Local Digital Slactivism: Call to Action?

So, we found out my daughter’s grade school is closing at the end of this year, throwing more than a hundred families lives into turmoil. Although the timing was unexpected, it was certainly not a surprise.  The parish community rallied for an opportunity to have one more year to reverse the situation.  As it stands,…

How will technology change our culture?

Said in 1936 (!), via BoingBoing: The present generation should not be surprised at the conclusion of a technological revolution that has as its seed [sic] of a cultural revolution. Such may indeed be true in this instance. The cultural revival of the monopoly of the metropolis and the democratization and deprofessionalization of scholarship are…

Of floods, firehoses, and faucets.

Joshua Gans say the following at the Harvard Business Review’s blog, in a post stating that Facebook is the largest news organization ever: News organizations do two major things, commercially speaking: they use news to grab attention and then sell that attention to advertisers. Facebook does do what Gans describes, but it isn’t news.  Currently…