Below is the actual Blog entry for Digital Campus this week, which I think is affiliated with the Center for History and New Media. A rich site with actual information as opposed to summaries of other’s information. They say it is bi-weekly, but I don’t think that it is.
As Dan finally buckles under and joins in the most hyped Web 2.0 site of the moment, Twitter, Tom and Mills join him to debate the merits—and demerits—of the “microblogging” craze. Do services like Twitter merely increase the distractions and noise from the web, or might they be helpful for communication and community building in academia? In the news roundup, we cover Microsoft’s exit from book digitization and the significance of the tech layoffs at the University of Washington. Picks of the week include a podcast series from Harvard, a blog post explaining the semantic web, and a wiki for digital research tools.
Running time: 47:21
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