had some excellent battleReview: X-Men 3: The Last Stand

Craig Ferguson's Late Late show did a Doctor Who themed episode on Tuesday night. Craig cracks me up. And he's a true Doctor Who fan, too. Here's the "Cold Opening" and monologue: TheFerguson's Doctor Who show

(This will be a short one, but only because I'm tired. No reflection on the movie.) The Upside of Anger is about a woman full of anger and the effect sheReview: The Upside of Anger

Yeah, I got this from a chain mail, but it's the first one to make me laugh out loud in a few years, so here you go...   A Lawyer and aHow to make $490

The Simple Dollar » Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance on the Back of Five Business Cards Lately I've felt like Trent was recycling the same advicePersonal Finance on 5 business cards

My kids have been watching Signing Time on our local PBS station here for over a year now. They love the show so much that we got them one ofTuesday TubeWatch: Signing Time

http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/ I haven't laughed this hard for a while. I fell off my brother's couch with tears streaming down my face as I tried to read these out loud to myChuck Norris will know if you read this

Free Online Corporate Learning Conference

Free Online Conference – Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations : eLearning Technology

I am impressed. This is a great example of putting your money where your mouth is. Tony Karrer and George Siemens (and their respective companies) are putting together an online conference for the Learning industry. Some of the top names in the industry will be presenting. And it’s free. All you need to do is register.

Did I mention it’s free? Pulling these people together for a live conference would normally cost you, the attendee, a pretty penny – but not this time.

Quality? Well, I’m sure from a content perspective we have nothing to fear. I don’t necessarily agree with all of them but most of the presenters are among the top thought leaders. Technically…. I’m sure there will be an issue here or there; there always is with technology. And though I could be mistaken, I don’t think anyone’s done anything at this scale before (I’m assuming it will be rather hugely attended).  But I also anticipate those issues will not be widespread.

I love that they’re using free tools to work the announcement and registration process, and for getting user involvement: a blog, a wiki, and email list software are all the components I’ve seen so far. It’s a great example, and a great experiment. Using the wiki to gather discussion ideas is a great idea. I’ve even fixed a typo in Jay Cross’ discussion topic question (you’re welcome, Jay).

I’ll definitely be there. In fact, if possible I’d like my whole team to take part in at least some of it.

[tags]Tony Karrer, George Siemens, e-learning, conferences, free, online[/tags]

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