Back from a few days in D.C. with a lot to catch up on…Glad to see some other edubloggers are back at it, and Terry seems like he’s thinking thoughts similar to mine about learning communities…and Sarah seems to be back to some regular posting which is good. Now if only I could get back in there with them.
Good news is that yearbook is pretty much finished after this week, finals are on Th and Fri, new classes start Monday, so the end is in sight, thankfully. I’ll need to focus my attention to my portfolio first, then my weblog studies/article after that, but I’m writing as I go, and I think it should go pretty smoothly when I finally get to it.
Some links to note: J.D. writes about “The Daily Me” and what the consequences are of a personalized news society. Ironic in that I’ve just started to use that feature at the NYT. It does have some interesting applications, and is wholly relevant to the ongoing discussion about media and it’s influence. If we allow ourselves to only be exposed to those topics that interest us from those sources we agree with, the ramifications are potentially huge, both positively and negatively. With as much media as we are inundated with, it’s only natural, I think, for consumers to opt for filters. “Personalization is about funneling in, not screening out. It’s about increasing the signal-to-noise ratio.” J.D. says in support of the trend. Interesting to think about.