Ramblings, citations and "brainwaves" of a college librarian in Toronto. 475 square feet refers to the size of my home, not the size of my office or library.


Zillow has pricing information and estimates on 67 million homes. You can check your house, your neighbour's house, your boss' house, etc. Sounds like new obsession to me. Its been called "yuppie porn". You can list your house for free, put a dream price to "make me move" and see what is recently sold. Zillow combines data with visuals in a way that blows your mind!

Skills for a Participatory Culture

Skills for a Participatory Culture

"The majority of the report addressess 11 "new skills" students need to be fully successful in the social networking environment:

Play — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving
Performance — the ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery
Simulation — the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes
Appropriation — the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content
Multitasking — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient details.
Distributed Cognition — the ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities
Collective Intelligence — the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal
Judgment — the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources
Transmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities
Networking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information
Negotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms."


Splashr, a tool that lets you choose Flickr images with a particular tag and make them into slide shows. There are a lot of different styles for the slideshows (static pages, dynamic Flash slideshows, etc.), and the site gives you the code to use to insert the presentation right into your website, blog, wiki, etc.

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