it is 1:15 and my wife and i are listening to zep2 really loud in the basement. what's up with that? life is weirdly awesome. # Twitter Summary http://ff.im/-CewSV # I'm at Watkins Elementary School w/ @dcole7 http://4sq.com/kgogMf # congrats to @AU_SOC journo grads and @aeisman who rolled this out today, growingup-911.com – they joined the codecrunch too! # in my sole nod to the #royalwedding – i give you sid and johnny rotten singing god save the queen http://youtu.be/TBo0LLlKu5Q # @stevejfox ah, made a typo… this is it http://bit.ly/lthVgg will RT the original in reply to stevejfox # congrats to @AU_SOC journo grads and @aeisman who rolled this out today, growingup9-11.com – they joined the codecrunch too! # i[…]

Dana Milbank: I don’t fault any one host for throwing a party, or any journalist for attending. Many of them are friends. There’s nothing inherently wrong with savoring Johnnie Walker Blue with the politicians we cover.But the cumulative effect is icky. With the proliferation of A-list parties and the infusion of corporate and lobbyist cash, Washington journalists give Americans the impression we have shed our professional detachment and are aspiring to be like the celebrities and power players we cover.My late colleague David Broder once recalled how, when he began newspapering in mid-century, journalists embraced the credo that “the only way a reporter should ever look at a politician is down.” He said they “prided themselves on their independence, their[…]

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via mindshift.kqed.org i posted a comment to this article. gamifying education is kind of a silly premise. it is not just a game system, it is the foundation of whole genres of games. the big issue is that gamified systems effectively reduce perceived harm and risk of failure, and the risk of failure in education is quite high because it is a real risk, not a virtual one.

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The two are acquiring Delicious for an undisclosed sum and founding a new company, AVOS. A blog post on the Delicious site reassures users that the transition from Yahoo to AVOS will be seamless and the service will continue. It praises Chen and Hurley noting that, “as creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users to share their experiences with the world. They are committed to running and improving Delicious going forward.” The transition is now underway to move Delicious data to AVOS, and according to an FAQ, the Delicious site will remain up and in its current form until July. Users will be able to opt in to transfer their bookmarks to[…]

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