Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Weather or not on the Internet

Gusts of wind nearly blew over the trees last night

But there's no wind on the internet.

While online, the weather's fine

My pages are quietly under the rumble

A calm escape from the worldly tumble...


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ning RIP

The end of Ning as a free resource is pretty discouraging for the future of free, and how it will affects educators. Will the domino effect leave free culture tumbling away in free-fall?

In an attempt to recover my balance, I've tried two more social networking sites today:, and SocialGo. My hopes were tilted upward for SocialGO until five minutes into my exploration revealed that little "Upgrade Plan" buttons emblazoned with the ubiquitous shopping cart icon were laid over all the good features. Ning, we never knew what we had until it was gone.

Trying the avenue will have to wait until tomorrow.