I migrated away from Gmail last week. Here’s how I did it.
Ever wondered why Mozilla’s Firefox web browser exists? It’s because about 10 years ago Microsoft had sewn-up about 90% of the market and was creating vendor lock-in through anti-competitive practices. You can read about this in the History of the Mozilla Project. Happily, Mozilla were successful and now there’s at least two high-quality alternatives to […]
I’m with Doug Pete in really liking the Zite app. Although it’s a proprietary, closed product I haven’t come across anything close to it for discovery. Take, for instance, a post entitled On Leaving Academia by Terran Lane, someone I’ve not come across before. He’s an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at […]
Update: scroll down to video at bottom of post! I’ve organised an impromptu, informal Google+ hangout for today about Open Badges (Friday 27th July 2012) at 11:00 BST. It’s in response to a few people on Twitter who wanted to ask me questions. Most of those asking the questions were teachers. If you’re interested, and […]
I was delighted to be asked to participate in a DML Central Connected Learning Google+ hangout about Open Badges yesterday. The recording should be embedded above, but if not try clicking here. The session featured a presentation by Erin Knight, Senior Director of Learning at the Mozilla Foundation, and was facilitated by Howard Rheingold. If […]
This exchange on Google+ with Rob Poulter (referencing my previous post on platforms and standards) got me thinking. The highlights are below. Rob: Ultimately I don’t think the problem is between native vs web, the problem is one of closed vs open, and not in a Google PR way. The things we tend to care […]