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    David Wilcox posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:11am.

    Avoiding the technology trap

    Don't think that introducing technology will lead to creativity and innovation, without cultural and other changes. Would fit well with Mindset-Skills-Technology model

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    Clive Holtham posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:10am.

    Beth Kanter 2.0 presentation and David Wilcox Boston Game

    Good presentation; instructions for game right at the end

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    Clive Holtham posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:08am.

    Social Innovation Game

    Social media for social innovation game

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    Clive Holtham posted a link on 15 November 2008 - 4:57pm.

    Empathy and social change

    An interesting report for Oxfam by Roman Krznaric who has worked with Theodore Zeldin. Like this quote:
    "We have managed to harness the power of the wind, the sun and the water, but have yet to appreciate the power of our children to affect social change"
    Mary Gordon, founder of the Roots of Empathy education programme

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    Paul Miller posted a Blog entry on 14 November 2008 - 4:39pm.

    Power, pilates and tango to the people

    It's been such a busy week, I've only just go round to blogging that we had a lovely piece about us in the Guardian on Tuesday. Lucy Tobin really spent some time trying out the site to find herself a digital photography teacher and talking to people who had used the site to find a teacher. It's great to see an article where the School of Everything community is in the foreground rather than it just being about us as a company (although those are nice too!).

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    Dougald Hine posted a Blog entry on 14 November 2008 - 4:22pm.

    School of Smiling

    I love keeping an eye on the subjects people sign up to teach or learn - and I just spotted that we have our first smiling teacher! Welcome to the site, Jana Fielding. (Jana also offers confidence teaching for business development, coaching and therapeutic arts.)

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    Peter Brownell posted a note on 14 November 2008 - 11:45am.

    Testing Drupal's Notifications - delete your entry from notifications_sent

    Drupal's notifications module is pretty darn useful, but, you need to have some methods for testing it otherwise you will wait days for updates.

    One of the simplest little tricks is making sure that you receive an update immediately, just delete your user's entry from the notifications_sent table. This means that you have no history of updates, and the system will think you are due an email.

    mysql> delete from notifications_sent where uid = 128499 limit 1;
    Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

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    Amy Sample Ward posted a link on 14 November 2008 - 10:06am.

    Strategy building w/ POST method

    Here is an example of a workshop game and a handout I have used when teaching nonprofits about building social media strategies (focusing on goals and people before tools).

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    Amy Sample Ward posted a link on 14 November 2008 - 10:02am.

    Conversation Prism

    This blog post has the graphic and explanation from Brian Solis about the conversation prism (the charted social technologies by funcation).

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    Amy Sample Ward posted a link on 14 November 2008 - 10:00am.


    NTEN and the nonprofit technology community lead by Beth Kanter and others have built a toolkit and instructional guides about how social media strategies and tools can enable nonprofit organizations to create, compile, and distribute their stories and change the world.

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    Dougald Hine posted a link on 14 November 2008 - 2:43am.

    How to write Consistently Boring Scientific Literature

    A not at all boring article that's full of genuinely good advice on what not to do if you find yourself writing a scientific paper.

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    Hugo Rumens posted a link on 12 November 2008 - 12:32pm.

    Great use of rc helicopters

    A BBC report on scientists using a radio controlled helicopter to collect samples from whales breathing out.

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    Andy Gibson posted a link on 12 November 2008 - 12:20pm.

    Controlling the conversations

    Here's an old post of mine about controlling conversations in web 2.0 projects. Key message: 'get out of the way'!

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    Bohdan Shmorhay posted a link on 12 November 2008 - 12:46am.

    Bohdan Shmorhay contact information

    Contact information for Ukrainian language tutoring.

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    Andy Gibson posted a link on 11 November 2008 - 12:09pm.

    Digital Health Service

    My friend Gavin runs this great service that runs workshops in 'digital health' and provides tools to help people have more positive and productive relationships with technology. I may need to book myself an appointment...

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    Andy Gibson posted a link on 11 November 2008 - 12:04pm.

    The Mindapples Test

    What's the mental health equivalent of five-a-day? Take the test and decide for yourself what *you* can do to manage your mind.

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    [video]Andy Gibson posted a video on 11 November 2008 - 12:00pm.
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    How to play The Smiths, This Charming Man bassline

    Interestingly, this bassline also fits "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes.

    Coincidence, or something more sinister...? ;-)

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    Peter Brownell posted a note on 11 November 2008 - 11:07am.

    School of Everything Amazon EC2 Server Architecture

    The School of Everything presentation on how we are using Amazon's Cloud is now availble online, along with a few other presenations from the Amazon Startup Sessions.

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    [video]Andy Gibson posted a video on 10 November 2008 - 11:45pm.
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    Money is debt

    Thanks to Euan Semple for posting this neat video about that dreaded, fearful thing... MONEY!

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    Hugo Rumens posted a note on 10 November 2008 - 5:06pm.

    ssh tunnels

    I have been trying to get my head around ssh tunnels lately as I need to be able to access a development web server on our private network that doesn't have an IP accessible from the internet.
    It's taken me a while to understand what is going on; it can be pretty confusing.

    I'd recommend the following for a good explanation of what ports are used, e.g. when your browser requests a page:

    And I thought this was probably the best single page explanation of tunneling:

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